Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:52 AM
For those on the fence on arkham origins.
I played the MP beta, and Im more excited about the MP than SP.
Its not half assed at all. You guys are in for a pleasant surprise. A lot of people were surprised as well. We got addicted to it.
If you love spy vs merc, you will ABSOLUTELY love this.
The multiplyer has a lot of depth. Playing as batman and robin is much more difficult than playing as the thugs. You need to do a lot of planning to win.
The thugs have an easier learning curve, but a good batmn and robin will be a nightnare for you.
Remember, there are 2 enemies per team.
Batman&Robin - vs Joker thugs and Bane thugs
Joker and thugs - vs Bane thugs and Batman & Robin
Bane and thugs - vs Joker thugs and Batman & Robin.
So you really have to watch your surroundings.
The winning objectives are complicated (but fun) too.
As batman and robin, you have to prevent the thugs from killing the other team.
So both joker and banes team have 25 respawn points (theyre called reinforcements). As batman and robin, you have to prevent the thugs in each team from dying 25 times (28 per team technically since there are 3 players on jokers team, and banes team).
So if you play as the thugs, you have to kill the opposing team 28 times.
When you play as batman and robin, you knock out enemies using takedowns, and gadgets. Everytime you knock out an enemy, you earn intimidation points. You need 100 intimidation points to win. You have to vary your takedowns too. If you keep using takedowns from behind, the amount of points you earn will get scaled.
If you die as batman and robin, you will lose intimidation points. So if your partner sucks, they will slow you down, because you will lose your intimidation points.
Also if youre playing as the thugs, and you see that batman and robin are winning, you might work with the opposing thugs and focus on killing batman and robin.
The game can grt very intense, because you have two enemies
Theres so much to talk about the MP. I know this is a CE thread, but everyone seems to forget that this game has a multiplayer to it. And honestly guys, youre in for a treat. The MP is VERY good. If you love games that requires strategy and planning this wont disppoint you.
Oh and dont assume youll be good in multiplayer just because you can pull off big combos in the singleplayer.
This is a completely different beast. The thugs have guns. They are hard hitting guns. You run up to a thug as the heroes from the front, you WILL die. So instead you might want to throw a batarang to scare them. Use smoke to mess with their vision. Or make them chase you and lure them to an explosive gel. Or even get the enemies to go after you, while robin takes them out from behind.
Edit: quick things i want to mention.
You can play as Joker and Bane. Both plays very differently.
There is customization for skins, armor, appearances, guns, gadgets, clothes etc.
The thugs have their own perks and gadgets, which can be leveled up.
You can be a fat joker clown thug. A fat shirtless joker clown thug with man boobs and cornrows.
Batman and robin plays differently. One is a bit faster i think. Their gadgets can be upgraded, and costumes customized.
There are items that you can use per match, kind of like mass effect 3 multiplayer.