Most VR games are fine sitting down, but this one recommends standing. Confident from my demo at EGX, I’m ready to don the cape and cowl, standing vigilant with a Move controller in each hand. I press “Start.”
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for the first two acts of Batman: Arkham VR.
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Bruce Wayne does pretty well for himself in the video game world, with eleven authorized Batman games released in the last six years. Of those eleven, six of them have been in the Batman: Arkham series. Arkham Asylum, the first installation in the series, holds the Guinness World Record for “Most critically acclaimed superhero videogame.” So, you would think that the developer, Rocksteady Studios, would have it down to a science at this point. Yet fans are very unhappy with yesterday’s PC release of Batman: Arkham Knight due to problems with the audio, frame rate stuttering, and more glitches. The publisher, Warner Bros., suggestion? Turn your settings down. (more…)