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Batman: Vengeance

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Batman Vengeance — The gritty underworld of Gotham ignites, as Batman becomes the target of a nerve-rattling conspiracy. Batman discovers subtle links in these seemingly unrelated crimes...

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13018) on Sep 05, 2010.

www.nintendo-europe.com (GER) - GameCube:
    Batman Vengeance von Ubi Soft basiert auf der Zeichentrickserie und ist ein kunstvoll gemachtes Action/Abenteuer-Spiel mit dem weltberühmten maskierten Superhelden in der Hauptrolle. Batman Vengeance ist ein spannendes Plattform-Spiel und seinen Wurzeln in der Zeichentrickserie treu geblieben. Das Spiel beeindruckt bereits, wenn die Namen der Mitwirkenden auftauchen, während du dich im ersten Level des Spiels befindest, ganz so wie es in einer Fernsehsendung gemacht würde. Eine solche interaktive Einführung ist ein ausgezeichneter Weg, um den Gesamteindruck der Zeichentrickserie einzufangen.Dank des größeren verfügbaren Speicherplatzes auf der Nintendo GameCube Optical Disc hat Ubi Soft das Spiel um viele sehr schön gerenderte Filmsequenzen bereichert, die wie 3D-Versionen der Zeichentrickserie wirken. Sie wechseln sich mit dem Spielgeschehen ab, was die Handlung vorantreibt und dir das Gefühl gibt, direkt an Batmans Seite das Verbrechen zu bekämpfen. Zunächst scheint alles ganz einfach zu sein. Der Joker hat einen kleinen Jungen entführt, deswegen entschließt sich Batman, helfend einzugreifen. Wie nicht anders zu erwarten, verdichtet sich die Handlung. Der Spieler deckt im Laufe der Zeit eine groß angelegte Verschwörung auf und begegnet "klassischen" Figuren wie Harley, Mr. Freeze und weiteren. Batgirl unterstützt dich von der Batcave aus über ein Kommunikationsgerät. Das Spielgeschehen läuft in kurzen Episoden ab, die häufig von Filmsequenzen unterbrochen werden. Batman kann laufen, springen, schlagen, treten, und er benutzt sein fantastisch animiertes Cape, um durch die Luft zu gleiten. Sein Gürtel ist randvoll mit Gegenständen: Batarangs, Batgrapples, Blendgranaten, Sprengladungen mit Fernzünder, Batcuffs, Netzen, dem Batlauncher, dem Batscope und mehr. Hinweise auf dem Bildschirm zeigen dir an, wann es Zeit ist, bestimmte Gegenstände zu benutzen. Wenn du beispielsweise den Batgrapple benutzen kannst, erscheint ein blinkendes Symbol neben Batmans Energieleiste. Drücke die R-Taste, um in die Ego-Perspektive zu wechseln, und bewege dann den C-Stick, um den Batgrapple auszurichten. Mit dem Control Stick kannst du Batman auch in der Ego-Perspektive bewegen, überhaupt ist die Spielsteuerung sehr anwenderfreundlich und innovativ. Der Nahkampf gestaltet sich unkompliziert, doch zum Glück hat Ubi Soft das Spielgeschehen mit vielen Elementen aufgelockert und nicht zu einem reinen Wettbewerb im Knopfdrücken verkommen lassen. Zu den coolen Aufgaben gehärt es etwa, den Joker von Dach zu Dach zu verfolgen, Bomben über ein anspruchsvolles Rätselsystem zu entschärfen, im freien Fall durch einen Himmel voller Hindernisse zu segeln, und mehr. Wenn du ein Batman-Fan bist, wirst du dieses Spiel allein schon wegen der hervorragenden Handlung und Präsentation mögen.

    Contributed by Yearman (18461) on Oct 17, 2007.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Based on the animated television show The New Adventures of Batman, Ubi Soft's Batman: Vengeance is an artistically produced action/adventure game starring the world-famous caped crusader.

    Thanks to the increased memory available in the Nintendo GameCube Game Disc, Ubi Soft has crammed this game with beautifully rendered cut-scenes. The cinematic sequences are like watching a 3D version of the cartoon -- and they're not just eye candy. The cartoons are intermixed with the gameplay, which serves to advance the game's storyline and makes you feel like you're fighting crime alongside Batman in the television show.

    Batman can run, jump, punch, kick and use his cape (which looks great) to glide through the air. His utility belt is chock full of the items you'd expect: Batarangs, Batgrapples, Flash Bombs, Remote Charges, Batcuffs, Nets, the Batlauncher, Batscope, and more.

    Gameplay is a mixture of hand-to-hand combat, cool challenges like chasing The Joker from rooftop to rooftop, defusing bombs using a challenging puzzle game interface, free-falling through obstacle-laden skies and more.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - GameCube:

    The Dark Night is on the prowl.



    Based on the animated television show The New Adventures of Batman, Ubi Soft's Batman: Vengeance is an artistically produced action/adventure game starring the world-famous caped crusader.

    After playing the less-than-stellar Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker for Nintendo 64, we were admittedly a bit apprehensive about the Dark Knight's debut on Nintendo GameCube. Would Batman: Vengeance use its excellent license to create an engrossing gameplay experience, or would it use its license as an excuse to make a sub-par game? After only five minutes in front of the television, we're pleased and relieved to report that Batman: Vengeance is surprisingly good and true to its animated roots.

    Impressing us early was the fact that the game credits actually roll by as you're playing through the first level of the game. Such an interactive introduction is an excellent way to capture the spirit of the animated series.

    Thanks to the increased memory available in the Nintendo GameCube Game Disc, Ubi Soft has crammed this game with beautifully rendered cut-scenes. The cinematic sequences are like watching a 3D version of the cartoon -- and they're not just eye candy. The cartoons are intermixed with the gameplay, which serves to advance the game's storyline and makes you feel like you're fighting crime alongside Batman in the television show.

    The story at first seems simple. The Joker has kidnapped a young boy, so Batman decides to lend a helping hand. As you might expect, the plot thickens from there and players eventually uncover a sprawling conspiracy and encounter classic characters like Harley, Mr. Freeze and more. Batgirl lends a helping hand from the Batcave via a communications device.

    Batman: Vengeance uses a third-person perspective and manages to avoid the pesky camera control problems which plague so many 3D action games. The gameplay takes place in brief spurts interrupted by frequent cinema scenes -- similar to the action found in Activision's Spider-Man for Nintendo 64.

    Batman can run, jump, punch, kick and use his cape (which looks great) to glide through the air. His utility belt is chock full of the items you'd expect: Batarangs, Batgrapples, Flash Bombs, Remote Charges, Batcuffs, Nets, the Batlauncher, Batscope, and more.

    On-screen cues let you know when it's time to use certain items. When you can use the Batgrapple, for example, a flashing icon appears near Batman's energy bar. Press the R Button to enter a first-person view, then move the C-Stick to direct the Batgrapple. The Control Stick moves Batman even while using the first-person view, which produces a user-friendly and innovative play control design.

    Hand-to-hand combat isn't very sophisticated, but thankfully Ubi Soft chose to mix up the gameplay with much more than button-mashing battles. Cool challenges include chasing The Joker from rooftop to rooftop, defusing bombs using a challenging puzzle game interface, free-falling through obstacle-laden skies and more.

    If you're a Batman fan, you'll appreciate this game simply based on the excellent story and presentation. If you could care less about the caped crusader, you'd be satisfied simply by the fun gameplay. Batman: Vengeance is scheduled to be released this fall.

    Game progress is saved to a Nintendo GameCube Memory Card 59. This game supports Dolby Pro Logic.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on May 08, 2005.

Back of Box - PlayStation 2:

    A Darker Justice Must Be Served



  • Action with a Vengeance
    Become Batman with blistering martial arts combos, over 500 unique animated moves, and a multi-functional cape with its own A.I.

  • Live the Dark Knight
    Explore, Fight, Sneak, Decipher, Drive, Pilot, and even battle in massive mid-air freefalls

  • Sleek Weapons and Devices
    Wield Batarangs, Batgrapple, Flash Bombs, Remote Charges, Batcuffs, Nets, the Batlauncher, Batscope, and more.

  • Next Gen Technology
    Featuring 5.1 Dolby Surround sound, over 40 minutes of rendered cinematics, and 19 open environments through Gotham City.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Nov 02, 2002.

From uk.playstation.com:
    Batman makes his first appearance on PS2 in Vengeance, which sees yet more trouble afoot in Gotham City, courtesy of the likes of Poison Ivy, Mr Freeze and Harley Quinn. Utilise the whole range of Batman's powers, from martial arts to free-falling from buildings with the assistance of your armour enhanced cape. You also get to board both the Batmobile and the Batplane. Boasting more than 30 minutes of real-time cinematics, almost 500 unique animations and stunningly rendered 3D environments that capture perfectly the gothic atmosphere of Gotham, this game is a must for all Batman fans.


    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Jan 01, 2002.