Batman: Arkham City gameplay trailer - Uncharted 2 level of quality jump, or are we getting giddy too soon?

Well, what do you reckon?

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As fully paid-up bat-geeks, myself and Nathan are currently vibrating with excitement. You will too.

Sweet. Baby. Jeezee. Seriously. "Agog" would be the word. The scale and sweeping, decayed beauty of Gotham on show here already makes this feel like one of the definitive depictions of the city for me, in any medium. And Batman himself looks off the chart this time. Those new flying mechanics should be amazing when harnessed to flit around what look like much bigger, more varied, open-air city block environments.

That ground pound entrance and helicopter hijack? Textbook Batman. And interestingly, it looks like he's using that chopper to stealthily move to higher ground, rather than simply 'jacking it in order to take the pilot down. I'm already boggling at the possibilities of this new expanded Arkham experience.

What do you think? Reckon Arkham City really can join that pantheon of legendary uber-sequels I mentioned at the top? And what do you reckon to the trailer soundtrack? Cool implimentation of unusual music choice, or horrible misfire?

Mar 15, 2011

Sweet. Baby. Jeezee. Seriously. "Agog" would be the word. The scale and sweeping, decayed beauty of Gotham on show here already makes this feel like one of the definitive depictions of the city for me, in any medium. And Batman himself looks off the chart this time. Those new flying mechanics should be amazing when harnessed to flit around what look like much bigger, more varied, open-air city block environments.

That ground pound entrance and helicopter hijack? Textbook Batman. And interestingly, it looks like he's using that chopper to stealthily move to higher ground, rather than simply 'jacking it in order to take the pilot down. I'm already boggling at the possibilities of this new expanded Arkham experience.

What do you think? Reckon Arkham City really can join that pantheon of legendary uber-sequels I mentioned at the top? And what do you reckon to the trailer soundtrack? Cool implimentation of unusual music choice, or horrible misfire?

Mar 15, 2011

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Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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