Arkham City Log #2: I Are Wander-er.

Y’know, at one point I felt like I would need to rush through Arkham City so I’d be able to start Uncharted 3 the day it releases (TUESDAY), but now I’m finding myself WANTING to take my sweet time and find all of the ringing phones, the TITAN containers, all of the AR training locations…or, hell, sometimes I just want to freakin’ wander around. I seriously think Rocksteady inserted some sort of invisible crack that is transmitted through the air and comes out of the controllers. Otherwise I don’t know what it could be because I am effin’ HOOKED! I mean okay, from the few hours I’ve played I can clearly state that Arkham City is fantastic game thus far (DUH) but something about it makes me want to search every detail and seek out every side quest—and kiddos, I usually only do that for Dragon Age.  So I’m gonna  stick with my invisible crack theory.

During my session today I ran into good ol’ Bane. At first I tried to be all stealthy squirrel and sneak up on him, but then Batman had a conversation with him and nooow we’re sorta-kinda working together to track down TITAN containers.  Cool.

Kudos to Bane for not wanting the TITAN containers floating around the city…but I wouldn’t be surprised if he were really up to something. Other than that, I wandered around some more, smashed some faces in, leveled up…you know. BEE  TEE DUB, what do you guys level up? Since I tend to be balls-to-the-walls, I usually upgrade my armor because I don’t take care of Batman like I should. :/

Story-wise, I tracked down Joker’s signal and ultimately saved Dr. Stacy Baker. In a nutshell, there is an insane amount of toxins in Joker’s blood. She couldn’t find out a way to save him, so his thugs were going to kill her (and it sounds like they’ve been doing that with other doctors). I THINK she was originally from that group I saved in the church.

I then found this spiffy new gadget….

…and called it a night! I only had 45 minutes or so to play, most of which was spent wandering around. <3

So yeah, in terms of what’s going in in Arkham City, it sounds like everyone is banking on Joker becoming worm fodder. Therefore the thugs are torn on who to follow upon his demise, whether it be Two Face, Penguin, Quinn…GOD I LOVE THIS FREAKING GAME.

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  • Jill

    I’m pretty much wrapping up Arkham City and it is FANTASTIC! There is only one tiny detail that haunted me throughout the game. I know Nolan North for sure voiced the Penguin in this game, but I swear they use his voice for A LOT of the henchmen. Its kinda distracting especially when a henchman yells, in a way much like Nathan Drake, “GRENADE!” I have flashbacks from Uncharted for a moment and then realize I’m not in some jungle but Arkham City. I guess what I’m really trying to say is that I can’t wait till Uncharted 3. Tuesday seems so far away.

    • Britt

      HAHAHA! I’ve noticed that too! And seeing as I’m replying to this on the day Uncharted 3 came out…sweeeeet. 😉

  • Marcellus

    Seriously I can’t put this game down. You haven’t even reached the tip of the iceberg yet either. This game is so awesome. Already I can tell this is one of my favorite games of all time.

    • Britt

      It’s just…beautiful. I can’t wait to really get into the meat-n-tators of it all.

  • those side mission help out when fighting if you get the new gadgets.

    Riddler puzzles, stealth take downs, it’s nerdtastic.

  • Boots_33

    GAME OF THE YEAR!!!!

    Seriuosly, I have like 5 other untouched games to play, but all I want to do is play the ish (I’m learning!) out of this game. I only have a few Catwoman trophies, 4 Batman trophies, and then the challenge room stuff. It’s so good!

    The Identity Theft side mission has my favorite resolution, but Mr. Freeze’s is fantastic, too.

    • Britt

      YOU…you said ISH! Tony, I am so proud to call you a friend. I can’t wait to run into Mr. Freeze.