You'd think all the hullabaloo (yep) would be about how damn cool Batgirl (Babs for short) appears to play. Instead, what we've gotten is a ton of negativity and frankly whining about the DLC character selection and how Batman has taken over the game.
Lets address those.
Batman is the best selling DC character at the company right now (and has been for awhile). Period. In addition, if you look at the list of fan favorites, who's towards the top of every list? Batman, Joker, Catwoman, Harley, Batgirl, Nightwing, etc. Still trying to figure out Bane though, so that I'll give you. It makes sense that there would be more characters affiliated with the Batverse in the roster just based on popularity alone.
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There is no winning with roster selections, as there will always be the person like me who loved that Rocket Racoon was in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Meanwhile, someone else is having a coronary and saying how the developers were off their rockers for including him at the expense of someone else (cardiac for example). You can't please everyone, and while a character might not be for you that doesn't mean they shouldn't be included.
Now, I did see one point made of which I agree with, and that is the focus of the trailer itself. It should have started and ended with how cool Batgirl is to play, not acting as a trailer for the Joker character skin that doesn't even come in the same pack. It's also a bit deflating to see the first 2 minutes of her big reveal dedicated to how Joker almost broke her, and while it was probably meant as something to build momentum towards his eventual beatdown at her hands, I don't think it was necessary. No one else got those types of trailers, so why saddle her with one? Not the end of the world, but something that I saw and did happen to agree with.
Here's the thing. She looks incredibly fun, and her moves are quick and deceptive. Her smoke screens and grapples, once mastered, could throw anybody off their game. To say her super is mesmerizing is not doing it justice. All in all, the character is vastly different from Bruce and is not "just another Batman character". Giving her that label is....well, an injustice.
Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments!
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