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Old October 28 2013, 03:11 AM   #91
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Re: Batman: Arkham 3

OK... I beat him. After about 2 dozen tries, I figured out exactly where he's vulnerable and actually got a trophy for hitting him every chance I could. Back to Gotham!!
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Old October 28 2013, 09:36 PM   #92
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How's the combat in this game compared to the other Arkham games? I was told by somebody that the developers that made the original didn't develop this one. Is the stealth component still as good as it is in Arkham City?
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Old October 28 2013, 10:14 PM   #93
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Honestly, if I didn't know better, I would have thought this game was made by the exact same company as the previous two. Aside from a couple control changes, gameplay (combat, stealth, etc) is pretty much identical. Even half of the game map is identical to Arkham City, aside from some aesthetic changes because that part of Gotham hasn't been converted into a prison yet.
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Old October 28 2013, 11:32 PM   #94
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Just finished the story, and I'm only at 25% completion for the game. There must be a lot of extra shit around Gotham left to do!
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Old October 29 2013, 02:58 AM   #95
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Okay, I've kinda processed the story a bit more since finishing it, and here's my overall review. I'll try and keep it vague for the spoiler-phobes.

It felt short. Here we are in this world that is literally twice as big as the world in the previous game, but I don't really think they took advantage of that. Most of the missions in the "new section" probably could have been worked into the old section with relative ease. All they'd have to do is convert some of the unused buildings into other things. There are sections of the city that I don't even think I ventured into throughout the whole game.

I was a little disappointed by the different assassins and the Black Mask part of the story (which I was lead to believe was the whole story). I was hoping to get to know some new characters, but instead they all played like random bosses. The gameplay was fine, but the story left me wanting.



Overall, I liked the game (and I still have a lot of side missions to do). It definitely felt like a part of the Arkham continuity, and the gameplay was good, but for a game that was literally twice as big as its predecessor, it somehow seemed smaller.

If I had to grade it now, I'd probably give it a B. I'm only at 25% completion, so obviously there is a lot more to accomplish. I wish that games like this would do a better job of including the side missions in the main story. I shouldn't be able to finish the story and still have 3/4 of the game left to play!
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Old October 29 2013, 07:11 AM   #96
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Good Lord, I didn't realize I had accidentally set the difficulty to high, and boy was it ever. I've gratefully set it back to my "Normal" comfort zone and am much happier now, might be able to finally proceed tomorrow.
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Old October 29 2013, 12:16 PM   #97
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Yeah... From what you were describing, it sounded like hard difficulty. The game is much more fun on normal.
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Old October 29 2013, 07:27 PM   #98
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I'm enjoying it. Interesting to see locales from Arkham City in better condition. I'd love to do direct screenie comparisons had I the time. I know in City you could see the Asylum island offshore but I haven't checked from Origins.

Gameplay is of course similar. I've enjoyed the two case recreations I've done so far. I've just gotten to meeting the Penguin, myself.
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Old October 29 2013, 10:52 PM   #99
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Looks like there are 15 or 16 criminals you have to or can catch...
Not just the 10 assasins and Black Mask, but 4 or 5 more...
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Old October 30 2013, 02:28 AM   #100
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Old October 30 2013, 07:16 PM   #101
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Played around for a couple more hours yesterday after beating the story. Tracked down some criminals...unlocked all of the Riddler radio towers...completed the Anarky mission...

I dunno, there's just something about this game that's less satisfying that the previous two. Maybe it is just that it was more of the same. Honestly, this game almost felt like an Arkham City Expansion Pack rather than a game all its own.

Have we heard anything about Arkham 4? There were rumors earlier this year that Kevin Conroy let slip that he was recording "the new Batman game," but he wasn't referring to "Arkham Origins." The theory at the time was that Rocksteady was working on an Arkham City sequel, which is why they let WB develop Origins to help tide us over.
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Old October 30 2013, 09:46 PM   #102
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I'm not sure if Conroy meant a game or the Arkham-based DTV that's supposed to be similar to the game.
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Old October 31 2013, 03:37 PM   #103
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Random thought, but wouldn't it be cool if the next Rocksteady game uses 'No Man's Land' as a basis? And after that, maybe Batman Beyond?
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Old October 31 2013, 07:31 PM   #104
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I'm not sure if Conroy meant a game or the Arkham-based DTV that's supposed to be similar to the game.
I don't know... In the post I made earlier in this thread, Conroy very clearly referred to a "New Arkham Game" he had been doing voice work for over the last 10 months.

I will say this... If WB is planning to annualize this franchise, they'd better do more than just regurgitate the same old every year or risk falling into certainly mediocrity. As it stands now, Rocksteady is hopefully working in something totally awesome and different than previous titles.... If they are doing the next Arkham game.
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Old November 1 2013, 03:18 AM   #105
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I haven't finished it yet, but I'm close. The boss fights are some of the best I've ever seen!! The Firefly fight was very cinematic. Aside from all the technical glitches, this is a very ambitious game. I'm impressed with the new WB Montreal and hope they get a chance to flex their development skills after this. I've read on other forums that some people are declaring this the best Arkham game yet. I don't quite agree with that, but I can see how some see it that way. This is a pretty good game.
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