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Batman: Arkham series


You knew it was coming. What sort of a comic/game geek would I be if I didn't start a thread about a BATMAN VIDEOGAME. Especially one that is now - but only now - starting to really really fucking interest me. Read on, fellows...read on...

I can't remember exactly what info was posted in the 360 thread but I picked up the latest ish of Australian 360 yesterday and they've got a 6 page preview and it blew me away. This thing is looking hot. Like, DAMN HOT. I will now bullet point my jizzings:

- Firstly, it's written by Paul motherfucking Dini. That's reason enough for me to hand over my moolah. If you don't know, he's the co-creator of Batman:TAS with Bruce Timm ( ), the duo who also created Harley Quinn. Dini is, IMO, a fucking creative genius and whatever he touches with regards to Bats turns to gold.

- Stealth stealth stealth! I loves me some stealth. But I'm talking *real* stealth, not shit that's tacked on because it's a fucking buzzword now. Thief kinda stealth, where it's an *integral* part of the entire game experience. Arkham has been designed in game to allow you to be a sneaky as fuck Bats, the way it should be. Dark corners abound and the place is littered with gargoyles from which you can drop onto unsuspecting prey. Did someone say: erection?

- Rogues gallery goodness. It's Arkham. There's a breakout. That's carte blanche for the developers to use whoever they want, whenever they want. Already confirmed: The Joker (well, duh); Harley Quinn; Killer Croc; Mr Zsasz (YES!); Bane; The Riddler. Rumoured (and highly likely): Poison Ivy; Two Face; The Scarecrow; Scarface. Batman has the best villains in any comic ever.

- Unlimited utility belt doohickeys. In a design decision that can only be described as "fucking inspired", Rocksteady have had the common sense to completely cut out the need to fill the gaming environments with goodie crates. Infinite Batarangs. Infinite explosive foam. Infinite grappling ropes. Fuck realism, this will make for a better game.

- Many many other little bits of drool worthy info including: A cape that - as in the movies - can go rigid and become a glider (to assist in dive-bombing goons from the darkness); Slow-mo finishing moves at the end of each combat that zoom in on a Batfist or Batboot pwning a badguy; approximately half a dozen vision modes for the cowl; and - holy shit - "Investigation Mode", for all of us who love the detective side of the Dark Knight.

Anyhoo, if you got this far, I salute you I know I've rambled but this really does look like it's going to be the Batman game we've all been waiting for.

Come on, Rocksteady...you can do it...
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Thread needs more generic screenshots of him looking down from roof height, as well as hitting henchman. I am impressed though that you have found a screenshot that isn't in wide circulation.
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how many times have you jacked off to this today?

5 (if you count the wet dream I had).
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I also forgot to mention that Mark Hamill is voicing the Clown Prince of Crime.

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I suck at Stealth parts, no patience for patterns, but I like Batman, I like Arkhman and I lurve 360 - sign me up!
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- Unlimited utility belt doohickeys. In a design decision that can only be described as "fucking inspired", Rocksteady have had the common sense to completely cut out the need to fill the gaming environments with goodie crates. Infinite Batarangs. Infinite explosive foam. Infinite grappling ropes. Fuck realism, this will make for a better game

...and in turn also make it more realistic.
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Slow-mo finishing moves at the end of each combat that zoom in on a Batfist or Batboot pwning a badguy...

all sounds good except this bit. maybe cool the first three times. Hopefully theres an option to turn it off.
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stealth and slo-mo sounds good to me

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all sounds good except this bit. maybe cool the first three times. Hopefully theres an option to turn it off.

From what I could gather from the article it's not after fighting *every* goon, it only happens at the end of a tussle if you've kept a decent chain going. Like a little reward for laying the smackdown.
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So MGS with a cape?
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Didn't that kinda happen in Assassin's Creed?
It wasn't annoying then.
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i guess im more of a calm killer, once ive killed i just want to move on casually rather than watch slo mo action of my victim's brain being punctured by his nosebone.
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So MGS with a cape?

Synopsis reminds me more of Tenchu
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So MGS with a cape?

thats what im thinking... that or splinter cell with a cape
same shit different franchise
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So MGS with a cape?

I'm pretty sure that this will be more than a slightly interactive movie.

AfroLeft, I agree. The counter finishes in AC never got old.
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I would prefer some kind of Final Fight with a cape.
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I was always the Zangef dude with the spinning clothesline.
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Oh, so you weren't a real fan?

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Haha, no I wasn't a fan... I only told you what he looked like and his special move.

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Quote:

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The counter finishes in AC never got old.

I just remembered they weren't in slow-mo though, so my point is less valid.
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When is it landing anyways?
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You know what zapped my pants with the power of Thor's ejaculate?

KEVIN CONROY'S VOICE.

This truly is the best Batman game ever.
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Says August 28th on the demo but I guess that's the States?
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^ Yeah. EB has it listed as the 3rd.

Hmm... same as PS3 Slim... Perhaps I had better take exact change when I go into the shop, and not the credit card.
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Impulse gaming purchases are dangerous.

I'm still so blown away by the art design in the game, the new twists on costumes they've done are so damn cool.

Poison Ivy looks awwwwwwwwesome.

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Speaking of fly traps...how awesome is this??

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The game hasn't been released yet and it's already awesome.
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Told you the demo was awesome, very good game, solid engine, solid visuals, good soundtrack. Picking it up on release.
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^ Looks old in that pic.



I keep going back to the demo to see if I can get more xp than last time. You can only do certain kinds of takedowns after you have more than 5x on the combo. It's worth it for the variation bonus.
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Fuck, I wasn't even paying that much attention cos I was ripped. Will have another bash later!
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Try to find the 2nd Riddler Trophy as well.
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Don't think I found the first!

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