History YMMV / BatmanArkhamSeries

18th Feb '18 12:10:06 PM nombretomado
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** In Return to Arkham, the framerate has a tendency to sometimes stutter ever so briefly, and there were a few minor changes made to the controls. For example, on PS4, Detective Mode is now triggered by L1, and your weapon is used with ZL. It was the opposite in the last gen versions, and these two factors can disorient players who played the games extensively on their old consoles.

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** In Return to Arkham, the framerate has a tendency to sometimes stutter ever so briefly, and there were a few minor changes made to the controls. For example, on PS4, [=PS4=], Detective Mode is now triggered by L1, and your weapon is used with ZL. It was the opposite in the last gen versions, and these two factors can disorient players who played the games extensively on their old consoles.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: There are quite a number of fan who hate the brighter, more comic book-esque character models used in the ''Return to Arkham'' PS4 port of the first two games, ''especially'' in the case of ''Asylum'', feeling that they don't fit the mood of the games.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: There are quite a number of fan who hate the brighter, more comic book-esque character models used in the ''Return to Arkham'' PS4 [=PS4=] port of the first two games, ''especially'' in the case of ''Asylum'', feeling that they don't fit the mood of the games.
5th Feb '18 12:31:38 PM Isaac_Heller
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: There are quite a number of fan who hate the brighter, more comic book-esque character models used in the ''Return to Arkham'' PS4 port of the first two games, ''especially'' in the case of ''Asylum'', feeling that they don't fit the mood of the games.
12th Jan '18 1:13:11 PM ACW
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** The Scarecrow, [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], is a MadScientist dedicated to the study of fear. First appearing in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', he participates in Joker's plan to take over the titular asylum and attempts to MindRape Batman several times with his fear toxin. Upon his final defeat, he threatens to contaminate Gotham's water supply with the toxin simply to spite Batman. Scarecrow returns in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' as the BigBad. This time around, he takes advantage of the [[EvilPowerVacuum power vacuum created by Joker's death]] and [[VillainTeamUp unites all the remaining villains]] against Batman. After a demonstration of his newest fear toxin causes a diner full of people to rip each other apart, Gotham is evacuated, allowing Scarecrow to take over a chemical plant and manufacture a fear bomb powerful enough to take out the eastern seaboard. He even gleefully speculates that the toxin will carry on the air across the county, creating a "nation of fear." Foiled in this, he steals a superweapon called the Cloudburst and uses it to drive all of Gotham temporarily mad with fear. He also has Barbara Gordon kidnapped and leads Batman to believe that [[spoiler:his toxin caused her to kill herself]]. He then manipulates Commissioner Gordon into betraying Batman, and, after the Commissioner goes against orders and seemingly kills him, Scarecrow [[spoiler:[[ForcedToWatch forces Jim to watch]] as he drops the still-living Barbara off of a building]]. In the end, he captures Batman and forces Gordon to [[spoiler:unmask him]] on live TV. He then plans on letting Batman go [[CruelMercy so he can watch as Gotham is torn apart and everyone he loves is hunted down and killed.]] All of this was done to completely destroy the myth of the Batman as a savior, and force everyone to experience true fear by [[HopeCrusher destroying their symbol of hope]].

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** The Scarecrow, [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], is a MadScientist dedicated to the study of fear. First appearing in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', he participates in Joker's plan to take over the titular asylum and attempts to MindRape Batman several times with his fear toxin. Upon his final defeat, he threatens to contaminate Gotham's water supply with the toxin simply to spite Batman. Scarecrow returns in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' as the BigBad. This time around, he takes advantage of the [[EvilPowerVacuum power vacuum created by Joker's death]] and [[VillainTeamUp unites all the remaining villains]] against Batman. After a demonstration of his newest fear toxin causes a diner full of people to rip each other apart, Gotham is evacuated, allowing Scarecrow to take over a chemical plant and manufacture a fear bomb powerful enough to take out the eastern seaboard. He even gleefully speculates that the toxin will carry on the air across the county, creating a "nation of fear." Foiled in this, he steals a superweapon called the Cloudburst and uses it to drive all of Gotham temporarily mad with fear. He also has Barbara Gordon kidnapped and leads Batman to believe that [[spoiler:his toxin caused her to kill herself]]. He then manipulates Commissioner Gordon into betraying Batman, and, after the Commissioner goes against orders and seemingly kills him, Scarecrow [[spoiler:[[ForcedToWatch forces [[spoiler:forces Jim to watch]] watch as he drops the still-living Barbara off of a building]]. In the end, he captures Batman and forces Gordon to [[spoiler:unmask him]] on live TV. He then plans on letting Batman go [[CruelMercy so he can watch as Gotham is torn apart and everyone he loves is hunted down and killed.]] All of this was done to completely destroy the myth of the Batman as a savior, and force everyone to experience true fear by [[HopeCrusher destroying their symbol of hope]].
12th Jan '18 1:12:44 PM ACW
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** ComicBook/TheJoker serves as the OverarchingVillain of the series. The ArchEnemy of Batman, Joker regularly commits crimes solely to torture his nemesis throughout the series. When first [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins establishing himself in Gotham]], Joker hijacked Black Mask's organization, and used his influence to torture and murder innocents, along with bombing multiple buildings across the city. In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum one notable instance]], Joker staged a breakout at Arkham Asylum, ensuring the slaughter of as many people as possible. Left dying of a TITAN overdose in the wake of this incident, Joker [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity forces Batman to find a cure for his condition]] by poisoning more than two thousand people with his infected blood; he also executes Batman's LoveInterest, Talia Al Ghul, right in front of him. Caring nothing for his subordinates, The Joker regularly abuses his "girlfriend," Harley Quinn, and tortures and murders his henchmen, along with threatening their family members, for fun. Even after his death, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight flashbacks further show his wicked deeds]], such as crippling Barbara Gordon and physically and psychologically torturing [[spoiler:Jason Todd]] for months, then sending Batman videotapes of said torture; this torture resulted in [[spoilerJason]] becoming the Arkham Knight. Tie-in material only adds to his list of crimes, with [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham trying to blow up Gotham City]] and rigging fireworks with Joker toxin that kills hundreds (the latter seen in the digital comic, ''Arkham City: End Game'') being just a few of his extra depravities. A narcissistic sadist with a pathological need for attention, the Joker is determined to make Gotham forever remember him by [[CardCarryingVillain writing his name in the city with blood]].

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** ComicBook/TheJoker serves as the OverarchingVillain of the series. The ArchEnemy of Batman, Joker regularly commits crimes solely to torture his nemesis throughout the series. When first [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins establishing himself in Gotham]], Joker hijacked Black Mask's organization, and used his influence to torture and murder innocents, along with bombing multiple buildings across the city. In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum one notable instance]], Joker staged a breakout at Arkham Asylum, ensuring the slaughter of as many people as possible. Left dying of a TITAN overdose in the wake of this incident, Joker [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity forces Batman to find a cure for his condition]] by poisoning more than two thousand people with his infected blood; he also executes Batman's LoveInterest, Talia Al Ghul, right in front of him. Caring nothing for his subordinates, The Joker regularly abuses his "girlfriend," Harley Quinn, and tortures and murders his henchmen, along with threatening their family members, for fun. Even after his death, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight flashbacks further show his wicked deeds]], such as crippling Barbara Gordon and physically and psychologically torturing [[spoiler:Jason Todd]] for months, then sending Batman videotapes of said torture; this torture resulted in [[spoilerJason]] [[spoiler:Jason]] becoming the Arkham Knight. Tie-in material only adds to his list of crimes, with [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham trying to blow up Gotham City]] and rigging fireworks with Joker toxin that kills hundreds (the latter seen in the digital comic, ''Arkham City: End Game'') being just a few of his extra depravities. A narcissistic sadist with a pathological need for attention, the Joker is determined to make Gotham forever remember him by [[CardCarryingVillain writing his name in the city with blood]].
12th Jan '18 1:12:25 PM ACW
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** ComicBook/TheJoker serves as the OverarchingVillain of the series. The ArchEnemy of Batman, Joker regularly commits crimes solely to torture his nemesis throughout the series. When first [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins establishing himself in Gotham]], Joker hijacked Black Mask's organization, and used his influence to torture and murder innocents, along with bombing multiple buildings across the city. In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum one notable instance]], Joker staged a breakout at Arkham Asylum, ensuring the slaughter of as many people as possible. Left dying of a TITAN overdose in the wake of this incident, Joker [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity forces Batman to find a cure for his condition]] by poisoning more than two thousand people with his infected blood; he also executes Batman's LoveInterest, Talia Al Ghul, right in front of him. [[BadBoss Caring nothing for his subordinates]], The Joker regularly abuses his "girlfriend," Harley Quinn, and tortures and murders his henchmen, along with threatening their family members, for fun. Even after his death, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight flashbacks further show his wicked deeds]], such as crippling Barbara Gordon and [[ColdBloodedTorture physically]] and [[MindRape psychologically]] torturing [[spoiler: Jason Todd]] for months, then sending Batman videotapes of said torture; this torture resulted in [[spoiler:Jason]] becoming the Arkham Knight. Tie-in material only adds to his list of crimes, with [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham trying to blow up Gotham City]] and rigging fireworks with Joker toxin that kills hundreds (the latter seen in the digital comic, ''Arkham City: End Game'') being just a few of his extra depravities. A narcissistic {{sadist}} with a [[AttentionWhore pathological need for attention]], the Joker is determined to make Gotham forever remember him by [[CardCarryingVillain writing his name in the city with blood]].

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** ComicBook/TheJoker serves as the OverarchingVillain of the series. The ArchEnemy of Batman, Joker regularly commits crimes solely to torture his nemesis throughout the series. When first [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins establishing himself in Gotham]], Joker hijacked Black Mask's organization, and used his influence to torture and murder innocents, along with bombing multiple buildings across the city. In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum one notable instance]], Joker staged a breakout at Arkham Asylum, ensuring the slaughter of as many people as possible. Left dying of a TITAN overdose in the wake of this incident, Joker [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity forces Batman to find a cure for his condition]] by poisoning more than two thousand people with his infected blood; he also executes Batman's LoveInterest, Talia Al Ghul, right in front of him. [[BadBoss Caring nothing for his subordinates]], subordinates, The Joker regularly abuses his "girlfriend," Harley Quinn, and tortures and murders his henchmen, along with threatening their family members, for fun. Even after his death, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight flashbacks further show his wicked deeds]], such as crippling Barbara Gordon and [[ColdBloodedTorture physically]] physically and [[MindRape psychologically]] psychologically torturing [[spoiler: Jason [[spoiler:Jason Todd]] for months, then sending Batman videotapes of said torture; this torture resulted in [[spoiler:Jason]] [[spoilerJason]] becoming the Arkham Knight. Tie-in material only adds to his list of crimes, with [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham trying to blow up Gotham City]] and rigging fireworks with Joker toxin that kills hundreds (the latter seen in the digital comic, ''Arkham City: End Game'') being just a few of his extra depravities. A narcissistic {{sadist}} sadist with a [[AttentionWhore pathological need for attention]], attention, the Joker is determined to make Gotham forever remember him by [[CardCarryingVillain writing his name in the city with blood]].
6th Jan '18 4:30:48 PM nombretomado
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* {{Headscratchers}}: How does the explosive gel not blow up inside of the can when Batman presses the button?
11th Nov '17 1:52:12 PM TheHawk
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Games with similar control schemes (such as the ''Middle Earth: Shadow Of X'' games), usually have small differences in controls that can mess one up. For example, the aforementioned games have dodge on a single press of the button, here it's two presses in a row.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Games DamnYouMuscleMemory:
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with similar control schemes (such as the ''Middle Earth: Shadow Of X'' games), usually have small differences in controls that can mess one up. For example, the aforementioned games have dodge on a single press of the button, here it's two presses in a row.row.
** In Return to Arkham, the framerate has a tendency to sometimes stutter ever so briefly, and there were a few minor changes made to the controls. For example, on PS4, Detective Mode is now triggered by L1, and your weapon is used with ZL. It was the opposite in the last gen versions, and these two factors can disorient players who played the games extensively on their old consoles.
6th Nov '17 6:03:56 AM Killerikala
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* ScrappyMechanic: The combat system's biggest problem is that it relies on a largely automatic priorization; it generally does exactly what you're trying to do, but once it decides to attack the wrong enemy, the results can be devastating. Spent your instant takedown on an enemy that is immune to it on your left, while you were actually trying to use it on an armored thug to your left? Martial Artists and the challenge map Shiva boss in ''Origins'' are especially guilty of this, but it can happen in other games as well.

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* ScrappyMechanic: The otherwise excellent combat system's biggest problem is that it relies on a largely automatic priorization; it generally does exactly what you're trying to do, but once it decides to attack the wrong enemy, the results can be devastating. Spent your instant takedown on an enemy that is immune to it on your left, while you were actually trying to use it on an armored thug to your left? Martial Artists and the challenge map Shiva boss in ''Origins'' are especially guilty of this, but it can happen in other games as well.



** Two-Face is considered by many to be the most underutilized villain throughout the series, as his ro!e in each game is pretty insignificant. In ''City'' his only role is to capture Catwoman so Batman can rescue her and then get beaten up by Catwoman after the main story ends. ''Knight'' is a bit better about this, as his split personality is brought up more and portrayed in a sympathetic manner, but his side-mission is one of the shortest ones in the entire game. One can't help but feel that had he not been mentioned in ''Asylum'' his origin story could have been a nice subplot in ''City'', as he could easily have been written as an ally in the fight against ''Arkham City'', and have Hugo Strange slowly break Harvey during the game and bring Two-Face out as an attempt to break the Batman.

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** Two-Face is considered by many to be the most underutilized villain throughout the series, as his ro!e role in each game is pretty insignificant. In ''City'' his he's only role is there to capture Catwoman so Batman can rescue her her, and then later get beaten up by Catwoman after the main story ends. ''Knight'' is a bit better about this, as his split personality is brought up more and portrayed in a sympathetic manner, but his side-mission is one of the shortest ones in the entire game. One can't help but feel that had he not been mentioned in ''Asylum'' his origin story could have been a nice subplot in ''City'', as he could easily have been written as an ally in the fight against ''Arkham City'', and have Hugo Strange slowly break Harvey during the game and bring Two-Face out as an attempt to break the Batman.
6th Nov '17 6:02:00 AM Killerikala
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Examples from specific games go to their respective pages.
** Two-Face is considered by many to be the most underutilized villain throughout the series, as his ro!e in each game is pretty insignificant. In ''City'' his only role is to capture Catwoman so Batman can rescue her and then get beaten up by Catwoman after the main story ends. ''Knight'' is a bit better about this, as his split personality is brought up more and portrayed in a sympathetic manner, but his side-mission is one of the shortest ones in the entire game. One can't help but feel that had he not been mentioned in ''Asylum'' his origin story could have been a nice subplot in ''City'', as he could easily have been written as an ally in the fight against ''Arkham City'', and have Hugo Strange slowly break Harvey during the game and bring Two-Face out as an attempt to break the Batman.
** Black Mask is built up as this poweful StarterVillain for Batman with both the mob and the cops at his payroll. He is taken out by Joker offscreen who then takes over his organization. While seeing his downfall throughout the series is kind of cool, he never really got a chance to be the cruel badass he is in the comics, as he tends to be resident ButtMonkey of tye Arkhamverse. ''Knight'''s Red Hood DLC implies that he is slowly managing to regain his former power, but gets killed by Jason before he really gets anywhere.
** Dick Grayson is the most uninteresting of the three Robins, as he first appeared as a quiet DLC character in City, and his personality doesn't come up at all.[[note]]To be fair, City's credits imply he was meant to have a speaking role.[[/note]] Like Harvey above, he gets a better role in ''Knight'', but it's still pretty small. (At least he can talk in ''Knight''.)
4th Nov '17 7:05:54 AM Killerikala
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Games with similar control schemes (such as the ''Middle Earth: Shadow Of X'' games), usually have small differences in controls that can mess one up. For example, the aforementioned games have dodge on a single press of the button, here it's two presses in a row.



* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Games with similar control schemes (such as the ''Middle Earth: Shadow Of X'' games), usually have small differences in controls that can mess one up. For example, the aforementioned games have dodge on a single press of the button, here it's two presses in a row.



** Patches seem to have improved the framerates, leaving only some graphical downgrades which are barely noticeable unless played next to the older versions. At the moment, the remasters seem to lean towards the "Polished" side of the spectrum.

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** Patches seem to have improved the framerates, framerates (Although ''City'' still has the occasional struggle) leaving only some graphical downgrades which are barely noticeable unless played next to the older versions. At the moment, the remasters seem to lean towards the "Polished" side of the spectrum.spectrum.
* ScrappyMechanic: The combat system's biggest problem is that it relies on a largely automatic priorization; it generally does exactly what you're trying to do, but once it decides to attack the wrong enemy, the results can be devastating. Spent your instant takedown on an enemy that is immune to it on your left, while you were actually trying to use it on an armored thug to your left? Martial Artists and the challenge map Shiva boss in ''Origins'' are especially guilty of this, but it can happen in other games as well.
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