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Title: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 16, 2015, 08:41:29 AM
(https://www.batmanarkhamorigins.com/sites/default/files/styles/media_colorbox/public/batman_arkham_origins_sept_18_2.jpg?itok=J_ZpT55P)

Checkpoints:
Week One: Defeat Deathstroke (the dude in the picture above).
Week Two: Defeat Copperhead.
Week Three: Defeat Firefly.
Week Four: Finish the main story and complete any optional missions you desire.

Participants:
grayghost81
engineermike
raidou
douglie007
fleach


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: MetalFRO on February 16, 2015, 10:41:39 AM
Bummer, I will not be participating in this.  I have Arkham City on Wii U, and plan to get Origins at some point, but I haven't played through Asylum, and want to play through them in order of release, and I just haven't scored a copy of Asylum yet.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: singlebanana on February 16, 2015, 11:32:39 AM
Bummer, I will not be participating in this.  I have Arkham City on Wii U, and plan to get Origins at some point, but I haven't played through Asylum, and want to play through them in order of release, and I just haven't scored a copy of Asylum yet.

You know this is a prequel right? As such, it won't affect the story of Asylum and basically only add to the background for it. Never played this series, but from what I have read, not playing in release order really doesn't create a story conflict in this case.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on February 16, 2015, 05:08:36 PM
Is it just me or does the guy on the right look like a Metal Gear character?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: EngineerMike on February 17, 2015, 12:00:40 AM
Is it just me or does the guy on the right look like a Metal Gear character?

 must be the eyepatch.


I AM IN!!!!


I have not played any of the "Arkham" series of Batman games, and this (and the summer release of Arkham Knight) seems to be perfect reason to jump in. I have heard from a few fans of this series, that this is their least favorite, of the three Arkham games. I do not let that deter me though. My only dilemma, is whether to play it on PS3 or WiiU. Probably going to go with PS3 for the controller.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 17, 2015, 05:18:41 AM
Welcome aboard Mike!


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: douglie007 on February 17, 2015, 07:24:53 AM
I seen the Guy and thought Batman VS Cable ?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Raidou on February 17, 2015, 08:21:32 PM
Got this a while ago.  Count me in.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: EngineerMike on February 17, 2015, 10:42:37 PM
I saw the guy on the right and remembered I own this:

(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag478/michaelrancourt/77BF9D46-16EE-478F-B83A-DDDFF78013CF_zpsjjainxya.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/michaelrancourt/media/77BF9D46-16EE-478F-B83A-DDDFF78013CF_zpsjjainxya.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: EngineerMike on February 28, 2015, 03:31:27 PM
I started on my days off. Hit an obstacle 10 minutes in. Will try and pick up on Wednesday, and make it to the Checkpoint?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 28, 2015, 03:47:40 PM
Thanks for checking in Mike. I started the game today. I'm hoping to play far enough by tomorrow morning to have a good checkpoint for week one.

What did you get stuck on?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 01, 2015, 11:07:34 AM
Happy March!

This playthrough is officially live and so is the checkpoint for week one. Have fun Mike!


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: EngineerMike on March 01, 2015, 12:02:31 PM
Thanks for checking in Mike. I started the game today. I'm hoping to play far enough by tomorrow morning to have a good checkpoint for week one.

What did you get stuck on?

Spoiler (hover to show)


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 01, 2015, 12:14:38 PM
Spoiler tags? Really? :P

You know what's funny is so far the boss fights aren't that great, so don't feel bad. That's where I'm noticing the difference between this and the Rocksteady games. Also this game looks like it was made for the PS2, but that doesn't bother me too much.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: EngineerMike on March 01, 2015, 06:31:17 PM
Yeah. I realize the irony of my spoiler tag, being the amount of people who have joined so far.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 01, 2015, 07:30:29 PM
Yeah. I realize the irony of my spoiler tag, being the amount of people who have joined so far.

Speaking of which, I completely missed Raidou signing up! Sorry I missed you there man, have you had a chance to start the game? Thoughts?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Raidou on March 03, 2015, 12:25:25 AM
Played last night and got to the checkpoint.  

Deathstroke was a pain to take down, but at least you knew you were dealing with a naughty donkey.  

EDIT: I agree with you that the boss fights so far have not been as much fun as the other 2 games.

Spoiler (hover to show)

The game so far seems to be almost-but-not-quite Arkham City.  I'm enjoying seeing some of the under-appreciated Batman villains get some attention, and I'm eager to see how the Firefly boss fight plays out.


Title: Re:
Post by: douglie007 on March 06, 2015, 04:42:25 AM
I have just started and im where you do an investigation on the dead body, it want me to choose an item but i cant highlight it.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 06, 2015, 05:28:26 AM
Welcome aboard Doug! Try looking in different parts of the room and pay attention to the parts where you can rewind and slow down the scene. I think I know exactly what you're looking for, so if you still can't find it, post here again.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on March 06, 2015, 08:15:31 AM
I have just started and im where you do an investigation on the dead body, it want me to choose an item but i cant highlight it.

Is it where you have to hack that thing that looks like an ATM (the thing that exploded and hurled the guy through the wall)? If it is you'll have to press down and left at the same time on the D Pad to highlight it.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 08, 2015, 05:41:40 AM
Week two checkpoint is up.

How's everyone doing? Are you guys taking on side missions and collectibles or just b-lining through the story?

How are you spec-ing out your Batman?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 08, 2015, 12:24:38 PM
I'm sorry for the glarey picture here but I had to post it to illustrate why I never go for collectibles in these kind of games. Reach under the barrier and grab it, moron!

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/grayghost81/IMG_20150308_102827_677_zps0ca723be.jpg) (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/grayghost81/media/IMG_20150308_102827_677_zps0ca723be.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on March 08, 2015, 09:11:45 PM
If collectables gave you more than just trophies I'd keep an eye out for them.

Since we're playing a Batman game, it's worth mentioning our favourite Batman actors/voice actors. Mine is Christian Bale.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Raidou on March 08, 2015, 11:31:34 PM
I tend to pick up collectibles and side missions (although I don't always finish them).  So far, I have..
Spoiler (hover to show)

I like Christian Bale because he is one of the few Batman actors who plays both personae distinctly. Kevin Conroy is a close second (although he would have to be almost by default).

EDIT: Copperhead down

EDIT:
Came across this amusing glitch on The Final Offer...
(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/Blood-Spattered_Angel/Screenshots/IMG_20150310_035830.jpg)
Yep, hanging onto a ledge that doesn't exist.

Not as interesting, but saw this little oddity last week:
(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/Blood-Spattered_Angel/Screenshots/IMG_20150304_022118.jpg)
Picking up the Disruptor, then aiming the batarang with L2 causes the text for both items to appear.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: MetalFRO on March 12, 2015, 10:15:51 AM
Bummer, I will not be participating in this.  I have Arkham City on Wii U, and plan to get Origins at some point, but I haven't played through Asylum, and want to play through them in order of release, and I just haven't scored a copy of Asylum yet.

You know this is a prequel right? As such, it won't affect the story of Asylum and basically only add to the background for it. Never played this series, but from what I have read, not playing in release order really doesn't create a story conflict in this case.

I didn't realize that, but I guess I'd wonder if playing through the newest installment (via release date) would tarnish the experience of the previous games in any way, in terms of gameplay mechanics, or if anything's been improved over the previous 2 games that I'll miss when I go backward?  Granted, I still don't own a copy, so the point is largely moot, but I'm wondering if, when I actually acquire all 3 games, it makes a difference in what order I play them.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 12, 2015, 10:31:01 AM
You'll want some of the improvements. I'd suggest playing through the others first.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 15, 2015, 04:54:16 AM
Week three checkpoint is up. This will put you into a series of missions that takes you all the way through the end of the game, but if you're still interested in side stuff, or getting all the "Most Wanted," you can do it after the credits roll. So, if you feel like going all the way and finishing the story this week, that would make sense in a lot of ways. Enjoy!


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Raidou on March 19, 2015, 08:03:58 AM
Took down Firefly last night.  Also took the time to take on three of the Most Wanted boss fights.  In what I assume is the final dungeon.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 19, 2015, 08:12:09 AM
Thanks for checking in! Because I am an idiot I gave away my copy of the game before taking a crack at any of the side bosses.

Which ones did you do, and how did they compare to the main bosses?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on March 19, 2015, 08:25:32 AM
I haven't been posted here much but I'm still playing the game. Last week was super busy so I had no time to play which means I'm catching up this week. Right now I'm about half way through. My plan is to finish before Sunday.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 19, 2015, 08:31:52 AM
FWIW my total playtime without any side stuff was just under ten hours.

When I beat Firefly my story completion was at 83%, and I'd say there was about an hour and a half of game (main story) left after that.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Raidou on March 19, 2015, 11:19:32 AM
Regarding the Most Wanted, the boss fights aren't as spectacular as the storyline fights (which is just as well because the main bosses felt a little too scripted at times despite being badass).  Generally they are fairly basic fighters with higher HP and some skills, accompanied by goons.

Spoiler (hover to show)


Also, regarding Bane
Spoiler (hover to show)


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on March 19, 2015, 01:17:04 PM
FWIW my total playtime without any side stuff was just under ten hours.

When I beat Firefly my story completion was at 83%, and I'd say there was about an hour and a half of game (main story) left after that.

My save file only says 16% and I just got to the Bane fight, which, according to a walkthrough, puts me at seven plot points before the end. Have you been going for collectables, upgrades, and radio towers?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 19, 2015, 01:42:37 PM
FWIW my total playtime without any side stuff was just under ten hours.

When I beat Firefly my story completion was at 83%, and I'd say there was about an hour and a half of game (main story) left after that.

My save file only says 16% and I just got to the Bane fight, which, according to a walkthrough, puts me at seven plot points before the end. Have you been going for collectables, upgrades, and radio towers?

There's a part of the menu options where you can see statistics and it will tell you story percentage completion, which is different from total completion. The screen capture below is from Arkham City but the screen looks exactly the same in Origins:

(http://benwake.com/wp-content/gallery/batman-ac-100/batmanac-2011-12-22-22-15-32-60.jpg)

The first Bane fight is about halfway through the main campaign.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Raidou on March 19, 2015, 02:56:43 PM
Spoiler (hover to show)


BTW is it just me or is this game's credit roll excesively long?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on March 20, 2015, 01:52:44 PM
Beat Firefly. Going into the Penopticon now. I've put 12 and a half hours into the game so far. Seems like a long time, but I've been taking it slow with the stealth sections.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on March 21, 2015, 12:38:50 AM
Finished. 13 and a half hours well spent.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 21, 2015, 03:46:08 AM
Nice! The final checkpoint is up, which is obviously to finish the main story and wrap up all your side stuff. Also acquire a copy of Tomb Raider.

Mike and Doug, how are you guys doing?


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: EngineerMike on March 21, 2015, 10:34:23 AM
In all honesty, I wasn't pulled into this game right off, got Criminal Girls for Vita, and have put any free game time into that one instead.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on March 21, 2015, 01:46:48 PM
Origins isn't as good as Asylum. Maybe it's the open world mechanic (which is very empty of life) vs the contained setting in the first game. It does a good job of showing how/why the Joker was sent to Arkham Asylum though.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 23, 2015, 11:08:03 AM
New Arkham Knight gameplay trailer came out today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpfytI2K7-I

Now if you'll excuse me I must clean this drool off my keyboard.  :drool:


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on March 25, 2015, 08:50:25 PM
I hate being the negative one here, but these next gen graphics aren't doing it for me. Everything, especially the characters, looks like polished leather.


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Raidou on March 26, 2015, 03:14:26 AM
I get where you're coming from- there's a bit of a disconnect between gritty reality and polished HD (most noticeable on human skin and water effects), but it still looks good.  For starters, Gotham looks like people actually live there rather than just spawning thugs! 


Title: Re: Batman: Arkham Origins - Modern Playthrough - March 2015
Post by: Fleach on March 26, 2015, 07:41:53 AM
Oh, I wasn't complaining. I know that's the product of next gen graphics and it'll take some time for me to get used to it. Maybe they just made Gordon too wrinkly. But still, those graphics - so shiny! Agree with your point about Gotham City.