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#2 - pipeworks
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(08/11/2014) [-]
User avatar #1 - Wimbles
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Batman: Arkham Origins, under the GCPD building.

Loved that game, has not got the fans it deserves.
User avatar #5 to #1 - Lewx
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As a huge fan of the Arkham Games, I only liked Origins because they portrayed the first encounter with Joker ******* perfectly, the rest was meh at best.
User avatar #6 to #5 - Wimbles
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Okay, how was the rest of it meh? Please explain.
User avatar #10 to #6 - Lewx
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Excluding Joker and Deathstroke, the villains were either approached very poorly, or were some d-list asshats nobody ever even heard of.
That fight with Electrocutioner was cringe-worthy. And no, it was not funny.
But my absolute greatest gripe with it, is that they recycled SO MUCH out of Arkham City, and did a **** job at it to boot.
Half of the map is literally Arkham City, they didn't even bother to change the setting a little bit (dark, gloomy snow), and the other part they didn't copy/paste looked very unpolished and dull.
The combat is also incredibly un-inspired, they ******* used the exact same fighting animations from Arkham City, holy ****. It didn't feel smooth and effective as it should, your blows didn't feel like they had any impact. There were no new gadgets to play around with (excluding Deathstroke's rope thing, that was fun).
The game just felt so lazy. And the developers were total dicks; they prioritized dlc over game-breaking glitches, bugs and other things that they just left lying around in the game for months.
WB simply saw an opportunity to milk the Arkham franchise, while the good folks over at Rocksteady were hard at work on Arkham Knight.
But as I said, the interactions between the young Batman and Joker (which Troy Baker nailed) was something exceptional, very loyal to the comics, and about the only thing i remember from the whole experience.
User avatar #11 to #10 - Wimbles
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Okay, fair enough.

I liked the fact they brought in some lesser known villians, though I would only count Electrocutioner D-list. Anarky maybe to, but he was big in the early 90s and in Red Robins comic series from before the new 52.
I found the encounter with him funny, but I was dissapointed he didn't return in a later part of the game for a fairer fight.
They actually cleaned up a lot of the Arkham City map in order to make it look like it was before the destruction. What with the earthquake that hit old Gotham before AC, and general destruction caused by criminals and Batmans Rogues.
The fighting mechanic was tweaked to make it harder, this is supposed to be a less experienced Batman and it upped the difficulty. Going back to AC the fights felt easier.
The Remote Grapple AND Shock Gloves, but yes I agree I would of liked a little more. Glue Grenade was an annoying excuse to bring in the Freeze Grenade without actually bringing it in to. Gotta remember though, this is set before the previous games.
I don't think it felt lazy, but it did feel like they were underpressure to get it and the DLC done so that it wouldn't potentially distract from Arkham Knight. I will never forgive the lack of the True Nightmare costume.
It was a way to make money off the franchise, but the guys behind it did an amazing job none the less, despite the bugs.
I loved the adaption of The Killing Joke, but the in game story between the two is not really loyal, there have been too many Joker origins for that. The idea of Joker as the Red Hood is the most famous, but is not concrete as his origins. as the man says: "If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!"
User avatar #3 to #1 - BmanX
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That's because Asylum and City are better and with Knight coming out soon, it's just kind of a game that happened to exist. I thought it was good, but the other two were just much better.
User avatar #7 to #3 - Wimbles
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How are Asylum and City better? Please show your reasoning.

I understand some of the negatives that people mention, but some I don't.
User avatar #8 to #7 - BmanX
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For me, I just didn't feel like as much care was put into the game like when Rocksteady makes them. The first two had much more imagined overworlds. Half of Origins' world was a retread of City's world, and the other half was kinda boring. Having a giant bridge to mask loading between the two halves was also kinda lazy. It also didn't add much. The crime scene stuff, where you rewind, was pretty cool, and there was a few new additions to combat gadgets, like the shock gloves and dual grappling hook, so those were all well and good, but other then that, there wasn't much. A big thing I loved from the first two games was the Riddler challenges where you have to scan the environment to solve a puzzle was completely gone in Origins. A small thing, yes, but one I absolutely loved. The Riddler challenges were so uninspired in general in Origins.

Really, it just comes down to this game not taking many risks and just being a retread of what Rocksteady already did. That's why I'm way more excited for Arkham Knight. It seems like it'll be the true successor to Arkham City.
User avatar #9 to #8 - Wimbles
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Ah, you have made more points than others do, fair points all round.

Personally I loved so much they did with it. I loved the added aspects to fighting (gadgets and enemy diversity,) Batmans build making more sense, the designs for the assassins (Bane, beautiful Bane), the fact that the costumes were mostly designed as if they were being worn by Origins Bruce Wayne, the humour, Batman making mistakes (choking Loose Lips too hard,) the contast to Arkham Citys Gotham as it had not been through years of Batmans Rogues, and I could go on.

As I said, peoples points can be valid, but I feel it overshadows the good points too much.
User avatar #4 to #3 - captainrattrap
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Le opinion man