Slashgamer has found scans of the Game Informer coverage of the new Batman Game, and god does it look good. The Graphics look a lot like Bioshock, I guess GI wasn't lying. :-p
Found? Heh....Hey I found this film on internet so it must be free right ;) Still, it's nice for those of us outside of the GI delivery zone to get a peek but I can't see them being too happy about those being online and they probably won't be very long. So look fast because it's worth it! The Joker has a Jack Nicholson look to him in some of those shots...and is that Bane?!
Now that is Batman! Dark Knight, while alright, is not Batman to me. He's action man in a suit that kind of looks like Batmans. This game has an art style that I dig. This is the game!
The Dark Knight may not have felt like Batman to you. But that was the only approach they could take. All the other Batman movies felt like jokes. It may stray from the traditional Batman a little bit... but I, and millions of other people, love the new path it is taking. By the way, The Dark Knight is one of the best movies released this year. It's definitely going to win awards.
A movie needn't be uninspiring in order to avoid being a joke. I really liked the Dark Knight, but I also felt that it lacked personality. Arkham Asylum, on the other hand, seems to have tons of personality, but the style is far from a joke. As for graphic novel films, Sin City is one of my favourites. It's both disturbing and over the top cool.
it looks good i just hope it doesnt dissapoint
Well... from the scans alone, it already looks better than any other Batman game that has come out before it. Still, I know what you mean... hopefully the gameplay lives up to the visuals. We should not go through an entire decade without having a decent Batman or Superman game!!! Seems like those would be easy targets for great games.
Looks like it's using Epic's Unreal engine. Very nice indeed.
exactly what i was thinking.
your right it is
There are alot of games using Ut3 engine and still looks like crap, there are only a few that can pull of some great graphics with it...
True, it's funny how some people criticize the engine itself and not the developers using it.
The only thing I fear about this game is it seems to be taking too many pages from DARK TOMORROW and that's not good. The one location is probably going to hurt the game in the end, just like it did in BATMAN DT. We'll see, though. I'm amped after seeing the pics but I wish someone else would snag the IP for Batman like one of Sony's internal studios. The quality would be through the roof.
Holy crap that looks good
If it plays half as good as it looks, it will be better than any Batman game ever made. Now I'm excited for the game.
What in the earth is that Berserker doing in a Batman game :D ..but if the Joker is different than the Joker in the movie im not buying this. The new Joker is awesome!
I was thinking the same thing, why revert to the old joker? I guess the reason is that the game a) was in development before heath's joker was shown and b) that it seems to be more comic booky than nolan's films, especially killer croc there
I loved Ledger joker but the comic book joker is still just as good you can't go wrong either way. I just hope Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy are tapped for the voice actors of joker and batman. Mark Hamil joker is still mu favorite.
this is more comic styled, and plus they're doing a Dark Knight game so that would make no sense for them to do that. Think about it.
Awesome. This is just amazing. I'm totally fanboying over this game.
Maybe its just too complex to bring the new joker to games cause it would require tons of difficult facial animation to get that charracter look and talk like in the movie.. just guessing
The Design for Batman looks very much influenced by Alex Ross. Everything but the Suit details are pretty much the same. With Paul Dini writing its not a big surprise. But a good one. Check out my attached image for comparison.
From the first page scan: "Wildstorm, the comic book company founded by famed artist Jim Lee, is crafting the authentic yet distinct new look for all of the key characters." Not saying that Alex Ross isn't a source of inspiration for Wildstorm, but I don't think he's the only source. The network of influences in the world of art is a complex one.
the face is obviously Ross "inspired". It's pretty much copied. I did see that wildstorm is on the team. It looks like Ross' Batman with a wildstorm spin on it. (Modern, more ripped, because kevlar wraps around ab muscles.) I do like where its coming from. Ross and Lee are my favorite comic artists. Hush and Kingdome Come are my top 2 books.
this game is looking stunning and i love the alex ross look to it. and im right in thinking this has nothing to do with the latest batman, just a standalone product (hope so because most games of films are crap as we all know)
I wish the joker looked more like this. (attachment.)
I'm guesssing the disagrees are from people who want him to look like heath ledger.? If so, there is a dark knight game coming out too. tools. Ledger redefined the Joker. But his version isnt going to automatically become the standard.
Gameplay please. No matter how good a game looks, the gameplay always counts the most. But the graphics do look really good.
Yes it does look good,a nice style and color pallette... However I wish their was a stealth "option". Stealth adds depth IMO. I like having choices,fight it out,or at times use a "stealth approach. I hope it's not just a "beat Em' up",or hack and slash fest. Gameplay more like Gears 2 or Killzone 2 is more to my liking... I like the "stop and pop" shooting options where you can hide behind objects like Gears and Uncharted 2, or sneak in a stealth style like MGS4 for example... Jumping and platforming like Prince of Persia and Tomb raider would also be a major plus in my book... It does have potential,I hope to see more at GC?
Yeah, some stealth would work well. It's not like Batman announces to the bad guys that he's there and he's going to kick their asses. He has this way of getting the jump on them first. If they do something like that, then this game will be a must-buy for me.
"The combat isn’t a traditional stealth game. The developers think a ‘regular’ stealth game makes the player look weak. Something they feel Batman is not." “If you look at a stealth game, it’s about being weak and hiding…this is about being in a strong positions and them not knowing where you are. It’s a very different feel. Predator gameplay we call it. Picking off the weak people.” "Boss Battles won’t necessarily be a series of straight pugilistic fights. Each enemy represents a different side of Batman and not all of them can match his wide skill set. Some battles are focused on combat others will focus on gadgets some are similar to giant Zelda style bosses." "Gameplay places just as much focus on Batman’s role as a detective as his combat prowess." Which means there is a stealth mode semantically known as predator gameplay. Depending on the situation the combat will differ, and detective work is just as much an aspect of the game as combat.
Errr...I must have missed that bit. A thousand apologies.
This game is going to be extremely good. I'm definitely going to pre order it.
it will fail
closing^ I did read this. As I mentioned "I wish" they would have stealth.I anticipate this to be a good gme,possibly a great one,I hope so. I look forward to hearing more about the "detective aspect" of the game. And the gadgets,just how and when we can use them.
They are having stealth, but they're calling it predator gameplay instead because it "sounds cooler." How hard is this to grasp?
they stole this from a guy at gamefaqs pathetic
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