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Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

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No Origins, annoyingly.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

Ugh. At this point it should just be a $39.99 trilogy "remaster", and by that I mean a port of the PC version with all the sliders maxed out.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

Sucks about Origins. Will buy and replay.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

I played AA and AC on the 360 and frankly they looked pretty darn good to me then. It was fun but like Borderlands...already played and really have no use or need to do it again just for better graphics and extra DLC. I'll wait till the new Batman game comes.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

If they remastered Origins, I would hope they would have put in every fucking fix that Origins needed to even be playable. What a clusterfuck that was.

Thankfully... Asylum and City came out fine w/o the need of patches and the whatnot. At least from what I remember.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

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Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition / March 23, 2015
A collection of the first two Arkham on next-gen consoles!
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The following news brief (a real scoop ...) will please all fans of the famous masked bat: according to reliable sources of IGN Italy, we anticipate that for next Christmas comes a collection of remastered HD two Arkham console next gen.

Yes, you read right, we are talking of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, to enjoy the next generation consoles. What do you think? Would like us to play again? But above all, you have already played?

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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

I still have the original games and they look great. Pass.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

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I still have the original games and they look great. Pass.
Yup. I bought both games, played both to their conclusion and then some more. Loved every minute of it. And yet I have no desire to replay them again. Won't buy the re-master, won't rent it, won't play it if they give it away for free eventually. I've got plenty of games to play that I haven't beaten yet.
Looking forward to Arkhan Knight however. I assume those assets made this remaster easy to pull off.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

Weird to not include Origins, even if it wasn't Rocksteady behind it. I have City/Origins on PC, Asylum on 360. As much as I enjoyed these, I don't think i'll rebuy a remaster though.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

I do like remasters, but I share the sentiment of having played these and not having any desire to repurchase/replay a remastered version.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

I wish Origins was getting remastered too, but it's not a huge loss. I liked it, but it was easily the worst of the three games.

I have played these games to death, but I still go back and replay them once a year or so. I would gladly buy remastered versions.

I don't mind remasters at all. Like I said in the PS4 thread, I like having all my games on one console so I can keep the clutter of consoles to a minimum. Arkham and Uncharted are the only reason I still have my PS3. If they get remastered, then I can get rid of that console.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

The only problem I had with Origins was how frustrating it was at times. Specifically the Deathstroke, Copperhead, Bane(x2) fights .... The actual story was pretty good though.

I'm all in for the new ones.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

You mean the older ones?
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

I'm not sure how much better the Rocksteady games, even Origins, could look that much better. Ok... Origins was the "worst" looking if you want to get nitpicky.

I've only had these on the 360, which I thought looked better than its PS3 versions, but how much better looking were the PC versions?
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
I'm not sure how much better the Rocksteady games, even Origins, could look that much better. Ok... Origins was the "worst" looking if you want to get nitpicky.

I've only had these on the 360, which I thought looked better than its PS3 versions, but how much better looking were the PC versions?
I know City has added effects with Dx11 that were not possible with the console versions.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

Yeah, there were some fancier weather and cape effects.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

The PC version also has PhysX which adds a lot of cool little graphical touches that weren't possible on the PS3/360.

Here is a comparison video that shows Arkham Asylum with and without PhsyX.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6GyKCM-Bpuw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

Any tressfx?
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

And everyone will still be in detective mode 90% of the time.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

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And everyone will still be in detective mode 90% of the time.
People blow this way out of proportion. I only ever use detective mode when first entering a new room/area. I use it to see if there are any Riddler trophies or whatever nearby and to see if any enemies are armed with guns. Then I turn it back off. So I use detective mode like 10% of the time.

The one and only time I ever run around with detective mode on constantly is at the very end of the game when I am hunting down the last elusive Riddler trophies.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 View Post
People blow this way out of proportion.
I'm pretty sure GoVegan wasn't singling you out specifically.

Yes, a significant number of people played these games with Detective Mode on pretty much all the time. Rocksteady very vocally acknowledged it as a problem after Asylum. I wonder if the remastered Asylum will use the modified Detective Mode from City.
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I'm pretty sure GoVegan wasn't singling you out specifically.

Yes, a significant number of people played these games with Detective Mode on pretty much all the time. Rocksteady very vocally acknowledged it as a problem after Asylum. I wonder if the remastered Asylum will use the modified Detective Mode from City.
Yeah, I know I wasn't being singled out. I am just saying people who rely on detective mode too much are noobs. Like playing on easy mode.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
I still have the original games and they look great. Pass.
This.
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re: Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum / City remasters for XB1/PS4) - 10/18/16

I'm not an achievement or percentage obsessor so I only go to detective mode when I'm stuck or looking for criminals in a new location. I'm still playing the last game and finished the main storyline but have gotten stuck on one of the boss battles so I might just move on.

But yeah, no need to rebuy. I did rebuy Tomb Raider and it looked great, but I didn't do an A-B comparison to see just how much greater it looked.

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