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Subj: As a serious, nay obsessive Batman fan...
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 08:42:21 pm EST
Reply Subj: As a serious, nay obsessive Lego Star Wars player...
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 at 05:38:22 pm EST

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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."


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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