Batman: Arkham City Catch-All

Dunno if there's an Arkham Origins thread (didn't see one on the first couple pages), but there's a 17 minute gameplay video they've released and it's got me excited for it. I like that it's an early-career Batman and the visual styling is more toned down from the past two games. I think it's way more interesting when Batman is being hunted by the cops and the world isn't so rife with super villains and heroes.

Dunno if there's an Arkham Origins thread

First page.

Current page.

There is indeed an Origins thread, and I've also seen that the gameplay video has been released. I've been trying to avoid news about the game (badly though, as I discovered Firefly is in the game (which I like, actually)).

I'm giddy indeed

D'oh, shoulda looked harder.

Did anyone else get seriously burned by the loss of saves? I just got through the main story of Arkham City and started playing through the challenges when I lost it all (also had all riddler trophies). Hadn't even started the DLC yet. Sadly, I cannot picture playing through and unlocking everything all over again.

ems777 wrote:

Did anyone else get seriously burned by the loss of saves? I just got through the main story of Arkham City and started playing through the challenges when I lost it all (also had all riddler trophies). Hadn't even started the DLC yet. Sadly, I cannot picture playing through and unlocking everything all over again.

Yes, I did.

ems777 wrote:

Did anyone else get seriously burned by the loss of saves? I just got through the main story of Arkham City and started playing through the challenges when I lost it all (also had all riddler trophies). Hadn't even started the DLC yet. Sadly, I cannot picture playing through and unlocking everything all over again.

I hadn't played it since my 360 rental copy so when GOTY edition got de-GFWL'd on steam I fired it up for a second playthrough. Honestly it's fun enough that you won't really mind grabbing them again, but you may not have the same desire to 100% it.

If you still have your gfwl key, I can send you the pre-patch files.

I bought this on Steam for the Harley Quinn DLC, and have ended up putting several hours into a second run-through of the main campaign. This time around I'm ignoring any side mission that's not directly in my path. I snag trophies and am blowing up TITAN containers for Bane as I see them, and I did enough AR stuff to get the grapnel boost, but that's it. The core story really is a lot better when you ignore all the random distractions.

I'd forgotten just how hard those last 3 Catwoman Extreme Predator challenges were.

Managed to get 12th place on the leaderboards for Natural Selection (Extreme) with Robin a little while ago, and yesterday got what would've been a top 10 (non-cheaters) score on the Funhouse Brawl (Extreme) with Catwoman, if there were leaderboards on the Expert/Master Campaigns.

Nice, sounds like you're really really good with Robin for some reason.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Nice, sounds like you're really really good with Robin for some reason.

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Quintin_Stone wrote:

Nice, sounds like you're really really good with Robin for some reason.

Don't worry, Dick, he's not edging in on your territory.

Finally catching up on the pile. I want to love this game but...

There is NO obvious way to proceed... ever. This game is a living walk through so far. Puzzles are so far and away obscure. Video after video after video to proceed.

NOT fun. Sigh...

Holy f*ck! The Solomon Grundy battle is ridiculous! There are prompts that DO NOT WORK. This is ridiculous. I've never played a game before like this that seems like so much of the agency is taken away from the player.

What a BAD game.

I don't remember struggling too much with finding my way but I do remember always feeling rushed and confused all the time. There's always so much you can do in your spare time but the nature of the story isn't conducive to wasting time. I always felt guilty when the story wasn't progressing, as if I was letting hundreds of people die every time I solved a Riddler puzzle. Definitely a clusterfu**k of a game in the end.

Out of curiosity, PaladinTom, what platform are you playing on and with what control scheme? I don't know if that, for certain, will have an impact, but it's a possibility that could be part of why the Solomon Grundy fight is so frustrating for you (I don't recall having much trouble with it myself).

And yes, Arkham City is actually a lot less clear in regards to where to go, yet another reason I'm still more fond of Asylum.

When it says press X it means on the Xbox Controller, not the keyboard!!

I didn't like that fight mostly because putting stuff on the floor doesn't feel very badass to me.

Hopefully everyone was quick firing explosive gel, and not putting it down manually.

SallyNasty wrote:

@InspectorFowler

Spoiler:

Did you initiate the hostage rescuing by going to the church and confronting Riddler? If not, you don't get any of the clues and can only pick up trophies. If not - you have a lot of catching up to do:)

Interesting. Once I'd collected several trophies I tried to hack a security panel to gain another and The Riddler remote blocked my hack and said something along the lines of "Ah ah ah! You don't get any more until you come and meet me at the church".

I enjoyed the Mad Hatter encounter. The way it was introduced in the game was brilliant.

Spoiler:

When I received the call from Alfred about the cure being dropped off I knew it didn't fit with the story progress in my game but I felt that, if there was a cure, logical or not, I needed to take it.

The fight on the giant pocket watch was a close one but, despite my health being taken down to a shiver by the endlessly spawning goons, I beat it first time. In the past, seeing my health nearly gone, I'd have probably panicked and lost the fight but I've learned, probably through Dark Souls, to fight on to the bitter end.

It felt incredible when Batman broke out of that hallucination, punched Mad Hatter unconscious in the real world and then walked calmly out of that tiny cluttered room with his black cape trailing behind him.

Listen to his audio recordings. They are absolutely twisted.

ccesarano wrote:

Listen to his audio recordings. They are absolutely twisted.

Ooooh. I shall.

Ok. I've unlocked all the challenge maps. I never have to collect another Riddler trophy.

At this point I'm hoping the Riddler has died in a riddle construction related accident between Arkham City and Arkham Origins.

Higgledy wrote:

Ok. I've unlocked all the challenge maps. I never have to collect another Riddler trophy.

At this point I'm hoping the Riddler has died in a riddle construction related accident between Arkham City and Arkham Origins.

Spoiler:

The Riddler built Arkham Origins...

Duoae wrote:
Spoiler:

The Riddler built Arkham Origins...

Spoiler:

NOOOoooooooooooo!

He's screwing with you. The Riddler is not in Origins. It takes place before Asylum, too, so it'd be quite the timey-wimey feat for him to die after City, but before Origins.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

He's screwing with you. The Riddler is not in Origins.

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Quintin_Stone wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

He's screwing with you. The Riddler is not in Origins.

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The guy is

Spoiler:

the person who's identity becomes the Riddler!! Edward Nigma

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