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Old 11-12-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Enjoyed Arkam Asylum - worth getting?

Hi was just wondering if arkham city is like the original and worth buying
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:54 AM   #2
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It's pretty much the same. Just a few different gadgets and stuff. It's great, more freedom, and awesome stuff to do.

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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The Batman games have the most detailed, best looking graphics of any game my opinion. Both are worth the money.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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It's pretty much the same.
the combat is a lot smoother in AC with quite a few more moves to pull off, theres less repetition in the boss battles, and the story is pretty damn amazing.

that said i wouldnt pass up on this game if you already enjoyed AA
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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No brainer...get it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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If you loved asylum then get this game! A lot of people said City wasn't as good, but I definitely disagree. I loved the free roam a lot in this game and the sidequests were definitely enjoyable. Get this game.

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Old 11-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #8
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definetely the game I enjoyed most this year. better then AC, stunning graphics and encountered no glitches whatsoever
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #9
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #10
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Hell yes. Nuff said.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #11
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Yup. An amazing and somehow even better sequel to an amazing game.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #12
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The characters, story, gadgets, etc. are all fantastic (and a great improvement on an already great first game). Support for 3d TVs was awesome, too.

Just like the first one, the thing that I enjoyed most is feeling like a badass (Batman) when you get the hang of the combos, and in one fluid motion, you chew through big groups of thugs.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #13
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Definetly worth getting it, i;m just waiting for it to become cheaper because i like saving money
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:24 PM   #14
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Superb game, if you enjoyed the first, you'll enjoy this even more.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:38 PM   #15
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:01 AM   #16
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Cant wait for the next one!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:48 PM   #17
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Thumbs up Awesome.

I haven't played the original, but Arkham City is one hell of a good game.
Its free roam and has loads of side missions and collectables.
One of my favourite games of all time.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:09 AM   #18
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Definitely,I love both of them & IMO it's hard to pick a favorite of these 2 simply because they have each own awesome stuff but twist my arm & I think it's a small win for Arkham City but if you are going for achievements then don't rush it cause some of the side missions can be missed by rushing & once you've miss them you can't go back & get them unless they are on the map,have heard others who have had this problem & I to had a little problem with getting one of the side missions to start & then I had to start the game all over to get but must admit I didn't really mind since it's such an awesome game,besides 1 ordinary & 8 of the DLC achievements for arkham city I have them all also in arkham asylum I'm only missing one,would have gotten them long time ago if haven't borrowed them both to my brother LOL
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:27 AM   #19
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Everyone I know says that Arkham City is 10 times better than Asylum, and I have to agree. They improved on everything in this game to make it so much better. I completed Arkham Asylum 3 times, so I didn't know at first whether this game was going to feel the same and whether I would get bored, but oh no. Everything in this game was improved upon perfectly. This was an absolute perfect sequel. Completed it twice and enjoyed it even more on my second play through. If they bring out Arkham 3, whatever it may be called, it will be a MUST buy before anything else. This is one of the best games I've ever played.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:00 PM   #20
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #21
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( Only posting this because it does not break my NDA contract. Haha. Just please do not message me asking for "omgz secretz game infos", lol. ;] )

Lemme put it this way.

I worked on Arkham City for just over a year back in development. I played and worked on the game 5-6 days out of the week. Half of the time I was contracted on the project, I was doing 50-70 hour weeks non-stop. I cannot tell you how many times I've beaten the game. Hell, I still remember every line of dialogue, and I haven't played the game in a year, LOL.

But you know, despite the countless hours and working on it for so long.. I never got frustrated with the game, and I never got incredibly bored of it. I've worked on various other little games and projects, and they tend to get boring within months, yet I never went insane even after a year of playing nothing but this game (I will admit that this is the biggest title I've worked on though, the rest of my credits are just kinda "eh whatever", lol.)

Also, ironically enough, I had never played Arkham Asylum, not until after working on AC for probably 3 months or so. That, and I've never even been a big fan of superheros and etc, and although I always thought Batman and some other heroes were cool, it just.. was never my thing. Yet I felt both games were incredible, and I'd say both fall into my top 10-20 games that've been released over the past 3-4 years.

Both RS and WB put so much care and love into this game. Hell, I put my own love into the game, I wanted it to be game of the decade! Haha. We worked around the clock, and I'm not joking when I say we often were doing 50-70 hour weeks. You'd be surprised at how much we went out of the way to polish even the tiniest of details. And we were all incredibly happy with how it came out and the reception it got (like seriously, wow).

Rambling aside, there you have it. It has an great story, addictive gameplay (I've always loved the combat in the game and have never gotten tired of it, and I especially love that aspect more than the first Arkham), plenty of side quests and fun achievements. Not only that, you have a guy who worked on the game personally endorsing it to you! LOL. xD And no, I do not get any money from sales (plus I work at a different company at the moment), rofl. XD So I'm not just saying this so I can get muu-lah. Haha.

In all seriousness, I highly doubt you will be disappointed. I'm not just posting this for you, but for anyone who hasn't played it yet. Even if you aren't a fan of heroes and all that type of stuff like me, I seriously think everyone who likes action and good gameplay should give it a chance regardless.

(Just make sure to come back and say what you thought of it!)

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Old 02-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #22
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Hi was just wondering if arkham city is like the original and worth buying
You can tell its a screaming good game when everybody agrees to get it. everything you liked about AA you will enjoy AC so much more.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:36 PM   #24
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get it. One of the best games i played in a long time
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City is INFINITELY superior to Asylum. I found Asylum to be insanely overrated. City is one of the best video games I've ever played in my life.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #26
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I'm defo buying this soon not heard many bad things said about it really
I heard killer crocs apperance is disapponting i love reptilians
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #27
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dont not buy this game xD
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #28
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Most definitely. I found myself more into City than Asylum. Better side missions, I think.
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Apparently, I'm the only one who thinks City was a step back. I jumped straight from Asylum into City and am severely disappointed. After Asylum, I was looking forward to the new one that's releasing this Fall but now...I just felt like this game was more of a chore instead of a game. The city feels like an obstacle to get somewhere rather than a necessary set. It was initially fun to grapple and glide across places, but eventually I was dreading the "quest icon" popping up across the map. The core of the good game is still there but I just felt like it was needlessly complicated this game. There are too many little things in combat(camera), exploration(grapple latching to the wrong ledge, Batman jumping and hitting something that shouldn't have a hitbox there) and with the riddler trophies(I found a trophy that you must dive bomb to get and I always end up one arrow short of opening it, but I looked online and I'm doing it exactly the same way others are) that kept popping me out of immersion.

EDIT: Per recommendation, I exited the game and popped back in and was able to get the trophy. But still...I shouldn't have to exit the game in order for things to work right. :/

The combat is still fun when it works, the stealthing is still a good time and its still fun seeing the Batman characters created in today's graphics. If you liked Asylum, sure, give it a try, but don't be surprised if you end up like me and wondering what happened. Its still a decent enough game, just not up to the level of hype I was hearing.
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While it's not as open as Arkham City, it's not a big deal. Just exploring the prison and it's unique settings is engrossing enough to deeply enjoy.
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