History Videogame / BatmanArkhamCity

10th Jan '17 1:06:05 AM Turrican
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The game takes place exactly one year after the events of ''Arkham Asylum''; Quincy Sharp is now Gotham's mayor, having won the election after taking credit for stopping Joker's assault on Arkham. With Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Penitentiary both closed due to the events of the previous installment, Sharp has arranged for all of Gotham's inmates to be moved to Arkham City, an open-air prison built around the slums of Gotham City. Which doesn't sound so bad until you take into account that tax-dodgers and petty burglars are in there with serial killers, lunatics and crime bosses. Oh, and they didn't move out the poor people first.

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The game takes place exactly one year 18 months after the events of ''Arkham Asylum''; Quincy Sharp is now Gotham's mayor, having won the election after taking credit for stopping Joker's assault on Arkham. With Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Penitentiary both closed due to the events of the previous installment, Sharp has arranged for all of Gotham's inmates to be moved to Arkham City, an open-air prison built around the slums of Gotham City. Which doesn't sound so bad until you take into account that tax-dodgers and petty burglars are in there with serial killers, lunatics and crime bosses. Oh, and they didn't move out the poor people first.
28th Dec '16 12:26:36 PM Xlsfd
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* WeNeedADistraction: Rare villainous example. [[spoiler:After the Freeze boss fight, Joker has Vicky Vale's helicopter shot down and sics snipers on her to make sure Harley comes back to the Steel Mill (with the cure for his [=TITAN=]-induced illness) without Batman on her tail.]]
20th Dec '16 12:06:20 PM Gosicrystal
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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Even walled-off, broken freeways and all, Arkham City ''makes no sense'' from a civic planning point of view. Freeways come and go into what was once the islet, branch off to the GCPD and the Steel Mill with about twenty feet's notice. The alleys and streets in Crime Alley and the Bowery which are on a lower level from the interstates and have their own dead ends and secret corners. And fully half the map is subsumed, the victim of an in-universe [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand earthquake]] prior to the game's events. As with the first game, you ''will'' take the long way around to get where you're going. [[NoExceptYes Except in the Courthouse.]]

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Even walled-off, broken freeways and all, Arkham City ''makes no sense'' from a civic planning point of view. Freeways come and go into what was once the islet, branch off to the GCPD and the Steel Mill with about twenty feet's notice. The alleys and streets in Crime Alley and the Bowery which are on a lower level from the interstates and have their own dead ends and secret corners. And fully half the map is subsumed, the victim of an in-universe [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand earthquake]] prior to the game's events. As with the first game, you ''will'' take the long way around to get where you're going. [[NoExceptYes [[DistinctionWithoutADifference Except in the Courthouse.]]
6th Dec '16 12:22:48 PM Sensed0
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* Irony: [[spoiler: The first police officer from the GCPD to die? Agent Best.]]
6th Dec '16 11:48:06 AM Nithael
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: As far as the prisoners are concerned, the subtitles helpfully divide them between "inmates" and "political prisoners". Most of the inmates ''will'' fight Batman [[UngratefulBastard even if they were saved by him seconds ago]], while political prisoners never attack. Occasionally, inmates will run into a corner and cower when they see Batman, though this usually doesn't happen with the inmates who are part of one of the villain's gangs.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: As far as the prisoners are concerned, the subtitles helpfully divide them between "inmates" and "political prisoners". Most of the inmates ''will'' fight Batman [[UngratefulBastard even if they were saved by him seconds ago]], while political prisoners never attack. Occasionally, inmates will run into a corner and cower when they see Batman, though this usually doesn't happen with the inmates who are part of one of the villain's villains' gangs.
6th Dec '16 10:15:25 AM AFreakyDude
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: As far as the prisoners are concerned, the subtitles helpfully divide them between "inmates" and "political prisoners". Most of the inmates ''will'' fight Batman even if they were saved by him seconds ago, while political prisoners never attack. Occasionally, inmates will run into a corner and cower when they see Batman, though this usually doesn't happen with the inmates who are part of one of the villain's gangs.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: As far as the prisoners are concerned, the subtitles helpfully divide them between "inmates" and "political prisoners". Most of the inmates ''will'' fight Batman [[UngratefulBastard even if they were saved by him seconds ago, ago]], while political prisoners never attack. Occasionally, inmates will run into a corner and cower when they see Batman, though this usually doesn't happen with the inmates who are part of one of the villain's gangs.
2nd Dec '16 6:58:06 PM AFreakyDude
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'''Joker:''' That actually is... pretty funny...

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'''Joker:''' [[FamousLastWords That actually is... pretty funny...]]
2nd Dec '16 6:03:11 AM Dreadjaws
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** OneTimeDungeon: The main furnace in Joker's Steel Mill can only be entered once, since it collapses on itself later on. Later, there's [[spoiler: Wonder Tower, which is destroyed by when Hugo Strange activates Protocol 11]].

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** OneTimeDungeon: The main furnace in Joker's Steel Mill can only be entered once, since it collapses on itself later on. Later, there's [[spoiler: Wonder Tower, which is destroyed by when Hugo Strange activates Protocol 11]]. In Catwoman's DLC, there's Strange's vault, which collapses on its own the moment you leave, thanks to Ivy's plants destroying the surroundings to make an entrance.
2nd Dec '16 5:58:50 AM Dreadjaws
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** ChokepointGeography

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** ChokepointGeographyChokepointGeography: Wonder City/Tower is this. The place is only accessible through a subway entrance on one side of the map, and a hole that leads to the sewers in the other. Besides guards from several factions being stationed at those points, the middle zone that contains the actual entrance to Wonder City and the elevator to Wonder Tower is also heavily guarded.
2nd Dec '16 5:29:15 AM Dreadjaws
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** Harley herself in ''Harley Quinn's Revenge''. A bit justified, since she's in mourning, but she seems to have completely lost her sense of humor and treats everyone around her like garbage. Not to mention all the people she plans on killing.
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