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Batman Arkham Origins Hands-on Preview

A younger, scrappier Batman has brought some new toys to Gotham.

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Wait, won't blowing up enemies with explosive barrels go against Batman's "no kill" rule?

A prequel eh? What the hell...I'm down. I'd be interested to see how some new voice actors handle these iconic roles and I enjoyed the last two Batman games. So let's see how this one does.

FFP2:
Wait, won't blowing up enemies with explosive barrels go against Batman's "no kill" rule?

Well the thugs would be dead from stuff Batman normally does.

It takes comic book rule of "blunt force trauma doesn't kill, only guns can"

Which is why Batman doesn't die when Superman uses his super strength to punch his face in some of the "superman goes rogue" arcs. It is also the same reason why Batman doesn't get any teeth knocked out no matter how hard he is hit.

Wait, I'm confused now.

The developers say they used new voice actors because they wanted the voices of Batman (here played by Roger Craig Smith) and the Joker to sound younger than their previous Arkham selves.

Conroy to voice Batman.

Does that mean Conroy meant another game, is Smith just a stand-in, or will it be a flashback game with older Bats narrating in the background?

Ultratwinkie:

Well the thugs would be dead from stuff Batman normally does.

It takes comic book rule of "blunt force trauma doesn't kill, only guns can"

Which is why Batman doesn't die when Superman uses his super strength to punch his face in some of the "superman goes rogue" arcs. It is also the same reason why Batman doesn't get any teeth knocked out no matter how hard he is hit.

Yeah but in Arkham City you couldn't even throw them off ledges... now you're blowing them up.

FFP2:
Wait, won't blowing up enemies with explosive barrels go against Batman's "no kill" rule?

Actually, in case you didn't know, Batman is only putting his enemies to sleep.

Anyone else totally uninterested in the Arkham series? After the hugely contrived plot of Arkham city I just dunno. I'd like to like this game but I can't make myself get excited about it. Maybe it's because after the inclusion of the Beyond suit in Arkham City I was convinced they were finally going to use the Beyond material for a video game. Except it didn't happen.

Goofguy:

Actually, in case you didn't know, Batman is only putting his enemies to sleep.

That was amazing. Thanks for exposing me to that work of art:)

Susan Arendt:
Batman Arkham Origins Hands-on Preview

A younger, scrappier Batman has brought some new toys to Gotham.

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"As of this moment, the noise that accompanies the Rewind function is so terrible that it nearly renders those portions of the game unplayable, but it will likely change before the final version is released."

Rewind function?

Moeez:

Susan Arendt:
Batman Arkham Origins Hands-on Preview

A younger, scrappier Batman has brought some new toys to Gotham.

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"As of this moment, the noise that accompanies the Rewind function is so terrible that it nearly renders those portions of the game unplayable, but it will likely change before the final version is released."

Rewind function?

Yep. When you "rewind" the action in the Evidence Scanner. In the example I saw, rewinding made the helicopter crash go in reverse, so you could examine it from various angles, see at what point it went off course, and so forth. You can rewind a gunshot to trace the bullet's path back to its source, that sort of thing. And the noise that goes with it...gahhhhh. Just awful.

Sanaje:
Wait, I'm confused now.

The developers say they used new voice actors because they wanted the voices of Batman (here played by Roger Craig Smith) and the Joker to sound younger than their previous Arkham selves.

Conroy to voice Batman.

Does that mean Conroy meant another game, is Smith just a stand-in, or will it be a flashback game with older Bats narrating in the background?

All I can say is that the Batman we saw was voiced by a single actor the entire time, and that was Smith.

Susan Arendt:

Moeez:

Susan Arendt:
Batman Arkham Origins Hands-on Preview

A younger, scrappier Batman has brought some new toys to Gotham.

Read Full Article

"As of this moment, the noise that accompanies the Rewind function is so terrible that it nearly renders those portions of the game unplayable, but it will likely change before the final version is released."

Rewind function?

Yep. When you "rewind" the action in the Evidence Scanner. In the example I saw, rewinding made the helicopter crash go in reverse, so you could examine it from various angles, see at what point it went off course, and so forth. You can rewind a gunshot to trace the bullet's path back to its source, that sort of thing. And the noise that goes with it...gahhhhh. Just awful.

Well, that's new. Man, all this CSI/Minority Report overcomplicated business. I want an investigation purely based on variations of a swear word:

FFP2:
Wait, won't blowing up enemies with explosive barrels go against Batman's "no kill" rule?

Eh, we're already kicking criminals' heads into buildings. I've always lived with the adorable notion that Alfred and the BatComputer outright lie to batman to make him feel better.

Argh, this actually sounds pretty good. Now I'm really conflicted about whether to get this or not :<

Both Hamill and Conroy played the younger and older versions of their characters many times already and they did a perfect job every time, so I call BS, they just don't want to pay them for their roles. Or maybe they just want fresh meat, but then just fkin say that.

Verkula:
Both Hamill and Conroy played the younger and older versions of their characters many times already and they did a perfect job every time, so I call BS, they just don't want to pay them for their roles. Or maybe they just want fresh meat, but then just fkin say that.

Hamill has retired the Joker role, originally Asylum was going to be his last but he enjoyed the City storyline so reprised his role, Conroy is voicing Batman still and a few days ago talked about working on an upcoming Arkham game, whether its Origins or the next Rocksteady Arkham game (which I theorise they are making for next gen) is still unclear.

xchurchx:

Verkula:
Both Hamill and Conroy played the younger and older versions of their characters many times already and they did a perfect job every time, so I call BS, they just don't want to pay them for their roles. Or maybe they just want fresh meat, but then just fkin say that.

Hamill has retired the Joker role, originally Asylum was going to be his last but he enjoyed the City storyline so reprised his role, Conroy is voicing Batman still and a few days ago talked about working on an upcoming Arkham game, whether its Origins or the next Rocksteady Arkham game (which I theorise they are making for next gen) is still unclear.

No, he said it many times since then that he did NOT retired the role and it was just a misunderstanding, yet this rumor still keeps spreading like a plague.

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Most recently(as far as I know):

http://smodcast.com/episodes/mark-hamill-the-peoples-joker-pt-1/
http://smodcast.com/episodes/mark-hamill-the-peoples-joker-pt-2/

After Arkham City, I'm just out, it just didn't make it for me, especially after the "Physx" delay thing.

BTW did... that guy in the beginning have the flashlight IN his mouth? Or am I still seeing that the wrong way? Cuz that does look pretty damn gruesome.

Hmmm... On the one end, another Arkham-style Batman game will probably be great in terms of mechanics, I'm really annoyed that they didn't have the guts to follow through on all the plot hooks they laid out in Arkham City. So they go back and do a prequel, because putting the word "Origins" in your title is way, way easier than figuring out what you're going to call the next game otherwise.

Geo Da Sponge:
Hmmm... On the one end, another Arkham-style Batman game will probably be great in terms of mechanics, I'm really annoyed that they didn't have the guts to follow through on all the plot hooks they laid out in Arkham City. So they go back and do a prequel, because putting the word "Origins" in your title is way, way easier than figuring out what you're going to call the next game otherwise.

I think they're just terrified of pushing ahead without The Joker. Since he's the most recognisable it's not hard to see why, although I would like them to focus on one villain and make something akin to Asylum again.

So am I only only one who watched this and thought "Gee I hope that is playable in the game." Arkham asylum/city didn't pull that bullshit of fights that could be easily playable being cut scenes.

I don't care. I don't care if they called him Slade... how the hell is Ron Perlman not the voice of Deathstroke?

I hope that this gets more refined, or something. It would stink that the third game in the Arkham series blows....thanks though for the Hamill tweet. I was very sad that THE voice of Joker was "quitting".

ObsidianJones:
I don't care. I don't care if they called him Slade... how the hell is Ron Perlman not the voice of Deathstroke?

Same here! I was always surprised that he was never brought in to do Slade/Deathstroke in a bunch of other games where he has appeared. Thought Ron Perlman did a really excellent job; made Slade really sinister sounding in the Teen Titans cartoon. I mean, they got Cyborg's voice actor for Injustice...

OT: Having Troy Baker do Joker sounds really interesting. I don't think that's the type of character he usually does (and its also pretty funny, considering he did Batman in Lego Batman 2). Wonder how he will do the Joker. The other Joker voices out there are pretty good, so not having Mark Hamill here isn't too big of an issue. Roger Craig Smith as Batman? Guess we'll see how he does.

Having more Detective stuff to do sounds nice. I was never actively looking for puzzles to do in the Arkham games (besides Riddler stuff and whatnot), but it could be cool. Guess we'll see it in action at E3 or something.

More of the same sounds fine to me. I loved both Arkham games. The Wire video was fantastic I never really watched that show but everytime I get a look at it it's great.

Anyone else hate the new costume design?

Caffeine_Bombed:
Anyone else hate the new costume design?

i'm assuming it's his first costume, in which case i don't mind. Makes sense.

Red X:

Caffeine_Bombed:
Anyone else hate the new costume design?

i'm assuming it's his first costume, in which case i don't mind. Makes sense.

I get that, but it just seems a little over-the-top (and not in that "It's supposed to be O.T.T." way).
It's like they saw the Nolan Batman and thought "Not enough metal..."

Caffeine_Bombed:

Red X:

Caffeine_Bombed:
Anyone else hate the new costume design?

i'm assuming it's his first costume, in which case i don't mind. Makes sense.

I get that, but it just seems a little over-the-top (and not in that "It's supposed to be O.T.T." way).
It's like they saw the Nolan Batman and thought "Not enough metal..."

there's never enough metal in batman image

But i do agree, it's like "how do they even move" :P

Red X:

Caffeine_Bombed:
Anyone else hate the new costume design?

i'm assuming it's his first costume, in which case i don't mind. Makes sense.

Caffeine_Bombed:

Red X:

Caffeine_Bombed:
Anyone else hate the new costume design?

i'm assuming it's his first costume, in which case i don't mind. Makes sense.

I get that, but it just seems a little over-the-top (and not in that "It's supposed to be O.T.T." way).
It's like they saw the Nolan Batman and thought "Not enough metal..."

I don't mind it either, looks somewhere between his new 52 design and the one in Injustice. I prefer it over the other one Asylum/City, but for a first outfit it does look incredibly...well designed, I know Bruce Wayne is rich, but I would've thought his first Batsuit would be a bit less high tech looking. But then I guess it could be construed that he hasn't invented the crazy nano fabric stuff that he has in Asylum yet.

I still prefer this new one though. But I think that's because I've never liked the pants and they've taken them ALL away with the new 52. No underwear for superheroes anymore!

This also seems odd as having the title "origins", I mean Black Mask, a BIG crime lord is sending 8 of the best assassins after him, he must've been doing some crazy ass shit for a while to garner that sort of attention.

Sanaje:
Wait, I'm confused now.

The developers say they used new voice actors because they wanted the voices of Batman (here played by Roger Craig Smith) and the Joker to sound younger than their previous Arkham selves.

Conroy to voice Batman.

Does that mean Conroy meant another game, is Smith just a stand-in, or will it be a flashback game with older Bats narrating in the background?

I got the impression he would perhaps be narrating it, as if telling a tale of when his younger self had a hard with these assassins time or something.

Troy Baker has an impressive list of roles, so I look forward to his Joker, there have been a few that have got it right other then Mark Hammill, the guy playing him in Injustice is okay and the fellow who playing him in the DC animated flick, Under the Red Hood.

And I got no problem with the guy who voiced Ezio from the Assassins Creed games playing Batman, I think he deserves a chance. After all, Mr Conroy and Hammill won't be around forever and folks like these are the ones who could end up being good enough to inherit the mantle of these characters.

Susan Arendt:
Snip.

Question if you don't mind? I was a bit disappointed to see a hands on article and then the video was nothing but cut scene (Not your fault I'm sure), obviously you weren't given any material for the game play to show or something, why is that when you can show work to back up "This is a good game!" why wouldn't they let you guys do that?

elvor0:

I don't mind it either, looks somewhere between his new 52 design and the one in Injustice. I prefer it over the other one Asylum/City, but for a first outfit it does look incredibly...well designed, I know Bruce Wayne is rich, but I would've thought his first Batsuit would be a bit less high tech looking. But then I guess it could be construed that he hasn't invented the crazy nano fabric stuff that he has in Asylum yet.

I still prefer this new one though. But I think that's because I've never liked the pants and they've taken them ALL away with the new 52. No underwear for superheroes anymore!

This also seems odd as having the title "origins", I mean Black Mask, a BIG crime lord is sending 8 of the best assassins after him, he must've been doing some crazy ass shit for a while to garner that sort of attention.

I'm either or when it comes to the trunks because it breaks up the colour better, and I prefer the AA/C look partly because he doesn't look as clunky but again as a starting suit it's perfect which is why it looks more rough and mish-mashed which is aesthetically perfect for the title, it looks more low tech in a way.

When in doubt, Troy Baker. I'm looking forward to playing as Deathstroke. It took me until Injustice to realize that he was Slade, which makes him 10 times as awesome.

"Aww, I was hoping for a trailer with actual gameplay. Oh well, let's see.... Hmm, I wonder if you'll be able to burst through the floorboards like that in the actual game? That'd be cool. Hold on, why does Batman's suit look more armored and futuristic than ever if this is a Silver Age story? And the original one flat-out looks better anyway. Lame. But whatever, check out that Deathstroke fight. I know I shouldn't be speculating based on evidence from a prerendered trailer, but what if the actual boss fight will be like this - just a lengthy, intense melee battle. With the right design and tweaks to the existing combat system, I could see that standing a chance of dethroning Arkham City's Mr. Freeze fight. Wait a sec, why did Deadshot shoot Deathstroke's sword instead of just shooting Batm - whoa, did he really just drop a shipping crate on him? Oh, hey, check out Black Mask. Wow, he's actually pretty menacing; I think I could go for him as the primary antagonist under the right circumstances. You know, shallow hype-building though it may be, I can't help but get a good feeling from what's on display in this trai-"

Pre-order now to play as Deathstroke.

.....Ugh.

These are the complaints so far? No-one is questioning how the cryptographic sequencer, is touted as 'new', when it was in the OTHER games? I know this is a prequel, but c'mon!

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