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For anyone on the fence about getting this game hopefully this thread will help you make up your mind. I hadn't heard anything about this game until its release and with the $15 price tag I was skeptical about the quality. A Batman first person shooter? Was there a demand for that? However, I took the plunge and decided to get the game. After a few days of play I gotta say this is a love/hate game. Most people will start out hating it and then either grow to love it or give up and regret purchasing it. First I'll jump into the flaws:

The first problem right out the gate is matchmaking. This is something all users should be prepared for because after taking the time to download, install, and setup the game the last thing you want to do is wait even longer to play the game. The way the matchmaking works is similar to Call of Duty. You'll sit in a lobby and wait for it to fill. This process can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes. Which in my opinion is unacceptable, but that's what you've gotta go through to play the game. Fortunately the party stays the same after each game so you won't have to wait long in-between games. I usually start matchmaking, take a piss, grab a snack and by the time I come back the game is ready to go.
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The second problem is the shot registry. While the shot registry is good, if you're very picky about having every single shot hit its mark (even though you're probably missing and just can't admit it) then you might find parts of this game frustrating. While on the ground I've never noticed any problems with shot registry. Its only when people are flying that it gets tough to land a shot. I know what you're thinking. People flying? Guhwat? Yeah there's lots of gadgets in this game for fast movement and one of them is an air glider. The people flying through the air don't move very fast so you'd think they'd be sitting ducks, but sometimes your shots just don't hit. I've sniped in right on a big character's gut before while he was flying towards me and the shot did not register. So hopefully this is something they'll be able to address with later patches.
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Now on to the good, and there's a lot of it. The gameplay is very fun and fast paced. If I had to compare it to other first person shooters I'd say it's a mixed bag between Team Fortress 2 and Modern Warfare. You can strafe full speed while shooting and the aim-down-sight is nice and smooth. Weapons-wise there is a plethora of choices. Shotguns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, flame throwers, ice guns, etc. Throw-able weapons include shuriken, boomerangs, etc. Gadgets include air gliders, grappling hooks, roller skates, etc. So there is a lot to choose from to allow you to customize your game experience. Also there are different methods to defeating a person using these different weapons so the game allows you to make multiple customized loadouts and swap between then after each death. So for example if a person is flying around using an air glider to kill you and your sniper rifle just isn't cutting it, swap to your freeze gun, freeze him, and then blow him apart with your shotgun.
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The number one thing I've noticed in this game is customization. Unlike most games where you're supposed to be the hero, but you notice everyone on the server looks like you, this game allows you to be your own Batman (or Joker). You'll rarely run into someone whose character is exactly like yours which adds greatly to the enjoyment because everyone likes being an individual. The game is also full of slapstick comedy, funny catchphrases, and funny taunts. Overall, it's a pretty enjoyable game, despite it's flaws, and definitely worth the $15 price tag.
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So in closing if you enjoy FPS and you liked TF2/COD then this game is definitely right up your alley. However if you can't help, but focus on minor flaws and let them ruin your gaming experience, then you'll want to avoid this game for now. I say for now because most of the flaws are things that could be addressed in future patches. So if you're still on the fence put this game on hold and check back in a couple months to see if it's up to your standards. Otherwise I hope this post was able to help you make a decision and I hope to see you on there smile.gif
Edited by Iscaria - 3/2/12 at 3:13pm
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Nice post, I might get it thumb.gif the customization part sounds interesting.
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Originally Posted by dav2693 View Post

Nice post, I might get it thumb.gif the customization part sounds interesting.

Yeah I really only scratched the surface. As far as characters go you can customize all their clothing, body type, face type, voice type, vocal pitch, etc. Then you get into weapons that all have mods and paint jobs. Then perks and rampage powers that you can unlock. They really give you a lot to work with.
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