#1 Posted by Pessh (2454 posts) -


#2 Posted by Pessh (2454 posts) -

Going to pick up a (not so) new game tomorrow, missed them all at launch and not sure which one to go with. Thanks!

#3 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

Arkham City, personally. ME3 looks alright, but nothing spectacular. And I don't know all that much about Catherine, but Arkham City is still one of my best purchases of all time.

#4 Posted by Pessh (2454 posts) -

Of course it's a tie lol...thanks anyway dudes.

#5 Posted by weegieanawrench (1935 posts) -

Arkham City. I've heard Catherine is a slog, and I found ME3 incredibly disappointing.

#6 Edited by believer258 (11642 posts) -

Arkham City, without a doubt.

Either way, avoid Mass Effect 3 until it's down to like twenty or thirty bucks or something. If it didn't have the Mass Effect name on it, it would have been written off as another bland Gears of War clone. It's not that I hate the game or feel any animosity towards it, it's just bland.

At least Catherine isn't really a clone of anything.

#7 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -

Arkham seems like a obvious (but boringly safe) choice, no? Mass Effect 3 is enjoyable at very least though there's lots of things that annoy me about it... and Catherine is really interesting from a conceptual point of view but you might hate the gameplay so what I'm saying is...I DON'T KNOWHOHOHOHOoo...

Also it feels like ages since I've seen you Pessh. Where the Hell did all the people I follow from the past two years go to?

#8 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Arkham City is the best and Catherine is the most interesting.

#9 Posted by Marz (5642 posts) -

Catherine is $19 dollars till July 31st on the PSN... so if you got a PS3 then go for it.

#10 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

If you had a lot of time invested with the Mass Effect series. Go with that. Otherwise, Arkham City is your best bet.

#11 Posted by Hailinel (23915 posts) -

I'm going to say Catherine. There's really no game quite like it.

#12 Edited by CornBREDX (4815 posts) -

Mechanically Arkham City is the most fun to play, if you've been playing all the other Mass Effects the story in ME3 is ok (not great). 
My vote was Arkham City of those 3. Safest choice, you may or may not like the other 2- they are divisive.

#13 Posted by Jeust (10480 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

I'm going to say Catherine. There's really no game quite like it.

Pretty much!

#14 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

The only game on the list I've played is Catherine, which I endorse wholeheartedly.

#15 Edited by NTM (7266 posts) -

If you've played the first two ME's, than ME3. Catherine, although I haven't beat it, and it's not exactly my type of game, I enjoyed it quite a bit for the most part, but got a little bit annoyed at the puzzle levels at times, I'd recommend not taking those very seriously though 'cause it'll just make it worse and harder. I loved Arkham Asylum, but was severely disappointed in City, I just found a lot of it incredibly boring; the story, majority of the game play, and I really expected more out of the setting/atmosphere. I'd say ME3 if you've played the first two, and while I was disappointed in Arkham City, I'd still say get that over Catherine. Mass Effect 3 isn't perfect of course, it has a few bugs in it, the fetch-quest stuff is filler, and the whole reaper chasing you on the map is annoying.

Mass Effect 3.

#16 Posted by Sysyphus (22 posts) -

Catherine was no doubt the most interesting, purely just because it's so different to anything else i've played. Although you will pull your hair out in frustration at the block puzzles!

Mass Effect series had me most invested time/ money wise.

However no one beats the Bat....and personally I had the most fun playing through Arkham City than any other game on your list, so yeah...get that!

#17 Posted by BombcastGoldthwait (250 posts) -

Go for Arkham City, it's probably your best bet on not disappointing you.

#18 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

i disliked all of those except for catherine.. but the other 2 will give you more playtime/are safer bets.

#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (36026 posts) -

Arkham City, because I've played that one.

#20 Posted by MoseSSesoM (235 posts) -

Never Catherine.

Liked Asylum better than City.

Also liked ME3 better than City.

#21 Posted by Doctorchimp (4069 posts) -

Batman Arkham City doesn't ruin The Dark Knight, Batman TAS or any Batman comics.

#22 Posted by mosespippy (4035 posts) -

I haven't played any of these games so I won't vote but I have no interest in ME3 or Arkham City so I would pick up Catherine. It's actually on sale on PSN now for $20 off I think.

#23 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -

Arkham City. Unless you're dying to know the conclusion to the Mass Effect trilogy, which judging by the fact that you still have yet to play it, I'm going to assume it's not high on your priority list. So Arkham City.

#24 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1354 posts) -

I just bought Catherine in the "HOJAEFJAAM" and dont regret it....so far at least, but Arkham City is pretty great.

#25 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

Of course this is based purely on my tastes, but I'd go for Mass Effect 3.

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#26 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

If you haven't played the first Mass Effect games, go get Arkham City.

#27 Posted by GnomeonFire (696 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 if you have yet to play it, and have played the previous ones. If that isn't the case, then Arkham City.

#28 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

I'm going with Catherine. There's absolutely nothing like it and the characters and story are some f the most entertaining that I've experienced.

#29 Posted by Humanity (8814 posts) -

Arkham City was a disappointment for me in a lot of ways despite still being a very good game so if you have a ME2 savefile then it's a no brainer - ME3 is still a very good game, just doesn't play as well as the previous iterations did and despite all their promises it is even more streamlined towards action than before.

#30 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

If you've played Mass Effect 2 at least then you should get 3, if not then get Arkham.

#31 Edited by Yummylee (21271 posts) -

Don't get Arkham City, as the GOTY edition is coming... soonish? September for the UK I think anywhoo, because, y'know, European delays. >_> It's easy to find it priced at around only £25 on consoles, too.

EDIT: Oh, right, in fact it should already be released in the US...

#32 Posted by Zenogiasu (192 posts) -

If you played the first two Mass Effects, then go for ME3--that's a no-brainer.

But I've got to recommend Catherine over Arkham City. Catherine is a game that just really shouldn't be missed.

You can't really go wrong, though. They're all great.

#33 Posted by Clonedzero (4091 posts) -

im going to say buy mass effect 3, its a pretty damn good game dispite the ending controversy. plus they fixed that with a free dlc, so thats not even an issue anymore.

arkham city is a great game, but i beat it in a weekend and its been sitting on my shelf ever since. so just rent it, the catwomen stuff sucked anyways

#34 Posted by Karkarov (2984 posts) -

I vote ME3, if you like story and character interaction it is better than the other two in your list though Catherine has some neat moments. If you played 1-2 it is a no brainer even. If you don't like "RPG" elements though and only want a game you can play and have fun with go with City even though I consider it to be another one of those horribly over rated games that you are better off just giving a rent because you can see all there is to see in one weekend.

#35 Posted by JJOR64 (18910 posts) -

Arkham City.

#36 Posted by Pessh (2454 posts) -

I'm sure that no one cares, but I went with Arkham City, enjoyed it much more than the first bar all the stupid guns. Just picked up ME3 too which I'm looking forward to once I get around to doing a final ME2 save, and I'll probably end up Catherine too once I'm in the mood for something different. Thanks for all the responses, you were all very helpful.

@eroticfishcake: Yep first time I've posted in forever, kinda just stopped visiting the forums and playing games =/