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A/D: Arkham Asylum> Arkham City

#31DrunkBeardGuyPosted 1/12/2013 10:32:15 AM
You know, I get the concept of why Bat Swarm is in the game, but I also don't know why they put it in, considering the games are built up around being fairly realistic within their universe. I mean, Batman can't just summon Bats...
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#32KatonPosted 1/12/2013 10:36:03 AM
Both are awesome, but I like Arkham City better.
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#33mad_hax_manPosted 1/12/2013 4:03:07 PM
I usually give it to AA. AA feels like a more unified vision, more than the sum of its parts, where as AC feels more disjointed.


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As said before, AA was almost completely centered around Batman being stuck in the Asylum run by Joker. Almost all the other character's motivations and role in the game were directly tied to the Joker, whether they were working with him (Riddle, Quinn, Scarecrow), were his pawns (Dr Young, Bane) or become much more dangerous because of his plans (Ivy).

Its story wasn't great, but like everything in AA added more tension to the gameplay.

AC had better moments in general, but was unable to bring them all together. We had two competing main villains, (one of them whose final gameplay encounter is opening a door), as well as Penguin who takes up a huge amount of time (which I can kind of forgive because He was done brilliantly and the whole Museum segment is my favourite part of the game), Ra's (whose place in the main story is revealed only at the very end) and Talia (who seems to have no role at all other than stealing the formula and dying. The end result is that neither Strange nor Joker get the same build up as Joker got in the first game, which results in a lot less tension in the gameplay.

And while there is more to do post game, most of the side quest kind of end blandly, The Identity Killer and The Mad Hatter being the two exceptions. In contrast, I really liked the Spirit of Arkham (which I'm disaspointed wasn't explored more in AC) and Riddlers
conclusions in the earlier game

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I see why people prefer AC, I just prefer AA
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#34synthetiksinPosted 1/12/2013 4:05:43 PM
AA felt more like a batman game than AC.

AC felt like GTA with batman in it. Doesn't mean it's bad, cause it's really good but the setting felt out of place for batman (although not so much in the DC universe).
#35GrandpaShufflePosted 1/12/2013 4:13:52 PM
totally agree with mad_hax_man
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#36crazyman32Posted 1/12/2013 4:19:19 PM
NO Arkham City is better
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#37Auron772Posted 1/12/2013 4:19:58 PM
No. I thought Asylum was okay by AC was phenomenal.
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#38AwayFromHerePosted 1/12/2013 4:22:10 PM
From: DrunkBeardGuy | #031
You know, I get the concept of why Bat Swarm is in the game, but I also don't know why they put it in, considering the games are built up around being fairly realistic within their universe. I mean, Batman can't just summon Bats...


Actually, he can. Maybe not from nowhere, but he can summon a swarm of bats with the press of a button.
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#39peter_888Posted 1/12/2013 4:43:29 PM
I probably like arkham asylum better
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#40OrangeSchweesePosted 1/12/2013 4:45:51 PM
They're both great, but AC is one of the best sequels of all time.