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#31261 FoxAssGamer   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20391 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:47 PM

Were you playing on easy?



#31262 smackattack   Seriously? CAGiversary!   1227 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

smackattack

Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:48 PM

thanks for making sure i never buy arkham night.   Fuck that noise.  I got too many other games to play



#31263 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4308 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 04:01 PM

:whee:  :wall:  :wall:  :wall:  :wall: 



 

It's bad. If you occasionally used it to solve puzzles and help you take down enemies, it would be okay, but there are entirely too many mandatory story missions that involve combat with tank and helicopter drones. I struggled my way through most of them, but I definitely don't have the knack for the "driving on the ceiling" thing that this bit seems to hinge on. Maybe rcsample's right, but this might be one challenge I can't squeak by on.

Just yankin' yer chain....I'm going through that with NFS: The Run....best savored in small-ish doses for me...feel like the AI can do no wrong and I have to put it down before I ragequit....or maybe I should git gud.



#31264 Not Eric   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2414 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:03 PM

 

On a side note, how aggravating is the Batmobile in Arkham Knight?! I just got to the part of the game where you're being chased through a subway tunnel by the Arkham Knight's giant drill and I'm about ready to throw in the towel on the story mode. It's a super-huge pain-in-the-ass to drive this thing on tunnel ceilings when you don't have a 30-ton death machine nipping at your heels, so I have my doubts about how long I'm going to fight this. . . .

Do you like stealth segments? Do you like Batmobile segments? How about both at the same time! 



#31265 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5318 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:16 PM

Were you playing on easy?

I am not. I believe it's on normal or medium or whatever the equivalent is. Does it make a difference?

 

I recently finished ME:A and changing from normal to easy made a huge difference in playability in that title. The combat was way too shooter-y for me, and I was getting very frustrated early on. 

 

Just yankin' yer chain....I'm going through that with NFS: The Run....best savored in small-ish doses for me...feel like the AI can do no wrong and I have to put it down before I ragequit....or maybe I should git gud.

I've ragequit more than one game for similar reasons. I've only stuck with this as long as I have because it's Batman and I'm a bit of a Batman nerd. 


Edited by warreni, 25 April 2018 - 05:21 PM.


#31266 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2725 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 25 April 2018 - 06:19 PM

Arkham Knight gets better as it goes along because a lot of the Batmobile stuff is actually pretty frontloaded, but it's still easily the worst Arkham game because of it.

 

I didn't find the tank parts nearly as bad as the Batmobile-centric puzzles, where you have to hop in and attach the winch to this thing then back out and go over here and pull the bridge down and then raise this and uggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh

 

also it was really funny that they acted like the Arkham Knight's identity was this huge secret when anyone with any knowledge of Batman could tell who it would be as soon as the game was announced



#31267 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14106 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:01 PM

There's a Classic Sci-Fi and Fantasy book bundle up, not that I consider any of those classics. Nothing from the top 100 in either genre. Realbigexplosion will probably post before me and edit his post with details again, so I won't bother typing them all out.  :razz:



#31268 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8845 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:28 PM

You mean Dinosaur Samurai isn't a top 10 hit for you? Yeah a lot of those look like misses for sure.



#31269 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   40 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:43 PM

:rofl:

 

The charities are....The Jane Goodall Institute and Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (whose authors will probably also get a cut from the publishers) .

 



#31270 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14106 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:54 PM

I mean, the $15 tier has two Zelazny books, but no Lord of Light, one Asimov book, but no Foundation, and one co-authored Tad Williams novel with one of those classically generic paperback covers. Couldn't even put in Shadowmarch.

 

And the $1 tier has Bruce Coville books, the same two in both ebook and audiobook form (listed over again to seem like you get more). I remember reading a Coville book in the car when I was about 10, and my parents had to stop the car so I could vomit on the side of the road. Who knows if it was my first (and only) time ever getting motion sickness, or if the writing was just that bad. But I went back to R.L. Stine after.



#31271 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3302 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:17 PM

 

On a side note, how aggravating is the Batmobile in Arkham Knight?! I just got to the part of the game where you're being chased through a subway tunnel by the Arkham Knight's giant drill and I'm about ready to throw in the towel on the story mode. It's a super-huge pain-in-the-ass to drive this thing on tunnel ceilings when you don't have a 30-ton death machine nipping at your heels, so I have my doubts about how long I'm going to fight this. . . .

From what I recall, this was one of the more frustrating parts with the batmobile and also seemed the end of a long drawn out use of it, so you might want to hang in there to just get past that hump.  The game is great despite the batmobile.  It's just sad that it ended up marring the experience overall.



#31272 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4308 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:47 PM

I mean, the $15 tier has two Zelazny books, but no Lord of Light, one Asimov book, but no Foundation, and one co-authored Tad Williams novel with one of those classically generic paperback covers. Couldn't even put in Shadowmarch.

 

And the $1 tier has Bruce Coville books, the same two in both ebook and audiobook form (listed over again to seem like you get more). I remember reading a Coville book in the car when I was about 10, and my parents had to stop the car so I could vomit on the side of the road. Who knows if it was my first (and only) time ever getting motion sickness, or if the writing was just that bad. But I went back to R.L. Stine after.

Meh, The middle tier has Alfred Bester, "The Stars My Destination"....I would consider that a classic....the rest:

 

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#31273 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Just some guy CAGiversary!   1327 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:06 AM

Guess what.



#31274 NvaderJim   Game Ninja CAGiversary!   608 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:46 AM

Guess what.

Chicken Butt?



#31275 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23903 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2018 - 01:14 AM

On a side note, how aggravating is the Batmobile in Arkham Knight?! I just got to the part of the game where you're being chased through a subway tunnel by the Arkham Knight's giant drill and I'm about ready to throw in the towel on the story mode. It's a super-huge pain-in-the-ass to drive this thing on tunnel ceilings when you don't have a 30-ton death machine nipping at your heels, so I have my doubts about how long I'm going to fight this. . . .

The problem w/ the Batmobile is the repetitive tank sequences. With not that many tank enemy types, not many tank skills to learn, and repetitive "destroy X tanks" over and over again - ugh, it really doesn't help the game by any means. There's also even Batmobile stealth tank sequences, which are dreadful...especially since it happens a few times in the game; once was enough, TBH.

 

Literally, the main quest is littered w/ this stuff, especially in the back 2/3rds of the game.

 

I would guess it might be a decent idea that if you're committing yourself to this game, do a fair deal of other side quests that don't involve the Batmobile tank sequences and don't try to go mostly through the main story once you get the Batmobile. Spread all this stuff out, as much as possible.



#31276 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:04 AM

Guess what.

 

Chicken Butt?

 



#31277 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5318 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2018 - 03:29 PM

I didn't find the tank parts nearly as bad as the Batmobile-centric puzzles, where you have to hop in and attach the winch to this thing then back out and go over here and pull the bridge down and then raise this and uggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh


And I feel exactly the opposite.
 

also it was really funny that they acted like the Arkham Knight's identity was this huge secret when anyone with any knowledge of Batman could tell who it would be as soon as the game was announced


Well, not only was it pretty obvious from the get-go, the story spends a huge chunk of time and energy in foreshadowing and otherwise strongly hinting at it. Even with the benefit of my external knowledge, I found myself thinking, "World's Greatest Detective, my ass!" as our hero just seemed to grow more and more clueless as time passed. Also, the fact that they made a
Spoiler
rather gave it away as well. It makes me wonder whether anyone at Rocksteady or WB gave that even a second thought.


For what it's worth, I did get past that part this morning. Just 10% of story mode left. . . .

#31278 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2725 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:10 AM

And I feel exactly the opposite.
 

Well, not only was it pretty obvious from the get-go, the story spends a huge chunk of time and energy in foreshadowing and otherwise strongly hinting at it. Even with the benefit of my external knowledge, I found myself thinking, "World's Greatest Detective, my ass!" as our hero just seemed to grow more and more clueless as time passed. Also, the fact that they made a

Spoiler
rather gave it away as well. It makes me wonder whether anyone at Rocksteady or WB gave that even a second thought.


For what it's worth, I did get past that part this morning. Just 10% of story mode left. . . .

I'm not saying the tank stuff is GOOD, but at least I could kinda just zone out as the waves came instead of actively engaging with the tedium of the batmobile puzzles.

 

I will say this is the only Arkham game I didn't 100%, because I did all the Deathstroke stuff and then the thing at the end of that is...

 

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So I just quit after that. Also I just found the Riddlor trophies to be way more tedious than the previous games, much like everything else in AK.



#31279 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5318 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:29 AM

I'm not saying the tank stuff is GOOD, but at least I could kinda just zone out as the waves came instead of actively engaging with the tedium of the batmobile puzzles.

 

I will say this is the only Arkham game I didn't 100%, because I did all the Deathstroke stuff and then the thing at the end of that is...

 

 So I just quit after that. Also I just found the Riddlor trophies to be way more tedious than the previous games, much like everything else in AK.

I haven't 100%'d any of them, mostly because of Riddler trophies. Ain't nobody got time fo dat. 

 

Actually, I think I used a guide to help me get every Riddler doodad in Origins and captured Nygma. But that was the only one.  And that was a few years ago when I only had one metric crapton of stuff in my backlog. 



#31280 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2801 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:20 PM

I haven't 100%'d any of them, mostly because of Riddler trophies. Ain't nobody got time fo dat. 

 

Actually, I think I used a guide to help me get every Riddler doodad in Origins and captured Nygma. But that was the only one.  And that was a few years ago when I only had one metric crapton of stuff in my backlog. 

Interesting that it was the Riddler Trophies that held you up. I got all the trophies in both Asylum and City (didnt finish Origins or start Knight). I didnt find them too tedious. It was all the other stuff in City that bummed me out; mainly the gliding challenges.



#31281 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5286 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 27 April 2018 - 01:52 PM

I thought the glider challanges unlocked Riddler trophies in City... I could be wrong it's been a long, long, time.

Asylum, I've did the story mode 100% twice. (Console and PC)

City, I did enough trophies to capture Riddler buy I'm sure that's only like 80% of them. (Haven't played it on PC yet.)

Origin, I don't think I got 100% on the story... but I would need to double check. (PC, Asylum is my favorite, it was just so amazing from out of nowhere, but I think Origin was my second favorite. City just has too much repeated diolog and I like how Origin treated some of the secondary villains better.)

Blackgate, didn't get a 100% as you have to beat the game like three times to do so.... I did 100% a single playthrough. (PC)

#31282 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4632 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:41 PM

Need to play Arkham Knight now that I've upgraded my system enough to handle it.  It's either that or Mad Max when I'm done with GTA V.

 

I don't recall if did 100% on any of the others, but I think I at least got close.  Plus a bunch of extra time doing challenges.  I really liked being Batman.



#31283 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14106 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:52 PM

Need to play Arkham Knight now that I've upgraded my system enough to handle it.  It's either that or Mad Max when I'm done with GTA V.

 

I don't recall if did 100% on any of the others, but I think I at least got close.  Plus a bunch of extra time doing challenges.  I really liked being Batman.

I wouldn't do two open world games in a row, though AK does it better than Mad Max in my opinion.



#31284 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2801 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:52 PM

I thought the glider challanges unlocked Riddler trophies in City... I could be wrong it's been a long, long, time.

(SNIP)

City, I did enough trophies to capture Riddler buy I'm sure that's only like 80% of them. (Haven't played it on PC yet.)
 

Oh, then maybe I didnt get all the trophies in City. I only was remembering that I captured the Riddler and while I know all were required for Asylum, if they werent all required for City, I'm sure I stopped after that.



#31285 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4632 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:47 PM

I wouldn't do two open world games in a row, though AK does it better than Mad Max in my opinion.

Yeah, too much the same.  Always an issue.  I have a plethora of mostly-finished open world games I need to return to in order to finish.  In most cases, I mean finish the main story, not just the extras.  Just Cause 2.  Assassin's Creed IV.  Saints Row 3.

 

I did manage to 100% Lego Marvel Super Heroes.  And Lego The Hobbit.  And The Lego Movie Game.

 

I might have a problem.



#31286 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2801 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2018 - 07:52 PM

I did manage to 100% Lego Marvel Super Heroes.  And Lego The Hobbit.  And The Lego Movie Game.

 

I might have a problem.

Or a bunch of children locked up in your basement (*hello, may I please speak to Chris Hansen?*).



#31287 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4632 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:19 PM

Or a bunch of children locked up in your basement (*hello, may I please speak to Chris Hansen?*).

Nah.  He's not locked up.



#31288 BasilZero   Retribution CAGiversary!   136 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

BasilZero

Posted 27 April 2018 - 09:28 PM

Code Veronica X is the only game I actually need along with RE2


The only reason why I got it and paid $6 so it was a good deal for me!

#31289 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2725 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:17 PM

Origin, I don't think I got 100% on the story... but I would need to double check. (PC, Asylum is my favorite, it was just so amazing from out of nowhere, but I think Origin was my second favorite. City just has too much repeated diolog and I like how Origin treated some of the secondary villains better.)

Origins got shit on a lot because it wasn't from the REAL BATMAN TEAM AAAAAARGH WHAT A CASH-IN but yeah, I thought it was better than City as well. And agreed, Asylum is still the best. It's just so tightly designed, and it's still the best 3d Metroid game.

 

I really liked the look of almost everything in Origins. The snowy city, Batman's suit... And all of the other characters looked like they do in the comix instead of the weird, Gears of War bulk-monsters of City.



#31290 shrinerr   NOT THE BEES! CAGiversary!   1162 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2018 - 03:19 AM

so is this the first time the Monthly has not unlocked on the last Friday of the month? i don't keep up so i was a tad disappointed not to get my unlocks today.