Calendar Man

#1 Posted by FoxMulder (1570 posts) -

I beat the game a few days ago and upon trying to get all of the Riddler stuff I found Calendar Man in the jail cell of Two-Face's court room. I thought it was a neat little easter egg to put in this game. I noticed when you talk to him that he keeps mentioning Halloween and to visit him then. I looked at the trophy list and one of the acheivements is called Storyteller and its description is "Have 12 Murderous Dates with Calendar Man". So aparrently there are 12 different holidays you have to visit him in order to get this trophy. I'm excited to see what happens on Halloween, but I wonder if this means if you miss one holiday that you have to wait a WHOLE year to get it again. I really don't want to pull an Animal Crossing Resetti and cheat to get each holiday, but I don't know if I have it in me to remember to boot the game up each time one comes along!

So has anyone heard if you can cheat the system and get all of the holidays by changing your systems date? If not I'm gonna have to mark in on my real calendar or phone or something to remember!

#2 Posted by DonChipotle (2659 posts) -

You can cheat to get the achievement, yeah.

#3 Posted by ADAMWD (503 posts) -

The calendar next to his cell has dates circled, you have to talk to him on those days to unlock the achievement. Without cheating, you'd have to wait until August of next year to unlock the achievement.

#4 Posted by FoxMulder (1570 posts) -

ah well...cool concept for him and the acheivement, but I'm never gonna remember! Thanks guys!

#5 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

I got the achievement by changing the date on the system. I know it's dirty. But I don't have time to wait a year to get one achievement. Although, I will have great admiration for anyone you commits to getting the achievement by booting the game up on those dates for a year.

#6 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

hmmm...so you CAN cheat this achievement... :)

#7 Posted by Colt (110 posts) -

I'm determined to get this legit for some crazy reason. Batman makes all holidays better.

#8 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -

Calendar Man was a huge disappointment. He was so cool though. I like his voice.

#9 Posted by Hailinel (22752 posts) -

@N7 said:

Calendar Man was a huge disappointment. He was so cool though. I like his voice.

How is he a disappointment? He's a barely B-tier Batman villain whose gimmick is committing crimes on specific dates. That he's given anything special to do at all in the game is remarkable in itself.

#10 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

@N7 said:

Calendar Man was a huge disappointment. He was so cool though. I like his voice.

How is he a disappointment? He's a barely B-tier Batman villain whose gimmick is committing crimes on specific dates. That he's given anything special to do at all in the game is remarkable in itself.

He had potential to be totally awesome though, with how Rocksteady was talking about him. Then you see him... And all he does is tell you stories(That, given, I found fun) and limps back to his bed.
#11 Posted by FoxMulder (1570 posts) -

It would have been cool if somehow he escapes each major holiday and there was a side mission you did each day. Like some sort of Christmas themed murder he commits, or with other various holidays.

#12 Posted by Nightriff (4383 posts) -

@FoxMulder said:

It would have been cool if somehow he escapes each major holiday and there was a side mission you did each day. Like some sort of Christmas themed murder he commits, or with other various holidays.

That sounds amazing..Rocksteady get on this idea NOW

#13 Posted by Hailinel (22752 posts) -

@N7 said:

@Hailinel said:

@N7 said:

Calendar Man was a huge disappointment. He was so cool though. I like his voice.

How is he a disappointment? He's a barely B-tier Batman villain whose gimmick is committing crimes on specific dates. That he's given anything special to do at all in the game is remarkable in itself.

He had potential to be totally awesome though, with how Rocksteady was talking about him. Then you see him... And all he does is tell you stories(That, given, I found fun) and limps back to his bed.

I don't recall reading anything prior to the game's release that Calendar Man was going to be anything other than a glorified storyteller.

#14 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

@N7 said:

@Hailinel said:

@N7 said:

Calendar Man was a huge disappointment. He was so cool though. I like his voice.

How is he a disappointment? He's a barely B-tier Batman villain whose gimmick is committing crimes on specific dates. That he's given anything special to do at all in the game is remarkable in itself.

He had potential to be totally awesome though, with how Rocksteady was talking about him. Then you see him... And all he does is tell you stories(That, given, I found fun) and limps back to his bed.

I don't recall reading anything prior to the game's release that Calendar Man was going to be anything other than a glorified storyteller.

I used to be a member of a forum called Arkhamcity.co.uk and at first, it was a fansite, and then Rocksteady came in and started helping out(Which is why I left... Got waaaay too mainstream) and you would be surprised just what Rocksteady was saying about this game. Long story short, they ended up detailing almost every single thing you'd be doing, even saying that "OMG Oracle has been kidnapped and you have to save her!". That turned out to not be true(Or maybe DLC, as Oracle wasn't there for the most part of the game).
 
Long story short, I hitched a ride on a hype-train I had no reason being on.
#15 Posted by Crash_Happy (637 posts) -

@FoxMulder said:

It would have been cool if somehow he escapes each major holiday and there was a side mission you did each day. Like some sort of Christmas themed murder he commits, or with other various holidays.

This exactly. Oh man!

#16 Posted by lusence (345 posts) -

lol so it goes by the system date? taht would be cool if it was a hot chick, i mean come on bats gots to get loose some time or another, and you could like have VR sex with someone, maybe catwoman, robin if your that way... no judgement here... you gotta like glide through little rings until you land on the 'egg' as a sperm side quest, to have a baby....

whew that was like a stroke of genius, i need to rest now....

#17 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@N7 said:

Calendar Man was a huge disappointment. He was so cool though. I like his voice.

How is he a disappointment? He's a barely B-tier Batman villain whose gimmick is committing crimes on specific dates. That he's given anything special to do at all in the game is remarkable in itself.

Indeed he is pretty lame. Committing crimes on specific dates... isn't that what all criminals do if they ever plan something?

#18 Posted by LTSmash (561 posts) -

I'm a big fan of Long Halloween/Dark Victory so Calendar Man's inclusion is a neat little thing.

#19 Posted by Mike512 (209 posts) -

I went on the 360 achievements website and someone said they got banned from Live for a week for network manipulation or something like that. Has this happened to anyone or anyone they know? I think what I might do is just sign out of Live and then change the date and get every holiday except Halloween and then on Monday just get the last date and achievement then but I don't want to do it if I get in trouble.

#20 Posted by ThePhantomStranger (353 posts) -

I think most people can wait a year for a trophy/achievement...also I frequent akramcity.co.uk and while they do get a little batwild at times the whole oracle kidnapped things was just a misunderstanding based on early reports of the courthouse demo.

#21 Posted by EmuLeader (556 posts) -

I found him the first time in the courthouse looking for trophies. Is it just me, or does anyone else think the ominous mumbling is really creepy? Especially before you actually see him and just hear it in the background.

#22 Posted by fetchfox (1163 posts) -

The best part is when you've done all twelve months. Go back in and see him then....

#23 Edited by Divina_Rex (351 posts) -

my friend already has the achievement though and it hasn't been a full year. He just changed the dates and well it makes sense sine he is an achievement whore.

#24 Posted by JDW519 (148 posts) -

I will happily play this game until next year, bring it on Calendar Man

#25 Posted by CenturionCajun (1461 posts) -

As a friendly reminder today is Thanksgiving so don't forget to go and talk to him.

#26 Posted by HellBrendy (992 posts) -

@Colt said:

I'm determined to get this legit for some crazy reason. Batman makes all holidays better.

Same here. But I know come march, I'll start to forget it.

#27 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

Got mines :)

#28 Posted by Ramone (2932 posts) -

@lusence said:

lol so it goes by the system date? taht would be cool if it was a hot chick, i mean come on bats gots to get loose some time or another, and you could like have VR sex with someone, maybe catwoman, robin if your that way... no judgement here... you gotta like glide through little rings until you land on the 'egg' as a sperm side quest, to have a baby....

whew that was like a stroke of genius, i need to rest now....

Wh-What the hell are you talking about dude?

#29 Posted by Colt (110 posts) -

Happy Labor Day! Congrats on anyone else who bothered to get the achievement legit.

#30 Posted by bkbroiler (1588 posts) -

oh man, i was playing the game normally today and almost forgot! whew.

#31 Posted by Vinny_Says (5632 posts) -

Brothers in arms Hell's Highway did this too, but you couldn't cheat it. These types of achievements are neat if done right.

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