Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League fans feel ‘bad’ for Rocksteady

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League fans feel ‘bad’ for Rocksteady
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Tom Chapman

Published 

2nd Feb 2024 15:54

It was always going to be a Gorilla Grodd-sized problem to continue the Arkhamverse after its first three games were held as one of the greatest trilogies of all time, but Rocksteady Studios didn't let that stop it. Nine years after Arkham Knight's explosive finale, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is here.

While we heard plenty about a potential Arkham Knight sequel or Warner Bros. Montreal picking up the mantle with a game focusing on Damian Wayne, Rocksteady returned to its very own Wayne Manor and quietly tinkered away on a bigger and brighter affair. 

Fans feel sorry for Kill the Justice League devs

Long before Kill the Justice League was even released, it was caught in live service scandals and was hit with multiple delays. Rocksteady largely took it on the chin, and teaming up with the expendable Task Force X, powered forward with its vision for something different to the gloomy streets of Gotham City.

Over on the KTJL subreddit, fans rallied behind Rocksteady and applauded the team for another job well done. In a lengthy post saying, "this game is amazing," the OP gushes about the game's pros. As well as praising the much bigger world and voice actors, they praised the animation and said Rocksteady doesn't deserve the hate.

Others soon chimed in, with one adding, "It was never advertised as a Batman series type game. If you’re upset because you thought that then you didn’t pay attention." Another said, "It was the same with Gotham Knights for me. The game had bad publicity but I liked that game as lot. I never understood negativity around that game."

Of course, there were the others saying it was more than warranted. Someone concluded, "There are valid criticisms with the story. If you’re wanting to play a sequel to Arkham, this is dogsh*t. If you want to play a looter shooter with very very loose connections to the DCU, this is alright."

It's not too late for Kill the Justice League

The Joker in Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League
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Ultimately, you knew what you were getting yourselves into. The trailers made it clear that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was going to be more of a Destiny-inspired looter shooter than a traditional Arkhamverse game, and still, all the beats of that classic Arkham storytelling are here.

Most impressively, Rocksteady is opening up the DC universe more than ever before, brushing up on its comics with grand plans for multiple KTJL DLCs. With rumoured expansions focusing on the likes of Mr Freeze, Deathstroke, and Killer Croc, there's a banquet of bonus content to gorge on.

Better yet, Rocksteady has promised that while it'll have a cosmetic battle pass, its DLC will be free to those who've bought the game. The content will also always be there, meaning this is just the start of the title's long road ahead. For those calling this a "desecration" of the Arkhamverse, ask whether you're really fans at all. 

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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