IncGamers: Becomes fourth biggest UK launch of 2011.
It's unanimous thoroughout the industry, the game sounds like a hit. Glad to hear it as this will be one of my xmas gifts along with Dark Souls and Skyrim. Sounds like Game of the Year material for sure.
yes I was thinking it'll be good be the open world wil dilute the expereince and get high 80's metascore...boy was i wrong its sitting pretty at 95 metascore!!! and its every bit as good as the reviews make out
That's pretty awesome :)
Fourth biggest launch? Well to be fair BF3, UC3, MW3 & AC Revelations haven't launched yet. They'd be expected to better Batman AC numbers.
I dont understand the GOTY talk too. Batman AA won a GOTY Bafta which was ridiculous. Arkham City doesnt have the best graphics, gameplay, competitive multiplayer, game engine (frostbite 2.0 pc), story and basically every attribute that a GOTY needs, but its Batman so it deserves one...cos you know, its batman.
what!? its incredible, game design trumps all of those and it has it in spades, and its gameplay is phenomenal!!
The gameplay is fantastic in Batman. Level design is great. Its open world...how many games are like that this generation? Graphics are great. Not the best but how many games win GOTY having best graphics alone? UC2 won GOTY, YET many pc games had BETTER GRAPHICS than UC2 and did not win. Its not all about graphics. If it is, then BF3 for the PC trumps every single game then... It's more than graphics to make a game great.
Bit hard when there are no PC games. Oh wait Diablo 3, which isn't even out yet :)
@ufo8mycat There are actually more exclusive games released on the PC then there exclusives on the Xbox360 and PS3 combined in any given calendar year. Moreover, 85%+ of games released are multi-platform titles...and most of those come to the PC as well. There are plenty of games for the PC...Many more than consoles...they are just not as advertised and many are indie games that are actually quite good. Seems Console only gamers don't know this ;-)
UC2 won GOTY because it had, good graphics, good story, memorable characters, online co-op, competitive online mp, it had a blend of everything, batman doesnt. I'm not the one saying Batman is GOTY in ever comments section. People are going way over the top with the game, good game but jesus christ.
Competitive MP Is an attribute for game of the year? Since when? This year GOTY is between Arkham City, Skyrim, Portal 2 and Uncharted 3, only one of which has competitive MP.
I'm sure if the game was bad, it wouldn't be considered a contender for game of the year just because it was Batman. Historically, superhero games never did this well. Question: Why does it bother you that much that people think it's a contender for GOTY? You seem to be taking a pretty strong anti-GOTY stance. You got a bet going or something?
Asylum was shipped in short supply because it was a new IP. It took me a few weeks before I could find a copy on a store shelf. Since it was quite successful and its sequel anticipated much more, there were clearly more copies of Arkham City put into the pipeline for launch this time around. The fact that sales were higher had as much to do with supply as it did demand.
Batman AC doesnt need MP at all....Rocksteady have done it again..they have made a crackingly good game
Yeah, it's great to see a game with virtually no online component do well.
Yeah, I've always been a big single-player campaign supporter so it feels good to see one do so well.
Great news for Rocksteady.The game is absolutely amazing and thoroughly deserves all the praise.
GOTY edition, HERE I COME!
I got Arkham Asylum GOTY with my Arkham City pre-order so I am enjoying a hell of a lot of Batman right about now. Playing in 3d is interesting as well...can't do it for long periods but certainly something fun to check out.
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