#1 Edited by plaZeHD (21 posts) - - Show Bio

Which one captured that true spirit of the batman universe? Which one was "spot on" with the characters they brought up?

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#2 Edited by M_Man (587 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's obvious that the Arkham series captured the spirit of the universe more than the Dark Knight. The Dark Knight trilogy was sort of a re-imagining.

Love both though.

#3 Posted by Joygirl (19571 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham. This should be a poll.

#4 Posted by cameron83 (7233 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man said:

I think it's obvious that the Arkham series captured the spirit of the universe more than the Dark Knight. The Dark Knight trilogy was sort of a re-imagining.

Love both though.

#5 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2051 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man said:

I think it's obvious that the Arkham series captured the spirit of the universe more than the Dark Knight. The Dark Knight trilogy was sort of a re-imagining.

Love both though.

Thank you for saying what I wanted to say, but without me making the effort to type it.

#6 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6130 posts) - - Show Bio

The Arkham Series by far but Nolan's series(excluding DKR) is pretty awesome too.

#7 Edited by Black_Arrow (2964 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man said:

I think it's obvious that the Arkham series captured the spirit of the universe more than the Dark Knight. The Dark Knight trilogy was sort of a re-imagining.

Love both though.

#8 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10390 posts) - - Show Bio

Video games vs Movies?

Not the same, there is no way this could be fair, since video games dont take the same logic that movies and have the huge advantage of all the emotions will give you by playing it, not only that games are going to be longer and you dont see it from the same distance you do with a movie.

#9 Posted by Jack Donaghy (981 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham games.

#10 Edited by gator4eva (396 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathpoolthet1000: I definitely agree. It's easier to make up a cool plot for a video game and use it than it is for a movie. Especially movie sequels. You also have to add the fact that some people might not like the actor that plays certain rolls in the movie, where video games can make the characters look as close to the real deal as possible. The Arkham series included way more characters than the dark knight trilogy, so based on that alone people will prefer the video game. Add to that the fact that you play the game longer than you watch the movie and that most people enjoy video games more than movies and it's already going to be stacked in Arkham series' favor.

#11 Posted by RustyRoy (12053 posts) - - Show Bio

Spirit of the Batman Universe? If you watch it closely then you'll see that Nolan's movies capture it perfectly as the Arkham games do. But the tone and environment, setting etc. of the Arkham games are closer to Comic Books then the movies.

#12 Posted by plaZeHD (21 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathpoolthet1000: I knew it was unfair, since well, you can be the batman himself in the video game. Or in other words in the video game you see it from a first person perspective and in the movie you see it from a third person perspective. But how about if we compare how well made were the characters? And acting. Which one brought up the characters alive? Which one nailed the characters more?

#13 Posted by plaZeHD (21 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

Arkham. This should be a poll.

Sorry, I was going to, but I forgot.

#14 Posted by Bruxae (13691 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham series is awesome, it made alot of characters better then their comic book versions.

I liked the Trilogy but only since I looked at it as a complete re-imagining, it doesnt hold a candle to the real bat.

#15 Posted by entropy_aegis (15255 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathpoolthet1000: I definitely agree. It's easier to make up a cool plot for a video game and use it than it is for a movie. Especially movie sequels. You also have to add the fact that some people might not like the actor that plays certain rolls in the movie, where video games can make the characters look as close to the real deal as possible. The Arkham series included way more characters than the dark knight trilogy, so based on that alone people will prefer the video game. Add to that the fact that you play the game longer than you watch the movie and that most people enjoy video games more than movies and it's already going to be stacked in Arkham series' favor.

This.

For me it's Nolans trilogy,I'm not really fond of video games.Now as to the OP,the Nolan series captured the spirit the games captured the style and tone.

@bruxae said:

Arkham series is awesome, it made alot of characters better then their comic book versions.

I liked the Trilogy but only since I looked at it as a complete re-imagining, it doesnt hold a candle to the real bat.

It made no one better,well maybe Scarecrow.Hugo Strange and Bane were crap,the rest were exactly the same as their comicbook counterparts.

#16 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis: you didn't like Hugo Strange in the game? Mhh could you elaborate?

and i can see why you didn't like bane though. also i think it made penguin and killer croc better as well.

#17 Edited by entropy_aegis (15255 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis: you didn't like Hugo Strange in the game? Mhh could you elaborate?

and i can see why you didn't like bane though. also i think it made penguin and killer croc better as well.

Ra's al Ghul's b*tch,Croc was the same,Penguin I would have agreed if it weren't for the Pain and Prejudice mini series.

#18 Edited by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull said:

@entropy_aegis: you didn't like Hugo Strange in the game? Mhh could you elaborate?

and i can see why you didn't like bane though. also i think it made penguin and killer croc better as well.

Ra's al Ghul's b*tch,Croc was the same,Penguin I would have agreed if it weren't for the Pain and Prejudice mini series.

I see, But Hugo was still very menacing and he did play a BIG role, as for croc, he was a joke in the comics, but here he seemed like serious threat, first time i ever liked the character

#19 Edited by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham series... But if I was given a choice between Arkhamverse and Burtonverse, I'd pick the latter.

#20 Posted by ARMIV2 (8447 posts) - - Show Bio

The Nolan-verse films do a really good take and twist on the Batman mythos, but so far the Arkham series has been doing so awesomely well in immersing me in this environment that Batman works in. It has all the "gritty darkness" of the movies, but not by being like the movies, if that makes sense. It takes its comic-book based world seriously, and as it is a video game, you the player get to spend so much more personal time getting in and "feeling" that world.

#21 Posted by RustyRoy (12053 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

@theacidskull said:

@entropy_aegis: you didn't like Hugo Strange in the game? Mhh could you elaborate?

and i can see why you didn't like bane though. also i think it made penguin and killer croc better as well.

Ra's al Ghul's b*tch,Croc was the same,Penguin I would have agreed if it weren't for the Pain and Prejudice mini series.

I see, But Hugo was still very menacing and he did play a BIG role, as for croc, he was a joke in the comics, but here he seemed like serious threat, first time i ever liked the character

Yeah agreed, they also made Riddler more interesting.

#22 Posted by gotwillpower (679 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@theacidskull said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@theacidskull said:

@entropy_aegis: you didn't like Hugo Strange in the game? Mhh could you elaborate?

and i can see why you didn't like bane though. also i think it made penguin and killer croc better as well.

Ra's al Ghul's b*tch,Croc was the same,Penguin I would have agreed if it weren't for the Pain and Prejudice mini series.

I see, But Hugo was still very menacing and he did play a BIG role, as for croc, he was a joke in the comics, but here he seemed like serious threat, first time i ever liked the character

Yeah agreed, they also made Riddler more interesting.

Riddles are so much fun to solve in each game. The trophies are fun too, but the riddles are even better.

Anyways, I have to agree with most everyone that Arkham is better. Not really a fair comparison, but still a worthwhile discussion.

#23 Posted by VampireSelektor (749 posts) - - Show Bio

Video games vs Movies?

Not the same, there is no way this could be fair, since video games dont take the same logic that movies and have the huge advantage of all the emotions will give you by playing it, not only that games are going to be longer and you dont see it from the same distance you do with a movie.

I agree with this statement. Nolan has pointed out the differences in adapting a comic book into a semi-realistic film.

#24 Edited by DeathpooltheT1000 (10390 posts) - - Show Bio

@plazehd: This Quotes are your awnser

@plazehd said:

I knew it was unfair, since well, you can be the batman himself in the video game. Or in other words in the video game you see it from a first person perspective and in the movie you see it from a third person perspective. But how about if we compare how well made were the characters? And acting. Which one brought up the characters alive? Which one nailed the characters more?

Now as to the OP,the Nolan series captured the spirit the games captured the style and tone.

@deathpoolthet1000: I definitely agree. It's easier to make up a cool plot for a video game and use it than it is for a movie. Especially movie sequels. You also have to add the fact that some people might not like the actor that plays certain rolls in the movie, where video games can make the characters look as close to the real deal as possible. The Arkham series included way more characters than the dark knight trilogy, so based on that alone people will prefer the video game. Add to that the fact that you play the game longer than you watch the movie and that most people enjoy video games more than movies and it's already going to be stacked in Arkham series' favor.

This quotes are the freacking truth

#25 Posted by Bruxae (13691 posts) - - Show Bio

@gator4eva said:

@deathpoolthet1000: I definitely agree. It's easier to make up a cool plot for a video game and use it than it is for a movie. Especially movie sequels. You also have to add the fact that some people might not like the actor that plays certain rolls in the movie, where video games can make the characters look as close to the real deal as possible. The Arkham series included way more characters than the dark knight trilogy, so based on that alone people will prefer the video game. Add to that the fact that you play the game longer than you watch the movie and that most people enjoy video games more than movies and it's already going to be stacked in Arkham series' favor.

This.

For me it's Nolans trilogy,I'm not really fond of video games.Now as to the OP,the Nolan series captured the spirit the games captured the style and tone.

@bruxae said:

Arkham series is awesome, it made alot of characters better then their comic book versions.

I liked the Trilogy but only since I looked at it as a complete re-imagining, it doesnt hold a candle to the real bat.

It made no one better,well maybe Scarecrow.Hugo Strange and Bane were crap,the rest were exactly the same as their comicbook counterparts.

I see so 1 = no one? I think Killer Croc was made alot better too, hes the ultimate jobber in comics. There was alot of small visual upgrades too, just general improvements.

I agree Bane were pretty bad though.

#26 Edited by entropy_aegis (15255 posts) - - Show Bio

@bruxae said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@gator4eva said:

@deathpoolthet1000: I definitely agree. It's easier to make up a cool plot for a video game and use it than it is for a movie. Especially movie sequels. You also have to add the fact that some people might not like the actor that plays certain rolls in the movie, where video games can make the characters look as close to the real deal as possible. The Arkham series included way more characters than the dark knight trilogy, so based on that alone people will prefer the video game. Add to that the fact that you play the game longer than you watch the movie and that most people enjoy video games more than movies and it's already going to be stacked in Arkham series' favor.

This.

For me it's Nolans trilogy,I'm not really fond of video games.Now as to the OP,the Nolan series captured the spirit the games captured the style and tone.

@bruxae said:

Arkham series is awesome, it made alot of characters better then their comic book versions.

I liked the Trilogy but only since I looked at it as a complete re-imagining, it doesnt hold a candle to the real bat.

It made no one better,well maybe Scarecrow.Hugo Strange and Bane were crap,the rest were exactly the same as their comicbook counterparts.

I see so 1 = no one? I think Killer Croc was made alot better too, hes the ultimate jobber in comics. There was alot of small visual upgrades too, just general improvements.

I agree Bane were pretty bad though.

I dont think making Scarecrow better is much of an achievement,a horror characters like him is always gonna come across better in a live action environment over a piece of paper,same goes for Croc.

#27 Edited by RustyRoy (12053 posts) - - Show Bio

For me it's Nolans trilogy,I'm not really fond of video games.Now as to the OP,the Nolan series captured the spirit the games captured the style and tone.

Agreed

#28 Posted by Loki9876 (3017 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham series captured the gritty feel and seriousness but still had fantasy and a comic book feel.

#29 Posted by xlab3000 (3218 posts) - - Show Bio

both are good but have to go with the Arkham series.

#30 Posted by Loki9876 (3017 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis: he worked with Ra's but I wouldn't call him his b*tch. Hugo and Ra's had the same goals so Hugo used Ra's to an extent not only the other way around.

#31 Edited by Breadspread (774 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathpoolthet1000: I agree, apples and oranges.

The entire Nolan trilogy is less than 8 hours. The first games's main story, not including side quests and extras, is over 12 hours.

And as mentioned already, the way we engage with each one is completely different. One is passive and the other is interactive.

The Medium is the message.

The video games also use voice actors that we associate with other Bat-media. I'm sold as soon as I hear Hamil's cackle.

Video games have to take it, but it was an unfair fight from the beginning.

#32 Posted by Xeno_Seeker (414 posts) - - Show Bio

arkham stomps on nolans movies.