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Excellent adventure steeped in The Batman's lore.
on April 12, 2013
First of let me caution make sure you first can download and get working a GamesForWindowsLive account! - I had to create a whole new email address an other carp because had one that was defunct, that took a day to figure out...
You will also NEED a Steam account.... You will also have to make sure some account services on your computer are NOT disabled (for maybe windows defender or user accounts) because its got a nasty SECUROM defense which can create all kinds of errors (Like if you have a Disc Emulator program or even some copy programs in NERO). If you do a search for this game's errors you may find people who purchased than gave up trying to play it - I had ALL of these problems yet......
I saw it as a challenge , I figurerd what would the Worlds Greatest Detective do? And so with my cowl and cape (bandana & Batman beach towel) slipped into the midnight shadows, two days like a clue predator I scanned Google and various games & vid card forums, reaserched arcane Windows operating system behaviors, and waged a grimacing punishing battle with anti pirate software! AND JUSTICE PREVAILS!
Um, also beware this game has a tendancy to uh, take over, it's a major source of time suckage but it auto saves and does a nice recap when you start up so you can quit after each mission and pick back up where needs be.
Also easch mission has the freedom of being solved in your own fashion, if you are quick enough with escapes & gadgets you can go in swinging - stick and move (yet you cant stand up to gunfire very long as health only replenishes after the room is cleared), or you can go into predator mode (killer graphics, like the cellphone scanner mode at the end of The Dark night Movie) and hunt each henchman from up high or low in the shadows until you smack the last guys head into the pavement.
this game isnt easy but it has a great many rewards for your efforts and it also has a great RPG element where you spend expierence points on new gadgets combat moves or suit upgrades. There is also a vast number of trophies to collect a slew of side missions and a plethora of challenges.
The DownLoadContent ads lots of extra life in this GOTY pack so ther is plenty of enetertainment value per dollar here- you wont need to see a movie or read a book for months! (good/bad argument to have with your parents/wife/husband as to why you NEED this game ;)
It may be easier if you have an xbox style controller as some of the boss battles turn into a contorted button fumblethon as you seek for the right gadget to slow the beast down while various thugs are taking shots at you.
So if you have a good clean system with an easy freindship to GFWL and Securom, this game will scratch the itch of most any Adventure/RPG gamer.
See you on the rooftops (or likley the emergency room, I'm clumsy)