This article is interesting because it addresses something I feel is an ongoing travesty to video games. How can a game be so bad when it's based on such an awesome movie? Especially one with as much potential for action as The Dark Knight Rises has? Okay, maybe ET was a bad idea to begin with, but Christopher Nolan's Batman? It sounds like a no brainer! The easy answer to why this is not a great game is the limited amount of cash they chose to invest in it, and the platform which they designed it for. Of course maybe they simply knew this game couldn't compete with the likes of Batman Arkam City, and would automatically be written off as a ill designed game considering the reputation movie adapted video games have gained over the years. But I think that might be giving them the benefit of the doubt.
In reality, I doubt the producers cared a great deal how the game play turned out. They were banking on the franchises popularity to cast a wide enough net to reel in die-hard fans, and looks like they were right. Timing of the game's release was more important than getting it right, as they had to serve it while its hot.
Its a bit of shame that movies seldom take their product seriously in the gaming market. They are routinely rushed, flawed, and made just to satisfy the fans. My question is, do you think this will ever change?