Batman: Arkham Knight. I feel like I don’t need to say anything more – I’ve been building up to this game through the previous games in the Arkham series, comics, the prequel novel, a movie; all this leading to the Dark Knight’s greatest challenge.
The Dark Knight on a dark night
My goal in this post is not to cover my (many) thoughts on the game or series as a whole, but to establish the timeline:
- July 30th – completed the main story
- August 12 – complete (minus all the Riddler trophies) the Knightfall Protocol
- August 19 – completed Batgirl, Catwoman and Harley Quinn DLC
- August 20 – completed Nightwing and Robin DLC thus completing the game
I still have to get my thoughts collected on a few other pieces of related media (Batman Arkham Knight: Genesis, Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate, etc.) but I’ve worn the cowl for a considerable length of time and I can tell you it’s been worth the weight – a great overall experience and one I would recommend to any gamer.
Unto the Breach
My oldest son’s first experience with Halo was walking around on Blood Gulch; he loved driving the Warthog around!
Here’s to many more good times in the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor.
He played his this first game of Halo on August 2, 2017.
The kids played Star Wars: Battlefront for the first time on July 23rd of this year.
A small step into a larger world
As we experience more and more Star Wars together this was a fun way to see them enjoy the universe even more; and create some pretty big explosions 😀
I never played through any of the other Star Fox games (although I remember going to a friend’s house to specifically watch him play the original), but when we picked up and his and her’s DS’s it was a game I wanted to enjoy.
And I did – the game showed me what I had been missing out on in the franchise and I really enjoyed it.
Our oldest played the game for the first time on July 15, 2017 – hence my reminiscing.
See Speedrunners run. Run Speedrunners, run.
Xbox Live Gold continues to deliver and a recent offering that I picked up was Speedrunners – we’ve loved playing it together and our first game was on June 11th of this year.
It was intense and everyone caught up just fine after a few run-throughs!
Fact: The majority of social gaming is done online.
Cool Follow-Up Fact: Nothing can beat gaming with your friends in the same social space.
The map Exile (see above) was our most-used playground
A nice surprise this year was being invited to game with a group of guys who meet on a semi-regular basis to LAN, with Halo 4 as the game of choice.
My regular multiplayer is Halo 5 so getting back in the previous groove proved a little trying, however soon enough I was slaying with the rest of the pack.
(Not that I was any good, I just felt I reached my “normal” level of skill 🙂 )
Many thanks for the invite and for the making of new memories while fondly remembering the old ones of LANs gone by.
The Sonic love continues with me beating both Sonic 2 (March 10) and Sonic 3 (March 18) with the kids watching on.
I’ve done the same things several times before, but it feels just as good every time.
February 12, 2017 – Bought Sonic & Knuckles and showed the girls for the first time; they played it on the DS for the first time then as well.
When they first read the game they thought it was “Sonic & Chuckles.” 😀
Still a joy to play.
Currerbell and I played the first level of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime on February 9, 2017 and enjoyed it.
Games with Gold continues to deliver, and the girls and I have played four-player several times as well.
The girls played their first games of one of my favorite game modes in Halo, firefight.
This was the Reach variety and we had a great time.
Not pictured here is the map we played on, “Courtyard.”