Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Games of Summer

Some games just feel like summer to me. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. Forgotten Worlds (experienced originally on a Sega Genesis, more commonly of late on various collection disks, like Capcom Classics Collection). Chrono Cross. Super Mario Sunshine (for better or worse, mostly worse!).

But I haven't played any of these this summer, at least not yet. No, my time has been taken up with a game that I never would have thought of as a summer game: Batman - Arkham Knight, which takes place on a rainy Halloween and is the very definition of a grim Autumn game. It's fantastic! Full disclosure: I do work in the games division of Warner Bros., though not on anything Batman-related. But it's pretty great, and I even like the Batmobile, which seems to have been a divisive addition. This might be the first Arkham game I try to get the full 100%, and that includes the 243 Riddler Trophies.

I haven't just been brooding on rainy rooftops with Bruce Wayne, though. I've also been diving into Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix with Sora and crew. Maybe I'll get into my thoughts on that (and the other games in the series, which I have yet to play -- there's a lot of KH in my future, if I let there be!) later this summer. Summah-time is the perfect time... for video games!