The Batmobile lost its wheel and Joker got away
Without this first game to lay the foundation, we might not have seen too many good Batman games. Two of the biggest games today are Lego Batman and Batman: Arkham Asylum. Both were made by European developers that might not have had the chance if Batman hadn't gained the ground it had early on with this title. While Traveler's Tales had a series of games to back them up, Rocksteady Studios did not. Without this solid foundation established by Ocean, DC could have kept development to American and Japanese studios.
Thanks to Jon Ritman's chance, Batman left a solid foundation amongst gamers in Europe. Thanks to Bernie Drummond's persistence, we got one heck of a good licensed franchise in gaming.
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