Batman: Arkham City

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Verd1234, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Doesn't matter if he is, no one wants to play as Robin. I mean what kind of messed kid would go "I'm Robin I'm Robin" when entering their imagination? Same for adults. Being Catwoman, awwwright, gimme something to look at, but Robin? Ugh.

    Also Nightwing was a whinny prissy homo.
  2. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant

    Jan 29, 2004
    My two cousins were staying over the other night. The oldest one's seven, the youngest one's five.
    We had just watched the movie Peter Pan, and they wanted to play Peter Pan after that.

    I said "OK, if I can be captain Hook!". They agreed. I then asked the youngest one what he wanted to be. He wanted to be Peter Pan! I then asked the oldest one... he wanted to be Tinkerbell.

    When he gets old enough to read english, I'll show him the way to The Order.
  3. Wastewander

    Wastewander It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 6, 2011
    Kids are one thing, but older than that, it's just about liking the character. Tim is pretty much liked by everyone who read his time as Robin and continue to read his time as the current Red Robin. Given how superficial people can be at times, it wouldn't surprise me if he got more fans on the basis that they liked how he plays in Arkham City. The only thing about this iteration that people might go "ugh" about is that buzz haircut, which is usually what Damian's haircut is like and it looks pretty gay on Tim because of the realistic design.

    bahaha, dude has gotten more women in bed than Bruce, yet somehow that is kinda true
  4. Relentless666

    Relentless666 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 23, 2008
    Red Robin rocks!
  5. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    The combat in Arkham Asylum was badass. It really captured the Bat in his martial arts glory. I am glad they chose to expand the newest game into a less-claustrophobic environment. I am also glad that they stole the fighting mechanic from Arkham for the Captain America game because it is revolutionary.
  7. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    What exactly was "revolutionary" in this combat mechanism? All I remember was smashing the buttons to repeat the same combos over and over. Nothing I would particulary call "fun", let alone revolutionary...
  8. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    I thought AA's combat was lots of fun. Very simple to control though, I'll give you that.
  9. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    Sep 12, 2008
    Game could've used additional difficulty levels but combat sure is fun. Controls are simple but stacking up combos as high as you can is still a fun challenge, and all of it is animated wonderfully. Likewise, completing stealth sections as fast as I could also made me feel like a very efficient badass. So even if Arkham City doesn't pose more chances to actually die than AA I'm certain I'll still have tons of fun with it. Although additional "Very Hard" difficulty mode would be very welcome this time.
  10. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I hope yo uare not forced to play as Catwoman, if there is oen character I find boring as all hell is her. I mean, she is the typical jewel Thief, but she dresses like a Furry..... SNORE!
  12. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    I'll pick up the GOTY edition during the next sale. I liked Arkham Asylum a lot, but not enough to get this one at full price.
  13. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Cool, I didn't know Zavvi. But I agree with Sea, even though I enjoyed the first game (and this one looks even better) I won't buy it at launch.
  14. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    I pre-ordered it ages ago, I think for about 21 euro (zavvi had yet another discount, plus my own 10%). Well worth it. Arkham Asylum was easily one of the best games of the decade.

    You mean older than that and with a lot of familiarity with comics. Which would be, what, a few thousand people?
  15. Wastewander

    Wastewander It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 6, 2011
    I liked Arkham Asylum, and while everything seems to be better in Arkham City, I think I'll wait a while before purchasing it.

    Kinda. I admit, it's not that good of an idea, but I merely pointed out that Tim Drake Robin DLC as a pre-order bonus is not an unattractive package. I've even seen people express relief that it's Tim and not Damian. All in all, it seems that WB is aware of this because out of all places they could choose, they picked Best Buy for the pre-order bonus. Not really a place that I hear most people buy their games from.

    I think you're underestimating how long it takes to get to know a character in comics. For example, if a person desires to get into comic books and wants to learn more about a certain character like Black Canary, it's a lot easier to become familiarized with her by reading her wikipedia and picking up a volume or two of Birds of Prey. Even without reading the wikipedia, it doesn't take very long.
  16. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    If you didn't think Arkham was fun maybe you are playing the wrong genre. You are entitled to your opinion,but Arkham's fighting mechanics are significantly better than other games in it's genre.
    The combat allowed you to anticipate your attackers, counter the moves, parry with your own, and fluidly move from person to person without fighting with the controls.

    It was the first game that actually made you feel like Batman because you could fight 15 people without taking a single hit. You also don't have to use the Block button a thousand times because he can simply dodge and counter.

    I for one loved the combat and I normally don't pick up action titles uless they are really good. The simplicity of it makes it easy to pick up and play,but hard to master.
  17. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Sep 3, 2010
    Someone's never read the comics (Long Halloween and Dark Victory). Don't go by Tim Burton's or that shitty movie from a few years ago, I don't consider them to be Catwowan, maybe some Alt Universe, but not canon.

    She's actually a deep character and Batman and Bruce Wayne's love interest in a few stories. She has a really big part in the two Comics I mentioned earlier.
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I have read the comics, I don't like Catwoman, it doesn't matter that they try to add druhma to her, she is still the most boring character in terms of concept, and there is more than one Catwoman, they always choose Selina Kyle because she serves the porpouse of filling the "shallow love itnerest" slot on the story. Maybe to drive the point further that Batman is a Furry? I hope playing as her is optional.
  19. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jan 16, 2009
    Hey guys, I just beat the game...

    Overall, I think it is an incredibly well done game.... definitely a worthy installment after the first game...

    I think the first game may have had a better atmosphere and tighter story progression but this game is still really good....

    [spoiler:166abb2e25] That ending where the Joker dies was written very well and was beautifully done. Made me sad to be honest. The Clayface plot twist was great also. I also loved the parts where Protocol 10 and Protocol 11 were activated and Batman flying with Raz Al Ghul...

    That's just the stuff that comes immediately to mind...[/spoiler:166abb2e25]

    I actually loved everything in the game. It was all well done. The only criticism was that the optional side quests could have been developed more...
    [spoiler:166abb2e25] Would have apprecited more direction in the Asrael and Hush quests but these are all optional so whatever. I thought most of the sidequests were favorite was the Mad Hatter Quest[/spoiler:166abb2e25]

    All my criticisms are basically nitpicks....the good stuff far outweighs any nitpicks in this game...
  20. What a coincidence! I just beat it today as well.

    [spoiler:ac35207746] It dissapoints me that even though they crammed as many Batman villians as they could, Joker is still the primary antagonist. Mark Hamill is great, but I'm getting sick of Joker. Is he really that great? He's just a lunatic dressed in a clown suit. An iconic lunatic in a clown suit, but still.

    A great primary antagonist would be Two Face. This may seem a little biased since he's my favorite comic book character, but hear me out. Half of him is the man he once was. Harvey Dent. The other half is someone no better than any of the other major villians. The only way he can decide which side gets their way is through a coin flip. Plus, in Batman TAS, Bruce and Harvey were friends before the the incident. It shows how Bruce really wants to save him, but he still has to take him out like he would any other villian. [/spoiler:ac35207746]