Even though we’re less than 24 hours away from the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, allow me to take a moment to share why I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Rocksteady’s final chapter in their Arkham trilogy. Of course in order to get a full understanding of my point of view, I need to provide you with a little bit of my backstory in order for it all to make sense.
I was fairly young when my Dad brought home our first gaming console, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). In all honesty I can’t even remember when he brought it home, it just feels like it was always there. We may not have had much growing up, but I had my NES and I couldn’t even begin to imagine how many hours of my childhood I dedicated to the original entries in the Super Mario Bros franchise. For most people videogames were/ are a means of entertainment, for me it was a means of escape. No matter how rough things got at home, I always had a means of leaving it all behind and losing myself in another world. If I didn’t have this means of escapism available to me, at such a young age, I’d hate to think how different things would’ve been.