Gotham is a cold and shadowy place, full of crime and greed and if there are good citizens in Gotham, the only ones you see are the rich and important - hardly a community an audience can connect with no matter how hard they strain.
In this "before" look at the man that will be Batman, Bruce is abroad, living among criminals in an attempt to prepare himself for the battle against injustice that awaits him in Gotham city.
Somewhere there is a plot in all of that, what it is exactly is unknown, but rest assured there is trouble for Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Gotham and the heroes will have to fight the villains to save the day.
Microsoft secured exclusives with the following Xbox games for the system's introduction: Halo, Dead of Alive 3, Fuzion Frenzy, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, NFL Fever 2002 and Project Gotham Racing.
A launch title, it features online play, instant updates when track records are broken around the world, and Gotham TV, a mode that allows anyone to watch you race - wherever they happen to be.
Released the same year as the Indiana Jones game, Lego Batman: The Video Game and lets you play as Batman and Robin, unlock characters in Batman lore and visit locations in Gotham City.
She then ventures into the world of Gotham to experience the city's raging underground motorcycle racing crowd and somehow manages to get herself an alter-ego of her own as Batgirl.
Venturing outside the city limits of Gotham, there is a much more realistic feel to Batman Begins, as if Bruce's home town is a part of our natural world and not a realm of fantasy.
Returning to Gotham City, Wayne builds a lair (the Batcave) in his mansion and begins to fight crime, starting with the Scarecrow and continuing with the Joker in The Dark Knight.
Batman must race against time to thwart the Joker's efforts to maim and murder the citizens of Gotham City and ensure that the city's bicentennial celebration will be successful.