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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 04 November 2019 at 2:07pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

There’s a company called Arcade1Up that is putting out scaled-down, build it yourself IKEA style, replica arcade cabinets. They recently released a TMNT cabinet with all four joysticks, and I’m hoping they do the same for the X-Men arcade game.

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Rodrigo castellanos
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Posted: 04 November 2019 at 3:05pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

The Batman: Arkham series is a small miracle. I couldn't believe it when I played the first one, the feeling of BEING Batman. Story-wise they go a bit over the top and video-gamey at times (mutated giant Joker and that kind of stuff) but they are mostly pretty good and you can tell they love and respect the source material. Paul Dini wrote the first two, I think.

The new Spider-Man game follows the same format but in a lighter tone, keeping the great Arkham-style combat mode (it's even more appropriate with Spider-Sense) and finally nailing the web controls and flow. It's also great.

ADVENTURES OF BATMAN & ROBIN for the SNES was kinda obscure but I liked it a lot as a kid, it nailed the mix of action and adventure and the graphics (based on the animated series style) were pretty good looking.

The BATMAN: TELLTALE SERIES on the other hand, disappointed me. I love adventure games and liked some other titles by the company (WALKING DEAD, SAM & MAX) but I didn't like this version of the Batman world much and there's really not much to do, they are more like interactive movies. The investigating parts in ARKHAM KNIGHT are better and more exciting than the ones in the Telltale games, and those are action-oriented games.

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Carlos Velasco
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Yeah, I hate it when that happens, Rodrigo... Games are games, not movies. Some "adventure" games are actually interactive movies where you only have to move the character and you can't lose.

A good example of this is What Remains of Edith Finch, a game that is not based in super heroes but has a nice animated sequence where you read an old comic book (around the 30 minute mark). I believe this should be regulated and these games should include "INTERACTIVE MOVIE" in the cover, adding some colored brands or something to distinct them from normal games.
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