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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:51:43
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Game will be released August 25th! Most media outlets have already labeled it as the definitive Batman videogame.













Reviews-

IGN - 9.3.

Game Informer - 9.5.

Playstation Official Magazine - 5 out of 5.

Eurogamer - 9.0

CVG- 9.2

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Cast-

Kevin Conroy is Batman

Mark Hamill is the Joker

Arleen Sorkin is Harley Quinn


Videos-

Batman: Arkham Asylum Amadeus Arkham Trailer 2

Batman: Arkham Asylum Gadgets Trailer

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This demo is fuck-awesome!  I've played it about 10 times now.  It is a combination of just about everything I like in the world.  If you could work beer and frisbee into the game I'd probably slip into a pleasure coma.

I can already tell that I will spend hours fucking around in the challenge rooms.  I think this game will have a ton of replayability.  The stealth is so good.  I love that it can be as slow or as fast as you want it to be.  There have been times where I've gone into that last room as taken down everyone super fast, and other times I just sit back and toy with them.  So good.Grinning
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OH MY GOD!!  I just finished the demo.  Must buy for me.  It looks gorgeous on SDTV, I just wished I had a HDTV to see how it was really meant to be viewed.

Stealth is near perfect and Batman's moves are awesome.  I was actually pissed that the demo stopped when it did.  I wanted to take down that boss.

Why must I wait for the 25th to get paid?!

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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 18:08:14
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I heard that there's a scare factor between Batman and the enemies. I heard that guards will even freeze right up if they turn around and discover you're right behind them. Is using fear an actual gameplay mechanic, or is it scripted for context between certain NPC's?
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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 19:47:51
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Sigh.

If I could only play that demo.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 20:02:31
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Coopersville said:

I heard that there's a scare factor between Batman and the enemies. I heard that guards will even freeze right up if they turn around and discover you're right behind them. Is using fear an actual gameplay mechanic, or is it scripted for context between certain NPC's?

Hard to say. I only played through it once. Rag has played it a lot more than me, so maybe he can answer to that more accurately.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 21:50:25
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I posted mega impressions in GG weekly, go read it there. The demo is awesome.
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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 21:57:48
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gamingeek said:

Sigh.

If I could only play that demo.

You need a wireless adaptor, pronto.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 22:58:08
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I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ALL OVER ON BATMAN ! ! !


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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 23:06:34

I'd download it, but Mico$uck has the demo time-blocked for free Silvers users. Bastards. Sad 

EDIT: DAMMIT! They time-locked G-Force demo too! Now I'm really pissed! >: ( *gives M$ the middle finger*

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Sat, 08 Aug 2009 00:47:25

gamingeek said:

Sigh.

If I could only play that demo.

Same here. I wish I had a working PS3 at the moment.

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Sat, 08 Aug 2009 04:23:02

phantom_leo said:
I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ALL OVER ON BATMAN ! ! !


Is that Batleo?

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Sat, 08 Aug 2009 04:42:11

Yeah that demo is awesome indeed. It's gone from a solid rental to a definite purchase for me. The gameplay mechanics are excellent, the graphics stunning, and I love the voice cast. The stealth mechanics are very cool and really allow you to play around a good deal.

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Sat, 08 Aug 2009 05:07:09

Ravenprose said:

I'd download it, but Mico$uck has the demo time-blocked for free Silvers users. Bastards. Sad

EDIT: DAMMIT! They time-locked G-Force demo too! Now I'm really pissed! >: ( *gives M$ the middle finger*

Make a new Live account, you'll be offered a free month of Gold, I think.

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Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:05:40
Now all we need is a good Batman film and comic. Nyaa

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Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:35:19
Sounds good! A good Batman game, finally? Took them long enough!

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Sat, 08 Aug 2009 09:46:32

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Make a new Live account, you'll be offered a free month of Gold, I think.

 Hmm, now there's a good idea! 

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Sat, 08 Aug 2009 16:56:45

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Now all we need is a good Batman film and comic. Nyaa

You hate everything good in this world don't you. Nyaa

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Sat, 08 Aug 2009 17:10:15

Coopersville said:

I heard that there's a scare factor between Batman and the enemies. I heard that guards will even freeze right up if they turn around and discover you're right behind them. Is using fear an actual gameplay mechanic, or is it scripted for context between certain NPC's?

It took a while but I finally managed to do this. I walked behind an enemy for a long time hoping he would turn around (you can stand right behind him, even at an angle where any normal human would see you, you need to be right in front of them for them to spot you). Well finally one of them did and when he saw me he ducked down and put his hands up in fear while crying like a girl. Awesome.

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Sun, 09 Aug 2009 06:53:51

darthhomer said:

phantom_leo said:
I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ALL OVER ON BATMAN ! ! !


Is that Batleo?

I'd take a picture of myself wearing my kickass bat-belt, but I'm straight.

So I was not really very interested in this game, but then I heard that Eidos was embargoing this from all publications that won't give it 70% or higher, so then I wrote it off altogether... So, you think perhaps give it a shot after all?

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