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The Dark Knight visits Arkham City

Today, more than ever, the line between video games and movies is becoming increasing blurred. Games about movies (Alien Vs Predator, Terminator Salvation), movies about games (Hitman, Resident Evil & Street Fighter) and everything in-between, from toys to comic books.

In the case of video games, what this usually leads to is bad Game based movies and bad video games based on movies. This troubling trend can be evaluated by utilising the strengths of both mediums. As opposed to movies licensing games to be developed for them, why not utilises an existing gaming option?

The perfect example can be found with the Dark knight himself. The release of the Dark Knight Rises has, like many other people, got me excited for all things Batman. Batman screen savers, Batman related clothing, Batman comics and most definitely Batman games.

Modders with the PC version of Arkham City bring these ideas to life!

Obviously, there are a few issues with this; with the Dark Knight existing in a more realistic setting this would be difficult but not impossible. Furthermore, the combat styles of the two mediums are completely different, with the Dark Knights realistic grounded approach having the potential to clash with Arkham Cities free flow combat.

However, I believe that these are minor issues in the overall scheme of things. I believe that this would be a great way to compliment the Dark knight Trilogy without damaging the films or the games reputation.

In conclusion, Id like to ask you the gamers what you think of this? Do think would work? Would you buy it? Or is this just a cheap way to cash in on the movie?
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About kearns87one of us since 1:19 AM on 05.15.2012

My first gaming experience was on the Sega Mega Drive at a friends house, playing Sonic 2. The System hooked me immediately! Since then I have gamed (is that a word?) on a wide variety of consoles and have had great experiences with all of them.

The original Super Mario and Mario Cart on the the Super Nintendo. Golden Eye, Oceania of Time and Smash brothers on the N64. Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil (2 & 3) and Tekken on the PS1. Pokemon on the Gameboy. About a billion games on the PS2. Currently I play on the PS3 and the 360. I enjoy RPG's, Fighting games, shooters, survival horror and Sandbox games.

I currently work in administration at a distance education college and I'm working on completing my undergraduate degree in Business management and Marketing. Upon graduation I hope to work for one of the big gaming companies, such Sony or Capcom. That or become a Dinosaur hunter, depends on the job market.

The first I started this blog so I could engage with like mined people about games. The second reason is a want to create a small portfolio of writing, to demonstrate to potential employers my understanding of their industry.