Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
Yeah, we kinda do need Joker in every game, being that he's the best comic book character ever and Batman's biggest enemy, and he has all kinds of things to use in a game like this. If Joker wasn't in this game there'd be a huge backlash.
I don't think we need it.
It's obvious that the Joker's popularity has skyrocketed, but, there are so many other villains to choose from. IMO, the movies helped some characters a lot. The Joker's popularity blew up after The Dark Knight (not that he wasn't popular before, but, the way he was portrayed in the movie brought in more fans). Same with Bane. Hardly anyone gave a fuck about Bane. Next thing you know, he is finally featured in a next gen game and his popularity has grown.
The constant addition of the Joker is making him stale, imo. I am a huge Riddler fan, I would have gulped back Ed Boon's piss if he had made Riddler playable instead of just standing in the fucking background.
I just personally like to see people take a chance with lesser known characters. It's too easy to rely on the same old guys just because they are safe. I like how this game added some characters that not many people know about. It's cool that they took that chance, and I think some of those characters will gain some fans from it, but, damn, same Batman roster all the time.