worth it just for the single player content?

#1 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

I think the game looks great but I'm really bad at fighting games so any sort of multiplayer doesn't interest me at all. I really enjoyed the story in mortal kombat and felt like the single playing content was worth it, do you guys think this will be the same?

#2 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5353 posts) -

It probably won't be as good as MK9 due solely to the number of characters but it could still easily be the second best single player fighter ever; they do seem to have 250+ challenges again and those are amazingly fun. Also I'm guessing they'll have adaptive difficulty so if you really suck at them the game eventually takes pity on you.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (14733 posts) -

@pompouspizza: They do seem to have a ton of single player content. Assuming you're not worried about multiplayer I'd say wait until this drops down to $40 or something then unless you're just dying for something new to play.

#4 Posted by TheMasterDS (2044 posts) -

Single player is comparable if not larger in scope than the MK9 equivalents. I certainly think it's fair. Plus now you can do a single fight against a bot if you like! That's something MK9 didn't have.

#5 Posted by JJOR64 (18942 posts) -

For me Fighting Games are at their best when playing against other people. If you are going in for Single Player only, I think it would get boring kinda fast after you finish the Story Mode.

#6 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3158 posts) -

Heck no, Jeff mentioned it but the story mode cut scenes looked really bad. Went back and played Mortal Kombat which came back in 2011 and I think those cutscenes in the story mode looked better. Story is fair comic book story, it feels like it was ripped right from the "Crisis on Two Earths" storyline.

#7 Edited by Sackmanjones (4682 posts) -

<p>Idk, those mk cutscenes are pretty low in quality too, these ones don't seem much better or worse. However, the absence of Mark Hamill doing the joker is a fucking bummer. The guy who is joker isn't bad though,he just has too much to live up too</p>

#8 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3158 posts) -

<p>Idk, those mk cutscenes are pretty low in quality too, these ones don't seem much better or worse. However, the absence of Mark Hamill doing the joker is a fucking bummer. The guy who is joker isn't bad though,he just has too much to live up too</p>

Yeah didn't Mark Hamill say something like Arkham City was his last rendition of the Joker. Also believe the original voice actress from the animated series for Harley Quinn is no longer doing voice over work for the character. Yet Kevin Conroy is still milking that sweet, sweet, sweet batman money.

#9 Posted by Sackmanjones (4682 posts) -

@i_stay_puft: I do believe Harley has anew voice but hats off to the new actress because I cannot even tell the difference. Also I think I'm hearing Booker Dewitt coming from Nightwing....Could be wrong though.

#10 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3158 posts) -

@i_stay_puft: I do believe Harley has anew voice but hats off to the new actress because I cannot even tell the difference. Also I think I'm hearing Booker Dewitt coming from Nightwing....Could be wrong though.

Probably that Troy Baker guy I've heard in plenty of anime so he starts sounding like everyone else.

#11 Edited by Jorrus_Mavok (2 posts) -

Harley Quinn was voiced by Tara Strong, who also did her voice in Batman: Arkham City. Arleen Sorkin is the name of the voice actor who did Harley Quinn in the Batman cartoons from the 90s. She also came back and did her voice in Batman: Arkham Asylum and the DC Universe Online game.

#12 Edited by mrfluke (5128 posts) -

the credits list high voltage software as part of this game, methinks they did the cutscenes as they are low quality compared to MK's stuff.

but yea the story was rock solid, a fun ride, it was like one of those Animated DC Movies.

#13 Edited by Jay_Ray (1076 posts) -

The story is good, especially if you like the DC universe, but you can beat it in a day or two on medium. The other single player stuff is cool but really if you have no interest in multiplayer I would wait for a price drop.

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#14 Posted by Ghostiet (5242 posts) -

@i_stay_puft said:

@sackmanjones said:

<p>Idk, those mk cutscenes are pretty low in quality too, these ones don't seem much better or worse. However, the absence of Mark Hamill doing the joker is a fucking bummer. The guy who is joker isn't bad though,he just has too much to live up too</p>

Yeah didn't Mark Hamill say something like Arkham City was his last rendition of the Joker. Also believe the original voice actress from the animated series for Harley Quinn is no longer doing voice over work for the character. Yet Kevin Conroy is still milking that sweet, sweet, sweet batman money.

He said that he'll return to the Joker if someone makes an adaptation of "The Killing Joke". He also did say last year that if they come up with something fun in the Arkham series, he may return. It's mostly about preserving the role's legacy and not overstaying his welcome - he didn't want to return for City until they paged him the script.

#15 Posted by Yummylee (21475 posts) -
@ghostiet said:

@i_stay_puft said:

@sackmanjones said:

<p>Idk, those mk cutscenes are pretty low in quality too, these ones don't seem much better or worse. However, the absence of Mark Hamill doing the joker is a fucking bummer. The guy who is joker isn't bad though,he just has too much to live up too</p>

Yeah didn't Mark Hamill say something like Arkham City was his last rendition of the Joker. Also believe the original voice actress from the animated series for Harley Quinn is no longer doing voice over work for the character. Yet Kevin Conroy is still milking that sweet, sweet, sweet batman money.

He said that he'll return to the Joker if someone makes an adaptation of "The Killing Joke". He also did say last year that if they come up with something fun in the Arkham series, he may return. It's mostly about preserving the role's legacy and not overstaying his welcome - he didn't want to return for City until they paged him the script.

Besides, while Mark Hamill does make for a superb Joker, there's still been plenty of great alternatives throughout the years. John DiMaggio from Under the Red Hood is the most recurrently brought up alternative, and for good reason. Michael Merson made for a great turn as the Joker in Dark Knight Returns as well, as did whomever voiced him in Lego Batman 2.

I've always found it annoying how so many people tend to scoff at the idea of a Kevin Conroy-less Batman or a Mark Hamill-less Joker whenever it comes to voicing the characters. I should note that I'm not directly referring to anyone in here or anything, but it's still a common sentiment that those two characters apparently begin and end with Kevin and Mark., and I've always found that view point to be a little close-minded.

I'm always interested in whenever we're getting a new voice actor for the roles because of how much of a rarity it can be. I'm really curious to see who'll they get for Batman: Arkham Origins; it's the beginning of his career after all, so I wonder if they'll just lighten Kevin's voice up a little or will go with a different voice actor altogether.

#16 Edited by Winternet (8012 posts) -

Didn't Jeff say in his review that the story mode was the least interesting part of the game?

#17 Posted by N7 (3580 posts) -

Didn't Jeff say in his review that the story mode was the least interesting part of the game?

It's pretty neat. That's about it. The comic tie-in was clearly leading up to this huge battle that will eventually happen and cause the start of the game, but it actually has very little to do with the game. It serves as backstory, since the story takes a turn that leads up to something else entirely.

It's not bad. If you like superheroes, then you will probably like this. The actual "story" of it isn't bad, but the singleplayer does seem a little pale in comparison to the rest of the game.

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