Which do you like more Batman Arkham Asylum or Arkham City?

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#1 Posted by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -
These two games have been out long enough, and I am sure that this topic has been made before. I am just wondering which of the two Batman games that people like more. I have played both games. I played and completed Arkham Asylum on PS3 twice, Arkham City on Xbox 360 once, and I just got the GotY edition of Arkham City for $20 on PS3 and I am playing that again second time. I had more fond memories with Arkham Asylum which could be because it was the first Batman game, but Arkham City has better overall combat and more things to do. I like both games a lot, so it is hard to say which one I like more or better.
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#2 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -
Damn ! I made the wrong choice !
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#3 Posted by sukraj (27617 posts) -

Haven't played either of those games.

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#4 Posted by gameofthering (11141 posts) -

Arkham City.

Arkham City improved on the foundations that Arkham Asylum built.

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#5 Posted by WinsteadVolve (366 posts) -

Well Arkham City is a development on the size, the story, the combat system, villain character involvement, re-playability and hours worth of gameplay on Arkham Asylum so I'd be surprised if Arkham Asylum won this battle.

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#6 Posted by EvilSelf (3619 posts) -

I liked Arkham Asylum more. I didn't even finish Arkham City.

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#7 Posted by marcheegsr (3113 posts) -

I liked Asylum more but both are great games.

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#8 Posted by A_MExican21 (174 posts) -

Arkham City!

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#9 Posted by dbtbandit67 (415 posts) -

Arkham City. It's not even close really, Arkham City completely transformed its prequel 

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#10 Posted by ShadowDeathX (11681 posts) -
Batman Arkham Asylum. It was more focused. I felt that City was too over the place.
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#11 Posted by WeskerTeam (1788 posts) -

The only thing I preferred in the original was that move where Batman picks up a guy and throws him at another. Such a simple move but it was my favorite. Maybe he will use it again in Origins.

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#12 Posted by always_explicit (3379 posts) -

I prefered Asylum, not that city was a bad game but the city certainly wasnt much fun to explore after the first 8 hours or so. I enjoyed the focus of Asylum I guess.

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#13 Posted by cejay0813 (1210 posts) -

Arkham City.

Arkham City improved on the foundations that Arkham Asylum built.

gameofthering
what he said
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#14 Posted by vashkey (33782 posts) -
I preferred Arkham Asylum. I thought the premise for Arkham City was less believable, I feel like the game didn't make good use of having a city and the collectibles were placed less believably in the game world. I also didn't like how it opened up a lot of plot thread and didn't resolve many of them. I felt the plot was over all a little less focused too. I could nit pick all day, Arkham City was still a great game, i just don't feel like it's quite as good as Arkham Asylum
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#15 Posted by Zanman720 (257 posts) -

Although Arkham Asylum was the first out, and was an amazing game (both are among my top 10 favorites i would say). Arkham City had more move sets, More characters, and overall more to add onto the story even after the main campaign was all done and completed. 

I would say Arkham City simply for the fact that its Arkham Asylum, but improved. 

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#16 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12217 posts) -
Both are great. Prefered City.
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#17 Posted by Zanman720 (257 posts) -

I prefered Asylum, not that city was a bad game but the city certainly wasnt much fun to explore after the first 8 hours or so. I enjoyed the focus of Asylum I guess.

always_explicit

 

I do agree with this statement as well. Asylum for the most part, had a better storyline. Personally, i just thought City was better...well, i already stated this in my original post, but it had more even after the campaign was over...far more. And i loved being nightwing. 

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#18 Posted by firefox59 (4530 posts) -

Why the heck do people keep making this thread. This should have been locked immediately.

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#19 Posted by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -

Why the heck do people keep making this thread. This should have been locked immediately.

firefox59
So, umm when was the last time someone made this thread?
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#20 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -
[QUOTE="firefox59"]

Why the heck do people keep making this thread. This should have been locked immediately.

ghstbstr
So, umm when was the last time someone made this thread?

Last Week in the PS3 Board http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29426301/which-do-you-like-more-batman-arkham-asylum-or-arkham-city Theres another in PGD I think.
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#21 Posted by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -
[QUOTE="ghstbstr"][QUOTE="firefox59"]

Why the heck do people keep making this thread. This should have been locked immediately.

Lulu_Lulu
So, umm when was the last time someone made this thread?

Last Week in the PS3 Board http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29426301/which-do-you-like-more-batman-arkham-asylum-or-arkham-city Theres another in PGD I think.

I was asking on this the Xbox360 board. The one from the PS3 board was the one that I had created, but since no one else responded I made another one here on the Xbox360 board. Ths PGD board I have no idea in what that is.
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#22 Posted by firefox59 (4530 posts) -
[QUOTE="ghstbstr"][QUOTE="Lulu_Lulu"][QUOTE="ghstbstr"] So, umm when was the last time someone made this thread?

Last Week in the PS3 Board http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29426301/which-do-you-like-more-batman-arkham-asylum-or-arkham-city Theres another in PGD I think.

I was asking on this the Xbox360 board. The one from the PS3 board was the one that I had created, but since no one else responded I made another one here on the Xbox360 board. Ths PGD board I have no idea in what that is.

Lol man. Don't act oblivous when you made the thread yourself. PGD = primary games discussion, which is where this type of thread should be fyi.
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#23 Posted by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -
[QUOTE="firefox59"][QUOTE="ghstbstr"][QUOTE="Lulu_Lulu"] Last Week in the PS3 Board http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29426301/which-do-you-like-more-batman-arkham-asylum-or-arkham-city Theres another in PGD I think.

I was asking on this the Xbox360 board. The one from the PS3 board was the one that I had created, but since no one else responded I made another one here on the Xbox360 board. Ths PGD board I have no idea in what that is.

Lol man. Don't act oblivous when you made the thread yourself. PGD = primary games discussion, which is where this type of thread should be fyi.

I actually had no idea on what PGD was, but now that I do I will check it out.
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#24 Posted by Witchsight (12143 posts) -
Well, I finished the 1st, and couldnt get into the 2nd. Both I found a bit tedious, because forced stealth even in games where stealth is very well done annoys me to no end. Im terrible at it, I know that. The games are very well made, but they arent for me.
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#25 Posted by mrgab (23329 posts) -
I liked Asylum bit better mainly for the Riddler part was better.
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#26 Posted by gatsbythepig (10759 posts) -

city

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#27 Posted by Green_Chaos (366 posts) -
I've played both so far. While I'm going through the Arkham City story mode, I have completed Arkham Asylum and so far, both games are good. Just depends on how you feel towards the game.
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#28 Posted by knockouts72 (324 posts) -
Batman arkham asylum is better to me the first one was so good I think the secound one was a bust because the open world an question marks was so much harder to do first game was just right
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#29 Posted by destinhpark (4831 posts) -

Both are excellent games but I think I prefer City just because of the freedom and atmosphere in general. Arkham City is such a great and dreadful location and the combat is brutal to match it. I love it, there's so much to do. 

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#30 Posted by the__joker (6013 posts) -

Both were great, but I enjoyed AA more.

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#31 Posted by darktruth007 (741 posts) -

Arkham Asylum was an ok game. The storyline had 1 or 2 good points - however in many areas I felt it was just mediocre. Gameplay was decent - but linear. Overall it was a decent action game - but it didn't exactly stand out from the pack.

 

Then Arkham City came along and blew all that out of the water. Storyline was much more compelling and interesting. Many new improvements to the existing combat system. Awesome sidequests and plenty of new things to do abounded. It improved upon Asylum in pretty much every aspect imaginable - and in a few ones that weren't. I really can't say enough good things about this game.

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#32 Posted by XboxStache (1530 posts) -

Arkham City.

It was such a vast improvement. Better fighting system, more action, more story, side quests, upgrades, open world. Better music. Better enemies. 

Arkham Asylum was the best for it's time, but AC is in a completely different league. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#33 Posted by ihatemyhonda (25 posts) -
Both are great games but Arkham City was my favorite.
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#34 Posted by CTR360 (8537 posts) -
both are fantastic i cant wait for batman AO
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#35 Posted by Ricardomz (2715 posts) -

Both are great games but my vote goes for Asylum.

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#36 Posted by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -
both are fantastic i cant wait for batman AOCTR360
Yea Arkham Origins looks like it will be a much better Batman game, as I also can't wait to play it.
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#37 Posted by Blueresident87 (5694 posts) -

Asylum is a better game, but both are good.

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#38 Posted by sukraj (27617 posts) -

batman origins is going to be sweet.

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#39 Posted by Dexter-010 (494 posts) -
Both are great games. I prefer Arkham City a bit more then Arkham Asylum because it feels the map in City is bigger.
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#40 Posted by Rivera851 (25 posts) -
I Think AC is the better game, AA was very Atmospheric and Linear and fun but AC just took it to a whole new level. More Open, Play as Batman & Catwomen (which I liked) better Boss Battles. but I think AA had the better Story.
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#41 Posted by Ugalde- (3711 posts) -
I'll take Asylum. Cant really explain why I just liked it more.
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#42 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

I liked asylum better.

City felt more like fetch quests in world of wacraft "Go there and get something", "Ok now go beat this guy on the other side of town", "Quick answer the phone down the street", "Wait go to this building and fight this guy then come back to me". The city also felt like just a big generic city while asylum felt more like something out of the batman universe. I also liked how asylum had a better variety to things while city was basically just different variations of big generic city. You had the asylum, outdoors areas, the greenhouse, the mansion and so on which gave it more variety.

I liked the story in asylum to, city was basically the same thing it was in the first 10 minutes as it was at the end.

Only thing I didnt like about asylum though was the final joker fight, that was just god awful.

But to me city took the basic idea of asylum and "made it bigger" but they also gave it less personality and less new feeling.

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#43 Posted by JCMac120 (2771 posts) -
Arkham City is the all around better game. The story is longer (in a good way), there is more exploration, more enemies to encounter and take on.They're both good games though.