Full Retail Version.
Please make a full retail version of this game. There are countless benefits to going full retail, and with some financial backing from...I don't know; Maybe Time-Warner/Warner Brothers/DC Comics, one of the biggest corporations in the world, who might be eager to throw many advertising/development dollars at anything with a Bat logo that can be on a Best Buy shelf in a month when a certain movie hits the big screen, or when the DVD hits the aforementioned shelves.
You have an amazing product, it's as much fun as any game could ever hope to be, and it deserves more attention, and TLC. A full retail version, with a single player campaign, local off-line, LAN and split-screen multi-player with optional Bots, and a campaign would be at least a sleeper-hit based upon the success you've had thus far.
I have several good reasons, ideas, and benefits for you going full retail besides notoriety, profits etc. I will list some below.
1. Get this game off of the marketplace servers and onto ones that work. Like the ones Halo, COD, etc. use.
2. Revive the community population with new meat and get back others that have left.
3. You can port over and tweak A.I. and resources that have been completed for other games to fill out this one.
4. Short campaign that could be "doubled" by having a Jokers and a Bats version, and playing both sides of the same missions would be fun. Don't forget on-line co-op. Just connect all of the multi-player maps somehow into your version of Gotham, a few objectives, you get the idea. We won't care if it's rushed a bit. Online-multi is what sells discs baby!
5. Make it with more maps for easily bored players, you probably need at least seven to ten more, better variety in type too, big open maps, corridor maps, and tiny maps for more varied game-play in the matches.
6. Limit the release to one or two retailers to cut costs, and get them to promote the title as an exclusive.
7. More jobs at Monolith. That helps the economy. Why that's just American goodness.
8. More players playing means more game variants, less time waiting, and less boredom.
9. People may even have GCI pro competitions if they can play on a dedicated LAN.
10. Bilk us with your $130 limited collector's editions which include a certificate of authenticity proving they were once personally screamed at by Christian Bale. Nice.
11. A Team-Damageable game mode means a whole new type of whining on the forum.
12. Saved this for last, and I'm sorry, but you are going to have to fix the little buggy and glitchy bits.
There are far too many people I know that play a lot of video games that have literally never heard of GCI and that is a shame. You have a premium product that should not be left to toil in the downloadable background; It deserves magazine covers and fifty streamers on TwitchTV.
Whether you go with an expansion pack (discount for us veterans,) or full sequel, please put some sort of GCI product onto store shelves soon. Or if you lose the license do your own "original" version. Thank you.
Us Rabid GCI Fans.
GCI Fans, old and new, let your wallet be heard below.