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Batman: Arkham Origins

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Ray Finkle, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    The next Batman video game is coming on October 25th for Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU and PC. The game is a prequel to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and it takes place over one night on Christmas Eve where Batman, described as young and unrefined, battles 8 of his classic villains, most of which Batman is meeting for the first time.

    The game is being developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, not Rocksteady that made the previous 2 games however WB has full access to all of the Rocksteady's codes so hopefully there won't be a difference at all in game play.

    I'm pretty excited about the new Batman game. I thought the first 2 games were damn good, especially AC. Hopefully this game will be just as good with a lot of the side missions that made AC so much fun and added to the replay value. Hopefully in this game we will be able to drive the Batmoblie.

    Feel free to discuss.
     
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  2. Desides

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    Not developed by Rocksteady. Doesn't follow up on the Joker cliffhanger from Arkham City.

    I'm pretty hesitant about this one.
     
  3. Ray Finkle

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    Yeah the not developed by Rocksteady does give me a bit of a pause too. I'm in no way a video game expert but if other companies continue to use source codes from previous games that's a good thing right, as I suspect the game play and controls will be/should be pretty much the same, no? Or am I way off?

    I don't mind that it's a prequel really though maybe because I really don't remember how AC ended, didn't The Joker die or was it just Clayface pretending to be him? Something like that? I honestly can't remember, I haven't played the game in well over a year or so.
     
  4. Dolphins1Beatles

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    Wonder if Catwoman will be in it. Arkham City was so great because of such an involved story, plus having the addition of Catwoman levels for a change of pace (my favorite level was when you had to rob those two-face security guards with stealth). I figured they'd make one that took place in all of Gotham City, where you'd get story levels for Batman, Catwoman and then Robin or someone...oh well, should be fun anyway.
     
  5. Desides

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    "The same" is the problem. Arkham City was big jump over Arkham Asylum. Asylum seems primitive by comparison. If it's the same as Arkham City, then it's a step back.

    Clayface pretended to be Joker to fool Batman. Batman beat Clayface, and Joker died of his TITAN-induced disease.
     
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  6. Sethdaddy8

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    I think the descent from Arkham Asylum continues.
     
  7. Ray Finkle

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    I agree with, those side missions were pretty fun and really added to the overall game play. I kind of wish we could play as Robin or Nightwing in the next one but I can't see that happening if this is suppose to be about Batman's journey in becoming a legend. And of course get to drive the Batmoblie too.

    The press release said 8 classic villains so if I were to guess: The Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler, Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, Bane are probably locks. With the 8th maybe Scarecrow, Ras, Man-Bat or Killer Croc? Kind of hoping it's Man-Bat since he hasn't been in any of the other games as a boss battle yet.

    Oh ok yeah I did remember the end of AC then.

    And yes I agree about the big jump from AA to AC, especially in the boss battles.
     
  8. Not So Fast

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    It's already confirmed that Deathstroke and Black Mask are in it.
     
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  10. Desides

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    Those are actually really good choices, IMO.

    The bad decision is the setting as an origin title rather than as a continuation of Arkham City, IMO. Looks like we'll never know what Azrael was talking about… unless Rocksteady is working on that game right now.
     
  11. ether79

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    Black Mask is fine, but I wouldn't consider him classic personally, and deathstroke to me is just a poor choice, but yes I agree with you 100, I want to see a continuation. Give me Azrael and Scarecrow, and like Ray Finkel said, i would've loved a side missions with Nightwing.
     
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  12. Not So Fast

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    I'm happy to see Black Mask. Deathstroke will be fun to fight. But I do agree that they aren't necessarily classic.
     
  13. Desides

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    I don't like Deathstroke, but I think he'll be good in this game. Black Mask is underrated.

    The classics will still be there, but I'm not sure that "classic" should be synonymous with "good and preferable".
     
  14. ether79

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    not in all instances definitely. But the development of Joker v Batman, and the catwoman, Batman dynamic would be fun to me. Deathstroke will be a fun matchup but not anything I think about at all in the Batman universe.
     
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    It seems they only made this a prequel because people want to see the Joker in another Batman game.
     
  18. finsincebirth

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    But mark said he was done as the voice. If he's not coming back, I don't want the joker in the game.

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  19. Ray Finkle

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    I don't know, this article was from July of 2012 and it certainly sounds exactly like Arkham Origins with the game being a prequel about Batman's first encounter with The Joker. It doesn't sound like 2 seperate games are being made.
     
  20. Ray Finkle

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    Black Mask should be fun. I'm kind of glad they're using at least some villains we haven't "battled" in previous Batman games.
     
  21. Desides

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    Is he done voice acting Joker because there aren't any opportunities to do so, or because he's retiring from the role? Two different things.
     
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    My understanding was he said before AC released that he was done with the role. That was why they handled the character the way they did, I thought.

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  23. Ray Finkle

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    I think it's because he's retiring from the role. He said he would be the voice of The Joker again if WB made a cartoon version of "The Killing Joke" but outside of that he's done.
     
  24. Fin D

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    There should have been a national day of mourning, just like there should be the day Kevin Conroy hangs it up.
     
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    I was excited to hear this then I read it's not rocksteady developing it so I will hold my breath. Granted using much of what Rocksteady used will help. Story, game play and just overall flow of the game could suffer greatly. I will cross my fingers though because first two are some of my favorite games. Your basically takings a chef's signature dish, tell the next cook here is the recipe. All the pieces there but hard to come out the same or rarely even better.
     
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    So far it is looking nice though so I am really hoping. Those shots look great so far.
     
  27. Ray Finkle

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    WB confirmed that Black Mask is the main villain in the game.
     
  28. Desides

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    I can get into that. Black Mask is pretty underrated. He's a better "criminal leader with a weird face" than Two-Face.
     
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  29. Ray Finkle

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    Kevin Conroy will not be doing the voice of Batman for this video game as WB Montreal wants to use a younger voice actor as the game is about Batman's first years on the job. I wonder if they will try to get Ben McKenzie (who was in Southland) do the voice since he did the voice in Batman Year One movie.
     
  30. Desides

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    Thread necromancy. Arise, discussion!

    Arkham Origins is out on Friday. Anyone else pretty excited for it? I feel like the new devs identified a lot of the same problems I did in the previous two games, like a very superficial form of detective work. Now you actually have to work to figure out what the heck happened.

    [video=youtube;hXfwZEUpfKc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXfwZEUpfKc[/video]
     
  31. Stitches

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    Not gonna get it until I play the other two (or if it can be had for $5).
     
  32. Desides

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    They were on sale on Steam earlier this week for a combined total of $12.
     
  33. Stitches

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    I have the other two, I meant I'd get Origins even if I hadn't played the other two if I could get it for $5.
     
  34. Desides

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    Ahh. OK, well, you have until Friday to beat both Arkham games so you can play this. Although this one is a prequel, so you really don't need to play Asylum and City.
     
  35. finyank13

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    Another game I am looking forward play on the PS4
     
  36. Stitches

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    Ugh, how far forward are you looking exactly?
     
  37. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Well I will have Ghosts, BF4, I might screw around with 2K or Madden....then I will ride The Show Stitch!!! You know that!! I can wait for the other stuff while play MLB...
     
  38. Not So Fast

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    Game looks great, and the bat cave!
     

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