History Videogame / BatmanArkhamAsylum

20th Jan '16 1:04:52 AM Mad_Spy
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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Well, actually Croc's just a human with a "skin condition", but he is definitely reptile-like, and very, very abhorrent. A ''really bad'' skin condition. It is possible that, like in the comics from 2003 onwards, he's meant to have been [[BodyHorror infected with a virulent mutagen]] that's made his condition even worse, but the game is silent, as Batman is more concerned how he wants to [[ImAHumanitarian use his femur as a toothpick]].
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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Well, actually Croc's just a human with a "skin condition", but he is definitely reptile-like, and very, very abhorrent. A ''really bad'' skin condition. It is possible that, like in the comics from 2003 onwards, he's meant to have been [[BodyHorror infected with a virulent mutagen]] that's made his condition even worse, but the game is silent, as Batman is more concerned how he Croc wants to [[ImAHumanitarian use his femur as a toothpick]].
20th Jan '16 12:40:34 AM Mad_Spy
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* MaleGaze: Used with Harley and Poison Ivy. The latter could be considered part of her powers but the former is clearly just fansevice as she herself points out.
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* MaleGaze: Used with Harley and Poison Ivy. The latter could be considered part of her powers but the former is clearly just fansevice fanservice as she herself points out.
20th Jan '16 12:35:56 AM Mad_Spy
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* IronicEcho:[[spoiler: Batman's scarecrow induced hallucination]] features a few of these, as it is essentially the game's introduction with the roles reversed.
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* IronicEcho:[[spoiler: Batman's scarecrow induced Scarecrow-induced hallucination]] features a few of these, as it is essentially the game's introduction with the roles reversed.
20th Dec '15 4:08:19 PM Anicomicgeek
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Unlike the other ''Arkham'' games, this one is more linear than its sequels, which are open world and feature plenty of sidequests (whereas the first game relies mostly on the Riddler's Collection Sidequest). It also lacks Batman's ability to slide while running, fire the Batclaw in mid-air and incorporate it during gliding.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Unlike the other ''Arkham'' games, this one is more linear than its sequels, which are open world and feature plenty of sidequests (whereas the first game relies mostly on the Riddler's Collection Sidequest). It also lacks Batman's ability to slide while running, fire the Batclaw in mid-air and incorporate it during gliding. [[spoiler: Also, the Joker doesn't sing during the end credits.]]
23rd Nov '15 1:11:18 AM Silverblade2
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How To Create A Works Page "Things not to include: quality judgements (don't say how much it sucked/how awesome it was), critical reception (that's just a specific variant of quality judgements), recommendations (don't tell us whether or not we should check it out)"
Notable for being extremely hyped up by various outlets and ''still'' being released to critical acclaim, [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames breaking the stigma that had been plaguing DC Comics games before]], and [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=22758 winning a Guinness World Record for "Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever".]]
1st Nov '15 6:56:43 AM MightyKombat
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** Joker also mentions the idea of killing "another one of his sidekicks" implying that the story ''A Death In The Family'' (in which then-Robin Jason Todd was killed by the Joker) happened in some form. *** [[spoiler:''Knight'' confirms that an event similar to ''A Death in the Family'' did happen. Though it didn't end in Jason's death.]]
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** Joker also mentions the idea of killing "another one of his sidekicks" implying that the story ''A Death In The Family'' (in which then-Robin Jason Todd was killed by the Joker) happened in some form. *** [[spoiler:''Knight'' confirms that an event similar to ''A Death in the Family'' did happen. Though form, which ''Arkham Knight'' eventually confirmed. [[spoiler:Although it didn't end in with Jason's death.]]

*** Or maybe he just counted on Batman scouring the island until he found them all.
31st Oct '15 9:47:03 PM ZenBlade
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*** [[spoiler:''Knight'' confirms that an event similar to ''A Death in the Family'' did happen. Though it didn't end in Jason's death.]]

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*** Or maybe he just counted on Batman scouring the island until he found them all.
23rd Oct '15 2:09:05 PM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: ** Batman throughout the whole game, beginning when he senses something wrong with Joker's easy capture. As soon as Joker punches the very first guard, Batman shouts something along the lines of "Joker's escaped!". Not "Joker needs to be restrained!" or anything that implies the Joker's just being uppity, but rather a statement that Joker's ''already'' out of control. Also, when the lights go out while bringing him in, Batman already has Joker in a chokehold when they come on again. ** Penelope Young displays a bit. When Joker tries his MultipleChoicePast nonsense and says his dad was a cop who fell victim to {{Retirony}}, she interrupts him by saying, "No, I've seen that movie. Let's move on."
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* GenreSavvy: ** Batman throughout the whole game, beginning when he senses something wrong with Joker's easy capture. As soon as Joker punches the very first guard, Batman shouts something along the lines of "Joker's escaped!". Not "Joker needs to be restrained!" or anything that implies the Joker's just being uppity, but rather a statement that Joker's ''already'' out of control. Also, when the lights go out while bringing him in, Batman already has Joker in a chokehold when they come on again. ** GenreSavvy: Penelope Young displays a bit. When Joker tries his MultipleChoicePast nonsense and says his dad was a cop who fell victim to {{Retirony}}, she interrupts him by saying, "No, I've seen that movie. Let's move on."

* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Batman under the influence of Fear Toxin-for players with a little of Batman's GenreSavvy, this is the first clue something is wrong. Scarecrow, [[ScaryScarecrows always]].
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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Batman under the influence of Fear Toxin-for players with a little of Batman's GenreSavvy, cunning, this is the first clue something is wrong. Scarecrow, [[ScaryScarecrows always]].

* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Batman pulls it a couple of times like calling the Batmobile to run over Bane, just after the guy has (supposedly) been defeated - how GenreSavvy of you, Bats! Most importantly, he pulls one on the ''player''. Better figure it out before Killer Croc reaches you, or you're toast.
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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Batman pulls it a couple of times like calling the Batmobile to run over Bane, just after the guy has (supposedly) been defeated - how GenreSavvy clever of you, Bats! Most importantly, he pulls one on the ''player''. Better figure it out before Killer Croc reaches you, or you're toast.
9th Oct '15 12:05:31 PM 4maskwolf
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The Dev Team Thinks Of Everything is now Developers Foresight. Removed all non-illustrative or unclear examples as well as ZCE's and switched over all demonstrative examples.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If you abuse SequenceBreaking to whatever limited degree is available, certain scenes will change accordingly.
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: If you abuse SequenceBreaking to whatever limited degree is available, certain scenes will change accordingly.

** There's actually several places where [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything scenes play out differently]] if you try to {{Sequence Break|ing}}, usually if you try to enter a building through the front door. Harley (or several other thugs) will be safe behind a forcefield and taunt Batman. It's particularly delicious to get the drop on the ones who were taunting you moments earlier. Especially since they're relating the incident (and Batman just up and leaving) to their disbelieving companions.
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** There's actually several places where [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight scenes play out differently]] if you try to {{Sequence Break|ing}}, usually if you try to enter a building through the front door. Harley (or several other thugs) will be safe behind a forcefield and taunt Batman. It's particularly delicious to get the drop on the ones who were taunting you moments earlier. Especially since they're relating the incident (and Batman just up and leaving) to their disbelieving companions.
8th Oct '15 6:50:05 PM nombretomado
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** There's a bit of commentary from the villains, Bane for instance who references how [[{{Knightfall}} he once 'broke' Batman]], which did happen in the comics in his first appearance. And in one of Bane's [[NonStandardGameOver Non-Standard Game Overs]], he does indeed break Batman's back again.
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** There's a bit of commentary from the villains, Bane for instance who references how [[{{Knightfall}} [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} he once 'broke' Batman]], which did happen in the comics in his first appearance. And in one of Bane's [[NonStandardGameOver Non-Standard Game Overs]], he does indeed break Batman's back again.
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