Does hanging from the gargoyles do anything besides look cool?

#1 Posted by trustymutsi (63 posts) -

I was wondering this morning as I played B:AA. Does hanging upside down from the gargoyles have any advantage gameplay-wise, or is it just to look cool?    I'm able to do the inverted takedown on thugs even when I'm sitting rightside up on the gargoyles, so that doesn't seem to be the advantage. 
 
Thanks for any help! :)
#2 Posted by LiquidPrince (15912 posts) -

Gives you more reach so you can inverted take down farther away enemies.

#3 Posted by Akeldama (4244 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
" Gives you more reach so you can inverted take down farther away enemies. "
#4 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Batman never looks cool.

#5 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

Also makes it easier to drop right below the gargoyle and spray some gel. Since everyone rushes to the gargoyle anyway when you do the inverted takedown, you might as well blow them up.

#6 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -
@alexl86 said:
" Also makes it easier to drop right below the gargoyle and spray some gel. Since everyone rushes to the gargoyle anyway when you do the inverted takedown, you might as well blow them up. "
Definitely. I'm playing my hard playthrough and I haven't upgraded the inverted takedown yet, so I can't hang upside down. There were times were I just wanted to drop down right behind them, but since I couldn't hang upside down, I semi-glided dropped and ended up right in front of his face.
#7 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@suneku said:
" @alexl86 said:
" Also makes it easier to drop right below the gargoyle and spray some gel. Since everyone rushes to the gargoyle anyway when you do the inverted takedown, you might as well blow them up. "
Definitely. I'm playing my hard playthrough and I haven't upgraded the inverted takedown yet, so I can't hang upside down. There were times were I just wanted to drop down right behind them, but since I couldn't hang upside down, I semi-glided dropped and ended up right in front of his face. "
Try to land right on top of them in that case. If you land on top of them they fall down and you can do a ground takedown.
#8 Posted by trustymutsi (63 posts) -

Wow, thanks! All this time I thought it was just for looks!
#9 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -
@trustymutsi said:
" Wow, thanks! All this time I thought it was just for looks! "
:P 
Doesn't change the fact that it's awesome looking
#10 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @suneku said:
" @alexl86 said:
" Also makes it easier to drop right below the gargoyle and spray some gel. Since everyone rushes to the gargoyle anyway when you do the inverted takedown, you might as well blow them up. "
Definitely. I'm playing my hard playthrough and I haven't upgraded the inverted takedown yet, so I can't hang upside down. There were times were I just wanted to drop down right behind them, but since I couldn't hang upside down, I semi-glided dropped and ended up right in front of his face. "
Try to land right on top of them in that case. If you land on top of them they fall down and you can do a ground takedown. "
I already know that. Still pretty hard to maneuver him mid-air when I wasn't aiming for his head anyways.
#11 Posted by damswedon (3185 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" Batman never looks cool. "
#12 Posted by TheHBK (5474 posts) -

pretty sure Batman is a homosexual.  well at least in this game.
#13 Posted by jakob187 (21665 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" Batman never looks cool. "
Someone invert takedown this fool!!! 
 
@TheHBK said:
" pretty sure Batman is a homosexual.  well at least in this game. "
And this fool also!!! 
 
Also, the hang does a lot of things for you, especially when you get into the Predator challenges.  Hanging from a gargoyle gives you a position advantage to drop down without gliding in order to sneak up and do a silent takedown on someone.  It's also the only way to do an inverted takedown, which comes in handy when you're in a rush and need to escape really quick to other gargoyles.  The biggest thing that it will do for you, however, is give you yet another perspective to look at to see if jumping down if going to land you in the place you need to land if you do choose to drop down, glide, or whatever. 
 
I tried two of the Extreme Predator challenges last night, and fuck me running!  The Extreme challenges IN GENERAL are tough as nails sometimes.  Shock and Awe Extreme is kicking my ass right now!!!  All the shock baton guys, all the knife guys, and you've gotta take 'em all down in a less than a minute on each round!!!  FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE!!!
#14 Posted by trustymutsi (63 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @HandsomeDead said:
" Batman never looks cool. "
Someone invert takedown this fool!!! 
 
@TheHBK said:
" pretty sure Batman is a homosexual.  well at least in this game. "
And this fool also!!!  Also, the hang does a lot of things for you, especially when you get into the Predator challenges.  Hanging from a gargoyle gives you a position advantage to drop down without gliding in order to sneak up and do a silent takedown on someone.  It's also the only way to do an inverted takedown, which comes in handy when you're in a rush and need to escape really quick to other gargoyles.  The biggest thing that it will do for you, however, is give you yet another perspective to look at to see if jumping down if going to land you in the place you need to land if you do choose to drop down, glide, or whatever.  I tried two of the Extreme Predator challenges last night, and fuck me running!  The Extreme challenges IN GENERAL are tough as nails sometimes.  Shock and Awe Extreme is kicking my ass right now!!!  All the shock baton guys, all the knife guys, and you've gotta take 'em all down in a less than a minute on each round!!!  FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE!!! "

I'm pretty sure I've done inverted takedowns without hanging upside down, but it sounds like I'll be able to do it more often if I'm hanging, as I'll be closer to the thugs. Thanks for the info!
#15 Posted by JukeboxJoe (242 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
"Batman never looks cool. "

Get the fuck out of my life

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