Friday, May 15, 2009 | 6:07 PM

Batman AA: Free Flow Combat

Batman AA: Free Flow Combat

Eidos released this new gameplay video of Batman: Arkham Asylum showing the Free Flow Combat in action.


Free Flow Combat

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Commented on 2009-05-15 18:15:12
Played this at Walmart. The combat was fantastic, but a bit linear...
Commented on 2009-05-15 18:18:09
I wish this would just get released already. The wait is cruel...
Commented on 2009-05-15 18:27:42
Love that system, makes it seem like your playing the game as if it was playing out in a show/movie combat wise.
Commented on 2009-05-15 18:41:57
I'm more hyped for this than for inFamous. Seriously, that game gonna own!
After this video I'm certain the combat system is like in Watchmen The Game. Which is a very good thing :).
Commented on 2009-05-15 19:39:27
Finally a decent Batman game, looks really great.
Commented on 2009-05-15 19:52:21
Looks very good, cant wait for this game. For some reason it kind of reminds me of last years Bourne. Where it was better than I had anticipated with the fighting. Even though that was a short game.
Commented on 2009-05-15 21:04:20
Is this a seperate part of the game? Like Horde-mode in GeOW?
Love what I'm seeing. Those cape physics are really good. Aaahh, the wait is still so long...
Commented on 2009-05-16 00:00:29 In reply to droezelke
Yeah I believe it's a challenge mode as have been most of the previous vids, great that they are making an effort to give this replay value beyond the SP plus it looks like a great way to improve your steath and arse kicking skills.
Commented on 2009-05-16 13:59:04
My hype for this game has died.. even watching these videos. The delay was a huge mistake, in my opinion. Hopefully it at least gives them time to polish the game a little more, but pushing it back just so it's closer to Christmas, with some seriously heavy competition is just silly, even if it is Batman.
Commented on 2009-05-16 15:56:44 In reply to WinterSnowblind
Posted by WinterSnowblind
My hype for this game has died.. even watching these videos. The delay was a huge mistake, in my opinion. Hopefully it at least gives them time to polish the game a little more, but pushing it back just so it's closer to Christmas, with some seriously heavy competition is just silly, even if it is Batman.
It has not been delayed untill Christmas, but untill september.
Commented on 2009-05-16 16:12:18
Is it coming in September? SWEET, that's my birthday month! I'm the biggest Batman fan ever, so if I got this game as a gift, I would FLIP!
Commented on 2009-05-16 16:22:53 In reply to WinterSnowblind
Posted by WinterSnowblind
My hype for this game has died.. even watching these videos. The delay was a huge mistake, in my opinion. Hopefully it at least gives them time to polish the game a little more, but pushing it back just so it's closer to Christmas, with some seriously heavy competition is just silly, even if it is Batman.
Based on what I've seen, it more than holds its own against the other 'big hitters' coming this holiday season. Easily.
Commented on 2009-05-16 17:08:56 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Based on what I've seen, it more than holds its own against the other 'big hitters' coming this holiday season. Easily.
that sadly wont be the case for me. i was going to buy it (the limited edition no less) for ps3 since it has the joker maps. but now it's been relegated to the rental list. theres no way it can compete with most of the stuff coming at the end of the year for me...and i have to make choices. and batman is just too far down my list.

it's a riddick type game for me. good, but ultimately, i have more important titles to buy.
Commented on 2009-05-17 03:47:33 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
it's a riddick type game for me. good, but ultimately, i have MORE IMPORTANT titles to buy.
Like what?
Commented on 2009-05-17 04:18:30 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Like what?
if the release schedule keeps up....

ratchet and clank
uncharted 2
heavy rain
god of war 3
modern warfare 2 (possibly)
MAG ( possibly)
bioshock 2 (possibly)
dark void (possibly)
the sabataur (possibly)
alpha protacol (possibly)

as good as batman looks. theres just too many titles that take priority between august and december.
Commented on 2009-05-17 04:37:30
Well, that's fair enough I guess. Personally, Batman: Arkham Asylum is top of my list and is one of the few games I'm going to buy this year.
Commented on 2009-05-17 19:59:03
So what's the difference between this "Free Flow Combat" and getting high multipliers in DMC, GoW or Ninja Gaiden?
Commented on 2009-05-17 20:30:36 In reply to zlimness
Posted by zlimness
So what's the difference between this "Free Flow Combat" and getting high multipliers in DMC, GoW or Ninja Gaiden?
you seem to have missed the piont, the vid isnt showing that element, it's more showing off the fluid and free flowing motion of combat. moving from one target to the other seamlessly.
Commented on 2009-05-18 12:36:43 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
you seem to have missed the piont, the vid isnt showing that element, it's more showing off the fluid and free flowing motion of combat. moving from one target to the other seamlessly.
But thats the basic principle of any good beat em up. You can cancel a combo anytime or use a finishing blow from a combination on a nearby enemy instead of the one you started on.

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