My biggest problem in finding the second Deadshot victim was that I had to beat up probably 20 goons in different locations in the search area, which made a whole lot of distracting glowy blue bodies in detective vision and several repeats of "no dammit, not there again." Batman should really add a filter to his detective lenses that filter out bodies he's responsible for, for the occasions when he's looking for the few bodies he's not.
My problem is it's acting like the 2nd shot hasn't happened when it did. I think I must have died or started something else right when it went off and now it's just lost in a state of limbo. I've got everything done except that, riddler and the AR missions now, so it's kind of annoying.
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I finally got it to work. What I think happened is that it clicked off while I was in combat then I got killed outside, and it didn't save as having initiated. It looks like it only spawns when you are right outside the steel mill, which I hadn't hadn't been back to for a while. I went back and wandered around there and the chain started back up again.
My copy just arrived in the mail today. I anticipate a qt3 moment later tonight.
I've been able to 100% most of the map areas now, including Riddler trophies, and even Catwoman's trophies, but I still can not find out how to advance the Identity theft quest or the Watcher quest. Identity theft one is just 1 part done, I've never found the second part. I've met the watcher 3 or 4 times now, but can't find him since.
Edit: aha, I just found Watcher again. Very sneaky, Batman!
Last edited by Spect; 10-23-2011 at 08:01 AM.
Ok seriously how do disable the txt pop ups for moves namely the blade dodge? Checking enable disable tutorial seems to do nothing.
More than halfway through the game (I think), and one spot is just pissing me off:
Otherwise, I just dove off the starting platform, held RT to dive-bomb while pushing the Left Stick forward until I got to wherever his little vapor trail pulled up. Then I'd release RT, pull back on Left Stick all the way, and just hold it back while gliding. Most of the time I was able to hit the destination platform without incident but a couple times I had to grapnel my way to the platform or just failed altogether.
I'm playing on Normal (or Medium) difficulty; maybe it's different on Hard but it seems like this mechanic that'd operate the same way regardless. Hope this helps - let me know if anything here is unclear.
Well, I followed the literal directions and experienced the results outlined in my previous post. I just wondered if there was a hotkey combination I missed (RT + A + left stick makes you go up or something).
Well, the literal directions say, "Follow me without touching anything," which I assumed also meant the ice pillar and caused a great amount of frustration for me until I figured out what they actually meant.
Also, you don't have to follow the line that Ra's leaves behind him - ie, you don't have to dive and pull up roller-coaster like. You get enough speed on the first dive, you can pull up and coast the rest of the way. At least that's how I remember it.
DAMMIT, SPOILERS. HINT: if you are replying to a spoiler tag, and you are not using a spoiler tag, you are PROBABLY FUCKING UP. Clearly time for all PC holdouts to ditch this thread, which sucks.
No offence, but that is common sense. Visiting a game thread before you play it is YOUR fault. Let the players talk about it freely. I haven't played it yet and if I get spoiled by coming here it is my own damn fault.
I don't know, Gunny... I used to think like that and stayed out of these threads until I was able to play the game, but now that we have spoiler tags, using them should be a simple matter of common courtesy, especially in this case since a sizable portion of the playerbase can't even play the game yet (i.e., PC gamers). There's also a spoiler thread for anyone that wants to talk freely about the game without worrying about spoiler tags, so RepoMan's complaint is entirely justifiable IMO.
Okay, so what is to be discussed in the thread of the game that is already out if nobody can mention anything in the game because PC players can't play it yet? Should all discussion outside of bitching about Games for Windows move over to the other thread, leaving this one abandoned until November?
Nobody blurted out the end of the fucking game. If you're so spoiler sensitive that character names make you freak out, don't go into threads about the game until you've played it. It's that simple.
Matt, I disagree. There's plenty to discuss about the mechanics of the game, and there should be a place to ask questions when we're stuck or curious about what other people did. Some common courtesy regarding spoilers isn't too much to ask, especially in the obvious case above. If someone else spoiler-tagged a question, it makes sense to keep your response hidden or vague.
For my part, I was just coming into the thread to ask this:
What's a good point to stop and look for Riddler trophies for a while? I'm still relatively early in the game, and right now when I spot a trophy, I'm just as likely to spend a couple minutes only to realize I don't have the right equipment yet as I am to solve the little puzzle. Is there a good point where I'll have most of the equipment and won't feel like I'm wasting my time if I run after every trophy I see?
For my progress so far...Spoiler:
Matt, that seems like a perfectly good question to ask while playing the game, and it makes a lot more sense here than in the full spoiler thread. But I've avoided the spoiler thread entirely (because I'm still playing, duh), so maybe it's a polite thread where things are tagged and I could safely dip in, ask my question, and avoid all but direct responses to me. Is that the case? I doubt it.
I'm with Repoman. And yeah, with a big villain roster and not knowing in advance who's going to make an appearance, I think it's reasonable to not want to know which villains (or allies) appear. A lot of the fun is being surprised "Whoa, they even thought to work him into the story?"
I realize that there will be things that slip through (it took me a few tries to figure out the spoiler tag), and there's room for interpretation on what's a spoiler. But I'm all for Repoman calling someone out on it, and the response should be "Oh, sorry, I didn't realize, I'll go edit it", not "Fuck you for wanting to read about the game you're playing, idiot!"
The cool thing is you can "tag" trophies you come across to add them to your map for later. I pretty much only collected the ones I knew I could grab right away and left the hunting for when I finished the main story.
RPS linked an interesting article on Arkham City today.
There's a Lot of B*tching About Catwoman in 'Arkham City'
In particular, it deals with AC's treatment of female characters. Much like the authors, I am enjoying the game very much, but the treatment of female characters makes me feel pretty awkward - particularly when I play it with my wife in the room. I am not that comfortable with sexualized violence and there sure is a lot of it in this game.
It seems to have tapered off in the mid-game but maybe it's because in contrast people "just asking" why a female character hasn't been raped yet seems better than directly threatening.
Overall, a pretty tone-deaf decision and a missed opportunity. Also worth highlighting (which a couple of these pieces have noted) is the weird relationship to Harley that the hero (and Robin, if you got the comic) have, where the documentation keeps stating again and again how capable she is but it's straight up woman-punching with no direct threat, which diminishes his no-killing thing into more of a weird fetish or phobia than an actual moral virtue.
Has anyone managed to pull off the Blade Takedown yet? I'm still struggling with that particular move since the blade dodge itself is kinda outside the usual muscle memory pattern I've established playing this and AA.
Also, a Riddler Spoiler thing.
Spoiler: Riddler Spoiler thing
Spoiler: Area question