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Batman: Arkham City
« on: June 24, 2011, 11:52:55 pm »
Trailers

Hugo Strange Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muCtJsy-d9w

Catwoman Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVYTlPgKsAI

Mr. Freeze Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNdjX6L5nAM

Batman: Arkham City Launch Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRKpUpyPCCg

Robin Bundle Pack Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox1oF3CDJ-o

Batman Skins Pack DLC Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwLaFtclwT0

Rewind Theater

IGN Analysis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgG8HMrvatw

IGN Mr. Freeze Analysis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMMtKkWrEI0

Comic Con

2011 Arkham City Panel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p1pmewlu-g

Gameplay

The "Riddler Maze"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr4cyptAQ6I&feature=related

Steel Mill Gameplay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7yf2crwC-c

Game Reviews

Batman Arkham City Review (Gamespot)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2yWYEqoPsY

Batman Arkham City Review (IGN)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glQ7fTxaWPI

Batman Arkham City Review (The Totally Rad Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL3H03vqYXc

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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 06:46:39 pm »
Playing Arkham Asylum and realizing that the Scarecrow Levels have been the best in my eyes and just look super cool on top of that, I sure hope to see a few similar type of Levels in Arkham City with that old-school, sideways game play.
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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 09:41:12 am »
Well, I finally got to try out the Demo for Arkham City yesterday at the San Diego Comic Con. What can I say? This game is **** awesome!!! Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick! The demo itself contained not One but Two working levels. The first Demo is something that everyone has already seen by way of footage released from E3 2011. It's the level that introduces Two-Face and Catwoman. But what you don't see in the videos is that it's much much longer. Time wise, I think it took 15-20 minutes to complete. The flying aspect of this level is pretty damn impressive and very additive.

The Cryptographic Sequencer Gadget is different this time around. It's has elements of the old one but is different in execution. Also, pretty cool detective mode play action in this level where you have to analyze a gunshot fired from a Sniper from an adjacent building that was trying to take out Catwoman. Once you discover it's trajectory, that's when you advance the 2nd half of this Two-Face/Catwoman level.

The other Demo Level is what I would call The Riddler Maze. This isn't the exact name of it. But since I forget to mentally take note of it's name, I am going with Riddler Maze as it best defines what it is. For this level, Bats has to make his way through a path, while avoiding the shock floors and spinning "wheel blades" as he must duck and jump over ledges, etc... Here you have to use the remote Batarang to get to veeeery hard to reach spots to knock out electrical boxes to turn off sections of the maze. I am talking about having to use the remote to guide the batarang under and over objects that are blocking your path. This isn't a direct line of sight toss here.

One of the coolest things I discovered during this level, even though I already heard about it through one of the Developer's Diaries, was that of the Zip-Line. When Bats uses the Zip-Line from Point A to Point B, you as the player and slow down Bats and turn left or right and look for a new spot and shoot another Zip-Line and change your direction mid flight. Think along the lines of Bats doing his version of Spider-Man and you get the idea here. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cool. This level took about 15 minutes or so.

This was by far the longest Demo I've ever played. One thing I didn't like about the Demo is that during Detective Mode during the Catwoman Demo is that when you are out in the City, the skyline and buildings look really bad. Some sort of clipping. I'm sure this is just a bug that will get tweaked before the games release.

Other than that, THIS is the game to beat this year. The cut scenes are **** awesome! And this time, when you talk to guards, they don't look stiff as a block of ice as they do in Arkham Asylum. The facial animation looks gooooood. The whole game is sick!

I asked the floor person in charge of the game as many questions as I could think of. I asked about how many more gadgets Bats will have this game. He ALMOST let it slip the the exact number but then caught himself in the nick of time. All he would say is that it's a lot more. I asked about Robin as a player character and if Best Buy was the only way to get it. He said that for the time being, Best Buy has the exclusive, but that once that exclusive agreement expires, Robin will be available as a DLC. His words, not mine.

Downside to playing this Demo.....

The wait time for this game is gonna be even longer because I got a taste of the good stuff and I have nothing to play now that can measure up to it. Bah!!!
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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 10:24:05 am »
Oh, I forgot to mention in last post, I asked the Floor person if the Catwoman Level was what opens the full game. He said this level doesn't come about until about 15 minutes into the game. His words, not mine. It could change. Who knows.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 10:24:23 am »
Bah! I keep remembering stuff after the fact....

They also had the display for the Collector's Edition and it looks nice. The statue that comes with it is **** kick-ass! But, I'm still not gonna shell out $100 for it. Also in the display was the Xbox Controller Batman Arkham City Edition that is slightly shaped like Batarang. Not sure if this will be on sale or if this was just a cool promotional piece. If they do sell this, I am definitely getting it.

The core gameplay is pretty much the same throughout the 2 levels of play. There are a couple of new moves like take the baseball bat and using it against your opponents. I pulled this off a couple of times, but I honestly don't know how I did it. I'm **** awesome is what it is!!!!!!!!!   ;D
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 10:25:27 am »
Also have to mention that in the Catwoman Level, you get to use the Silent Takedown with 2 Goons in front of you. You can take them out one at a time (but this will alert the other Goon to him) or you can take them both out with double tap of the Y Button to slam their heads together. Awesome moment!! I was giddy. ;D

Last bit of info...for the time being anyway. They gave me a free Batman Arkham City T-Shirt with Bats and Catwoman on it, and a free Comic Book (Part 1 of 12) for the series centering on the game, just for playing the game. Nice.   :)  The artwork is really good too. It doesn't suck. Not some cheap knock-off promotional piece either.
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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 09:55:51 pm »







The Green one is the XBox Controller while the Red one is for PS3. Not sure what the deal is with the cord attached to the XBox Controller though. FYI, the one on display at Comic Con was all white with Grey Trims. It was in the same display with the Collector's Edition, so thematically they all looked to be part of a set, even though the Controller was in it's own case inside of the larger display.

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 06:21:52 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011, 06:43:31 pm »

2011 Arkham City Panel


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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 11:00:41 am »
Arkham City Pre-Order Skins Collection

This looks sick and I have a feeling that the Skins are only going to increase from the initial offering. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!  :)
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 11:51:15 am »
Amazon Batman: Arkham City Pre-Order

FYI, along with getting a $10 Credit to future purchase on Amazon, the game will ship with the Batman: Arkham City Comic Book. What's unclear to me is if this is the Trade Paperback that will be released separately on the same day as the game.
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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2011, 10:09:52 pm »
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I don't have to know any more than what I already played at Comic Con to know this is an absolute must-buy for me.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2011, 05:37:08 am »
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2011, 07:49:39 pm »
Added IGN Mr. Freeze Analysis
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Re: Batman: Arkham City
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2011, 11:11:44 pm »
Batman Skins For The Game



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