@sissylion: GTFOutta town.. City was a BAD game? Are you serious? Clearly you have no concept of what makes a video game "good" then.
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Ohhhh boy. They have some HUGE shoes to fill. Arkham Asylum and City quickly became my favourite games of all time, just because they were done so damn well. Can't say a single bad thing about either of them.
That said, I am extremely excited for this. Good luck WB Montreal, don't fuck it up!
Sega running Relic? Hrrrmm... I will stay cautiously optimistic for the time being...
PS - And no bids for Vigil? What? Darksiders better not be dying, I absolutely loved both of em.
Wanna watch the most shockingly amazing anime I've ever seen? One that is completely set in reality and yet still manages to leave you breathless? One that is unexpectedly hilarious one moment and seriously emotional in another?
Then strap yourself in and get a load of Hajime no Ippo! Yes, it sounds dumb at first (an anime about boxing? *snore*), but if you give the first few episodes a shot and aren't hooked, I'll eat my hat!
The books are so much better than the movies in so many ways. Mainly because there is just way more content in the books than any one (or a trilogy...) of movies can provide. I used to love comics as a kid because they would always end on a cliffhanger (however cheesy it was) that would have you craving more. And there was always more to tell about the characters. Over the years, so many crazy things have happened to Batman/Spider-Man/the X-Men that it takes a real enthusiast and hobbyist to keep up with it all. But that was half, if not most, of the fun.
I also think that to really enjoy comics and/or manga, you have to have a fundamental appreciation for the art in them. While some comics are amazingly well-written pieces of literature, most are a little hackneyed and frankly more concerned with the action and overall "world-ending plot", and that is where the art has to step in and pick up the... "literary slack", if you will. And sometimes, it can be a lot of slack. I have always loved art and animation in all of it's forms, and the crazy battle depictions in comics instantly appealed to me as a kid, and still does.
I remember having a distinct sense of pride when I was about 10 years old, when my Grandmother and Mother both had a look at a Spider-Man spread I was reading similar to this one, and couldn't make heads or tails out of the image they were looking at, but I had no problem seeing the frame of awesome mayhem in front of me (man, how BADASS does that look?? lol).
I think in this case, that is essentially what it boils down to. Unless you're a bit of an art admirer, or can really steep yourself in the long and convoluted story lines that only comic books can provide, they just may not be your thing.
I no longer collect individual comics myself, but I do visit my local Comic Book Shop from time to time and look for new Graphic Novels, which is my "adult" way of scratching the old itch. And there are some absolutely fantastic Graphic Novels out there nowadays, with amazing writers like Frank Miller (300 and Sin City).
Actually, to the OP of this thread, if you are a Batman fan, I would highly recommend The Dark Knight Returns. Also written by Frank Miller, it's one of my favourite Graphic Novels of all time (next to the Watchmen), and I've never been a huge Batman fan. While the art style is great, it's not my favourite, but it's the writing in that book that really hooks you.
If you are a true Batman fan, read that Novel (I believe it is 6 issues/chapters/book series), and after if you can still say you don't like comic books... well, then I am at a loss for words. =P
I'm really fascinated by the people who have been holding an internet conversation/discussion/argument on a forum for 80 pages and a span of days. I mean, god damn, where do you get the time, the patience and the energy to type long ass posts and read longer ass ones, let alone the interest?
I'm with you.