Best moments in Batman? (SPOILERS(obviously))

#1 Edited by Cirdain (2996 posts) -
 
Also I didn't know that Bruce met Jim when Bruce was young.
 
This is my 1sd place GOTY. I don't own a PS3 but I doubt that Uncharted 2 has the Perfect Tone and Atmosphere which Batman has.
P.S. I don't know what's better, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition or Batman: Arkham Asylum Both were released in 2009.
#2 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -
#3 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -
@addictedtopinescent said:
" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 
 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
This.
#4 Edited by Cirdain (2996 posts) -
@cstrang said:

" @addictedtopinescent said:

" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 
 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
This. "
Yeah that was brilliant loads of people went to reset their consoles or PC because that were scared that their machines had crashed.
A Video game character scare people including me on a real level
#5 Edited by fishmicmuffin (1041 posts) -
@addictedtopinescent said:

" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 

 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
Yup. Definitely thought something was wrong with the disc or my xbox. The whole game was awesome.
#6 Posted by Hashbrowns (649 posts) -

"I will break you, Batman!" 
 
"No, Bane.  This time... I break YOU!" 
 
SMASH!
#7 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -
#8 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -
@Cirdain: Highlight the text that contains spoilers and then click on the red dot in the bar above (the one beside the link thing)  
 
And yeah, I freaked out pretty bad lol
#9 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -
@addictedtopinescent: thanks I found it :)
#10 Posted by yeahno (269 posts) -

Scaring all the thugs.

#11 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -
@yeahno said:
" Scaring all the thugs. "
yeah then they get really jumpy and start shooting at anything lol
#12 Posted by yeahno (269 posts) -
@Cirdain said:
" @yeahno said:
" Scaring all the thugs. "
yeah then they get really jumpy and start shooting at anything lol "
It just really sucked for me when they were all "H-HEY I GOT YOUR BACK!" I am utterly TERRIBLE at being stealthy, and being so afraid that they felt like they should stick together made me frustrated.
#13 Posted by TheHT (10781 posts) -
@addictedtopinescent said:
" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 
 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
yeah that was some good shit.
 
#14 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@addictedtopinescent said:
" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 
 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
Yeah, I thought something was wrong with the game at first. I was so confused.
#15 Edited by Cirdain (2996 posts) -

Exploding Fist was awesome as well

#16 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -
#17 Posted by Andorski (5171 posts) -

First room where you try to save the hostages by stalking all the guards.  I set up three explosives (one on the roof of a room, another on a floor, and the last one on the wall).  I then went on top of a gargoyle where one of the guards was standing right next to hostages.  When the other three guards were in the right position, I made all the explosive blow up (the roof and the wall knocked out the two guards while the other guard fell through the floor), and at the same time, I did the inverted takedown on the other guard.  Bam, just like that, I cleared the whole room in a second.  It was a pretty bad-ass moment for me.

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#18 Posted by ProfessorEss (7253 posts) -
@cstrang said:
" @addictedtopinescent said:
" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 
 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
This. "
Yup, definitely.
 
...and not just "In Batman" but one of the better ones in videogames period.
#19 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" First room where you try to save the hostages by stalking all the guards.  I set up three explosives (one on the roof of a room, another on a floor, and the last one on the wall).  I then went on top of a gargoyle where one of the guards was standing right next to hostages.  When the other three guards were in the right position, I made all the explosive blow up (the roof and the wall knocked out the two guards while the other guard fell through the floor), and at the same time, I did the inverted takedown on the other guard.  Bam, just like that, I cleared the whole room in a second.  It was a pretty bad-ass moment for me. "
I was very good at taking opportunities to do silent kills of all kinds but Explosions never worked for me because they would walk of so the blast radius would be nowhere near the crimminals.
#20 Posted by RipTheVeins (1544 posts) -

All of my favorite moments of the story have already been mentioned, but I really really enjoyed all of the patient interview tapes.  It just made the antagonists seem more static and interesting when you confronted them. 

#21 Edited by Cirdain (2996 posts) -
@RipTheVeins said:

" All of my favorite moments of the story have already been mentioned, but I really really enjoyed all of the patient interview tapes.  It just made the antagonists seem more static and interesting when you confronted them.  "

oh man the one where!!! 
Oh! And that chronicles of arkham one where!!!
 That one was particularly brutal and brought home how Arkham felt about his inmates
#22 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@addictedtopinescent said:
" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 
 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
Out of curiosity, did your game screen static up for a second during that moment? Mine did and I thought there might've been something wrong with my comp. 
#23 Edited by Cirdain (2996 posts) -
@Geno:

@Geno

said:

" @addictedtopinescent said:

" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 

 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
Out of curiosity, did your game screen static up for a second during that moment? Mine did and I thought there might've been something wrong with my comp.  "
 
I reply with my previous comment 

@Cirdain

said:

" @cstrang said:

" @addictedtopinescent said:

" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 

 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
This. "
Yeah that was brilliant loads of people went to reset their consoles or PC because that were scared that their machines had crashed.
A Video game character scared people including me on a real level.  "
#24 Posted by Zereta (1363 posts) -

All 3 Scarecrow moments. Can't pick one. That concept really shook me.

#25 Edited by Slayeric (256 posts) -

I'm a huge Batman fan, so the best part for me was wandering around all of Arkham Asylum and seeing all the references to the comics in the game. Did you guys catch the Ras Al'Ghul cameo?
 
I got giddy about it, personally. I think my favorite parts about the scarecrow moments was way more subtle than anyone else has mentioned. Every time I saw Batman cough a little, I smiled a little because I knew I was about to see Scarecrow. Right before the second one, Batman starts coughing RIGHT before he opens the door.
 
For me, another extremely awesome part of the game was learning Hush didn't exist yet within the games continuity. I have to wonder if Tommy Elliott will make an appearance in AA2. That would be a crazy wild card to just throw into the games current plot.

#26 Posted by stephengotlost (703 posts) -

@Cirdain said:
" @cstrang said:

" @addictedtopinescent said:

" The third scarecrow moment . . .  
 
 I was a honest WTF moment for me, games don't usually do that to me "
This. "
Yeah that was brilliant loads of people went to reset their consoles or PC because that were scared that their machines had crashed.
A Video game character scare people including me on a real level.  "
Seriously. I got a real BSOD playing beforehand and then I restarted my PC and the game. Despite it being my second playthrough, when I got to that sequence and artifacts started appearing, I immediately alt tabbed out of the game and pulled my PS3 USB controller out.
 
I almost corrupted my save file!
#27 Posted by Gabriel (4055 posts) -
@RipTheVeins said:
" All of my favorite moments of the story have already been mentioned, but I really really enjoyed all of the patient interview tapes.  It just made the antagonists seem more static and interesting when you confronted them.  "
The riddler one where he was talking about a legless baby was pretty good.
#28 Posted by Kr3lian (310 posts) -
@Slayeric said:
" I'm a huge Batman fan, so the best part for me was wandering around all of Arkham Asylum and seeing all the references to the comics in the game. Did you guys catch the Ras Al'Ghul cameo? I got giddy about it, personally. I think my favorite parts about the scarecrow moments was way more subtle than anyone else has mentioned. Every time I saw Batman cough a little, I smiled a little because I knew I was about to see Scarecrow. Right before the second one, Batman starts coughing RIGHT before he opens the door. For me, another extremely awesome part of the game was learning Hush didn't exist yet within the games continuity. I have to wonder if Tommy Elliott will make an appearance in AA2. That would be a crazy wild card to just throw into the games current plot. "
 
I think the best part about this game, and the reason why it was my GOTY, was the extreme, unyielding attention to detail.  It totally drew me in.
#29 Posted by illmatic19 (964 posts) -

The scarecrow moments would be the best, but they always froze on me. Did anyone else have these issues?

#30 Posted by ajamafalous (11791 posts) -
 
Also, being a comic book fan, it was really enjoyable to see an extended cast of characters all interacting in one way or another, and even just catching references to characters who weren't actually present in the game.
 
Also, this: @addictedtopinescent said:

"
And as someone else said, the attention to detail. This game has such an attention to detail and absolutely nails the Batman atmosphere. Everything from the gritty, grimy, dark textures to the patient interview tapes.
 
 
I just bought it this week during the Steam sale, and this game could very much end up being my favorite of the year.
#31 Posted by demontium (4707 posts) -
#32 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -
#33 Posted by ajamafalous (11791 posts) -
@demontium said:
" The whole game was pretty good. 
 
"
Yeah, I kinda feel the same way. It reminded me of Bioshock: great, but then the last 10 minutes were pretty bad.
#34 Posted by demontium (4707 posts) -
#35 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
#36 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -
#37 Edited by Regal (434 posts) -

That TV static in the third fear toxin sequence was brilliant for a couple of reason the most impressive of which is how they manage to make it appear to be real, actual technical error and not some in-game effect that you have seen a hundred times before. The real test was that I played the game again on the hardest difficulty and again I fell for it and thought my PC was overheating or something and expected to see smoke coming out of the case (which has happened to me before since I first built my own PC). You can imagine how smart I felt after I came to my senses the second time. I'm not sure how they do it but the volume and picture and contrast just tells you that these are real technical issues on an instinctual basis, even though they are not.  
 
My favorite cheesy Batman moment was the line that in the end that goes something like  SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content.  
   

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