Posted 2:30pm on Sat 3 August 2013
Having just read a preview about the upcoming game that says it's not going to be vastly different in gameplay, I was wondering if anyone is getting tired after the first two games?
I've played Arkham Asylum twice and City once. And after much soul searching - 10 seconds thought - I can probably stomach another one! In fact if it was just identical with different scenarios it would probably be alright for at least a few more games, as the fighting and exploration are so good.
Your thoughts? Day one purchase or are you thinking about giving it a rest?
Posted 3:58pm on Sat 3 August 2013
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Welcome to sequelitis! I think there'll even be a day when I get fed up with the Grand Theft Auto series.
There are some games that are so brilliant that after completing them you think "please don't make a sequel". Dead Space was one of these. And just imagine how awesome Assassin's Creed: Black Flag could be if it was a new IP about being a pirate rather than same old same old you've got a good idea what this is all about feeling.
Two Batmans were enough for me, I finished Asylum but just can't get into City so I guess I'm a little battered. (Hehe).
Trouble is every day new gamers arrive who've never played these IPs so they lap them up, which is why they're still made.
Posted 9:16pm on Sat 3 August 2013
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I found asylum incredible. City already hit me as a bit too much. The game was over whelming. But I can't deny that I'm up for this game. But for this era of batman, it's prob the last one- if they make a batman beyond I will play the hell out of it. With a city futuristic, with flying cars, might be possible in the next gen hardware
Posted 9:59pm on Sat 3 August 2013
Ha I think that comment will probably send batman marvel comic whatever fans into an apoplectic rage. Flying cars...in Batman!!
Posted 12:47pm on Thu 24 October 2013
I just listened to the podcast. I'll be majorly annoyed if they've messed this up. They've been handed the engine and keys to one of the best game series this generation. Surely all they have to do is make more levels?
Like Obsidian with New Vegas they did an alright job, despite bugs, and even had to do extra work like some good stories, which warner bros don't really have to as much...
Posted 1:09pm on Thu 24 October 2013
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I liked the first Arkham games because for me they felt like an extension of the Batman animated series I grew up watching, especially as many of the voice actors were the same. I feel like City really nailed the Batman/Joker dynamic in a way that no other film/game/comic book has done. That being said, I did find City to be a bit big and while it was still a great game I didn't feel like it was packed full of content like Asylum was. If they are doing an origin story, I would like to see them fully commit to it. Personally, I would like to see a game where Wayne starts off with nothing and slowly gains the gear and equipment that make him one of the most well known superheroes of all time. Maybe that it just my take on it.
That said, I could also go for a total change of setting. Silver age batman (That Rocksteady are supposedly working on) and Batman Beyond seem like much more interesting ideas for games. I know there are people who hate Beyond but I feel like it would be good to have a game with a bit more of a Deus Ex vibe.
Posted 5:05pm on Fri 25 October 2013
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I never understand the love for Batman Beyond - to me it's one of the crappest incarnations of the Batman mythos ever - but hey ho.
Anyone who started getting fed up during Arkham City needs to give Origins a wide birth as it really is just more of the same.
People who really enjoyed Arkham City will have just as much fun with this one. I think a bit more effort could've been put into Gotham itself as it actually feels like a slightly less wrecked version of Arkham City, but the most important parts of the game, the combat, stealth and characters are all still present.
The one thing I do find amusing is how people are asking if three games is too much from what has been a pretty awesome and original series overall in a generation that has given us GTA and COD rehashes over and over again! Strange!
Posted 12:19am on Sat 26 October 2013
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Been playing AO, about 3 hours in now. I'm a pretty big batman fan, so they could honestly just keep putting these out and I'll probably keep buying them. The gameplay is solid. It doesn't need to be changed.
As long as the stories stay interesting and they keep using a full roster of the DC universe then I'm happy. Just seeing Deathstroke in the game was something incredible.
Posted 12:29am on Sat 26 October 2013
Posted 5:19pm on Sun 27 October 2013
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I want to look a bit more into it before I am sure I am ready for another Arkham experience.