Have the reviews swayed you to buy the game?

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#1 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
#2 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I was already going to.

#3 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

No actually.
 
I'll probably rent it.

#4 Posted by HoldenLaFayette (41 posts) -

There's stuff I'm more interested in coming later this year. 10-12 hours isn't worth $60...Even if it's 10-12 hours awesome Bat time.

#5 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3063 posts) -

I was probably already going to.

#6 Posted by Jimbo_N (1197 posts) -

Havent cared to read a single review yet. Going to buy it anyway.

#7 Posted by jkz (4058 posts) -

Based on the little taste I got earlier on, I was expecting something fun to hold me over until the tide of releases later in the year, but I wasn't expecting anything nearly as good as what I've heard right now

#8 Edited by thebipsnbeeps (558 posts) -

I am strongly, strongly considering it. Before, I really wanted to rent it. Due to some of the games that I want to save up for, though, I think I'm gonna stick to the latter idea still.

#9 Posted by iAmJohn (6134 posts) -

Sort of.  Playing it with my friend last night is what really convinced me to buy the game, but the reviews definitely convinced me to give the game another look.

#10 Posted by Chaser324 (6741 posts) -

I was vaguely interested when I first heard comparisons to Bioshock, but none of the videos or images convinced me that it was anything more than a typical, though very good looking, comic property game. The announcement of the voice actors from the classic animated series hooked me a little bit, but still didn't make this a must purchase. The demo, while solid, actually brought my level of excitement for the game down a little bit because I started to fear that the brawling and stealth sequences might quickly become repetitive.
 
It wasn't until the overwhelmingly positive reviews started coming in that I got absolutely psyched to play this game. I actually just earlier today ordered the game on Amazon.

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#11 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

I beat the game this afternoon. I just want to put it out there that you really probably should buy this game. It has its flaws, but it's still one of the most enjoyable games this year so far.
 
The best thing about it is the way Arkham Asylum essentially becomes a character. It's packed with little bits and bobs of interest. It forces you to explore, and rewards you for doing so.
 
The closest thing I can compare it to is Bioshock.

#12 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
@get2sammyb said:
" I beat the game this afternoon. I just want to put it out there that you really probably should buy this game. It has its flaws, but it's still one of the most enjoyable games this year so far.  The best thing about it is the way Arkham Asylum essentially becomes a character. It's packed with little bits and bobs of interest. It forces you to explore, and rewards you for doing so.  The closest thing I can compare it to is Bioshock. "
How long did it take you to beat it? Does the 10-12 hours seem right?
#13 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

The game is getting good reviews but, I still don't plan on buying it right away.  Maybe I'll pick it up later this year.

#14 Posted by cdfishman (259 posts) -

I was already going to, on launch, the reviews have now got me more hyped about it, but I have to wait until my xbox gets back from repair.

#15 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Playing it is what sold me on the game. The reviews just confirmed the feeling I already had about it.

#16 Posted by Pie (7110 posts) -

Already gonna get it before the reveiws

#17 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I'm getting a "drink the koolaid" vibe in general from most outlets right now. I don't trust a game where nobody has a dissenting viewpoint. Not to say its bad, but if someone reads a good handful of these nob shining reviews then jumps in, their expectations couldn't possibly be met.

#18 Posted by Maxszy (2067 posts) -
@HoldenLaFayette said:
" There's stuff I'm more interested in coming later this year. 10-12 hours isn't worth $60...Even if it's 10-12 hours awesome Bat time. "
10 - 12 hours isn't worth $60? You crazy? Considering there are other games with less than that, that are worth it, I don't get that! :-P That being said, I would also argue that value should never be judged by its time (for the most part) since its the experience that matters.
 
As for the OT, I am going to pass. There is enough stuff coming out later this year that I will save my limited budget for. Though I would like to get Batman, there's others that are more important to me.
#19 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -
@Maxszy said:
 As for the OT, I am going to pass. There is enough stuff coming out later this year that I will save my limited budget for. Though I would like to get Batman, there's others that are more important to me. "
 
Ditto, it looks good, but theres alot of stuff coming out that looks much, much better. Especially if you can only afford 2-3 games this side of christmas.
#20 Posted by Chaser324 (6741 posts) -
@Maxszy: I completely agree. I am perfectly willing to pay $60 for a high quality 10-12 hour game. In a lot of cases I actually prefer it rather than having a game overstay its welcome and really stretch things out for too long. I think games of the previous generation sort of spoiled us by most top-notch games being at least 20+ hours, but I've fully readjusted my thinking at this point. If you want to know the exact game that changed my way of thinking, I specifically remember it being Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for the XBox. That game, while only about 10 hours, was by far one of the most satisfying gaming experiences I'd had in a long time. More than good enough to justify its price tag and a permanent place on my shelf.
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#21 Posted by jakob187 (21755 posts) -
@Cube said:
" No actually.  I'll probably rent it. "
#22 Posted by HellBrendy (994 posts) -

I'll afford all the three games starting with "B" this autumn. And then I'll but L4D2 as well.
#23 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

I was already planning on buying the game, but the reviews have helped reassure my decision

#24 Posted by Peacemaker (1106 posts) -

I wasn't sure if I was going to just buy or rent, when I played the demo I pretty much knew I was going to buy it.  The reviews really just solidified my decision.

#25 Posted by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

Got the game already.

#26 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

The reviews were one thing, but it's really the Amazon discounts that 'got me'.  If I didn't risk paying more after the game was actually released, or if the reviews had been pretty tepid, I wouldn't have gone ahead and kept my preorder.

#27 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

I would have done it anyway

#28 Posted by Woodtsunami (188 posts) -

I don't really like Batman and I have a very limited budget for games this fall, so, no matter what the reviews say, I don't plan on picking it up.

#29 Posted by Hamst3r (4562 posts) -

 
No, not really. The gameplay doesn't look like stuff I would enjoy.

#30 Posted by nrain (1274 posts) -

Was already going to get it, but I'm really glad it's getting good reviews, who knew eidos could make a good game.
#31 Posted by spankingaddict (2735 posts) -

i have gamefly, ill rent it and love.... i only have to pay around 130 bucks a year to rent games.. thats like 2 full price games for 20-25 games i rent and play a year....

#32 Posted by demonbear (1877 posts) -
@HoldenLaFayette said:
" There's stuff I'm more interested in coming later this year. 10-12 hours isn't worth $60...Even if it's 10-12 hours awesome Bat time. "
This, when its down to 30$ or so i'll buy it.
#33 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -

I cant say for sure.

#34 Posted by Crixaliz (782 posts) -
@demonbear said:
" @HoldenLaFayette said:
" There's stuff I'm more interested in coming later this year. 10-12 hours isn't worth $60...Even if it's 10-12 hours awesome Bat time. "
This, when its down to 30$ or so i'll buy it. "
Same here, I'm probably only going to get one or two more games this year. So i'm waiting to see if any other titles turn out to be more fun.
#35 Posted by ieatlions (708 posts) -

nope

#36 Posted by alexl86 (634 posts) -

I voted yes, though I was probably going to get it anyway, it wouldn't have been as soon as the release day.

#37 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12103 posts) -

I already don't have the money to buy the three or four games that I am heavily anticipating for this year. Sadly, Batman: AA is not on that list.

#38 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

I'll rent it. If I see any game for £20 I'm liable to give it a shot, so next year probably.

#39 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -
@choffy21: I will say, because I was reviewing it I had to play through quite quickly so it took me about 8 hours. If you take it slowly you can easily take 12 to get through the campaign. Plus, the game makes you want to go through and find all the collectibles, because there's usually a reward for it. It's not like other "open-world" games where there are a gajillion "things" to find, but you get nothing for it. This is constantly rewarding you with backstory, making the time it takes to find them worthwhile. Throw in the collectibles and a second play through and there's easily 20 hours of gameplay. That's without mentioning the challenge rooms. It's worth more than a rent in my opinion.
 
I'd link you to my review but the mods don't seem to like me doing that, so I'm afraid I can't. It's online now though. If you perhaps look at my bio you might find out how to find the review should you be interested.
 
That's all I'm saying before I get banned.
#40 Posted by AsianSwagger (151 posts) -

No. The demo was more than enough to help me make up my mind.

#41 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

I would have bought this game any way.

#42 Posted by Inquisitor (235 posts) -

I see reviews as entertainment value first hand, and second as a source of information, and only third do i consider the reviewers opinions.
#43 Posted by Ivanetc (168 posts) -
@Chaser324: 
' I was vaguely interested when I first heard comparisons to Bioshock, but none of the videos or images convinced me that it was anything more than a typical, though very good looking, comic property game. The announcement of the voice actors from the classic animated series hooked me a little bit, but still didn't make this a must purchase. The demo, while solid, actually brought my level of excitement for the game down a little bit because I started to fear that the brawling and stealth sequences might quickly become repetitive.
 
It wasn't until the overwhelmingly positive reviews started coming in that I got absolutely psyched to play this game. I actually just earlier today ordered the game on Amazon.'
 
my thoughts exactly
#44 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

I want it, but there are things I desire more and thus, won't buy it now. Maybe later in the year.

#45 Posted by Nexas (638 posts) -

Its at the top of my Gamefly que.

#46 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

The reviews just confirms that I'm definitely buying it day 1

#47 Edited by mattysen (822 posts) -

They actualy did. I didnt follow the game or play the Demo. And Im not an extremely hardcore Batman fan. But reading up the review's and knowing what it is about. Picking it up on day one

#48 Posted by Creamypies (4091 posts) -

Not really. I wasn't interested in the game before it came out, and my feelings about the it have stayed the same post launch.
 
The demo was okay, but it wasn't quite as amazing as some people seemed to be making it out to be.

#49 Posted by JokerClown88 (1051 posts) -

I knew that I was going to get this game since the reveal of the game in Game Informer.  THe Reviews have just been icing on the cake.

#50 Posted by myslead (929 posts) -
@HoldenLaFayette: it's a huge game, I clocked in maybe 6 hours in one sitting yesterday and I amazed when I saw that I only was at 34%

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