Hype is dangerous, it can be a killer. We've seen it happen before.
I don't really see any hype for this game. Some but not much. Now BF3 and MW3 are getting hyped.
agreed completely. The only thing I see with this game that is really bugging me is that every week we seem to get a new villain or costume reveal, which is kind of ruin it for me. Hype? Barely, I mean the game releases in about 9 days and the top news is about BF3 and MW3. If there's hype then this site sure as hell isn't seeing it along with a few other big sites.
i haven't read up on one article on batman and i don't plan on it cause when arham asylum came out same thing happened with it,too much information was revealed. i didn't want my gaming experience to be ruined
The game deserves some hype, but since it's not an exclusive, or a shooter looking to dethrone Call of Duty, nobody gives a crap. Too bad, because Rocksteady has proven to have a quality IP on their hands
^^Eh, I thought Arkham Asylum was good, but not great. The reason it got so much praise from critics was because it was the first quality superhero game they've seen in a LONG time. Arkham Asylum is like that decent looking girl in your office. In the outside world, shes 7. But in the office, where 90% of the women are unattractive(Most superhero games suck), this 7 girl shoots up to a 9 or 10(Arkham Asylum). Arkham Asylum is probably the best licensed superhero game out there...but when most superhero games are crap, it doesn't really mean much.
I don't care about the different costumes. I bet all of them will be available as DLC eventually anyway. I just want to play the game.
@Alpha - Its getting a lot of well deserved hype among the gaming media. I dont know a single media outlet not interested for this game. Its nothing to do about exclusivity. Resistance 3 was an exclusive but hardly got the coverage from press as much as Batman AA. So please dont randomly blame exclusives as a reason this game is not getting hype
"So please dont randomly blame exclusives as a reason this game is not getting hype" I think this was only in reference to the reason why its not getting hype...on N4G.
@LOGICWINS There are some truths there ... but even without factoring the comicbook license (wich is hard to do , i concur) , you are left with a great beat them all with mini sandbox (or rather huge hubs) elements . My point is even on its own , the game is excellent , as the only great beat them all released since the 16-32 bit era .
BF3's hype before the beta was f*cking ridiculous!
@Baka- I still think the game was just decent. But if you think its excellent, I respect your opinion.
Asylum has set a foot in the industry and City will have no trouble to at least break the 1 mil barrier. I'm with LOGICWINS here and think that Batman AA is good but not great. It got its fair share of praises due to being a Superhero game well executed after a long time. personally I'll give it an 8.5. it's a b it repetitive and the end boss fight is seriously underwhelming and disappointing!
its ok if they hype it as long as the game lives up to its expectations
I agree. Where's the hype? What little hype the game gets is deserved. I don't see stories all over the Internet about Arkham City being the best game or anything. The game will sell great without hype even.
Batman: Arkham City....what's that? I only click this link by accident......it was stuck in between a bunch of BF3 links. See what i did there?
No, it isn't, it's just too damn awesome
In my opinion, Arkham Asylum was one of the most overrated games ever. Such a boring game.
I thought It was a good game.Nothing great. Some of the boss fights were terrible like the killer croc one. I wish they were inventive with all the boss fights like they were with Scarecrow. Yes it is over-rated but it is the best superhero game out there followed by Infamous. Also the game is looking really nice from all the vids so I am excited.
My thoughts exactly. Good game, but I'm not overly excited for the sequel. I don't see much hype for it though, other than people on N4G saying they can't wait for it. I'll wait for it without a problem. There are too many other games I want more.
@MysticStrummer - Media outlets are very excited. I am pretty hopeful that they will have improved boss fights this time in variety as well as quality of gameplay.The boss fight against Joker in Batman AA was sooo bad!
"...it is the best superhero game out there followed by Infamous." WHAT? for an old-timer hero, Batman AA is the best game available out there but better than inFAMOUS? maybe that's your opinion but I strongly disagree. Cole is a new hero/villain and inFAMOUS is the better game of the 2 BY FAR!
Im going to have to disagree on batman being the best superhero game.. infamous was way more inventive and emotional investing. Granted batman already has a universe to work with, but a lot of the story felt very stale.. *spoiler* that level where you visit the morgue and see his parents was great though.*End Spolier* But is Batman AA overrated?.. i dont think so.. for once i believe a videogame got it right and did the batman franchise some justice :d
I believe this game will over exceed the hype. It looks amazing.
its not getting enough hype imo the first one was a really good game didnt expect it to be soo good and i know this one will also be great
Every game has some form of hype. The popular games have more hype, because there is a bigger audience to hype it up.
Not as much as the shooters of this year are.
Compared to some of the other games coming out, I don't think this is getting too much hype. Plus, it seems like a lot of previews are coming out for this game, and they're not trying to hide the game from reviewers or anything, that's a good sign.
Not enough hype IMO. Batman AA is one of my favorite games in a long time and possibly the best superhero game ever!!!
"GamesMaster - 97/100 Brave, brutal, brilliant - the gold standard by which all future videogames should be judged" No :)
no because its not a shooter and its not uncharted either.
Highly doubt this game will be disappointing to any gamer that plays it. Can never understand how people question why gamers get hyped over a game and a developer that has excellent an excellent formula...
AC is a bit of an anomoly. It is definetly one of the most anticipated games this year; it's the 5th most wanted game this fall according to nielson, 2nd most wanted according to ign, and it's pre-order numbers (according to vgchartz at least, taken with some salt) it's at 700k+ numbers. Yet, AC articles are no getting enough attention. For example, GM gave the game a 97% yet on n4g the article took for ever to get approved (I don't think it even got approved). I think the game will speak for it's self. The review scores and sales will roll in eventually and I think some people will be taken by surprise because they expected a known quantity, while AC is far more ambitious than anything AA.
Also CVG themselves called it a GOTY competitor. They're kind of shooting their self in the foot by contributing to the hype and then questioning it.
Hype ?? Maybe from gamers but I don't see journalists hyping about it. It's hardly had any coverage compared to the last game too.
Maybe if Bruce Wayne had AK-47s the game would receive more hype from journalists. I'm trolling I know... or am i?
Rocksteady should wage a war against Ubisoft, and talk s*** about Assassin's Creed. Then the press tripping over themselves for coverage.
I myself am very looking forward to it. But there is something that doesn't make me excited as such games as Battlefield 3, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
I haven't seen much hype for the game. In any event, I've never seen hype turn out to negatively impact a game, movie, novel, gadget, etc. If anything it ensures that a poorly received product, once finally made available to the masses, ended up having more success early on than it would have had otherwise.
yep at eurogamer in london this had the largest queue after skyrim, and psvita...and I played and was somewhat disappointed.
The short answer is no. The long answer is noooooooooooooooo!
We will have to wait and see if it delivers. It seemed inevitable that Arkham City would get so much hype after Arkham Asylum was such a sleeper hit. It's got big expectations to live up to.
Actually all the hype has been wasted on BF3 & MW3, both of which are not actually the 3rd releases of these games, but more in the dozens in COD's case......and both have not really evolved much when it comes to there updates on current console hardware....wheras by contrast, Batman is a true sequel & being only 2nd one by Rocksteady, they have truly gone out the extra yards to make an already steller title, even bigger, better & a greater all round experience. Whereas other sequels like the afforementioned, as well as all the sports updates, are just that, updates....the shooters are just re-releases using the same engine & everything, really only changing the background looks, & giving half the intended online maps, so they can rip us off for the other half as d/ldble content. Batman: Arkham City is lookig to live up to it's hype from what I've seen, & it getting a 10/10 from OPS3 mag may be the laughing stock to some here on the net, but it seems to me the reviewer expressed nothing more than his love for an awesome game, & nobody really has the right to even doubt him, let alone write him off for what may be one of the most honest reviews we have seen in a long while. I question these perfect & near perfect scores for each samely COD iteration, as they need to be called into question for the blatent BS that goes with them....any other game is instantly scored down for short campaigns, & being too much like it's predecesssor.....but the COD seems to be the exception to this rule with gaming journalism. Then lets look at similar over inflated scoring titles thats only difference is exclusitivty, like Gears & such....this game scores off the ricta everytime....but everytime I play it, I have the same been there done it feeling, the enviroments are always the same dark, depressing scenarios, & the worst is they never speed up the slow gameplay. The biggest flaw for me for this series is how slow the character moves & plays, & each new one never seems to speed up with gameplay. Batman should be wicked, & deserves some hype
actually yes.. but I still think that this game will be good, but I don't know if it will be better than Arkham asylum.. no one can predict that.. if it's bigger doesn't automaticly mean that it will be better
I felt the combat was utterly boring in the first one and wont be getting this. Im sure the fans who enjoyed the first one will love it but I wont review this when its offered for nothing.
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