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ChAiNz.2da 07-19-2011 11:46 AM

Batman: Arkham City
 
huh.. figured there would've been a thread by now.. hehe

Anywho.. Collector's Edition goodies announced.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today unveiled details and images for this fall's highly-anticipated Batman: Arkham City Collector's Edition. The package will be available in limited quantities for $99 beginning Oct. 18, 2011 in North America for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
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Doubt I'll get the CE, but I know for sure I'll be buying the game. Pre-Orders supposedly will have the playable Robin character as well.

The first game was pretty freaking awesome. Probably one of the best "superhero" genre games I've ever played to be honest. Really captured the Batman "feel". Arkham City is looking to be a blast.. can't wait.

Unfortunately, it seems to be one of the MANY AAA titles coming out towards the end-of-year holiday.. so yeah, while I'll definitely be getting the game, Skyrim will probably be hoarding most of my time. ;)

Taak Farst 07-19-2011 12:02 PM

Oh yes, definately getting this. Asylum was a brill, well lengthed game.

Shem 07-19-2011 05:08 PM

The first Batman game was one my favorites of all time. Hopefully the sequel isn't a letdown.

Ctrl Alt Del 07-20-2011 02:11 AM

Rocksteady did a brilliant job at the first game and, for everything we've seen, AC will live up to our ludicrously high expectations.

Lynk Former 07-21-2011 05:32 AM

Absolutely cannot wait for Arkham City, Asylum was brilliant and a surprise hit for everyone who wasn't really expecting anything special out of another Batman game. Also, you gotta love the Kevin Conroy + Mark Hamill combo.

Taak Farst 07-21-2011 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2785444)
Also, you gotta love the Kevin Conroy + Mark Hamill combo.

They are both great voice actors. Mark Hamill does a surprisingly evil and actually quite scary or intimidating job of the Joker.

ChAiNz.2da 07-28-2011 10:08 AM

Another pre-order goodie. 1970's blue/grey suit.
Unfortunately.. they don't say which re-teller will have it :fist:

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Taak Farst 07-28-2011 11:40 AM

I never really liked the old Batman costume. I like the darker colors.

Mav 07-28-2011 02:21 PM

Arkham City looks great, but I'll prolly hold out until next year for a GOTY edition like I did with Asylum.

Darth Payne 07-28-2011 10:35 PM

Personally, i preferred both the suit seen in Asylum (not the armored one, the vambrances/gauntlets looked funny there) and the latest Batman movie.

To me those looked the best of those i've seen so far.

I also have to agree, i don't think i'll be getting the CE version of the game, unless of course something *big* is added to it. :)

ChAiNz.2da 08-03-2011 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ChAiNz.2da (Post 2786630)
Unfortunately.. they don't say which re-teller will have it :fist:

More suits & where to buy :D

http://i.imgur.com/4czmN.png

Not sure, but may be UK only for some skins.

Lynk Former 08-03-2011 03:41 PM

I think one of them is an AU only skin as well... I hate exclusive stuff like this, bah!

Taak Farst 08-03-2011 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2787175)
I think one of them is an AU only skin as well... I hate exclusive stuff like this, bah!

me too. I don't mind pre-order bonuses, but I DO hate exclusive bonuses. I despise Gamestop for this reason, as they get many of said exclusives, that the english have nought access to. (Except Ireland, I believe)

DarthParametric 08-03-2011 11:41 PM

What's the deal with the second from the left?

Mav 08-04-2011 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by DarthParametric (Post 2787205)
What's the deal with the second from the left?

Jeff says it's Batman from The Dark Knight Returns a Frank Miller comic where... "The Dark Knight Returns tells the story of a middle-aged Batman who comes out of retirement to fight crime, only to face opposition from the Gotham City police force and the United States government."

basically it's old fart Batman.

DarthParametric 08-04-2011 01:53 AM

Yeah I gathered it was an attempt to make him look old, but it just looks weird. It's like they wanted to make him look fat and wrinkly, but basically all they did was scale up the mesh and overdo the normal map. As a result he looks even more body builder ridiculous than the base model.

Sabretooth 08-04-2011 07:53 AM

The Batman Beyond version looks weird. For one, I always imagined BB to be more lean than muscular, and I always thought his costume had no expression or mouth - basically, I imagined him as a spiky, black-wearing Spider-man, which is pretty awesome. But I guess these are just mostly re-skins anyhow?

The old-man-batman version looks very retro, like the 1930s comics, cool stuff but the body looks bizarre. But then, the original Arkham Asylum Batman wasn't exactly a case study for average human body proportions. :p

Ctrl Alt Del 08-04-2011 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2787226)
The Batman Beyond version looks weird. For one, I always imagined BB to be more lean than muscular, and I always thought his costume had no expression or mouth - basically, I imagined him as a spiky, black-wearing Spider-man, which is pretty awesome. But I guess these are just mostly re-skins anyhow?

Agreed. But - and I must warn you that I don't remember much of BB - how exactly does that very young Batman manages to have super-human strength and have that slender, almost feminine (it looked like a body-builder woman) silhouette? Doesn't ruin the costume if he actually looks he can kick ass.

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The old-man-batman version looks very retro, like the 1930s comics, cool stuff but the body looks bizarre. But then, the original Arkham Asylum Batman wasn't exactly a case study for average human body proportions. :p
I figure he was just designed to look cartoony. Really good idea but I won't be playing it much - except for the lulz.

mstr kenobi 08-04-2011 11:10 PM

I like the seventies one and i hope a Dark Knight rises one is coming.

Sabretooth 08-04-2011 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Ctrl Alt Del (Post 2787319)
Agreed. But - and I must warn you that I don't remember much of BB - how exactly does that very young Batman manages to have super-human strength and have that slender, almost feminine (it looked like a body-builder woman) silhouette? Doesn't ruin the costume if he actually looks he can kick ass.

On looking at Batman Beyond pictures again, it seems I was mistaken; the costume did have a nose/mouth. Guess the "black Spider-man" was just a fantasy I made up. :p I don't think he had 'superhuman' strength though, he was just more Bruce Lee than Ahnuld.

Mav 08-04-2011 11:52 PM

Isn't BB Batman not BW but just some kid?

Astor 08-05-2011 05:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Mav (Post 2787336)
Isn't BB Batman not BW but just some kid?

I think he was called Terry, but I don't remember much more than that.

Sabretooth 08-05-2011 05:14 AM

BB is Terry McIntyre, he's more or less a regular kid whom BW trains to become Batman. One of the key points here is that unlike in Bruce's generation, years of training and practice and now replaced by technology and networks. IIRC, the new batsuit worked like an exoskeleton that granted superior speed, strength and stealth.

I remember an episode where Terry gets his ass kicked because of this, and Bruce saves him with his mental skills + batsuit.

Thanatos9t 08-05-2011 09:08 AM

That's Terry McGinnis and
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Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2787349)
BB is Terry McIntyre, he's more or less a regular kid whom BW trains to become Batman. One of the key points here is that unlike in Bruce's generation, years of training and practice and now replaced by technology and networks.
I remember an episode where Terry gets his ass kicked because of this, and Bruce saves him with his mental skills + batsuit.

Although Terry is no slouch when it comes to fighting outside of his suit as he has been seen fighting the Jokerz and even his own suit at one point.

Sabretooth 08-05-2011 09:17 AM

My memories... they are invalid!

Lynk Former 08-05-2011 09:21 AM

Now I gotta watch Batman Beyond...

ChAiNz.2da 08-15-2011 09:45 AM

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Oh yeah.. this game's creeping up on my top "to get" list.

DarthParametric 08-15-2011 11:13 AM

Come on, how can they ever hope to top this?

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Taak Farst 10-10-2011 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ChAiNz.2da (Post 2788274)
Oh yeah.. this game's creeping up on my top "to get" list.

Originally, although Arkham Asylum was good, and this looked pretty decent, this wasn't one of my priorities, with already buying ToR, Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3 and what not but now i've updated on everything...damn I need this game.

Darth Payne 10-17-2011 07:13 PM

Got the game yesterday (17th).

And, WOW. There are a LOT more places to hide Riddle trophys and riddles this time around.

And Catwoman? WOW. :)

Taak Farst 10-17-2011 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth Payne (Post 2793415)
Got the game yesterday (17th).

And, WOW. There are a LOT more places to hide Riddle trophys and riddles this time around.

And Catwoman? WOW. :)

jammy git.
Will probably buy it after school today(:

Taak Farst 10-18-2011 03:52 PM

For anyone that might want to get into this franchise properly, Arkham Asylum is now 4.99 on Steam, or 10 along with LEGO Batman which is roughly $15

Alexrd 10-18-2011 04:02 PM

I think I'll wait for the collector's edition on PC, if it comes with all DLC. If I'm buying it, at least I get the full game.

ChAiNz.2da 10-19-2011 01:50 PM

I keep kicking myself for starting Dead Island hehehe. Totally forgot the release date was yesterday :headbump

ahh well, at least I know which game I'll be getting next. ;)

Achilles 10-19-2011 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Taak Farst (Post 2793479)
For anyone that might want to get into this franchise properly, Arkham Asylum is now 4.99 on Steam, or 10 along with LEGO Batman which is roughly $15

I was discussing Arkham City with a co-worker today and decided to pick up Arkham Asylum on his recommendation.

GOTY Edition is indeed on sale via Steam. $9.99 for those of us that shop with dollars.

Qui-Gon Glenn 10-19-2011 09:04 PM

Just installed the Catwoman DLC that came with my PS3 version. I still haven't played as the joker in the first game yet, but I am impatient. I rarely pay full bill for a new game, and bought the original cheap but enjoyed it too much :p

Looking forward to playing with some new and wonderful toys!

Taak Farst 10-20-2011 11:16 AM

Haven't actually played it yet 'cause i'm sodding British and it comes out tomorrow. But i've seen the ending cutscene.

Shiz goes down in this game!!!

Darth Payne 10-30-2011 01:42 PM

One of my *still* favorite parts of this game is the fact that i can actually continue to play this game *after* the credits are finished.

And i'm *still* trying to figure out a few of those Riddle Trophys, mainly how to actually get at them.

One thing that puzzles me though, during the game the suits of both Catwoman and Batman gets pretty torn up.

Thing is that Batman 'leaves' Arkham City at the 'end' of the game, why the frack doesn't he (and catwoman) go get new suits that aren't torn up?

Taak Farst 11-02-2011 02:06 AM

Played it for myself, completed the campaign and majority of side missions.
This game is amazing, and an example of a game where it does justice on it's predecessor.
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The ending is actually quite sad, if you look at it from the Joker's point of view too. His death was simple but sweet, and the look of his character made it seem like by the time he died, his body reflected the madness within. I loved how he etched a smile on his face as he died too.
It's a pity, but I hope it's not strictly true, because I'd love another Arkham game with the joker in it.

Darth Payne 05-29-2012 05:22 PM

Just got (and started) the new Harley's Revenge DLC. :)

Things look pretty good so far, other than the annoyance of the fact that i have to find and pop 30 balloons scattered around...


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