When it comes to game sales, the period between September to December is the biggest time for the Game Industry, specifically the AAA market. Following the lull of summer and the holidays, this is usually the annual period for the big releases of the year and of course the big sales. And nothing says AAA more than sequels to the biggest games of last year, from Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and even Batman had one this year.
But we’re seeing sequels suffering with lower reviews and the once popular annual releases aren’t wowing as much as before. As Indie and other markets continue to grow, what was once one of the more attractive features of AAA games is proving to be a problem.
Rocksteady Studios scored a homerun when they released Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009. Creating not only one of the best Batman games ever made, but one of the best games that year and then followed that up with Batman: Arkham City. But while they are busy working on a next gen game, WB Montreal has been given the go to complete the trilogy for this platform generation with Batman: Arkham Origins. And while the formula continues to excite, this isn’t Batman’s finest hour.