Lit HAVAC IS BACK - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    I've played some of it now, and I have to agree, it's a fun game. Arkham Asylum was my "gateway drug" into the Batman mythos, I played it before I saw any of the movies aside from the Adam West one, and I suspect that I'll always enjoy these games regardless of how much or how little they expand upon the others in the series. More Batman is always good, it keeps me from replaying City for the fifth or sixth time.
  2. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    If you haven't, you really have to check out Batman: The Animated Series, which the Arkham games draw heavily from, more than any other source material.
  3. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Darn this dark season, taking pictures outdoors is impossible.

    But look what I found from a pile of snow today.
    [IMG]

    It will likely melt before the morning, and I'm not sure if I'd like a "Walking in the air" scene during the night.
  4. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I heard about that. I'm intrigued but I hope that the realism doesn't extend to relegating female characters to being housewives. :p
  5. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Your character dies halfway through because of some sickness.
  6. TrakNar Force Ghost

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  7. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    I don't know. Doesn't Batman, like, meet his entire rogues gallery for the first time in a single night?

    The story sounds lame.
  8. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    The proper way to do a Batman game would be to do it like Assassin's Creed 2/Brotherhood, and run the length of his career.
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  9. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    It ends with his death and Robin becoming the new Batman
  10. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Or, in the end you find out that Batman you played was the original Robin the whole time! :eek:
  11. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I just want a Batman Beyond game.
  12. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Who would be the final boss?
  13. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Blight or the Joker returns.
  14. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    I have. :p I own the entire series, and the fourth season New Batman Adventures, on DVD. I just need the Superman show. And the Justice League show. And JLU.
  15. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    So I saw this, and this immediately popped into my head:


    If you don't immediately get it you'll have to watch 4:30 into the video.
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  16. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    So I just got back from seeing the Hobbit. Eru, Eru, why have you forsaken me?
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  17. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I take it that means you didn't like it? :p

    Haven't seen it yet, but the first Hobbit film definitely didn't even come close to measuring up to the (mostly) fantastic Lord of the Rings films. Still, I'm looking forward to Desolation for Cumberbatch if nothing else. Heard the rendition of Smaug is something to see.
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  18. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Nope.

    Batman has been around for about 2 years at the time. There are some significant missing members, other than easter eggs. He's already met a number of the villains. But there's one in particular that sets up the other two games perfectly - I'm sure you know who.
  19. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Cumberbatch is pretty great. My only beef with Jackson's Smaug is that he looks like a red, long-necked Alduin.

    There were some great parts- it seemed like there was a good movie trapped inside of all of the Jackson self-indulgence. But the love triangle is every bit as bad as people are saying, and Evangeline Lilly's method of acting an Elf consists of blank stares, stilted dialogue, and taking Legolas' shield-surfing to an extreme.
  20. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I didn't even know there was a love triangle. Bleh.
  21. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Well, we can't have a movie in 2013 about a bunch of short-arse blokes heading off to a mountain full of gold guarded by a dragon and have no female characters in it whatsoever, can we? (That the source material does just this but was written about 80 years back is of no relevance either!)
  22. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    I actually liked Lilly as Tauriel.
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  23. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Oh, I'm all for the inclusion of female characters, even in a work that seemed to operate under the assumption that all the women hung out in Rivendell and sang ballads all day every day. But contrary to Hollywood belief, the inclusion of a female character does not have to be packaged with a love triangle :p Makes the character feel less like a character and more like a plot device.

    I say this fully aware that there is going to be some kind of love triangle going on with Wonder Woman's inclusion in Batman vs Superman. I'm already preparing my sigh.
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  24. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Me, I liked the Hobbit, even if it could have had more songs in it and I would have liked that they had kept the scene were Bilbo goad the spiders
    I will have to disagree with you; outside of the wyvernoid body shape they are not that alike. Also Smaug were one of the best parts of the movie, they truly captured his colossal size, his magnificence and the reasons he is so arrogant [face_devil]
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  25. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    So I tried FTL: Faster Than Light... where have you been all my life? Barely 20 minutes into this game and I'm on the road to being hopelessly addicted. I do not have anything resembling an addictive personality, so that's really saying something. And I don't even need to comment on the music; it's consistently brilliant.

    It seems like this is a game after Jello's heart as well: it's a game about a benevolent Galactic Federation having to put up with and exterminate pesky rebels who are good for nothing but making life for everyone around them difficult. I genuinely mean it when I say it's nice to play it out from the other side every once in awhile.
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