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Batman AA demo announced

Batman AA demo announced

Eidos announced via this trailer the release this Friday of the playable demo of the much awaited Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Demo trailer

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Commented on 2009-08-03 22:37:59
I've already played the PS3 combat demo at Best Buy many times (and it's awesome!); any info if this is just the same or something more substantial?
Commented on 2009-08-03 22:50:10
Word on Eurogamer from someone who played it is that this is rather more good than great... just a warning if you're overexcited!

Sounds like a lot of story in there, which is a good thing imo, though.
Commented on 2009-08-03 23:11:57 In reply to squarejawhero
Posted by squarejawhero
Word on Eurogamer from someone who played it is that this is rather more good than great... just a warning if you're overexcited!

Sounds like a lot of story in there, which is a good thing imo, though.
The rumours about the Eidos embargo on reviews (you know what I mean), scare me a little for this game. Only 2 reviews are available, both outside the embargo, both cover stories and both 9/10 or above. Suspicious at least.

I'm still buying it because of the batarang and ofcourse because of Batman. And other than Wolfenstein, there isn't any other summer game worth mentioning imo.
Commented on 2009-08-03 23:14:28
Please be good,please be good!!
Commented on 2009-08-03 23:28:56 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
The rumours about the Eidos embargo on reviews (you know what I mean), scare me a little for this game. Only 2 reviews are available, both outside the embargo, both cover stories and both 9/10 or above. Suspicious at least.

I'm still buying it because of the batarang and ofcourse because of Batman. And other than Wolfenstein, there isn't any other summer game worth mentioning imo.
Dont most publishers use ninebargo these days?
Commented on 2009-08-03 23:32:08 In reply to uzivatel
Posted by uzivatel
Dont most publishers use ninebargo these days?
Yes. Don't quite get the whole roar over the issue. Nearly every other publisher does the same thing.
Commented on 2009-08-04 00:50:16
been hearing mixed things about this lately..apparently the guys at gametrailers werent too impressed with the ast build they played. Getting hands on the demo will be good.
Commented on 2009-08-04 03:01:28
Whoa! Detective work. That was explored in the various footage we saw. Just the fighting and scouting. This is getting better and better by the minute. If the demo is indeed released this week and plays well, this is a definite buy for me.

Been too long of a drought for me as far games go..
Commented on 2009-08-04 07:20:54 In reply to jackdoe
Posted by jackdoe
Yes. Don't quite get the whole roar over the issue. Nearly every other publisher does the same thing.
Could it be that you didn't hear the rumour that Eidos would only allow reviews that score over 9/10 and the game must be placed on the cover of the magazine? (Remember Kane and Lynch and the review from Gerstman on Gamespot, also Eidos). I wasn't talking about AN embargo, I was talking about the conditions that Eidos is imposing on reviews, which make them completely unreliable.
Commented on 2009-08-04 08:04:43 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Could it be that you didn't hear the rumour that Eidos would only allow reviews that score over 9/10 and the game must be placed on the cover of the magazine? (Remember Kane and Lynch and the review from Gerstman on Gamespot, also Eidos). I wasn't talking about AN embargo, I was talking about the conditions that Eidos is imposing on reviews, which make them completely unreliable.
That is the same thing as ANY OTHER EMBARGO. Or did you not notice exclusive reviews from other sites giving 9s or higher to games and movies?
Commented on 2009-08-04 08:17:10 In reply to jackdoe
Posted by jackdoe
That is the same thing as ANY OTHER EMBARGO. Or did you not notice exclusive reviews from other sites giving 9s or higher to games and movies?
Actually, I didn't pay attention in that way. Me myself didn't know that 'review control management' was common. It's since the rumours about the Batman game that I started to pay attention if it was true or not. That's why I said in the first post that it's scares me. My reply to your post was to see if there was a misunderstanding about what I said. Not a personal 'attack' in any way.
I always thought the embargo's were there to prevent reviews from appearing too soon, so people would buy the game uninformed. But I didn't know that publishers were posing conditions on reviews, which is a step too far imo.
Commented on 2009-08-04 13:53:39 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Could it be that you didn't hear the rumour that Eidos would only allow reviews that score over 9/10 and the game must be placed on the cover of the magazine? (Remember Kane and Lynch and the review from Gerstman on Gamespot, also Eidos). I wasn't talking about AN embargo, I was talking about the conditions that Eidos is imposing on reviews, which make them completely unreliable.
You mean the rumour that wasn't true?
Commented on 2009-08-04 14:23:36
Do people still believe the Kane and Lynch rumours? It was never proven, you know...

Anyway, embargos and good score reviews happen all the time. Remember GTA IV, MGS 4?
Commented on 2009-08-04 15:18:15 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Do people still believe the Kane and Lynch rumours? It was never proven, you know...

Anyway, embargos and good score reviews happen all the time. Remember GTA IV, MGS 4?
It was never denied also, not even by Gerstman himself. So I guess it's every man's choice to believe what he wants ;o)
Commented on 2009-08-05 05:02:25 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
It was never denied also, not even by Gerstman himself. So I guess it's every man's choice to believe what he wants ;o)
It was denied by Gamespot staff and Eidos, though.

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