I know most of you probably dont know who I am. But I was one of the core members of the original Batman Arkham Asylum forums back when Eidos was publishing the game. Recently Square Enix has been making some changes and they have started the integration of old websites into the new site.
As of Friday the 21st. The Eidos forums are officially gone and now only link to the new Square Enix Websites. This marks an end of an Era for me. I have been apart of that Arkham Asylum Forums for over 6 years and was apart of the last 4-6 members who posted their regularly even after Arkham City and Orgins were released.
The Arkham Asylum Forums were literally my life back in High School and quite honestly the Arkham games were part of the reason why I chose creative media as my career in college. I really enjoyed scourting the internet for new information about the game, making fan trailers and hanging with a cool community of fellow video game and Batman fans alike.
That expierence was never replicated in the WB managed forums. While they were good, I never felt the same persoanlity from WB as I did from the MODS on the Eidos Forums.
I remember some great guys from those forums. While you can still go to the archives on the SEI websites I feel like this is the end of important chapter of my life.
So I dedicate this post to all of those amazing guys and girls who have made a big impact on my life from the original Batman Arkham forums.
If you were a member of the Eidos Batman Arkham Asylum forums from 2008-2009 before and after Arkham Asylum was launched please post here in this thread your original name and your favorite memory of the good old days,
My favorite memory was working with Old Ben Sammiidoogles JD_Method Elite50 Matches Malone and many more trying to figure out what was happening during the Viral Marketing with arkhamcare.com
I also remember the HUGE shiftstorm when the Demo was going to be announced.
I am almost tearing up looking back at some of these great threads. danm i wish i could go back.
Hey guys, it has been a while since I made a thread. I had this idea in my mind for a while. I thought that I would share it. However, please note that my theory is pretty big so I have decided to divide it into two parts. Anyways, here is part 1 of my theory.
We all are aware that Rocksteady is making Scarecrow and Arkham Knight out to be the main villains in the game. I do think that this is true. I think that they will be front and center. It also seems that Ra's is the one behind all of the events of the Arkham games. After all, he was the one who managed to bring Arkham City about. However, the more that I thought about it, I started to think that someone else may have secretly been scheming this whole time behind the scenes. There are several reasons why I think this.
In Arkham City, Strange says a very interesting piece of information. When you are fighting his Tyger guards in the room with the elevator to Wonder Tower, he brags over the intercom that Protocol 10 is coming along very well. He then goes on to say that they will commence construction of prison cities in Keystone and Metropolis. This is quite an interesting and seemingly idiotic statement from Strange. We all know that these two cities are the homes for Flash and Superman respectively. Strange and Ra's taking on Batman is one thing. He is just a human trained to peak mental and physical condition. However, if they tried to make a prison city in Keystone or Metropolis, they would be no match for Flash or Superman what so ever. Now, people are more than likely going to point out how Ra's is very resourceful, and in the case of the Tower of Babel storyline from the comics, he managed to steal and use Batman's plans to take down the whole Justice League. Here is the problem with this though. Ra's is clearly no where near that level in Arkham City. He couldn't even be able to beat just Batman so he definitely will not be able to handle metahumans even with his resources. It is clear that this is a Ra's near his end and very weak and sloppy compared to his comicbook self.
Of course, the argument can be made that maybe Strange indeed just exaggerated as noted at the start of this point. It is clearly obvious that he is definitely not the most sane person. At the same time though, Strange is very wise and intelligent. He wouldn't try to do something unless there was a plan and method in place.
Just in case you guys do not know what I am talking about, here is a video for reference. Skip to 1:19 in the video for his speech.
Now this one will raise some eyebrows, but when you think about it, this will sound kind of off. In the leaked demo from Gamescom, you will be remember that Batman saves some hostages from the Arkham Knight's forces. After he rescues them, Batman talks to one of them. He says that Scarecrow is making bombs containing his new strand of fear toxin. He says that he plans to cover all of Gotham with it, but he also says something else. He says that trucks are carrying off the shipments, and they plan to detonate them all across the eastern seaboard. Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't this be quite strange for Scarecrow to do this as he usually just terrorizes Gotham.To my knowledge, in the comics, he never attacks other cities unless he is working with a non-Batman villain.
What makes this even more interesting is the other cities that could possible be located on the east coast. When you look at a map of the DC universe, you will see something quite informative. On the map, it shows that Gotham is not the only major city located on the east coast of the United States. There is also Metropolis. Now, this point could be kind of shaky. For all we know, this may not be Scarecrow's actual plan. It could just be a distraction, and the real plan will be revealed later. Also, it is possible that the location of Metropolis is different from where it is in the comics. However, we must also remember that there was a run down monorail station in Arkham City that takes you to Metropolis. This would indicate that they had to be close in order for a monorail to extend between the cities. This can be seen at 1:44 in the video in point one.
If Gotham is indeed located near Metropolis, my first point would apply here as well. Scarecrow and the Arkham Knight's forces would be stepping on Superman's turf. They would be fighting a war that they could just not win. Assuming that Superman is present, he would just blow away the fear toxin with his mere breath, and AK's army would not be able to wound him at all unless they have some type of special weaponry.
That concludes my observations that suggest another villain or group of villains. Are these good observations, or am I looking into this too deep? Stay tune for part 2 where I discuss one possibility for the real mastermind(s).