Next Generation Emulation banner
1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Hackin 'n Slashin
Joined
·
28,630 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Considering all the hype around this game when it was announced I am rather surprised there's no thread here for it yet from the demo which has been out for almost a month. Anyways I suggest that everyone that can get the Demo, get it ASAP. Screenshots can't do this game or it's gameplay justice (especially as there's a lot of cinematics/motion blur in the game which just looks really bad and blurry in a single screenshot).

The combat is a little button mashy but very fluid (just like they say) and fun so much so that I am forgot I was playing a game now and then and was wondering what my hands were doing on keyboard and mouse whilst I was watching a movie.
I was worried about the stealth element and trying to do special moves but it's actually implemented really well and easy to do and incredibly fun.
Camera angles can be a little strange as when just walking around normally you are sort of next to Batman at shoulder level, but when action is required they are spot on perfect. However due to this strange 3rd Person hybrid view you can miss the Joker rants and other visuals that pop up on the all the screens around the Assylum (obviously you hear the audio but I just feel I miss something if I don't see the screen during the entire broadcast) as many are in realtime, although there are plenty of screens so this should not happen too often.
Now I grew up with the 90s Animated Batman so having Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy as the voices of Batman and Joker is a special game experience boosting delight for me so I might be a little biased if say that the voice is perfect. Although it seems the smooth clean Joker and Harely Quinn were exchanged for more dirty depraved almost zombified looking versions ala The Dark Knight and most other villians have also gotten a monstermakeover with your average grunts not being the common henchmen of the animated series but rather lunatic musclebound druggy street thugs and Poison Ivy looking like she belongs in Devil May Cry rather the Batman Universe. I am very happy to say though the Bat Mobile is actually the iconic sleek Bat Mobile again rather than the clumsy Tankmobile of the new movies (not that you ever get to use it as far as I know but I just had to mention that). And on that topic it seems this game takes place towards the end of Bruce's reign as the Batman as Barbara Gordon as already abandoned her Batgirl cape and instead assists you as the Communcations and Computer specialist the Oracle. The game offers numerous other character bios and hidden items along the way to ensure you're not just on the lookout for enemies and to allow yourself to be further immersed in the Batman Universe.

The Demo is on the very short side not even quite offering you the full first level as far as I can tell but is still enough game to give you a taste of the what the real deal should be like.


Screenshots taken maxed out but without AA at 1680x1050. The world is very detailed so it does take quite a beefy machine to run at full detail and systems lesser than mine may find themselves with a much barer Assylum with detail being the only downgradebale option as all others are just on or off (it does however feature the performance killer Ambient Occlusion which may offer offer up a fair bit of performance when turned off). The game also uses a lot of PhysX and even has a setting for it with the recommend setting being a GTX2XX class card and 9800GTX working together on the PhysX so ATi users may find themselves also losing a little of the extra movement in the world.


Later today I will perhaps try the game with much lower settings and try and get similar screenshots so you can see the detail change.
 

·
Hackin 'n Slashin
Joined
·
28,630 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Shots of the game on low (so basically everything off...the lowest it can go) at 1280x800. Turning PhysX off basically just stops the papers and other random crap that's lying around from moving...and of course the cape is a little less realistic...then again at low settings there's much less random crap lying around anyways. The background loses almost all of it's texture and detail at this setting, but most of the closeup stuff still looks ok.

It seems the demo at least is locked to 30FPS for cinematics and 60FPS for regular gameplay (so VSync is somewhat pointless)
 

·
Pilgrim
Joined
·
9,687 Posts
You're playing the full game right?

There was a thread of the demo around.

Btw, nice shots. Maybe I will get moderate/ to good fps because my max res is 1366*768.
 

·
Hackin 'n Slashin
Joined
·
28,630 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
There was? a search turned nothing up...and no that's still the demo

Edit: After searching again the only thing I can find is a delay thread where the demo gets briefly mentioned...but no screenshots or other info
 

·
Hackin 'n Slashin
Joined
·
28,630 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
O darn it, and no when I searched I spelled it correctly XD

Anyways that thread was early days with either 360 or PS3 screenshots and trailers, as usual PC graphics and performance are a little different...as well as the fact that it could be a bad port, so I figured this thread was still justified.
 

·
Ya'ver drink Brazilian bold from fkn dunkn donuts!
Joined
·
7,828 Posts
I'd say they have done a marvelous job with all three versions of this game, but for a game with this level of intense detail and solid character models it is to be expected that the PC version will require heavy machinery in order to operate.
 

·
Hackin 'n Slashin
Joined
·
28,630 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
so that means you're going for the 360 version snick?
 

·
Ya'ver drink Brazilian bold from fkn dunkn donuts!
Joined
·
7,828 Posts
I'm undecided, if I could I would get the PC version, but my mini mule won't cut the mustard for the optimum experience. As for the consoles, its a tough choice as the two games look one in the same and have the same performance issues (screen tearing and the like). So I guess at the moment I will go for the PS3, purely for the Joker challenge missions and for the audio. But the PC version does look very very pretty.
 

·
Hackin 'n Slashin
Joined
·
28,630 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Hmm if you suspect the audio to be superior to the 360 version then I would indeed go for the PS3 version if I was you cuz audio plays a huge role in creating the atmosphere.
 

·
Ya'ver drink Brazilian bold from fkn dunkn donuts!
Joined
·
7,828 Posts
It certainly would with a title like this. Problem is finding resources around which describe the audio differences (if there are any) between games. Video is no issue at all, but with my 7.2 set up I like to know which packs more punch, and from my personal experience, the PS3 seems to utilize more channels with its exclusive games, and even though Arkham is multi platform I am hopeful that Arkham Asylum would deliver 7 channels at the end of the day.
 

·
Hackin 'n Slashin
Joined
·
28,630 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·

·
The one and only
Joined
·
3,660 Posts
its more like enhanced senses lol. the pc version is pretty good. graphics are noticebly beter and run at 80 fps on max for me.
 

·
Hackin 'n Slashin
Joined
·
28,630 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Batman does not have X-Ray vision, he does however have such an electronic feature in his cape/cowl among other things like the communicator he uses to get in touch with Oracle...also considering this is a much older Bruce Wayne (as Oracle is around) the Batsuit also contains all sorts electronics to make him stronger and return the agility he had from the good old days when he first started out with **** Grayson as Robin.
 

·
Meow Meow Meow
Joined
·
1,401 Posts
PhysX cape? Anything else different in the PC version apart from PhysX and higher res? Not that it will affect my decision of grabbing this game when I see it in stores. :p

Also: poor Robin, even his name is censored nowadays. :|
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top