The excessiveness of special editions aside, here’s the deal and I can admit it straight up:
I have an Xbox 360. Sohmer gave it to me when he got a new one. Aside from some really well-spent hours playing the revamped “Turtles In Time” game, I know nothing about video games.
If there isn’t an iPad version, or it isn’t a Madden game, chances are I haven’t played it. I tried playing the last Spider-Man game for a while (to satiate my love of all things 2099), but I got motion sickness and had to stop.
It’s not that I don’t appreciate the completely immersive experiences that are today’s video games. In fact, I quite enjoy watching someone who’s really good play video games; it’s like watching a movie. But to get good at today’s games you have to have a certain amount of time to commit to them and I just don’t, unfortunately.
That said, even an ignoramus like myself can see what an incredible game Arkham City is. Did you know that its predecessor, Arkham Asylum, actually set a Guinness Book of World Records mark for most number of perfect reviews?
Someone who’s aiming to beat that mark would be today’s artist, Ryan Lee:
Ryan Lee is a freelance illustrator/designer diligently working out of his home studio surrounded by foxes and spiders in Northwestern Michigan. Since his graduation from the College for Creative Studies in 1999, he has been steadily working in various creative mediums including (but not limited to) illustration, advertising, graphic design, character design, fine art painting, and storyboards. Most recently, Ryan has refocused his work efforts on the comic book industry, a passion of his since he first picked up a pen as a child.
Remember to come up for air, my friends! See you here Monday!