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Comic Book Question of the Week Results: Will You Buy 'Batman: Arkham Origins?'

Will a majority of Comic Viners play the game the day it comes out or can they wait for it?

The wait is almost over, friends. In less than 24 hours, Batman: Arkham Origins could be yours to play. Despite the initial concern over Rocksteady not being behind the project, it looks like Warner Bros. Games Montreal has done an impressive job taking over the very awesome franchise. We won't know for sure until we get out hands on it, but at the moment, we're pretty darn stoked and have high hopes. This week, we wanted to know if you share our enthusiasm or if this is a game you can wait for... or even skip. Well, the votes are in and a majority of you will have it sometime on launch day!

  • Yes! Buying it sometime on launch day. 45%
  • Tempted but I'm in no rush. Might wait for the price to drop or ask for it as a gift. 30%
  • Can't wait! I'm going to a midnight release. 13%
  • No thanks. Pass. 6%
  • Not sure. I'll wait to see what the reviews say. 4%
  • Looks disappointing, but I may still give it a chance. 1%

It's pretty difficult to imagine many gamers on this website actually resisting this one. The hype behind the third Arkham game is enormous and they've done an absolutely brilliant job marketing it. The immensely powerful TV spot? 17 minutes of gameplay? The beyond epic launch trailer? It's all looking mighty fine and we just can't wait to dive back into Gotham and beat up some goons. Our very own Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero will have his impressions posted sometime early next week, so keep an eye on the homepage for that!

Check the homepage next Tuesday for an all-new Question of the Week! Do you have a suggestion for a topical or superb question for the feature? Post it below it tell Gregg via Twitter.

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Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Why are they being mean to us kind hearted PC players?!

Edited by Gotham331

Hell absolutely yeah I'm buying it!

Posted by k4tzm4n

@tral1972 said:

my neighbor's mother makes $73/hr on the laptop. She has been out of work for seven months but last month her pay was $15083 just working on the laptop for a few hours. read this post here......WWW.Rush64.COM

Hate to break it to ya, but your neighbor's mom is lying to you. I'm so sorry.

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Posted by Trevel8182
@k4tzm4n said:

@tral1972 said:

my neighbor's mother makes $73/hr on the laptop. She has been out of work for seven months but last month her pay was $15083 just working on the laptop for a few hours. read this post here......WWW.Rush64.COM

Hate to break it to ya, but your neighbor's mom is lying to you. I'm so sorry.

And Gregg continues being my favorite person on the site, love this guy.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

For a second there I thought Batman was giving Slade the finger.

Edited by Maxpower00044

Collector's Edition + Season Pass + Midnight Release + 17 Days of Vacation = yeah!

Edited by Lvenger

Unsurprising given the hype of the Arkham series. Ah well I guess I'll have to wait til Christmas to play this game.

Posted by Celineness

It's always difficult shifting from the eternally awesome Batman/Joker dynamic to focus on others in Bruce's rogues gallery. I haven't been interested so far (I've always felt part of the whole point of Batman was that his villains are physically weaker than him, I don't like the Bane/Kroc/Deadshot type enemies) but I will give it a look sometime after release when the price drops.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@k4tzm4n said:

@tral1972 said:

my neighbor's mother makes $73/hr on the laptop. She has been out of work for seven months but last month her pay was $15083 just working on the laptop for a few hours. read this post here......WWW.Rush64.COM

Hate to break it to ya, but your neighbor's mom is lying to you. I'm so sorry.

And Gregg continues being my favorite person on the site, love this guy.

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Posted by RustyRoy

Hell absolutely yeah I'm buying it!

Posted by Trevel8182

@k4tzm4n:

@k4tzm4n said:

@trevel8182 said:
@k4tzm4n said:

@tral1972 said:

my neighbor's mother makes $73/hr on the laptop. She has been out of work for seven months but last month her pay was $15083 just working on the laptop for a few hours. read this post here......WWW.Rush64.COM

Hate to break it to ya, but your neighbor's mom is lying to you. I'm so sorry.

And Gregg continues being my favorite person on the site, love this guy.

high five (298) Animated Gif on Giphy

Posted by AlKusanagi

With the next gen systems coming out so soon, I'm holding off on all the recent non-exclusives since we're more than likely seeing "HD" versions of all these games within the next six months, especially with them already setting the precedent for DC games with Injustice.

Also, the entire concept of prequel games drives me nuts since characters will invariably have more moves and better gadgets in them than they do in the games that take place further down the time line.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I really hope they keep up the sheer amount of Easter Eggs they had in other games

Posted by tikhunt

Why are they being mean to us kind hearted PC players?!

How are they being mean to us?

Posted by Sleepbutnodream15

I think I'm going to wait for the version with all the DLC already on it to come out, and then wait for that version's price to drop. So, I probably won't be playing it until next year.

I actually saw a walkthrough (couldn't help myself) and it looked pretty good, but there were a few parts that looked kind of disappointing. One of these things that I can say without spoiling too much is the fact that some of the assassins, like Deadshot and Lady Shiva, aren't even main bosses, they're just side missions. That being said, there are one or two nice surprises that I saw in the game as well.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

@tikhunt: We have to wait until 8th November!

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Posted by Kangaxx_54

@tikhunt: We have to wait until 8th November!

While I've just heard that Steam has added some 6 hours on the release timer, it's definitely coming out sometime tomorrow on Steam (can't check exact time myself as it is currently pre-loading).

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

@kangaxx_54: What I've heard is that we who buy the disc (or whatever the term is) have to wait for November 8th.

Edited by tikhunt

@kangaxx_54: But its my birthday and i was gonna take it home and play it all week.

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Posted by TheManInTheShoe

@kangaxx_54: That's...very odd. According to Amazon UK I won't be getting my game until circa two weeks. Oh, well. Will be interesting to check my mailbox every day for the next few weeks :)

Posted by Kangaxx_54

@kangaxx_54: That's...very odd. According to Amazon UK I won't be getting my game until circa two weeks. Oh, well. Will be interesting to check my mailbox every day for the next few weeks :)

Just found this. You're right, sadly. Apparently it's only in the UK, where physical PC and Wii discs will be delayed.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

@kangaxx_54: That's what you get for living in Europe. I shouldn't have ordered it from the UK just because it's cheaper. Oh, well, maybe it was all of Europe otherwise I'm mad.

Posted by Kangaxx_54

@kangaxx_54: That's what you get for living in Europe. I shouldn't have ordered it from the UK just because it's cheaper. Oh, well, maybe it was all of Europe otherwise I'm mad.

Well, I'm from Europe as well :). I only play PC though, and every single **** shop here carries games for every console under the sky, and if you're very lucky two old PC games. So I've started simply buying on Steam and gog.com. They're reliable, pretty cheap (with the sales), and there's no hassle with discs. If you you have the bandwidth and a credit/debetcard I'd definitely recommend it to you.

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@themanintheshoe said:

@kangaxx_54: That's...very odd. According to Amazon UK I won't be getting my game until circa two weeks. Oh, well. Will be interesting to check my mailbox every day for the next few weeks :)

Just found this. You're right, sadly. Apparently it's only in the UK, where physical PC and Wii discs will be delayed.

Thank God. i was about to be pissed! On a better note, i only had to pay 40$ for this game b/c im buying a digital copy. Yay me ^___^

Edited by TheHeat

I'm getting Lego Marvel instead.

Edited by RedhoodFlashLantern
Posted by TheUnN4med

I can't! T----T Not enough money for videogames!!

Posted by dreamfall31

Nope, waiting for Rocksteady's "secret" Batman project.

Posted by Ninjablade09

I think I'm going to wait for the version with all the DLC already on it to come out, and then wait for that version's price to drop. So, I probably won't be playing it until next year.

I actually saw a walkthrough (couldn't help myself) and it looked pretty good, but there were a few parts that looked kind of disappointing. One of these things that I can say without spoiling too much is the fact that some of the assassins, like Deadshot and Lady Shiva, aren't even main bosses, they're just side missions. That being said, there are one or two nice surprises that I saw in the game as well.

I did the same. That huge spoiler through me off, wasn't expecting it. I also liked the cameo scene from that special person and that level in general looked cool.

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Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

Nope, waiting for Rocksteady's "secret" Batman project.

Why not both

Posted by simonchan

@k4tzm4n: I only know one type of internet job that pays that well for "unemployed mothers"... and well... lets just say i dont want to install video cams inside my house...

Edited by Deicide660

These next few hours will be the death of me. I can't freaking wait any longer!

Posted by patrat18

No doubt.

Posted by ThanosIsMad

Will I buy it? It's already bought and downloading.

Posted by bellaardila92

I want to play it.I hope there is a PC version of this game

Posted by timelord

I will wait for the steam Xmas sale to pick it up.

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Posted by Ama_Sama

I've had this bad boy on preorder since I knew they were making another game. As I can't make the midnight release, Gamestop is my first stop in the morning!

Posted by Veshark

Waiting for the GOTY

Waiting for the GOTY

I haven't got the money, so I'm waiting for the GOTY - hey!

Posted by CuddleBear

too much crouching. go make a better game instead of a cool animated show.

Edited by _Marc_74

Im not sure if it is just repetitive fly about and fight. ......

Edited by Cybexx

Played a couple hours when it unlocked on Steam at 9pm PST. It is good but I'm not quite feeling it yet. The new larger Gotham feels kind of sparser than Arkham City did. Indoor areas look amazing mostly thanks to great lighting but the city feels just kind of boxy and a bit empty.

Some continuity stuff is kind of bugging me a bit too. Like you start with the grapnel boost, which lets you launch off buildings at high speeds. It is integral to getting around the city quickly but it was supposed to be untested prototype hardware in Arkham City so its a bit strange its par for the course in Arkham Origins.

I am enjoying the game but it hasn't hooked me yet. Maybe when I start running into the assassins the game will pick up a bit.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

I'm going to get it.

Posted by SupBatz

Very excited. School is eating my time and my money so I might not be buying until a week or two from now. But I will most certainly be buying it soon.

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@lvenger said:

Unsurprising given the hype of the Arkham series. Ah well I guess I'll have to wait til Christmas to play this game.

Same.

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