About the Joker....

#1 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6270 posts) -
#2 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

I'm glad it doesn't look like Nolan's Joker. The game's not about the Dark Knight movie anyways. It needs to find a way to make it feel like a comic... which I believe they're on the right track so far.

#3 Posted by Otacon (2194 posts) -

I had these thoughts when I first saw him. There's cartoon elements but nothing that detracts from the realism. There's even a tiny bit of Nicholson's Joker in there somewhere.

#4 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

I agree, I'm glad Joker's design is not like Nolan's interpretation of the character. I also don't mind Batman's classic suit either, but some people think that the Dark Knight costume should be the only one that's used from now on, I just don't agree with that. A variety of costumes is nice to have.

I am really stoked for this game, I hope it's good.

#5 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

Yeah.. and the movie costumes never look as good as the ones in the comics anyways

#6 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6270 posts) -

As long as there's no nipples on the batsuit I'm good. And yes, I noticed traces of Nicholson's Joker in there too, mostly in the eyes/smile.

#7 Posted by TrulyAlive (897 posts) -
Everyones_A_Critic said:
"Judging from the screenshots and the GI article, I think the developers have the tone right for this game. The Joker looks true to the comic, yet also has a very menacing look to him that does away with the silliness factor that sort of comes off of him in the comics."
I don't know about that...Ever read The Killing Joke or any of the original Batman comics with the Joker? He was downright evil, who went furthur than murder for no means other than his own sick amusement at times. It's mostly the comics from the age of comic book censorship that engrained the joker as being nothing but a prankster-turned-lame ass thief into societies mind. I haven't read any contemporary Joker stories but there are more than enough books with the same twisted Joker portrayed in the film.
#8 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

The Killing Joke = One of the best Joker story ever.

#9 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I have to say that what I've seen from this game has surprisingly impressed me. We may actually have a good Batman game on our hands!

#10 Posted by TrulyAlive (897 posts) -

If you've just jinxed it, Kush, I will never forgive you =P

#11 Posted by Oni (2068 posts) -
suneku said:
"The Killing Joke = One of the best Joker story ever."
"One of the"? Is there a better one? I just read The Killing Joke for the first time and was pretty much blown away. Also uncanny how much of TDK's Joker seems to be based on that one.
#12 Posted by OroJackson (680 posts) -
Oni said:
"suneku said:
"The Killing Joke = One of the best Joker story ever."
"One of the"? Is there a better one? I just read The Killing Joke for the first time and was pretty much blown away. Also uncanny how much of TDK's Joker seems to be based on that one."
There is no better one in my opinion.

The fist time you read it, its like a hammerblow from the page, pure greatness.

And the Joker from the Kiling Joke is by far the best Joker (no disrespect to Health Ledger) and that incarnation is my favorite character period (movie, comic, video game, etc) as you can  tell by my avatar.



#13 Posted by TheToecutter (125 posts) -

The Joker in this game looks fucking-a. In fact the whole thing does

#14 Edited by suneku (2997 posts) -
Oni said:
"suneku said:
"The Killing Joke = One of the best Joker story ever."
"One of the"? Is there a better one? I just read The Killing Joke for the first time and was pretty much blown away. Also uncanny how much of TDK's Joker seems to be based on that one."
Well if you count A Death if the Family as one, I thought that was one of the best too.
#15 Posted by Jackel2072 (2226 posts) -
OroJackson said:
"Oni said:
"suneku said:
"The Killing Joke = One of the best Joker story ever."
"One of the"? Is there a better one? I just read The Killing Joke for the first time and was pretty much blown away. Also uncanny how much of TDK's Joker seems to be based on that one."
There is no better one in my opinion.

The fist time you read it, its like a hammerblow from the page, pure greatness.

And the Joker from the Kiling Joke is by far the best Joker (no disrespect to Health Ledger) and that incarnation is my favorite character period (movie, comic, video game, etc) as you can  tell by my avatar.



"

Ok i know im going to be lonely on this remark but i didn't really care for 's Joker. Yeah it started off good with Gordon's daughter getting shot right in the beginning but over all it didn't impress me as much as i thought it would. IMO i liked Miller's Interpretation of the Joker. He was only in it for brief moment in the Dark Knight Returns but his plot is oh so much more sinister!

#16 Posted by Joker (675 posts) -

Joker seems to be the only bad guy that always gets to Batman. I always loved the Joker, and I do not enjoy people making snide comments to me trying to link my username to the movie The Dark Knight. Joker has always been the best villain ever. (By the way Jack's interpretation of the Joker into a movie was better than Ledger's in my opinion.)

#17 Posted by Shasam (468 posts) -

I'm glad to seem the classic, comic book joker, I always liked the silliness that came along with his lunacy. I must admit, I don't have much knowledge on the subject, but by looking at the game I can see that they have got the tone and the mesh of MK and DC almost perfect. It doesn't look disjointed, and I think half of that is picking the right kind of design for the DC characters.

#18 Edited by pause422 (6153 posts) -

yeah I'm very impressed with what I've seen from this game...which is just very surprising, hopefully it doesn't disappoint.

#19 Posted by Bulldog19892 (1795 posts) -

I'm disappointed from what I've seen of the game. I thought it was going to be a video game depiction of the 'Arkham Asylum' comic book. The comic book was dark, disturbing, ghastly, and definatly macabre, and this game just looks like the regular comic book series.

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