Batman: Gotham Knights - Gilded City

Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City

Gotham Knights was out about a week ago and i have to say-

I enjoy it. The story is heartfelt and interesting, the characters, while slightly different from their comic book counterparts, are well written and heartfelt, and the gameplay, while definitely a big change from the Arkham series, holds its own and is just what I was into . I hope it will be. It’s an incredible game that’s a lot of fun. I recommend checking it out!

That being said, I’ve been a fan of the old GK for a few years now, so I naturally jumped at the chance to review the comic, especially since each issue will include a code for an in-game item. Here is the review for the first issue!

A surprisingly good addition

The gilded city it could be a lot of things. We could have had a cheap, quick series of origin stories for each member of the Bat-Family, something we could slap on the game’s title and sell, but luckily, like the game itself, The gilded city it offers much more than meets the eye. Well done, Evan Narcisse.

Our opener begins with a series of scare gas-induced riots, but it’s not your normal, everyday, run-of-the-mill fear gas. The idea is actually quite clever. There’s a new kind of gas that plays on FOMO, the fear of missing out, and causes ordinary people to riot over clothes, food, electronics, you name it. It’s a fun twist on the classic spiders and fire brand gas, and I think it works really well. We also get a glimpse of how the BatFam all interacted with their patriarch, and I hope we get more. Gotham Knights is built on the premise that Bruce was important to his partners, a key figure not only in their crime-fighting careers but also in their personal lives. I want to see more of these characters interacting, really setting the stage for the development and growth they all get in the game.

The second half of our story and where things go really interesting, takes place in 1847. A mysterious masked man protects travelers on the road from robbers. He claims to be a runaway slave, a man who wants to protect anyone who seeks freedom. I’m excited to see where this plot goes, hopefully some sort of conflict with the Court of Owls? They are the main antagonists of the game, so it would be great to see some of their past cuts in Gotham.

The big thing I wanted to shout out here was the art. Abel and John these characters look good. There was a lot of discussion about the main cast designs, and I’ll admit I wasn’t the biggest fan when I saw the first trailer, but this book sold me on them.

The way these characters are drawn makes their designs feel right. They also look good in game, but man, the comic versions look incredible. I hope we see more full body shots, I want to get a good look at the whole team together.

Recommended if…

  • You are now playing Gotham Knights.
  • An original, old mystery in Gotham will captivate you.
  • Game codes, baybeeee


This is a promising first issue, especially considering what a video game tie-in comic could be. I’m excited to see where this goes.

Score: 7/10

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