History YMMV / BatmanArkhamSeries

3rd Nov '16 12:24:36 AM Killerikala
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* [[PolishedPort Polished Port]][[PortingDisaster ing Disaster]]: Return to arkham has much better character models and graphicd, and adds some details to the games, but this comes at the cost of unreliable framerate and downgrading some other effects. According to some, the framerates are actually worse than before.
14th Oct '16 4:48:38 PM Atlasth3rd
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*LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: The Arkham VR game starts off with the death of Nightwing, and near the end[[spoiler: Killer Croc takes a bite out of Robin,]] which few people believed would stick. [[spoiler: It also takes place between City and Knight, and is a hallucination/dream sequence.]]
12th Sep '16 9:22:55 PM thecarolinabull01
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The trailer for the ''Return to Arkham'' collection (''Arkham'' and ''City'', remastered with more advanced textures and lighting effects for the [=PlayStation=] 4 and Xbox One) was met with considerable criticism, with many alleging that although the environments were vastly improved, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/pEXmZUtzacU/maxresdefault.jpg the new cutscenes looked far LESS cinematic and improperly composited under the new lights]] (keep in mind, the remaster is the one on the '''left''').

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The trailer for the ''Return to Arkham'' collection (''Arkham'' (''Asylum'' and ''City'', remastered with more advanced textures and lighting effects for the [=PlayStation=] 4 and Xbox One) was met with considerable criticism, with many alleging that although the environments were vastly improved, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/pEXmZUtzacU/maxresdefault.jpg the new cutscenes looked far LESS cinematic and improperly composited under the new lights]] (keep in mind, the remaster is the one on the '''left''').
9th Sep '16 11:49:58 AM JulianLapostat
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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Rocksteady Studios developed the ''Arkham'' IP and did it so well their [[CreatorWorship popularity exploded]]. So when ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' was announced as being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal -- essentially a stop-gap game to fill time while Rocksteady was busy making ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' -- there was genuine concern about how the game would turn out. However, despite lacking [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks serious gameplay changes]] and [[GoodBadBugs the polish]] of Rocksteady's games, ''Origins'' was received quite well as an expansion of the ''Arkham'' universe, and many consider it to have the best story, dialogue and boss battles of the series. Furthermore, ''Knight'''s status as a ContestedSequel has diminished some of Rocksteady's credibility.
** Also ZigZagged storywise, with the story of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' being better received than that of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' despite Paul Dini writing the latter. PlayedStraight with ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', which is generally considered to have the weakest plot in the series.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Rocksteady Studios developed the ''Arkham'' IP and did it so well their [[CreatorWorship popularity exploded]]. So when ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' was announced as being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal -- essentially a stop-gap game to fill time while Rocksteady was busy making ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' -- there was genuine concern about how the game would turn out. However, despite lacking [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks serious gameplay changes]] and [[GoodBadBugs the polish]] of Rocksteady's games, ''Origins'' was well received quite well as an expansion of the ''Arkham'' universe, and many with some consider it to have the best a very compelling story, dialogue and more varied boss battles of than the series. first two games (though the general consensus is that the best boss battle is the Mr. Freeze fight of Arkham City). Furthermore, ''Knight'''s status as a ContestedSequel and the problems and controversy of its PC Port (which Rocksteady had no involvement in developing) has diminished some of Rocksteady's credibility.
** Also ZigZagged storywise, with the story of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''
led to Arkham Origins being better received than that of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' despite Paul Dini writing regarded by some, especially since some fans opposed the latter. PlayedStraight with ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', which is generally considered to have introduction of the weakest plot in the series.Batmobile.
16th Aug '16 8:03:41 PM ImSpidey2
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* CounterpartComparison: TheJoker has drawn some comparisons to Handsome Jack in the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' series. They're both narcissistic villains who [[spoiler: die]] in [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} the second game]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity in the series]], their origins were revealed in [[VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel a prequel released]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins after the second game]], and they [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands return in the most recent game in the series in a metaphysical form within the hero's head and they try getting said hero to break]]]].

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* CounterpartComparison: TheJoker has drawn some comparisons to Handsome Jack in the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' series. They're both narcissistic villains who [[spoiler: die]] in [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} the second game]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity in the series]], their origins were revealed in [[VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel a prequel released]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins after the second game]], and they [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands return in the most recent game in the series series]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight in a metaphysical form within the hero's head and they try getting said hero to break]]]].
19th Jul '16 12:04:36 PM flyingfishcake
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** Also ZigZagged storywise, with the story of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' being better received than that of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' despite Paul Dini writing the latter. PlayedStraight with ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', which is generally considered to have the weakest plot in the series.
14th Jun '16 1:17:48 PM SignSeeker7
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** Due to being a three/four game story, there are details (Batman and Joker's [[spoiler:Titan Poisoning]] in ''City'', Deathstroke's sudden appearance in ''Knight'') that won't make sense unless you've played the other ones.

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** Due to being a three/four game four-game story, there are details (Batman and Joker's [[spoiler:Titan Poisoning]] in ''City'', Deathstroke's sudden appearance in ''Knight'') that won't make sense unless you've played the other ones.
5th Jun '16 6:27:12 PM pisacrap
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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: Rocksteady studios developed the Arkham IP and did it so well their [[CreatorWorship popularity exploded]]. When ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' was announced as being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal, essentially a stop-gap game to fill in while Rocksteady had been working on ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', there was genuine concern about how the game would turn out. In something of a subversion the game was received quite well as an expansion of the Arkham universe and having a good story, although having no [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks serious changes to the gameplay]] and [[GoodBadBugs lacking the same polish]] the Rocksteady games had still falls under this trope. But Montreal definitely have their strengths, as many consider ''Origins'' to have the best story, dialogue and boss battles in the series, and ''Knight's'' status as a ContestedSequel has diminished some of Rocksteady's credibility.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The trailer for the cosmetically remastered ''Return to Arkham'' collection (''Arkham'' and ''City'', given more advanced textures and lighting effects for the PS4) was met with considerable criticism, with many alleging that although the environments were vastly improved, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/pEXmZUtzacU/maxresdefault.jpg the new cutscenes looked far LESS cinematic and improperly composited under the new lights]].

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Rocksteady studios Studios developed the Arkham ''Arkham'' IP and did it so well their [[CreatorWorship popularity exploded]]. When So when ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' was announced as being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal, Montreal -- essentially a stop-gap game to fill in time while Rocksteady had been working on ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', was busy making ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' -- there was genuine concern about how the game would turn out. In something of a subversion However, despite lacking [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks serious gameplay changes]] and [[GoodBadBugs the game polish]] of Rocksteady's games, ''Origins'' was received quite well as an expansion of the Arkham universe ''Arkham'' universe, and having a good story, although having no [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks serious changes to the gameplay]] and [[GoodBadBugs lacking the same polish]] the Rocksteady games had still falls under this trope. But Montreal definitely have their strengths, as many consider ''Origins'' it to have the best story, dialogue and boss battles in of the series, and ''Knight's'' series. Furthermore, ''Knight'''s status as a ContestedSequel has diminished some of Rocksteady's credibility.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The trailer for the cosmetically remastered ''Return to Arkham'' collection (''Arkham'' and ''City'', given remastered with more advanced textures and lighting effects for the PS4) [=PlayStation=] 4 and Xbox One) was met with considerable criticism, with many alleging that although the environments were vastly improved, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/pEXmZUtzacU/maxresdefault.jpg the new cutscenes looked far LESS cinematic and improperly composited under the new lights]].lights]] (keep in mind, the remaster is the one on the '''left''').
30th May '16 10:45:25 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The trailer for the cosmetically remastered ''Return to Arkham'' collection (''Arkham'' and ''City'', given more advanced textures and lighting effects for the PS4) was met with considerable criticism, with many alleging that although the environments were vastly improved, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/pEXmZUtzacU/maxresdefault.jpg the new cutscenes looked far LESS cinematic and improperly composited under the new lights]].
23rd May '16 6:49:45 PM Anddrix
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* HarsherInHindsight: How shall we put it? SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker himself has been a DeathSeeker from the very beginning of the series. [[spoiler:In ''Arkham Origins'', he tries to shoot himself in the head in order [[DrivenToSuicide to end it all]], but [[SaveTheVillain Batman stops him from doing so]] for reasons he can't comprehend. In ''Arkham Asylum'', after the Joker says, "I have nothing left to live for," he ''does'' shoot himself, but with a Titan formula gun to the throat. His "suicide" is very painfully slow, as it takes a year for the Titan poisoning to course through his bloodstream before his death and its nature complete their course at the end of ''Arkham City'', in fulfillment of his deserving to die as a monster, all the while Batman is unable to intervene with him.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: How shall we put it? SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker himself has been a DeathSeeker from the very beginning of the series. [[spoiler:In ''Arkham Origins'', he tries to shoot himself in the head in order [[DrivenToSuicide to end it all]], but [[SaveTheVillain Batman stops him from doing so]] for reasons he can't comprehend. In ''Arkham Asylum'', after the Joker says, "I have nothing left to live for," he ''does'' shoot himself, but with a Titan formula gun to the throat. His "suicide" is very painfully slow, as it takes a year for the Titan poisoning to course through his bloodstream before his death and its nature complete their course at the end of ''Arkham City'', in fulfillment of his deserving to die as a monster, all the while Batman is unable to intervene with him.]]
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