History Videogame / BatmanArkhamAsylum

7th Jan '17 6:35:18 PM nombretomado
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* MindScrew: [[spoiler:The Scarecrow]] pulls this in-game, on both [[spoiler: Batman ''and'' the player. See FissionMailed above. At least Bats coughing gives it away, or ''EternalDarkness'' would get a serious run for its money on the ''oh-crap-did-my-console-break'' side of things.]] There's a particularly famous example, [[spoiler:which imitates a PC/console crash]], that has spooked a significant chunk of the playerbase before they realise what's going on.

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* MindScrew: [[spoiler:The Scarecrow]] pulls this in-game, on both [[spoiler: Batman ''and'' the player. See FissionMailed above. At least Bats coughing gives it away, or ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' would get a serious run for its money on the ''oh-crap-did-my-console-break'' side of things.]] There's a particularly famous example, [[spoiler:which imitates a PC/console crash]], that has spooked a significant chunk of the playerbase before they realise what's going on.
5th Jan '17 1:50:52 AM Turrican
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* FetchQuest: [[JustifiedTrope Used with an actually quite good explanation]]: It's [[InsufferableGenius the Riddler]] trying to show up Batman's smarts. You don't ''have'' to collect them, but hearing him [[VillainousBreakdown succumb to his inferiority complex while completing them]] is well worth it.

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* FetchQuest: [[JustifiedTrope Used with an actually quite good explanation]]: It's [[InsufferableGenius the Riddler]] trying to show up Batman's smarts. You don't ''have'' to collect them, but hearing him [[VillainousBreakdown succumb to his inferiority complex while completing them]] is well worth it. Furthermore, Batman [[CrazyPrepared activates a tracer on Riddler's call immediately after he makes contact]], and the more time Riddler spends taunting Batman and freaking out over his progress, the closer the trace comes to detecting Riddler's exact location.
4th Jan '17 7:47:41 PM JulianLapostat
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** The Detective Vision identifies armed thugs in Red whereas the Sequels would mark them in Orange. Batman can't slide while running and the traversal is mostly on foot and grapple. Gliding is mostly only used in a few scripted sequences rather than an actual skill that you can use to navigate the environment, which is justified since there aren't many tall buildings on an island facility. Batman can only use the Batarang as a Quicktime gadget in combat and the Cryptographic Sequencer tunes on frequencies rather than actual passwords. It lacks the Stun Beatdowns.
** Likewise there is no New Game Plus, and storywise, ''Arkham Asylum'' is very straightforward in plot lacking the shocking plot twists and turns that the later games became equally well known for. [[spoiler: Also, the Joker doesn't sing during the end credits.]]

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** The Detective Vision identifies armed thugs in Red whereas the Sequels would mark them in Orange. Batman can't slide while running and the traversal is mostly on foot and grapple. Gliding is mostly only used in a few scripted sequences rather than an actual skill that you can use to navigate the environment, which is justified since there aren't many tall buildings on an island facility. Batman can only use the Batarang as a Quicktime gadget in combat and the Cryptographic Sequencer tunes on frequencies rather than actual passwords. It lacks the Stun Beatdowns.
Beatdowns in combat, and lacks the Vent, Grate, and Wall Takedowns in Predator. The Remote Control Batarang lacks the speed-up and speed-down feature and aside from some predator challenges it has no real use in the game (whereas the sequels would use it to solve environmental and Riddler puzzles).
** Likewise there is no New Game Plus, and storywise, ''Arkham Asylum'' is very straightforward in plot lacking the shocking plot twists and turns that the later games became equally well known for. Personality-wise Batman is very sane and even amicable in his conversations, showing camaraderie with Oracle (even quipping sarcastically with her about wishing he faced something as simple as a Joker robot) and Gordon in his interactions. He even gloats to Crane in the Interview Tapes and he doesn't submit mooks to JackBauerInterrogationTechnique. Much like ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman loses this lightness of spirit in succeeding works becoming a darker character as his crusade takes a toll on him [[spoiler: Also, the Joker doesn't sing during the end credits.]]
4th Jan '17 7:39:14 PM JulianLapostat
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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, grapnel and dive boosts and stun beatdowns. [[spoiler: Also, the Joker doesn't sing during the end credits.]]

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In retrospect, ''Arkham Asylum'' is a lot smaller in scope and far more linear than the sequels.
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Unlike the other ''Arkham'' games, this one is more linear than its sequels, games which are open world and feature plenty of sidequests (whereas sidequests, the first game relies mostly on the has no real sidequests. Except for a series of collectibles that are part of Riddler's Collection Sidequest). It also lacks Batman's ability to Sidequest, without any additional hostage missions or confrontation with Riddler.
** The Detective Vision identifies armed thugs in Red whereas the Sequels would mark them in Orange. Batman can't
slide while running, grapnel running and dive boosts the traversal is mostly on foot and stun beatdowns.grapple. Gliding is mostly only used in a few scripted sequences rather than an actual skill that you can use to navigate the environment, which is justified since there aren't many tall buildings on an island facility. Batman can only use the Batarang as a Quicktime gadget in combat and the Cryptographic Sequencer tunes on frequencies rather than actual passwords. It lacks the Stun Beatdowns.
** Likewise there is no New Game Plus, and storywise, ''Arkham Asylum'' is very straightforward in plot lacking the shocking plot twists and turns that the later games became equally well known for.
[[spoiler: Also, the Joker doesn't sing during the end credits.]]
4th Jan '17 4:44:19 AM Turrican
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* CardboardPrison: And the guards are the [[LampshadeHanging first to admit it]]. In this game, admittedly, the escape is justified fairly well. There's even road signs to this effect on the way in. "Hitchhikers may be escaped patients".

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* CardboardPrison: And the guards are the [[LampshadeHanging first to admit it]]. In this game, admittedly, the escape is justified fairly well. There's even road signs to this effect on the way in. "Hitchhikers may be escaped patients".patients".
** In this game, admittedly, the escape is justified fairly well. Joker had to beat 3 layers of security in order to take over the prison. He got Riddler to hack the IT systems well in advance, had Harley Quinn infiltrate the operations center before he allowed his capture, and finally used a corrupt security guard to send a false alert on the intercom and murder several colleagues. Even that wouldn't have been enough to take over the island if Joker hadn't also arranged for an electrical fire in Blackgate penitentiary that forced hundreds of his imprisoned goons to be transferred to Arkham.
8th Nov '16 8:15:30 AM QuinineGlow
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** While rescuing [[spoiler:Dr Young]] you can hear [[spoiler:her]] telling the mooks to let [[spoiler:her]] speak directly to Joker, a seemingly unwise demand that you wouldn't expect from a garden-variety hostage. [[spoiler:But you might expect it from someone who had unwittingly done business with him and wants to try resolving such an incriminating situation quietly and privately.]]
6th Nov '16 1:57:15 AM Agent_B
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* CapeSwish: Running, gliding, even combat stuns. He's ''BATMAN'', dammit!

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* CapeSwish: Running, gliding, even combat stuns. He's ''BATMAN'', dammit!Goddammit!
19th Oct '16 7:29:07 AM dlchen145
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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Batman sprays ''explosive gel'' on his glove before [[spoiler:[[MegatonPunch decking Titan Joker across the face]]. Because Batman is a {{badass}} and [[{{Determinator}} will never let the Joker win]], ''[[{{Determinator}} never]]'', the "punching out" part sticks]]. He seems to be favoring his arm right afterwards.

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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Batman sprays ''explosive gel'' on his glove before [[spoiler:[[MegatonPunch decking Titan Joker across the face]]. Because Batman is a {{badass}} badass and [[{{Determinator}} will never let the Joker win]], ''[[{{Determinator}} never]]'', the "punching out" part sticks]]. He seems to be favoring his arm right afterwards.
31st Jul '16 3:46:06 PM nombretomado
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* AdaptationDistillation: This adaptation is actually a potluck of the best aspects of practically all his previous media incarnations: the grittiness of the Creator/ChristopherNolan [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga movies]], the gothic architecture and film noir-ish mood of the Creator/TimBurton films, the [[DetectiveComics canon of the comics]], the voices and writing talent of the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries animated series...]] It's difficult to imagine an incarnation of the Dark Knight that could so easily appeal to all of Batman's fans from any medium.

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* AdaptationDistillation: This adaptation is actually a potluck of the best aspects of practically all his previous media incarnations: the grittiness of the Creator/ChristopherNolan [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga movies]], the gothic architecture and film noir-ish mood of the Creator/TimBurton films, the [[DetectiveComics [[Creator/DCComics canon of the comics]], the voices and writing talent of the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries animated series...]] It's difficult to imagine an incarnation of the Dark Knight that could so easily appeal to all of Batman's fans from any medium.
13th Jul '16 5:17:51 PM dmeagher13
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** There's a digital sign in the medical building that mentions "Dr. Clooney", a reference to actor George Clooney, who played Batman in the infamous ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', as well as his famous role on ''Series/{{ER}}''.
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