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BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by Lumberg » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:50 pm -0500

I missed this in 2009 because I thought it was just a fucking punching game and that it sucked ASS like ALL OTHER BATMAN GAMES.

But apparently it got mega good reviews. Should I bother? I am looking for a decent game to play when I get drunk and my wife goes the fuck to sleep.
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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by Jukas » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:33 pm -0500

Yes you should.. as well as the follow up. I never beat the first one, but I played probably the first 60% and it was pretty great.

I was relieved that he had to punch people, and not another gay PEW PEW game.

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Post by Lumberg » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:37 pm -0500

Would you say '11 City is better than '09 Asylum?

This game was so fucking wack

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Post by Xarpolis » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:08 pm -0500

That's a question better suited for Lawful. He's all about these games.
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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by Jukas » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:20 pm -0500

Lumberg wrote:Would you say '11 City is better than '09 Asylum?

This game was so fucking wack
I didn't finish Asylum so I can't say for sure, but I've heard the storyline of City is a continuation of Asylum. If you care about that sort of thing I'd play them in order.

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Post by the flower princess » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:36 pm -0500

I finished both, city is better but both are very fun games.
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Post by Lumberg » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:53 pm -0500

Just bought City on Amazon for 35
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Post by the flower princess » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:25 pm -0500

Good choice, it's worth it.

The graphics/game play are great and the world is massive
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Post by Xarpolis » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:34 pm -0500

I'm playing Asylum very slowly. I'd like to get platinum in this game as well, but I've only played about 4 hours (total) thus far. Having a kid really cuts down on video gaming.
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Post by Lumberg » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:47 am -0500

Just tell me what happened in Asylum. Or maybe I will read the wiki.
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Post by the flower princess » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:08 am -0500

The Joker attacks Gotham City's Mayor's office but is foiled by Batman, who escorts him to Arkham Asylum. Due to a recent fire at Gotham City's Blackgate Prison, many members of the Joker's gang have been temporarily relocated to Arkham. As Batman accompanies the guards taking the Joker inside, the asylum's security is overridden by Harley Quinn, allowing the Joker to escape and take control of the facility. Batman quickly realizes that these events have been part of the Joker's plan and that the Joker had bribed a security guard to help him escape and kidnap Commissioner James Gordon. The Joker threatens to detonate bombs scattered around Gotham City should anyone attempt to enter Arkham, forcing Batman to work alone; he is able to rely on Oracle who helps guide him through the asylum over the radio. However, after inhaling a psychotropic gas by Scarecrow, Batman begins to hallucinate, believing that the missing Gordon is dead and that the bodies of his dead parents are talking. After fighting Scarecrow and waking up, he realizes it was all a nightmare and that Gordon is not dead. Afterwards, Batman gains access to a Batcave he created on the island and collects new weapons in the process.

After being rescued from Harley Quinn, Gordon reveals to Batman the location of Bane, who has been experimented on by Dr. Penelope Young, one of the Asylum's doctors. Following a fight with Bane, Batman learns that the Joker is seeking a chemical called Titan created by Dr. Young that is being produced at the asylum. The compound is based on the Venom drug that gives Bane his super strength, though the Titan formula is much more potent. The Joker plans to use the Titan formula on the various Blackgate inmates to create an army of abnormally powerful henchmen.

Batman discovers the location of the Titan formula, but after failing to save Dr. Young, sets out to rescue Warden Quincy Sharp, who has been taken hostage by Quinn. After saving the Warden and defeating Quinn, Batman meets with Poison Ivy to discover the cure to the Titan strain. Ivy reveals that the plants used to synthesize the cure are stored deep in the underground lair of Killer Croc. Before reaching Croc, Batman is attacked once again by the Scarecrow and falls into another hallucinogenic nightmare. He escapes from the nightmare and pursues Scarecrow into Croc's Lair, where Scarecrow is attacked and dragged away by Croc. There, Batman acquires the ingredients for an antidote while avoiding Croc's attacks. Back at the Batcave, Batman only has enough time to synthesize one dose of Titan antidote before Poison Ivy's Titan-infused plants destroy the Batcave's computer.

With the stability of Arkham Island hanging in the balance, Batman ventures to the Botanical Garden to defeat Poison Ivy and prevent further destruction of the island. After destroying the mutated plant life and defeating Ivy, the Joker invites Batman to his "party" at the visitor center. The Joker then reveals that he has recaptured Gordon and attempts to shoot Gordon with a Titan-filled dart. Batman jumps in front of it, taking the injection himself. Batman attempts to resist the change, after which an upset Joker shoots himself with the Titan gun, becoming a massive monster. In his new form, the Joker proudly displays himself to news helicopters and publicly challenges Batman to fight. Batman refuses to change into a Titan monster and uses the antidote on himself. The Joker, confused but amused by his decision, begins his assault on Batman with a slew of henchmen and even fighting him personally. Eventually, Batman defeats The Joker, and all those affected by the Titan strain revert back to their original states. Joker is taken back to his cell and armed Gotham police officers slowly regain control of the asylum. As Batman is leaving Arkham, a call about Two-Face is overheard on the radio. In a post-credits scene, a crate of Titan formula is shown floating in the water when a hand pops out and grabs it.

Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to Arkham Asylum, was developed by Rocksteady Studios, distributed by Warner Bros. and released in October 2011. After Arkham was ravaged by Joker in the first game, Quincy Sharp (now the mayor of Gotham) bought a large area of Gotham City, transformed it into a superprison, and relocated the villains there. Batman must infiltrate Arkham City and shut it down. The sequel features many new heroes and villains not present in the first game, including Catwoman, Ra's al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Penguin, Two-Face, and Hugo Strange.

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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by the flower princess » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:10 am -0500

Also, do you have a xbox or ps3 or both?
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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by the flower princess » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:43 am -0500

If you haven't played them, Fable 2 and Borderlands are worth picking up at a cheap price.
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Post by Xarpolis » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:03 am -0500

I have PS3. WHAT?
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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by tam » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:13 pm -0500

I loved all the fables and assassin creed, Ohh Ohh left for dead!! Play those too hehe such fun!
Jet set radio future is still a fav of mine I look forward to the 'remake'.

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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by the flower princess » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:49 pm -0500

tam wrote:I loved all the fables and assassin creed, Ohh Ohh left for dead!! Play those too hehe such fun!
Jet set radio future is still a fav of mine I look forward to the 'remake'.

Ass creed has definitely been an enjoyable series and also cheap for the older installments. Honestly, Fable 3 disappointed me more than any game in the last 3 years. Fable 2 was such a fun game with a pretty open world and tons of side shit to do and gave me such high hopes for Fable 3.

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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by Regan » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:39 pm -0500

the fuck with anyone liking fable 3

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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by tam » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:02 pm -0500

i havent played 3 yet but i bought it for my son. he doesnt seem to play it much though so maybe its blah.. i liked one and two i forgot about three hehe, left for dead two was more fun then 1 i found.

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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by Luturb » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:41 am -0500

This is bullshit. That belt has zero utility.
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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by tam » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:27 pm -0500

I forgot to mention... For a fighter game (and I'm not big on those) I really enjoyed Bruce lee, there were a couple parts I was grrrr! But overall I really liked the game.

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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by the flower princess » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:49 pm -0500

Super Meat Boy is a very good $10 spent on the xbox live arcade

It is infuriating as hell at times though
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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by Xarpolis » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:42 am -0500

So I played this a little more yesterday.

I'm currently at the battle where I fight Bane. I've tried it a few times, but it's rough. I'll give it another attempt today.

I'm playing Hard Mode though, just to get all of the trophies. I'd like to eventually platinum this game as well.

PS - The scenes with The Scarecrow were pretty cool. I liked that a lot.
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Post by Xarpolis » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:49 am -0500

Is that where you have to beat all of the guards before going inside? (I read up on some of the achievements earlier)
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Post by Xarpolis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:57 pm -0500

So I've gotten pretty far along in this game.

I'm currently on the 2nd "electric floor" level with Harley Quinn and the waves of bad guys.

This is the room that has 3 layers of floors that randomly go electric. I do great (for the most part) except when the guys with those shock sticks come out. I can never seem to beat them easily.
I also suck at getting my combo interrupted. The highest I've gotten in the game thus far is 15. Most of the time I only get like 10-12 range before something hits me. I constantly press attack while moving all over, then jump when I can see something after me, and also try to "counter" every time it pops up, but most of the counters don't land.

It's really annoying.

I hope to beat this level soon though. Fucking shock stick cunts annoy me.
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Post by Xarpolis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:46 pm -0500

I beat it. My trick was to constantly get onto different platforms, instead of just staying off of the electric one.

The stick guys lower the stick when they're climbing onto the new one, so I could just race past them and climb, then beat them down when they climbed up after me. Worked well.
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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by Xarpolis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:52 pm -0500

I'm on the Twin Bane fight (Titans) right now. It's rough. They seem to run faster than Bane did, when he was charging.
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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by Xarpolis » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:59 pm -0500

never mind, I just beat them.
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Re: BATMAN: Arkham Asylum

Post by Lumberg » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:53 am -0500

I just batsuited up after regulating in my $4,000 business suit.
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