Gaming Batman: Arkham series

Started by Thy, Sep 11, 2020, in Entertainment Add to Reading List

favorite?

  1. Asylum

    38.5%
  2. City

    38.5%
  3. Origins

    15.4%
  4. Knight

    7.7%
  1. Thy
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    Thy 000000

    Sep 11, 2020
    What are your thoughts on this amazing series? Now that we got a new "batman" game coming out made by the same developers that made arkham origins, thought we should revisit the classics. Just finished arkham asylum (forgot how good this was, my 2nd fav out of the 4) and started arkham city.

    How do you rank the 4? Do you think origins and knight are overhated? Are you excited for the new game?



    ^^still the best intro out of all the games
     
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  2. Chrollo
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    Chrollo プレイボーイ

    Sep 11, 2020
    Arkham city is one of my favorite video games, it has such a great setting and story. Also a lot of non repetetive side stuff to do, all those villains, riddlers enigmas, many secrets and fun stuff to discover ( Scarecrows boat which foreshadows Arkham Knight for example). A truly great game. Arkham Asylum is my second favorite game off the series. Personally I enjoyed Arkham Origins and Knight (Deathstroke boss fights hello?). Arkham Knight had a big open world and the Batmobile feature was dope but the story wasn't all that great and some of the side stuff was pretty repetetive. Still good games, don't deserve the hate at all.
     
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  3. Thy
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    Arkham knight would’ve been the objectively best game if the focus on scarecrow was greater. Still had some really good side missions with Hush, Man-bat, Pig etc. The joker inside Batman’s head thing was crazy too. If only Arkham knight was written better and the constant barrage of drones could’ve been toned down....

    Btw do you think Bruce actually died?
     
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  4. Chrollo
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    There was this theory that he managed to let fear toxin rain on the city which only affects the criminals, who of course fear batman the most. Would explain the 100% ending with this big batman like creature attacking those thugs attempting to rob a family. But this could mean anything, it doesn't have to be Bruce in the costume. I still believe he's alive because it's Bruce Wayne we are talking about and he is always one step ahead of everyone lmao. Probably hiding and letting the new generation of heroes, who inherited The Batmans will, handle things.
     
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  5. Thy
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    Lmao that and it seems kinda silly that he’d actually just off himself cause everybody knows his secret

    But the new game claims that he’s dead for some reason??
     
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  6. Chrollo
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    Obviously they want us to think that but there will be most likely some sort of plot twist haha
     
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  7. Fire Squad
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    Sep 11, 2020
    I do think Origins got a little too much hate, although it’s criticisms are understandably valid. Mechanics issues aside, it was very nostalgic to play and reminded me a lot of Vengeance/Rise of Sin Tzu, have a strange soft spot even if Asylum & City are definitely the better games.

    Gotham Knights gonna be brazy, who are you guys going to be playing as?
     
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  8. Winter
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    Gotham Knights is a separate universe not tied to the Arkham games. Rocksteady's Suicide squad game is the Arkham Knight sequel and jury's out on Batman's role in that.
     
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  9. Thy
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    Oh s--- true; origins was a spin-off too right? :emoji_thinking:
     
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    It was canon at the time, they pretend it doesn't exist now for whatever reason
     
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  11. Big Mitch
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    i just finished asylum too actually, dope game. a little dated with some stuff but still holds up overall. loved it.
     
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  12. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

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    Knight is underrated
     
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    Judas Black The Dark Vegan

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    City
    Origins
    Knight
    Asylum

    I think the Telltale Batman series is mad underrated. They told a complete Noir detective tale, the way Batman should be. I kinda liked it better than the whole Arkham series tbh
     
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  14. Winter
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    I’d rank the games in descending order
    Asylum > City > Origins > Knight

    none of them are outright bad, but the series got a bit samey
     
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  15. Guma
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    Asylum is clearly the best one. Smaller environment definitely fitted it more. Also it had the best atmosphere of them all and the best boss fights (not counting Joker one).
     
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  16. icecube
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    Never played any of them but I feel as if I would enjoy them if I got into them properly.

    Is the remaster of the first 2 a good remaster? I played the original, non-remaster on PS Now a couple of months ago and stopped after 5mins because the graphics were so bad and Batman moved so slow.
     
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  17. Thy
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    PS now streaming is actual trash. idk how good your internet connection needs to be for a game to run smoothly. I’m playing the remaster and it’s nothing too great but it gets the job done. 30fps locked tho
     
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  18. icecube
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    icecube West Coast is the Best Coast

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    Internet is strangely trash in central London. The council's won't allow anyone to dig up pavements so no fibre. I'm stuck at a max of 15mb/s on my WiFi. Can't remember the last time I switched my WiFi on my phone at home!

    PS Now is still a good offer though as ALL PS4 games are downloadable. Just the PS3 ones that need to be streamed.
     
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  19. Chrollo
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    Now I really wanna play the series again lol. Think I'm gonna buy the remaster, it's like 10 bucks on the ps store
     
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    Yeah, but that remaster is hit or miss. Either way you don't have really choice since you are on a console. So yeah I would go for it.
     
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