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Old 10-23-2011, 03:08 AM   #136
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You both are getting old, too. While you can handle more than Pong, your limit is around, say, Tekken 3.

Honestly, though, it DOES look like a good game, but I have nowhere near enough time to invest in something that looks like it has quite the learning curve. Games these days are made for people who have nothing else to do.
That's surprisingly non-dismissive of you. Focusing specifically on Arkham Asylum, like all good games it teaches you to use new abilities as they are acquired, spaced out over the course of the game rather than all at once. But it is easy to miss the little combat moves it teaches and there isn't a great reference list on the 360 version (unlike the PC one), so in that respect it could be easier to learn and remember.

People are calling Arkham City complex because it starts where the first game left off and builds on it, thus there would be a lot more stuff to take in for a newcomer.

You're right about me getting old though. My son turns 16 today, which means either I'm positively ancient or that I was crazy for having a kid at 16...
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:14 AM   #137
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Says the man who is involved in a weekly video podcast about gaming.
That's one of the reasons I be busy. But it's not a podcast.

Also, I hear the manual to this game is super-thick. Oh wait. The game doesn't force a tutorial on you, does it? That is one of my pet peeves. I would rather learn shit on my own than go through a boring, forced tutorial. Biggest pet peeve in gaming today for sure.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:22 AM   #138
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Naw, it's all integrated into the gameplay. On-screen text or in-character voice-over from Bats.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:27 AM   #139
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I guess the game 'forces' a tutorial on you. The video "Harley and Joker" was the only real time I remember the game explicitly told me what I should do. And I'd barely call it a tutorial. It just tells you how to use the detective mode and lasts for 2 minutes....
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:49 AM   #140
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OK that sounds tolerable. If it's quick and to the point it is more bearable.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:13 AM   #141
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The games arent complex. You want complex, pick up a pc sim.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:45 AM   #142
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Those are only complex because of the hoops you need to jump through for the DRM.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:06 AM   #143
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Being connected to the net to authenticate the game isnt much of a hoop.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:15 AM   #144
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You have to type in your CD key in sometimes too, though. That's like 12 letters!!!! It takes a good few seconds to do; seconds that could be spent playing the game!
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:15 PM   #145
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You type it in once only. And console games come with DLC codes too that you enter, in a much more painful way without a keyboard.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:13 PM   #146
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Being connected to the net to authenticate the game isnt much of a hoop.
I'd be interested to know how many pc gamers are not web connected?
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #147
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You type it in once only. And console games come with DLC codes too that you enter, in a much more painful way without a keyboard.
You're forgetting mircosoft and Sony sell over priced and slightly uncomfortable chat pads with tiny buttons to make up part of that. Though as far as I know, there is still no copy and paste function.

I can't remember what my point was but it was probably ironic anyway so it doesn't matter.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:22 PM   #148
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What about those PC games that scan your computer and then refuse to run if you have any CD burning software installed? That is invasive.
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I'd be interested to know how many pc gamers are not web connected?
Pretty sure the only ones who would be complaining about this are the ones who take their laptops to work to play games. If you actually manage to get yourself home, you should have time to authentic whatever game you bought. Takes like 3seconds. Its not even a factor these days except to strange people who probably still wear flares.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:57 PM   #150
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What about those PC games that scan your computer and then refuse to run if you have any CD burning software installed? That is invasive.
Well I'd like to know which ones those are as I've come across one yet.
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