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Posted by mracoon (4979 posts) 1 year, 1 month ago
#51 Posted by ThePickle (4169 posts) -

It's motherfucking Dragon Age. Don't be silly. Vote for it.

#52 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5997 posts) -

Batman is an easy win here.

#53 Posted by CornBREDX (6041 posts) -

Rocksteady said "what? no one has innovated on brawlers for over 20 years now? What the hell? Ok, let's do that now then."

In this particular poll Batman wins.

#54 Posted by Captain_Insano (1564 posts) -

I love both of these games. I gave my vote to Arkham Asylum because it was the first good superhero game. The linearity of it worked really well, much better than Arkham City or Arkham Origins (sometimes less is more). The Killer Croc section kind of sucked but otherwise it was fantastic.

Dragon Age: Origins was friggin fantastic, but more because it was a throwback to older games that I loved more (Baldur's Gate I'm looking at you). Again, it's amazing how many times people get sequels wrong. Less options but more recorded dialogue sucked. Making it easier and more actiony sucked. No interesting environments to explore sucked. Let's hope the next is better. (Note that this rant didn't impact my vote here, just wanted to recall how much Dragon Age II disappointed)

#55 Posted by Solh0und (1850 posts) -

Darn you for making me choose!

Dragon age.

#56 Edited by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

Dragon Age Origins was an amazing game and it was replayable if you wanted to follow the alternate story paths. I really liked Arkham, but Dragon Age consumed me for more than a year.

#57 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -


#58 Posted by Broomhitches (173 posts) -

I thoroughly enjoyed DA:O

#59 Posted by ReTarDedFisHy (1071 posts) -

Batman really paved the way for how modern-day beat-em-ups work with the free flow combat system. Really a strong influence on this generation.

#60 Edited by Little_Socrates (5715 posts) -

I actually think Dragon Age Origins is really trite and poorly paced/written, and the combat does nothing for me. I would not be likely to choose to play it again.

#61 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1857 posts) -

@jeust said:

@demoskinos said:

@jeust said:

I hate Dragon Age: Origins with passion!

@xyzygy said:

Batman. DA:O had bad combat and characters and the most uninteresting and predictable story.

I completely agree with you. Also the world seems for the most part ripped from Lord of the Rings and its events.

Really really? Predictable story? Batman trotting out the Joker every goddamn time as the final obstacle in Batman's way is the definition of contrived.

Yeah but what about the other bosses in the game? Scarecrow, Bane, Poison Ivy, etc...




like none of the other characters aside from batman and the joker really mattered

#62 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1857 posts) -

This is really, really tough. Two of my favoritest games ever. On one hand, I played through DA:O like three times within a year. On the other, Arkham Asylum is the only game I have S ranked. Craaaaap...

#63 Posted by armaan8014 (5449 posts) -

@49th said:

I want Batman: Arkham Asylum to win.

y u do dis ;_;

#64 Edited by Demoskinos (15156 posts) -

@artelinarose: I applaud you for S-Ranking that I gave up on those damned combat challenges I didn't want to put the effort in on those things. I actually S-Ranked Dragon Age on PS3 along with all of the DLC. That took awhile but it was so fun! =)

#65 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1857 posts) -

@artelinarose: I applaud you for S-Ranking that I gave up on those damned combat challenges I didn't wan't to put the effort in on those things. I actually S-Ranked Dragon Age on PS3 along with all of the DLC. That took awhile but it was so fun! =)

It was a lot of frustration and persistence but I got through it eventually. I remember the key was to stop trying to rush through them so quickly and take my time. I stopped attacking all of the time and spaced out my hits so I could react to counter prompts and such. I GUESS I also S ranked Symphony of the Night but I don't think that really counts...

#66 Edited by FelixTheNomad (4 posts) -

Wait, why are either of these on a best of the generation list? I am utterly baffled.

#67 Posted by RadixNegative2 (526 posts) -

Man, you guys are monsters. I mean Batman is the greatest super hero game ever made, but Dragon Age: Origins is so much better!

I am a sucker for fantasy though sooo.

#68 Posted by Krullban (1064 posts) -

Dragon Age was great. But it was pretty much just another Bioware RPG. Arkham Asylum came along and took something that rarely(if ever) get legitimately great games(Batman/Superheroes) and actually made an extremely innovative and now often copied combat system. So Batman wins this one for me.

#69 Posted by BisonHero (7056 posts) -

@felixthenomad said:

Wait, why are either of these on a best of the generation list? I am utterly baffled.

*does best Jeff Gerstmann impression*

Sounds like the work of The Baffler!

#70 Posted by Shishkabob (18 posts) -

Batman wins with prep.

#71 Posted by Hunter5024 (5967 posts) -

Batman has gone down a point, and Dragon Age has gone up a point since I last checked. So there's that.

#72 Posted by Slag (4885 posts) -

Boy this is a tough one.

I gotta give it to Batman 'cause dat combat system made fistfighting fun for the first time in a Third person action game for me. As good as DA:O it didn't do something as revolutionary as that.

#73 Posted by LackingSaint (1856 posts) -

Was there a voting poll whether Arkham Asylum or Arkham City would be in the running? Because Asylum is great and all but City just seems better in every way except the story.

#74 Posted by Starfishhunter9 (369 posts) -

Gonna go with batman. It was just more innovative and inventive for a game. Remember when people thought a good superhero game couldn't be a thing prior to AA? (Yes spider man 2 but be honest most superhero games were garbage). Also bio ware is doing their RPG games since the mid 90's + the combat system is just awesome, combined with the awesome stealth.

#75 Posted by NTM (7546 posts) -

Oh dang! Now this is a hard one. I'm not sure if I can choose. I mean, I know I'd probably rate Origins a little higher, but I'm still not sure about this... Damn. I don't think I'm going to choose. I may, but I don't know.

#76 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2295 posts) -

Batman: Arkham Asylum for just being fun to play, never could finish DA:O as I didn't care much about its focus on strategy and reliance on dice rolls.

#77 Posted by hermes (1610 posts) -

Batman is one of my favorite games this generation. I tried Dragon Age several times, but it never grabbed me. Maybe it was the setting (which I found uninspired), the characters (that did nothing to me), or the combat (which moved from unplayable to broken)

So, even if it was another match up, I would have voted against Dragon Age.

#78 Posted by mracoon (4979 posts) -

Batman defeats another foe and wins with 57% of the vote and 1013 votes cast.