No Love for Batman Arkham Asylum?


  1. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Finished it now anyway, thanks. The boss fights are infuriating, but AA was an enjoyable game none the less.

    I've still got a ton of stuff to play through before I think about buying another game (although I will be picking up Halo Anniversary). When I do get round to Arkham City, I'll see about a 2nd hand controller or something.
  2. Danny_Boy82

    Danny_Boy82 Well-Known Member

    I just picked up AC on Friday when I bought a new 360 and I must say this game is freakin amazing. I haven't played on a console since the OG GOW and if this is how good games have gotten I have really been missing out.

    The graphics and AI are awesome; and there is so much to do. With my gamer OCD (wanting to get ever little detail, trophy, secret) I have a feeling this game will take me awhile. For instance, I have spent the last two hours of playing time stuck at my last Advanced AR training (the one by the Joker's Fun House) and can't get Batman to glide through the tunnel, he just hits the group. But alas, my OCD will not let me move on.

    I never played AA but since I like AC so much I think I will pick it up and give it a go.
  3. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    PC version comes out on Friday. I've given some thought to taking off work to play it, but the idea makes me feel guilty so I probably won't. I've got to test out my Thanksgiving recipes this weekend and it's Thanksgiving week with family coming to town. The week after is Christmas shopping. I'm hoping to get to play it before December.
  4. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

  5. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    El Presidente and Xyro like this.
  6. Danny_Boy82

    Danny_Boy82 Well-Known Member

    **UPDATE** After spending another 1 to 1.5 hours last night on my last advanced AR training (3 hours total) I finally got it. Just had to share that; I was pretty excited. PITA
  7. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    When Halo for PC came out, I used to use an old Xbox controller modded with a proper USB plug to smack people around on the PC. The advantage is only if you have the motor control skills to utilize those 2000+ DPI mice :p
  8. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    I bought from Green Man Gaming. It is showing just a couple of days 'til release.
  9. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Hmm.

    I checked on steam and it says the 18th for the UK too, whereas everyone else has been pushed back.

    Amazon UK have pushed it back, however.
  10. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    I just knows what I knows. It now says two days. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I confess that I'm not overly optimistic.

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  11. brhsoftware

    brhsoftware New Member

    As soon as I can get a new computer or laptop I will have this and Battlefield 3. Oh I need a new mouse too. Come on "I Declare War Plus" I need you to make 400000 sells.
  12. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Site updated and pushed the date back 5 more days.
  13. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Steam still says 4 hours, but I guess that's not likely now.
  14. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Says the 22nd on it's web site.
  15. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Finally got this game, downloaded it and started playing it. Love it so far. There are just a billion side missions that distract you is my only complaint.
  16. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator


    If you want to concentrate on the main mission, you get the option continue playing after the game is 'over'.
  17. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Yeah. It's just distracting to me. You see someone being held hostage and your thought is that, as Batman, you really ought to go rescue them. You do so and find out that there a billion other people being held hostage. So you rescue all of them, then you see a distress flair. You really ought to see what that is. Now you've got another side mission. Now, it's 6 hours later and you are still looking for the Joker. Then there's a phone that rings. Better answer it. I'm having to force myself to ignore the side missions and focus on the main story which is difficult for an ADD addled person like myself.
  18. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    :D, I've been avoiding all media related to arkham city, I hope to get it soon (maybe for the holidays?), but I for one really enjoyed Asylum. Especially the stealth levels. I love the stealth 'challenge' rounds or whatever they were called.
  19. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    I'm finding the stealth missions in Arkham City to be much, much harder. Mainly because they tend to be out in the wide open city and if you pick off one guy the others all tend to cluster together. There's one where there are 4 armed guards. They're all spread out and you can easily pick off any one of the four. Once you do though you've got three and they literally all stand next to each other or no more than 3-4 feet from each other and they panic and shoot at anything.
  20. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    How's the new "detective" mode or whatever. I read that they were changing it from AA because the xray vision made it too easy...? So, how is it?
  21. Danny_Boy82

    Danny_Boy82 Well-Known Member

    It is very useful IMO, but if you like to use the navigation tools you can't see them with detective mode on. I turn it off when I'm glidding around the city then turn it on if I'm trying to look for secrets or am stuck. It is also helpful to find ringing phones and the guys who are getting beat up for the side mission. Often I can hear them yelling for help but can't find them until I use detective mode.
  22. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there's a map like before and it shows your next objective. There's a compass on the regular display that has your destination marked so you know where you're going and aren't just wandering aimlessly. It's a huge help in finding something. It's turned off in detective mode. However in detective mode if you can hear someone talking, it shows you what direction they are and how far away they are which you can't see during regular mode.

    I am stuck at Solomon Grundy. He is kicking the crap out of me and I'm wishing I could call in Green Lantern or Superman to deal with him. They're much better qualified for this kind of thing. He's literally like 4-5 times as big as me and really ticked off to boot.
  23. Danny_Boy82

    Danny_Boy82 Well-Known Member

    I found him easy on regular game mode but I am stuck on him in the game+ mode. What are you having problems with?
  24. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Him kicking my ass in general. Honestly, I played him once, he beat the crap out of me and I walked away. I tried the quick explosive thing and blew up the pods. Penguin re-activated them. Now I can't seem to destroy them again. Quick-rangs seem to target the guys legs and do virtually no damage at all when I hit him. I gave up. I could dodge him all day and he would do no damage to me, but I wouldn't hurt him either. I can move in close and he grabs me or smacks me with his ball/chain thing. So I got frustrated and went to bed.
  25. Danny_Boy82

    Danny_Boy82 Well-Known Member

    Yeah the first time you blow up the "pods" it is pretty easy...after he is back up (the 1st time) there will be shutters over the pods. So you have to time your explosives to go off when the shutter is open. He then will get up a 3rd time, with new stuff to avoid, and you will have to do the same thing again...timing it when the shutters are open.

    This is the only way to damage him, noting else will work. After the 3rd time he is dead...then penquin jumps down and has the use of his gun again. This is easy to avoid and you just run up to him and punch him once...done & done.
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