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Old 09-18-2009, 05:23 PM   #2441 (permalink)
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YES. Best moment in that game was the subarbia level. You felt like a serial killer running around a child's party and surrounding houses killing people. Especially the lady across the street pruning her hedges. A stealth kill with the hedge-pruners=jamming the blades into her skull. brutal, brutal shit.
I loved dressing up as a clown while assassinating, always amusing when Bobo attacks.

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My problem with hitman was getting used to the intro level. I wasnt a big stealth fan back then, i had zero patience and concentration, and i thought it would be a game about an assassin (a stoner guitarist friend of mine basically descrived it to me as "It's so cool, you just have to kill a lot of people). Instead there i am re-starting the level a thousand times because i'm not following the procedure. And the controls for PC gave me a headache.
Ah, I see. I had a friend who loved it but only ever used the cheats and only ever rampaged across the levels - shrug.
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Ah, I see. I had a friend who loved it but only ever used the cheats and only ever rampaged across the levels - shrug.

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Old 09-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #2443 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:11 AM   #2444 (permalink)
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I'm not sure who all on here used to be into old school BBS games, or MUD games but I've been playing them off and on for going on 15 years, my latest favorite is Crusader Knights. Its kinda tough starting out and learning all the different things avalible to you, but after you get the hang of it, its quite addictive.

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Small notes on Arkham Asylum:

-It's amazingly good, even if you dont give two shits about Bats. I played for less than a couple of hours and there's everything in this: ultra cool stealth, bad ass beatings, lots of brainy moments and a lot of seriously unnerving moments.

-The graphics are uber-cool. And dont fear, if you dont have a ballsy PC. It runs perfectly even on a somehow out-of-date machine like the one i have.

-It could be Hamill's best performance as the Joker ever. And also one of the best portraits of the clown prince of crime. He has those badass lines that he had in the best episodes of the animated series (If you dont know how joker was then, just imagine him as the most sadistic prick you cant think of). There were moments when he started teasing me in-game and laughed with that chilling cackle of his, where i lost all sympathy for the character and seriously hated him. But he's also frighteningly funny.

"You're not going to escape Joker"
"I dont want to escape, i'm having way too much fun. I'm even having you here to keep a smile on my face. Who knows, maybe i'll film it and post it on the internet!"

-You feels finally how it's like to be a genius/trained ninja/muscular badass with a thousand gadget and a BIG attitude. You'll see.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #2446 (permalink)
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Small notes on Arkham Asylum:

-It's amazingly good, even if you dont give two shits about Bats. I played for less than a couple of hours and there's everything in this: ultra cool stealth, bad ass beatings, lots of brainy moments and a lot of seriously unnerving moments.

-The graphics are uber-cool. And dont fear, if you dont have a ballsy PC. It runs perfectly even on a somehow out-of-date machine like the one i have.

-It could be Hamill's best performance as the Joker ever. And also one of the best portraits of the clown prince of crime. He has those badass lines that he had in the best episodes of the animated series (If you dont know how joker was then, just imagine him as the most sadistic prick you cant think of). There were moments when he started teasing me in-game and laughed with that chilling cackle of his, where i lost all sympathy for the character and seriously hated him. But he's also frighteningly funny.

"You're not going to escape Joker"
"I dont want to escape, i'm having way too much fun. I'm even having you here to keep a smile on my face. Who knows, maybe i'll film it and post it on the internet!"

-You feels finally how it's like to be a genius/trained ninja/muscular badass with a thousand gadget and a BIG attitude. You'll see.
Quite right.

I think putting Batman on an island was a smart way to stop that curse of the superhero game - technology and expectation pushing each other out of reach. It means they can concentrate on putting as much care and detail into the environment, rather than having a massive, dead city.

I've gotta say, I'm impressed that my lone 8800 GTS is handling Psyx at a high resolution with everything on high and 2x AA. I will say this to PC users - unless you have a monster PC, keep off ambient occlusion for a huge gain in performance without losing much visually and try out Psyx, you gain so much in atmosphere.

That opening scene where the Joker's tied down and yet seems to be in control is a testament to Hamill's performance. For me, he's the actor who played Joker, not the actor who played Luke Skywalker.

I love the balance of jumping into group of a dozen thugs and dismantling them yet also sneaking around and planning your tactics to attack armed men without being shot. It's a nice mixture of being badass yet vulnerable and challenged. And the grappling hook always feels satisfying.
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That opening scene where the Joker's tied down and yet seems to be in control is a testament to Hamill's performance. For me, he's the actor who played Joker, not the actor who played Luke Skywalker..

Believe me, i started playing in the middle of the night, it's usually when i have more time and i'm more receptive. I didnt know that the intro would play out like that, i thought there would be a cut like in the demo. When the whole scene played out, with the music growing and Hamill playing out that whole monologue gave me goosebumps: "What's that sound? Croc is that you, ole boy?".

I know what's was going to happen, i saw it in the trailer, but it was fucking ominous. He's even better than he used to be, with that rasp in the throat he has now. This Joker's fucking scary.

And the rest of the cast is amazing too. How can anyone not love Arleen Sorkin?

Seriously, if anybody is a bat-fan (like i've always been for years, even when i couldnt care less for comic books) this game is a dream come true. Even more is good on it's own.

Note for the ones who played that: Two words. Inverted. Takedown. That's what i mean when i ask for tactical sadism in a game.
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Believe me, i started playing in the middle of the night, it's usually when i have more time and i'm more receptive. I didnt know that the intro would play out like that, i thought there would be a cut like in the demo. When the whole scene played out, with the music growing and Hamill playing out that whole monologue gave me goosebumps: "What's that sound? Croc is that you, ole boy?".

I know what's was going to happen, i saw it in the trailer, but it was fucking ominous. He's even better than he used to be, with that rasp in the throat he has now. This Joker's fucking scary.

And the rest of the cast is amazing too. How can anyone not love Arleen Sorkin?

Seriously, if anybody is a bat-fan (like i've always been for years, even when i couldnt care less for comic books) this game is a dream come true. Even more is good on it's own.

Note for the ones who played that: Two words. Inverted. Takedown. That's what i mean when i ask for tactical sadism in a game.
Loved that moment, the way he fills the lift crouched, pulls himself out of it and then smells and stares directly at you while Joker mocks you - brrr! Also impressed by the fact that Batman keeps his eyes on the Joker in that scene - it's a small thing but this game is full of nice little details.

That inverted takedown is so much fun - the room looks like I'm hanging out the washing when I'm done.
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Oh and you can get Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal for free for limited time. Yarr etc etc.
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Decent! Downloading right now. Thanks man.

This may be old hat to some... but I just started Far Cry 2 on the 360. I only paid $20 for it, but I still have mixed feelings, hmm.

And to jump in on the Arkham Asylum discussion... that was a fucking wicked game! Who can't love the Joker, Scarecrow, and Harley Quinn all in the same game? No one. That's who.
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