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1/5: Not Worth Playing 2 40.00%
2/5: Not Very Very Good 1 20.00%
3/5: Decent 0 0%
4/5: Very Very Good 0 0%
5/5 : A True Classic 2 40.00%
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MB Video Game Classics: Batman Arkham City

One I have not played yet but one I know gets pretty good reviews for how open it is compared to the first. Really looking forward to playing this one.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My vote is obvious. One of the greatest games ever made.

No need to rehash the discussion that already went down in the main thread. It was kind of a ****fest.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My vote is obvious. One of the greatest games ever made.

No need to rehash the discussion that already went down in the main thread. It was kind of a ****fest.
Agreed. I'm excited to play this game after I beat Asylum because again, I've always heard nothing but good things about it. I'll refrain from voting but I imagine I'd give it a 5/5 if I had played it.
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I obviously wouldn't consider this even close to being one of the greatest game ever made. And that's putting it mildly. Oh well.
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I obviously wouldn't consider this even close to being one of the greatest game ever made. And that's putting it mildly. Oh well.
From it's Wikipedia:

"The game received critical acclaim, particularly for its narrative, character and world designs, soundtrack, and Batman's combat and navigation abilities. It was tied for the highest-rated video game of 2011 according to review aggregator Metacritic, and was the recipient of several awards including: Game of the Year, Best Action Game, Best Action Adventure Game, Best Adventure Game, and Best Original Score from various media outlets, and it is considered one of the greatest video games of all time."

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From it's Wikipedia:

"The game received critical acclaim, particularly for its narrative, character and world designs, soundtrack, and Batman's combat and navigation abilities. It was tied for the highest-rated video game of 2011 according to review aggregator Metacritic, and was the recipient of several awards including: Game of the Year, Best Action Game, Best Action Adventure Game, Best Adventure Game, and Best Original Score from various media outlets, and it is considered one of the greatest video games of all time."

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All this means to me is that a lot of people certainly seem to like it. That doesn't make me like it any more. Plus the critical consensus matters very little to me when it comes to games, since most "professional" video game reviewers are terrible and don't take their jobs seriously at all.

Does every big tentpole movie that comes out receive a round of butt kissing from film critics? No, because they have standards. In the world of video game criticism, a big budget means almost guaranteed rave reviews. Of course not entirely, but there are very few video game critics whose opinion carries any weight to me at all. They might as well be a herd of chimps.

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Harsh. I gave it a 2.

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There's nothing quite like gliding over Gotham City or perching high atop a gargoyle with Detective Vision surveying a squad of thugs. 5/5
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Btw, before Yorke accuses me of being a "hater": I don't disrespect anyone for liking any game or whatever. In my view, tastes are entirely subjective and there's no way in which my subjective experience of a game should be expected to be mirrored by someone who isn't me, and vice verse.

I just don't like these games at all. I'm not having fun with them. I even strongly dislike the atmosphere of the Arkham games, and indeed most AAA games. They feel soulless to me and I just don't have a good time. It's really no impulse to be an elitist snob or anything. I'm just literally not connecting with these games and I'm not having a good time with them at all.

Some games just connect with me where others fail. I'm happy as a clam playing Armored Core 5, while Assassins Creed is about as fun as a root canal for me. It's just the way it is. Psychology, biology; whatever.
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