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post #101 of 574

cannot wait to beat ass as fifty year old, slightly overweight batman

post #102 of 574

I thought I was a pretty big Batman nerd but where's that "Earth 1" costume from? Is that from one of the dozen or so continuity resets that DC's been doing over the last few years?

post #103 of 574
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Originally Posted by JLassiter View Post

I thought I was a pretty big Batman nerd but where's that "Earth 1" costume from? Is that from one of the dozen or so continuity resets that DC's been doing over the last few years?


They're doing an 'Ultimates' style relaunch of DC comics later this year, Earth 1 Batman is from that.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC:_Earth_One

 

post #104 of 574

Thanks Spike, I can never keep track of all these annual reboots and character re-launches.

 

Looking at those costumes again, it strikes me as a little odd that the Batman Beyond skin is all realistically  textured and rippling with muscle, especially since The Animated Series skin sticks so close to Timm's minimalistic art style.

post #105 of 574

Is it wrong that I'm more looking forward to this game than I am The Dark Knight Rises?

post #106 of 574

 

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Is it wrong that I'm more looking forward to this game than I am The Dark Knight Rises?


One is two months away, the other is... what, eleven? I think it's pretty natural.

post #107 of 574

 

The Earth One suit is pretty slick and not to mix threads I'm sort of surprised there isn't a Begins/DK/DKR skin out of the bunch. 

 

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..it strikes me as a little odd that the Batman Beyond skin is all realistically textured and rippling with muscle...

 

That. I was wondering about it too. The one from the show is a great look and TAS skin in this looks pretty kick ass too. Maybe they figured one sort of flat cel-shaded looking skin was enough. I dunno. I really hope this time around the skins aren't just for the challenge maps too. When I finished Arkham Asylum and couldn't play through the story with that armored bat suit I was kind of disappointed. Oh well, still an amazing game.

 

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Is it wrong that I'm more looking forward to this game than I am The Dark Knight Rises?

 

Not at all man. We're lucky we've got all this cool Batman stuff to look forward to at all. The game is just more exciting because the other Batman games have been so horrible. Shit is looking up on all fronts. Well except the comic...heh.

 

This is just a personal taste thing too but I fucking love the short ears on those other suits. I'm not a fan of the regular ones. They're still better than Gene Ha style ears but whatever.

 

post #108 of 574
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Originally Posted by JLassiter View Post


Looking at those costumes again, it strikes me as a little odd that the Batman Beyond skin is all realistically  textured and rippling with muscle, especially since The Animated Series skin sticks so close to Timm's minimalistic art style.

I think the Beyond suit is based on the more recent Batman Beyond comic series than the show.  The ears are a lot shorter than they were in the show's design, too.

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post #109 of 574

Mr. Freeze looking pretty high tech followed by the new trailer featuring him.

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oky6ENdh-cM&feature=relmfu

post #110 of 574

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I'll have to say, the design of Mr. Freeze is one of my favorites so far for this series.

Here's a look at the Robin skins. I kinda love the Red Robin one, but I have no idea what the middle is from.....

post #111 of 574

That Red Robin skin is pretty nice, honestly I like TAS one too. Ripten is reporting that New Game + is confirmed and that it'll be a little more challenging. I'm so ready for this. 

post #112 of 574

I was really late to the party with Arkham Asylum. And, having just played through it, I see what all the fuss was about. It was a very satisfying gameplay experience. Much like Uncharted, it's a game I feel like playing again just for fun and to enjoy the story. The cinematic element of the game is not quite as compelling as the Uncharted series, but it's still a blast to play.

 

Here's something cute I did.

 

Now, I'm really looking forward to Arkham City just like all of you. Taking that simple but effective set of gameplay mechanics and putting them into an open world context seems like a natural progression. I haven't read up too much on it. Will you be able to drive the Batmobile around the city? Because the Batmobile and Batwing cinematics in Asylum were a huge tease. And I couldn't help think about how awesome that would be.

 

I'm pretty giddy about this whole thing. I feel like a kid again.

post #113 of 574
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Is it wrong that I'm more looking forward to this game than I am The Dark Knight Rises?



You want to have some fun? Play a few challenge rooms with you play the soundtrack from Begins and/or TDK - it's sweet. 

 

Speaking of the films, could we please have one of the alt costumes be the Bale suit from TDK? I love that one. 

post #114 of 574
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They're doing an 'Ultimates' style relaunch of DC comics later this year, Earth 1 Batman is from that.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC:_Earth_One

 

 

Earth One really has no connection to the DC Reboot.  It started last year with Superman Earth One.  It's DC's plot to try selling original stories to the book store crowd.  Longer tales without the burden of continuity.  Superman Earth One was yet another retelling of Superman's origin, this time in the 21st century with Supes being all emo and shit.  It was a big success, so I wouldn't be surprised if that success influenced the decision to do the big reboot.  While Superman Earth One actually came out, Batman Earth One is to be done by a notoriously slow artist (and a writer who I hear isn't too quick either, despite being basically in charge of DC creatively now), so it will be a wonder if it ever actually is released.  It also seemed extraneous now that DC is doing this big reboot, BUT again, it's supposed to cater to the book store crowd of casual comic readers.
 

 

post #115 of 574

 

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Will you be able to drive the Batmobile around the city? Because the Batmobile and Batwing cinematics in Asylum were a huge tease. And I couldn't help think about how awesome that would be.

No.

post #116 of 574

That's too bad and kind of a missed opportunity. It didn't have to be a "racing game." But being able to use the Batmobile to move around just seemed like something natural.

 

Oh well.

 

Still excited about the game, though.

post #117 of 574

It's the car, right?  Chicks dig the car.

post #118 of 574

Pretty much, yeah.

post #119 of 574
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You want to have some fun? Play a few challenge rooms with you play the soundtrack from Begins and/or TDK - it's sweet. 



Only way to fly, kids.

post #120 of 574

I consider myself to be at least average when it comes to video-games, but I could never get a hang of those combat challenge rooms. Managed to beat the game on Hard without much of an issue (aside from the titan fight in the lift) but could never get more than one-star per room.

post #121 of 574
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You want to have some fun? Play a few challenge rooms with you play the soundtrack from Begins and/or TDK - it's sweet.


I tried it while listening to Prince's soundtrack to Tim Burton's Batman. You don't get quite the same visceral thrill pummeling guys to "The Arms of Orion". 

 

post #122 of 574

Funny enough, though, that one track on the score that uses the main violin melody from Scandalous kicked in once during a Poison Ivy section. Made my least favorite section of the game work like a voodoo charm.

post #123 of 574
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I tried it while listening to Prince's soundtrack to Tim Burton's Batman. You don't get quite the same visceral thrill pummeling guys to "The Arms of Orion". 

 

 



Then you're doing it wrong.

post #124 of 574
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You want to have some fun? Play a few challenge rooms with you play the soundtrack from Begins and/or TDK - it's sweet. 



This slightly off topic but I used the Begins and TDK scores when playing 'Alan Wake' and it was crazy how well they fit in with that game.

 

But on topic, I want this game NOW! My days off work will be filled with this game.

post #125 of 574

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You want to have some fun? Play a few challenge rooms with you play the soundtrack from Begins and/or TDK - it's sweet.



Maybe it was the involvement of Kevin Conroy and Hamill, but I listened to a lot of the Shirley Walker animated series stuff while playing, particularly The Last Laugh.  I also found this strangely fitting/satisfying.

 

Custom soundtracks rule.  For example, I now associate the Transformers score more with Half Life 2 than I do Transformers.


Edited by ScottieFerguson - 9/4/11 at 6:18pm
post #126 of 574
Like a Dog Chasing Cars was my default playtrack, with a backup of Mollosus & Introduce a Little Anarchy for Arkham Asylum.

The Scarecrow sequence though got a track from Burton's Batman, Childhood Remembered.

(OT: I played some track from The Matrix Reloaded (the car chaise scene) when I used to play GTA3, and played the Mortal Kombat soundtrack while playing MK vs DC)
post #127 of 574
post #128 of 574

I'm a big BTAS fan, but that may look weird if the rest of the world isn't in that style. They are many cool skins coming, and they'll all no doubt be available for DLC soon after launch. 

 

 

post #129 of 574

Have they sorted out how they are distributing skins for this game stateside?

 

I still find this concept completely and utterly ridiculous.  As long as its made available to everyone eventually I will be ok with it.

post #130 of 574

I'm sure they will all eventually be made available to everyone. They're not going to pass up the chance to nickle and dime a single eager consumer.

 

I'll be buying whatever they throw at me - I'm not proud of that. I'm part of the DLC problem.

post #131 of 574

Mad Hatter's looking a little shabby chic.  Sweet V-Neck.  Funny enough, he has a bit of Depp in him.  Look at those bangs!

 

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Excited to see who else is gonna pop up.

post #132 of 574

Weird.  When I first saw that, I thought it was the Clock King for a second.  The big watch threw me off for a moment.

post #133 of 574

Yeah, it took me a second.  "What's the Mad Hatter doing with a watch?"   "Why are there Rabbits in the Clock King level?"
 

post #134 of 574
Thread Starter 

I'm going to be stalking the Redbox for this with the hope that I can avoid paying the $60 price to pick this up.  I managed to finish the first one in a few days after renting it so I'm hopeful I can do that with this one as well.

post #135 of 574

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Can't. effing. Wait....

post #136 of 574

who is that chick?

 

Talia?

post #137 of 574

I believe so. 

post #138 of 574

I can't wait to "non-lethally" kick some virtual faces in as Batman next week.  Thugs, goons, and lackeys beware!

post #139 of 574

Game still looks awesome., but man, I gotta say though, with the exception of Mr. Freeze and Batman himself,  these character designs aren't really doing it for me.

post #140 of 574

I didn't exactly dig the character designs in the first game either, or the whole art style for that matter, but that wasn't enough to stop me from enjoying it.

 

Was going to hold off buying this until the price dropped, but starting to rethink that, as I'm in need of a new game.  Anyone know if they're releasing a demo?

post #141 of 574

no demo.

 

but they are really stretching things out here and trying to bilk as much money possible from us with all the skins and challenge packs they have planned through the end of the calendar year.

 

they are also pulling an EA, and closing the catwoman content to used game purchasers unless they pony up an extra 10 bucks.

post #142 of 574

Well blurgh on both fronts; no demo and penny pinching.  Maybe I'll just get my Batman fix by replaying the first game.

post #143 of 574

Really? Offering optional skins that in no way are required content is penny pinching now?  Also, closing off the Catwoman game content that is "not required to beat the game" to used game purchasers is penny pinching? Why the hell would somebody be buying the game used right after release anyway? To save a measly $5?

 

I'll stick with my brand new copy that I got from amazon for $40 after applying some credit I had on my account.  Hell, even if the game would be exactly the same if I bought it used, I would still pick up a new copy at full price this week or wait for the inevitable retailer deals that will be coming from now through the end of the year if I absolutely needed to save some cash.

post #144 of 574

Gametrailers review....

 

Damn, the wait is killing me now...

post #145 of 574

From the Games Radar review:

 

Yet from the moment we started Arkham City, all we could think was: Arkham Asylum was practice. Compared to its sequel, the “best superhero game ever” and our choice for Game of the Year 2009 seems like a tech demo, a first draft, merely a blueprint for what the perfect Batman game can actually be. This is it.

 

Holy shit!

post #146 of 574

Have they announced before AC has a New Game+ ? That's awesome!

post #147 of 574

Holy shit, these reviews (this roundup is from VE3D):

 

 

IGN 9.5/10 --Batman: Arkham City isn't just better than Batman: Arkham Asylum, it's better than most games on the market.

 

CVG 9.5/10 --Rocksteady elevated the status of the superhero game with Asylum to a place that commands respect from notoriously hard to please comic book fans.

 

The Telegraph 5/5 --A wonderful, startlingly complete package tailored for the single player.

 

Games Radar 10/10 --Batman: Arkham Asylum was the greatest superhero game of all time. The sequel, Batman: Arkham City, is five times bigger and about a billion times better. You do the math.

 

1UP A --From its memorable Bourne Identity-esque opening to its shocking ending, Batman: Arkham City secures its place as my favorite superhero game since Freedom Force.

 

Eurogamer 9/10 --First they gave us a hero; now they've given us his ideal playground.

 

G4 5/5 --You win, Rocksteady. You beat me. This game is perfect.

 

Giant Bomb 5/5 -- ...it's hard to imagine any fan of action games coming away from Arkham City disappointed.

 

GameTrailers 9.3/10 -- Simply put, if you admire painstakingly-realized worlds rich with secrets and game mechanics that never cease to surprise you, then you it to yourself to experience Arkham City.

 

GameSpot 9/10 -- ...this is an unforgettable adventure that will keep you coming back to the cape and cowl long after you've seen the credits roll.

 

IncGamers 9/10 -- Don’t think of it as just another superhero game, think of it as one of the best action titles of this generation

post #148 of 574

Oh crap, the wait is going to end me. Fucking WB, why did you delay the PC release?

post #149 of 574

As if the wait until Tuesday wasn't going to be hard enough, actually letting reviews come out several days early and they're all stellar is going to make the wait excruciating.  Another great Batman game is so tantilizingly close and yet still so far away.

post #150 of 574
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Oh crap, the wait is going to end me. Fucking WB, why did you delay the PC release?


Because that's what all the "cool" kids are doing?

 

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