Not even Scarecrow manages to make me as excited for this game as I hoped I’d be. You want to experience true fear, though? Try running it on PC!
Batman: Arkham Knight released today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Early reviews have doused it in critical acclaim, and from my own review-in-progress it’s a beautifully put together experience. There’s just one problem – the PC version runs like a bag of dead penises floating in a river of bubbling pus.
Capped at 30 frames-per-second (unless you edit the game files), suffering sound drops and visual stuttering, Arkham Knight is seeing reported problems on all manner of systems, no matter the specifications. Rocksteady itself has tried to answer concerns, but the reaction from PC users has been understandably angry. What else is there to do but METABOMB one’s way to justice?
Metacritic user reviews for the PC version stand at an average score of 1.6/10, with an overwhelming 419 negative reviews versus 65 positive. As always, I’ve selected the choicest reviews from furious amateur critics, from the righteous to the ridiculous. Enjoy!
It was an undeniably strong E3 2015 last week, with little room for upset. Unless you’re a Metroid fan, obviously. After days of strong representation, exciting new games, Final Fantasy VII, and a PC showcase that lasted seventeen hours, it’s time to get back down to earth.
Let’s chat about Shenmue 3, shall we? The game tore the roof off the place when it was unveiled, but questions about its Kickstarter lie in the wake. Is this a good or a bad thing? Should it even be? Is it simply inflating a soon-to-burst crowdfund bubble?
The Jimquisition discusses. Because that’s what we do, son.
Laura Kate comes to us LIVE from the E3 2015 press room as we discuss everything that went down during a surprisingly excellent event. Xbox did good, Sony did good, Square Enix… well… Square Enix had a big round headed guy, at least.
We go through all the pressers, from Bethesda to Nintendo, and talk about the stuff we liked, and maybe didn’t like so much. Also, Gavin definitely gets to talk. We even made sure of it.
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Remember when I said I’d do an episode about Unity Engine being good, and instead whined about amiibo a whole bunch? Well, it’s finally time to pay the piper, and stick up for an engine that’s gone through a lot of abuse lately.
Let’s balance the scales and get to it, shall we?