Hey, should I get Batman?

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#1 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -

You know, that really good one from last year.  I never played more than the demo.  Why didn't I ever buy this game?  It seems great. 
 
 
Should I go get it right now?

#2 Posted by JJOR64 (18904 posts) -
#3 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

Yes.

#4 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -

First I was like wait wut then I was like oh lol.

#5 Posted by Yummylee (21242 posts) -

Yes...right now. Take your laptop with you. I want to be with you every step.

#6 Posted by raiz265 (2233 posts) -

Right now.

#7 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -

We're in this together now till the end.

#8 Edited by schizogony (974 posts) -

I didn't post SHIT twice, MattyFTM.  That's your beloved POS site making me look bad.

#9 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

I REGRET NOTHING.

#10 Posted by guiseppe (2837 posts) -

Yes, go get it.

#11 Posted by CaptainObvious (2992 posts) -

BUY IT NOW IF YOU WANT TO LIVE!

#12 Edited by Jeust (10473 posts) -
@schizogony:  
 
you don't get Batman, Batman gets you! 
 
That said, what are you waiting for? :P
#13 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -

I feel like I want someone to come in here and tell me how bad it is and how it's not worth my, like, $35 or so. 

#14 Posted by Teptom (2047 posts) -

Why even ask?  
 
GET IT.

#15 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

I bought it yesterday and have been thoroughly enjoying it since. I got it for £17 from Amazon.

#16 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Oh yeah. Buy it. You'll like it.

#17 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -

dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit.

#18 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@schizogony: right fucking now!
#19 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

No. Save your money, by a Batman costume, fight real crimes.

#20 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -

I can get it for $35 NOW or I can pay just about the same price to sign up for GameFly, rent it, use "Keep it" and have a month of game renting (probably 3 or 4 games rented).   
 
Do I give in to my impatience and just get it now or wait for GameFly which would basically mean I get the game AND a month of rentals?

#21 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -
@Ryax said:
" dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit. "
Yes, this is what I need! 
 
So, like, once it's over, I'm not gonna wanna go back a second time?  What about challenge rooms or whatever they're called?  What about playing it on hard for the Achievement?
#22 Posted by damswedon (3174 posts) -

Yes! it is the best representation of Batman in a loooooooong time.

#23 Posted by Rockdalf (1274 posts) -
@schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit. "
Yes, this is what I need!  So, like, once it's over, I'm not gonna wanna go back a second time?  What about challenge rooms or whatever they're called?  What about playing it on hard for the Achievement? "
I rented it, but I would buy it right now on a whim, it's a really solid game based on a REALLY solid IP.  It's got everything for fans and newcomers to batman, as well as run and gunners and stealth gamers.  If I could say anything bad about the game, there isn't enough rainbows I guess.
 
Also, play through on Hard the first time.  Yes you will get your ass kicked, so be it, but it's a lot better than getting used to some of the combat warnings in Normal only to have them stripped away on Hard.
#24 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@Rockdalf said:
" @schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit. "
Yes, this is what I need!  So, like, once it's over, I'm not gonna wanna go back a second time?  What about challenge rooms or whatever they're called?  What about playing it on hard for the Achievement? "
I rented it, but I would buy it right now on a whim, it's a really solid game based on a REALLY solid IP.  It's got everything for fans and newcomers to batman, as well as run and gunners and stealth gamers.  If I could say anything bad about the game, there isn't enough rainbows I guess.  Also, play through on Hard the first time.  Yes you will get your ass kicked, so be it, but it's a lot better than getting used to some of the combat warnings in Normal only to have them stripped away on Hard. "
dude i was joking. get this game. best batman game ive ever played.
#25 Posted by BaneFireLord (2909 posts) -

YES! Buy it immediately! I thought it sounded awful at first, then borrowed it from a friend....that is one damned impressive game.

#26 Posted by marrec (256 posts) -

Nope, wait for it to go on sale again, cause it always goes on sale.

#27 Posted by BaneFireLord (2909 posts) -
@schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit. "
Yes, this is what I need!  So, like, once it's over, I'm not gonna wanna go back a second time?  What about challenge rooms or whatever they're called?  What about playing it on hard for the Achievement? "
I've played it through twice and I really want to go back for a third time, but I've felt like I should finish a few other games first.
#28 Posted by GunstarRed (5021 posts) -

download the demo.... and then buy it immediately
#29 Edited by schizogony (974 posts) -

I have been giving serious considering to playing through on hard the first time (for the Achievement, for the challenge and for stretching out the length of the game).  I will do this.  I like the removal of the thingies over bad guys' heads when they're about to attack. 
 
  
As for the IP, I've always had a passing interest in Batman but never been what you'd call a "fan."   However, within the last week or so, something kind of clicked and all of a sudden I find myself craving Batman stuff.  I'm reading some of the more poignant comics (Year One, Killing Joke, Hush, etc.) and watching YouTubes of the old (crap) games starring Batman.  I'm 28 and kinda sorta JUST NOW became a real fan of Batman (the only other time in my life where I'd consider myself a fan being during the original run of The Animated Series 20 years ago).   
 
 
 
 
@marioncobretti said: 

" download the demo.... and then buy it immediately "


 I've played through it like 5 times now.  
#30 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -
@Ryax said:
" @Rockdalf said:
" @schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit. "
Yes, this is what I need!  So, like, once it's over, I'm not gonna wanna go back a second time?  What about challenge rooms or whatever they're called?  What about playing it on hard for the Achievement? "
I rented it, but I would buy it right now on a whim, it's a really solid game based on a REALLY solid IP.  It's got everything for fans and newcomers to batman, as well as run and gunners and stealth gamers.  If I could say anything bad about the game, there isn't enough rainbows I guess.  Also, play through on Hard the first time.  Yes you will get your ass kicked, so be it, but it's a lot better than getting used to some of the combat warnings in Normal only to have them stripped away on Hard. "
dude i was joking. get this game. best batman game ive ever played. "
DAMMIT 
 
I really needed some haters to thwart my money spending.  I shouldn't be doing this.  I'M POOR!
#31 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" @Rockdalf said:
" @schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit. "
Yes, this is what I need!  So, like, once it's over, I'm not gonna wanna go back a second time?  What about challenge rooms or whatever they're called?  What about playing it on hard for the Achievement? "
I rented it, but I would buy it right now on a whim, it's a really solid game based on a REALLY solid IP.  It's got everything for fans and newcomers to batman, as well as run and gunners and stealth gamers.  If I could say anything bad about the game, there isn't enough rainbows I guess.  Also, play through on Hard the first time.  Yes you will get your ass kicked, so be it, but it's a lot better than getting used to some of the combat warnings in Normal only to have them stripped away on Hard. "
dude i was joking. get this game. best batman game ive ever played. "
DAMMIT  I really needed some haters to thwart my money spending.  I shouldn't be doing this.  I'M POOR! "
no ones gonna hate on an awesome game. it really is one of the best batmans around
#32 Edited by schizogony (974 posts) -

^ Batman: Haterproof Edition 
 
 
 
Has anyone played it in 3D yet? 
 
I suppose I should go on the actual board for this game and ask.

#33 Posted by mubblegum (250 posts) -

Pay the money for it. Do it.

#34 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -
@schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" @Rockdalf said:
" @schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit. "
Yes, this is what I need!  So, like, once it's over, I'm not gonna wanna go back a second time?  What about challenge rooms or whatever they're called?  What about playing it on hard for the Achievement? "
I rented it, but I would buy it right now on a whim, it's a really solid game based on a REALLY solid IP.  It's got everything for fans and newcomers to batman, as well as run and gunners and stealth gamers.  If I could say anything bad about the game, there isn't enough rainbows I guess.  Also, play through on Hard the first time.  Yes you will get your ass kicked, so be it, but it's a lot better than getting used to some of the combat warnings in Normal only to have them stripped away on Hard. "
dude i was joking. get this game. best batman game ive ever played. "
DAMMIT  I really needed some haters to thwart my money spending.  I shouldn't be doing this.  I'M POOR! "  
I'm poorer than you. Just be glad you have $35 and go blow it like a real American already! (If not American, insert proper country  :P)
#35 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -

Well...@JJWeatherman said:

" @schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" @Rockdalf said:
" @schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit. "
Yes, this is what I need!  So, like, once it's over, I'm not gonna wanna go back a second time?  What about challenge rooms or whatever they're called?  What about playing it on hard for the Achievement? "
I rented it, but I would buy it right now on a whim, it's a really solid game based on a REALLY solid IP.  It's got everything for fans and newcomers to batman, as well as run and gunners and stealth gamers.  If I could say anything bad about the game, there isn't enough rainbows I guess.  Also, play through on Hard the first time.  Yes you will get your ass kicked, so be it, but it's a lot better than getting used to some of the combat warnings in Normal only to have them stripped away on Hard. "
dude i was joking. get this game. best batman game ive ever played. "
DAMMIT  I really needed some haters to thwart my money spending.  I shouldn't be doing this.  I'M POOR! "  
I'm poorer than you. Just be glad you have $35 and go blow it like a real American already! (If not American, insert proper country  :P) "
Actually... I kind of don't have even that much.  I'd be *cringes* trading games to GameStop for credit.  I never do this.  I never EVER do this.  But I want this game right now.  I'd be losing Red Dead Redemption, Red Faction Guerrilla and Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising.  
 
This is why I'm so torn.  But I've played the HECK out of RDR and tire of it.  I can always buy it again someday. 
#36 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

Do not get batman. Seriously, that shit stings, and the medicine you have to rub down there only makes it worse.

#37 Posted by Ghostfish (233 posts) -

Arkham Asylum's pretty much a must-play.  Get it.

#38 Posted by ectoplasma (961 posts) -

So, if you wanna get your mood chilled: I think it's overrated. The game itself is good but not amazing. The stealth game play is fun, the boss battles are fun and varied but those are the best parts of the game. The beat em up gameplay is OK, the jumping puzzles are meh. The rest is just push button then progress gameplay disguised as "puzzles". The game basically tells u all the time what to do without any need to think, it's like Fable's golden bread crumb trails just it's fitted into the fiction - bored the hell out of me. The Riddler riddles are a nice touch but the writing in general is only mediocre at best. Also, I should use the word gameplay more often. 

#39 Posted by Rockdalf (1274 posts) -
@ectoplasma said:
" So, if you wanna get your mood chilled: I think it's overrated. The game itself is good but not amazing. The stealth game play is fun, the boss battles are fun and varied but those are the best parts of the game. The beat em up gameplay is OK, the jumping puzzles are meh. The rest is just push button then progress gameplay disguised as "puzzles". The game basically tells u all the time what to do without any need to think, it's like Fable's golden bread crumb trails just it's fitted into the fiction - bored the hell out of me. The Riddler riddles are a nice touch but the writing in general is only mediocre at best. Also, I should use the word gameplay more often.  "
Stop lying to this man.  In all seriousness though, wait till you have the money and rent it.
#40 Posted by Keenblaze (470 posts) -

The gameplay is as engaging as you make it. 
 
It was just button-mashing for me before I unlocked the combo multiplier thing that doubled my multiplier each time I attacked at the right moment. Suddenly, the game just clicked and became a sublime experience. It just felt so good chaining well-timed attacks together. 
 
Stealth was also cool, although it didn't click as much with me. I enjoyed preying on the guys, but found it best just to keep doing inverted takedowns. 
 
The challenge rooms are an anomaly because they actually provide more enjoyment for when you play the story mode. Once the rooms "force" you to do innovative stuff, you find that it's fun and begin doing it when playing the story. Unfortunately, most people probably won't play the challenge rooms until after beating the game. The story itself hardly ever forces you to do all the cool stuff you can do. 
 
In conclusion, buy this game.

#41 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -
@schizogony said:
" Well...@JJWeatherman said:
" @schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" @Rockdalf said:
" @schizogony said:
" @Ryax said:
" dude. fuck this game. i beat it in like 5 hours. its boring as fuck and easy as shit. "
Yes, this is what I need!  So, like, once it's over, I'm not gonna wanna go back a second time?  What about challenge rooms or whatever they're called?  What about playing it on hard for the Achievement? "
I rented it, but I would buy it right now on a whim, it's a really solid game based on a REALLY solid IP.  It's got everything for fans and newcomers to batman, as well as run and gunners and stealth gamers.  If I could say anything bad about the game, there isn't enough rainbows I guess.  Also, play through on Hard the first time.  Yes you will get your ass kicked, so be it, but it's a lot better than getting used to some of the combat warnings in Normal only to have them stripped away on Hard. "
dude i was joking. get this game. best batman game ive ever played. "
DAMMIT  I really needed some haters to thwart my money spending.  I shouldn't be doing this.  I'M POOR! "  
I'm poorer than you. Just be glad you have $35 and go blow it like a real American already! (If not American, insert proper country  :P) "
Actually... I kind of don't have even that much.  I'd be *cringes* trading games to GameStop for credit.  I never do this.  I never EVER do this.  But I want this game right now.  I'd be losing Red Dead Redemption, Red Faction Guerrilla and Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising.   This is why I'm so torn.  But I've played the HECK out of RDR and tire of it.  I can always buy it again someday.  "
Baaah! Don't do it man! You'll regret it! 
 
But it's true, you CAN always rebuy the games later when you're rich and famous. But at that point you'll have to settle for an old busted used copy. It depends on how you feel about collecting games. If it's important to you, than I say hold off on buying the game. If collecting isn't so important to you and you just wanna buy an old used version later if you feel the urge, then sure go ahead and trade. 
#42 Posted by mrhankey (695 posts) -
@Ineedaname said:
" Yes. "
#43 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -
@CrossTheAtlantic said:
" Do not get batman. Seriously, that shit stings, and the medicine you have to rub down there only makes it worse. "  
I am  beleive this are joeks.  
 
@ectoplasma
said:
" So, if you wanna get your mood chilled: I think it's overrated. The game itself is good but not amazing. The stealth game play is fun, the boss battles are fun and varied but those are the best parts of the game. The beat em up gameplay is OK, the jumping puzzles are meh. The rest is just push button then progress gameplay disguised as "puzzles". The game basically tells u all the time what to do without any need to think, it's like Fable's golden bread crumb trails just it's fitted into the fiction - bored the hell out of me. The Riddler riddles are a nice touch but the writing in general is only mediocre at best. Also, I should use the word gameplay more often.  "
Hmmmmmmmmm...... 
 
Hmm....   
 
Well, your high points sound great, game-selling almost.  Your lower points have me thinking.  I'm thinking hard.  I'm asking myself if the atmosphere Rocksteady created is immersive and encapsulating enough to overcome these meh-ish exercises in near-tedium.  I despise the Fable games (and immediately turned off bread crumbs in Fable II upon initial boot, before returning the game to GameStop the next day of course). 
 
The writing's mediocrity, is it at least "there" enough to couple with the solid atmosphere and push-button-to-progress-ish gameplay and give birth to an experience that will have me returning time and time again as an escape?  Can I LIVE in this world sometimes when I'm bored with real life?  What the hell is this paragraph ?  I'm high on caffeine right now.
#44 Posted by yakov456 (1899 posts) -

The game is fantastic. I rented it and to be honest, when I first started to play it I did not like it at all. It felt like a ps2 game to me. But as you progress the game really steps it up, and it's a very rewarding experience. Buy it!

#45 Posted by BaneFireLord (2909 posts) -

Oh, and here's the final selling point: MARK HAMILL. MARK MOTHERF*CKING HAMILL. Need I say more?

#46 Posted by FlyingRat (1445 posts) -
@ectoplasma said:
" So, if you wanna get your mood chilled: I think it's overrated. The game itself is good but not amazing. The stealth game play is fun, the boss battles are fun and varied but those are the best parts of the game. The beat em up gameplay is OK, the jumping puzzles are meh. The rest is just push button then progress gameplay disguised as "puzzles". The game basically tells u all the time what to do without any need to think, it's like Fable's golden bread crumb trails just it's fitted into the fiction - bored the hell out of me. The Riddler riddles are a nice touch but the writing in general is only mediocre at best. Also, I should use the word gameplay more often.  "
You sir, are a madman.
#47 Posted by Keenblaze (470 posts) -

Mediocre writing? I dunno, the ABSOLUTELY MINDBLOWING voice acting covered up any lame writing for me... 
 
Seriously. 
 
The Joker. Mark Hamill. He has some of the best lines in a video game ever.

#48 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -
@Keenblaze said:
" The gameplay is as engaging as you make it.  It was just button-mashing for me before I unlocked the combo multiplier thing that doubled my multiplier each time I attacked at the right moment. Suddenly, the game just clicked and became a sublime experience. It just felt so good chaining well-timed attacks together.  Stealth was also cool, although it didn't click as much with me. I enjoyed preying on the guys, but found it best just to keep doing inverted takedowns.  The challenge rooms are an anomaly because they actually provide more enjoyment for when you play the story mode. Once the rooms "force" you to do innovative stuff, you find that it's fun and begin doing it when playing the story. Unfortunately, most people probably won't play the challenge rooms until after beating the game. The story itself hardly ever forces you to do all the cool stuff you can do.  In conclusion, buy this game. "
The combat in the demo does seem like it sets up a base for what becomes a very sublime, timing-focused and rhythmic thing.  It's good to hear that one can choose to take the combat beyond mere mashing and inject some skill and even something akin to a musicality--a veritable percussive dance--into it, garnering a pleasure something like that of a fighting game when you pull of a badass combo (uh, or something like that).  You say it's what I make it?  I want to make it a beautiful ballet of beating and bruising. 
  
I'm especially looking forward to challenge rooms.
#49 Edited by schizogony (974 posts) -
@BaneFireLord said:

" Oh, and here's the final selling point: MARK HAMILL. MARK MOTHERF*CKING HAMILL. Need I say more? "

@Keenblaze said:

" Mediocre writing? I dunno, the ABSOLUTELY MINDBLOWING voice acting covered up any lame writing for me...  Seriously.  The Joker. Mark Hamill. He has some of the best lines in a video game ever. "

 
 
Mark Hamill's Joker is my favorite Joker.
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