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Taran'Atar




I HATE this. Batman fans are suffering a serious shortage of good Batman games. The two that were based on the animated series were awful, and Dark Tomorrow was worse. And I've heard pretty bad things about the "Batman Begins" game adaptation, too. Why is it that what is potentially the ONLY decent Batman game to date has to be Legos?

They should call this new game, "Batman: A Simulation of a Simulation of a Simulation."


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> I HATE this.

I LOVE THIS!!! I want to play this RIGHT NOW!

>Batman fans are suffering a serious shortage of good Batman games. The two that were based on the animated series were awful,

They are over 10 years old each remember.

>and Dark Tomorrow was worse. And I've heard pretty bad things about the "Batman Begins" game adaptation, too. Why is it that what is potentially the ONLY decent Batman game to date has to be Legos?

Who cares? It's a Travellers Tales Lego game, it's gonna rock harder than... a very hard... rocky... thing... \:\)

> They should call this new game, "Batman: A Simulation of a Simulation of a Simulation."

Or "AWESOME FUN!"


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Taran'Atar




Actually, "Batman: Vengeance" and "Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu" were released in 2001 and 2003, respectively. So the oldest of the two is only six years old. Even if either of these games WAS ten or so years old, it wouldn't make a difference. Age does not excuse poor design. "Half-Life" won in the neighborhood of 50 Game of the Year awards and sold eight million copies after it was released in 1998. "Duke Nukem 3D" was also incredibly popular, and I think that one was closer to 1995.

It was not my intent in my previous post to speak to the content of the Legos game; for all I know, it could have a fantastic plot and even (finally) well-implemented hand to hand combat. But that's not my point.

My problem with the Legos idea is that it looks.... goofy. It just looks goofy. We're talking about a game based on a comic book character, and the comic book is an inherently visual medium. And Batman is one of the coolest looking characters in any comic or universe. In fact, his appearance is important to the mythos; he dresses the way he does in order to protect himself and to make criminals wet themselves.

So why, instead of preserving his awesome look, would you want him to look like some kind of freak of nature with a horrible congenital deformity?

And like I said before, why simulate a simulation? It reminds of the those not-so-popular FPS's in which the only weapons are paintball guns. Why not just go buy an ACTUAL paintball gun and shoot at your ACTUAL friends? But at least the paintball games are meant to look realistic.

A Batman, disfigured to look like a child's toy, just has no teeth.


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BMK!




> > I HATE this.
>
> I LOVE THIS!!! I want to play this RIGHT NOW!
>
> >Batman fans are suffering a serious shortage of good Batman games. The two that were based on the animated series were awful,
>
> They are over 10 years old each remember.
>
> >and Dark Tomorrow was worse. And I've heard pretty bad things about the "Batman Begins" game adaptation, too. Why is it that what is potentially the ONLY decent Batman game to date has to be Legos?
>
> Who cares? It's a Travellers Tales Lego game, it's gonna rock harder than... a very hard... rocky... thing... \:\)
>
> > They should call this new game, "Batman: A Simulation of a Simulation of a Simulation."
>
> Or "AWESOME FUN!"


Off Topic, but there's an Indiana Jones LEGO game coming as well!

-BMK!-


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Darius




They should have also made a Batman game sort of like the Spider-Man 2 free-roaming, interactive game instead of just the Lego version.


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Frostheart




> I HATE this. Batman fans are suffering a serious shortage of good Batman games. The two that were based on the animated series were awful, and Dark Tomorrow was worse. And I've heard pretty bad things about the "Batman Begins" game adaptation, too. Why is it that what is potentially the ONLY decent Batman game to date has to be Legos?
>
> They should call this new game, "Batman: A Simulation of a Simulation of a Simulation."

I whole-heartedly agree. We need a good Batman game. The last one I personally played was The Adventures of Batman and Robin for SNES, so that shows how long I've been waiting. I mean, if DC wants only excellent movies to come out about their heroes, why not make the same standard for video games based on these same characters.

I know the Lego theme is popular and might win over a few readers, but the extreme light-heartedness of Lego is not written within the pages of the comic. So I can't see this as being, yet again, more than a hope to win a few bucks off of the tail-winds of Star Wars. Reminds me of the James Bond franchise's sudden production of Moonraker, just so they could be popular again by having laser effects in the 70's too.

Frosty


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