Batman: Arkham Knight - 8 Reasons It Should End The Franchise

7. It's The Last Meaningful Entry

As mentioned before, you need only look to the horrors of what happened to poor Crash, or (worse) Spyro the Dragon following the departure of developers Insomniac in 2000, as he too was batted about between third-party developers like some purple-scaled football before landing a touchdown of sorts, heading up the Skylanders series in the last four years. Of course this time round we're dealing with the goddamned Batman, and it'll be a cold day in hell before DC let one of their flagship franchises be treat with anything less than the utmost respect (apart from Gotham City Impostors, anyway). Rocksteady came out of nowhere and completely dominated the superhero game genre with Arkham Asylum, single-handedly proving that giving a license as beloved and elastic as that of the Batman to a small studio could actually provide a blockbuster hit regardless of expectation. Going forward though, despite claims from Rocksteady themselves that they're done with the series, depending on where they go next it's going to be hard to turn away future return deals to do "just one more" sequel themselves.
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