April 23 2010

ShopTo: Batman: Arkham Asylum – Game of the Year Edition

Continuing the articles on cheap Playstation games 3 Direct from England with ShopTo, speak today about the Batman: Arkham Asylum – Game of the Year Edition. Batman Arkham Asylum was one of the best games of the year 2009, and so earned this special edition that features six new maps and TriOviz 3D technology, both na versão de Playstation 3 As na de X-Box 360. Both versions are attached two pairs of 3D eyeglasses (I would say a pair of 3D glasses, but for some reason I know not a single glasses is already a pair of glasses in Portuguese).

I tried the Batman: Arkham Asylum – Game of the Year Edition in Brazil to make the traditional comparison, but not found in any store, probably because the US version will only be launched on 11 May. A traditional version (without 3D and without the new maps) is costing £ 199 Submarine no. In ShopTo a versão tradicional está esgotada e o novo Batman: Arkham Asylum – Game of the Year Edition now costs £ 26,85, equivalent to approximately U.S. $ 73,00, as always less than half the price in Brazil. In the free market could find a game version of the year, but prices around £ 150,00, double what the ShopTo is charging, and much more expensive freight even via CAP, as freight from ShopTo is to always, only £ 3,50.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - ainda lacrado

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - still sealed

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - a bela capa com efeito 3D

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - the beautiful cover with 3D effect

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - parte traseira da capa 3D

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - 3D back cover

The six extra maps are not exactly new, they were already available for download for those who bought the traditional version, then the novelty here is just the 3D technology TriOviz. Who do not question it can also opt for the interesting edition collectors, accompanying a Batarang (the Batman boomerang), a notebook of 48 Physician pages of Arkham Asylum, um DVD depor trás das cenas”, among others. The Batman Arkham AsylumCollector’s Edition is also on sale at ShopTo for £ 32,85, equivalent of less than R $ 90,00. No Submarino o preço da edição de colecionador é “only” R$ 499,00. Remember that the next elections, for guilt you know who is.

TV de brinquedo

Toy TV

But back to version Batman: Arkham Asylum – Game of the Year Edition, beyond the box and the traditional cover all game Playstation 3, it comes with an extra layer of cardboard surrounding the box, this case has a very cool 3D effect, which can be viewed without special glasses. Unfortunately you can not show the effect here, because you can not capture it in a photo. The secret is a plastic layer with fine grooves which provide a different image depending on the viewing angle, and so each eye sees a different image, allowing the three-dimensional effect. This effect is not exactly a novelty, já que na minha infância existiam algumas TVs de brinquedo com uma pequena manivela que movimentava umfilmefeito de papel atrás da tela que era feita com esse plástico com finos sulcos, thus providing a primitive animation. Beside you the photo of the toy, removing a ad on eBay

Below the 3D cardboard box has the traditional box, have in the manual and the two pairs of 3D glasses made of cardboard. Unlike traditional red and blue glasses with lenses, the technology TriOviz uses magenta and green colors, which is part of the technology that they claim not to have loss in colors, unlike traditional 3D with red and blue glasses. Unfortunately in practice it is not so, yes there is loss of color when using the 3D glasses, and worse than that, the effect is quite disappointing. Rarely get to see something, and when I saw was something far short of the technology of liquid crystal glasses, technology that was already used in the Master System at least 20 years ago and consists of a glasses that darken each lens alternately at a frequency of 60Hz (so we do not realize blink), while displaying different images to both eyes, getting a decent 3D effect, seen effortlessly, with the disadvantage that darken the image a bit, since in practice is 50% light within. Moreover, some current advanced technologies are similar, with the advantage of using 120Hz TVs and monitors that allow for a more comfortable viewing. But back to TriOviz technology in this Batman: Arkham Asylum – Game of the Year Edition, it can be even worse than a Master System game played on emulator with 3D glasses lenses blue / red. Perhaps this is due to the effect become more evident in games with simple graphics and 2D Master System than in Batman already has complex graphics and 3D. But in brief, I did not like 3D, the effect of cover is much cooler than the game. Fortunately you can turn off the 3D effect and play as in the traditional version, and that's exactly what I did after 15 minutes with the 3D glasses. Moreover, 15 minutes with these glasses have cause me a little sick strange, do not intend to re-use them anytime soon. Those who follow the news on the Playstation know that just came out a firmware update to support three-dimensional games and movies, for TVs with 3D technology that begin to appear. Fortunately such technology is more decent and has nothing to do with 3D TriOviz. Perhaps the Batman: Arkham Asylum – Game of the Year Edition has been a test to measure people's interest for 3D games, first using an inexpensive technology that works on any TV (High Definition, LCD, Plasma, tube, what ever, works on all) and then try to convince them to buy a 120Hz TV that supports the latest technologies. Attention: do not confuse the cardboard glasses with red lenses / blue or magenta / green with cardboard glasses with polarized lenses cinemas, which is a totally different technology which depends on the projection with two projectors with polarizing lenses, and has no way be obtained in televisions.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - a caixinha tradicional sob a capa 3D

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - the traditional box in the 3D case

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - parte traseira da caixinha tradicional

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - back of the traditional box

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - o manual, os dois pares de óculos 3D e o disco Blu-ray

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition - the manual, the two pairs of 3D glasses and Blu-ray Disc

But 3D effect bad apart, just turn it off and the Batman: Arkham Asylum it is still the big game that was already in the traditional publishing. With the price of the special edition being practically the same as the traditional cost (in ShopTo, é clear) antes de esgotar, those who have not had the traditional compensates soon buy the edition Game of the Year and well played, by extra maps without download and also by its cover with beautiful 3D effect. The game received note 9,3 of IGN and 9,0 from the Gamespot, excellent grades. And as the review of Gamespot, you either need to be Batman fan to enjoy this action game in the third person. I am not as Batman fan, never had the slightest interest in comics (always preferred Disney and Monica's Gang that superhero), But like the TV series of the 60. The films found all more or less bad, with the exception of the last two (Batman Begins and Batman: The Dark Knight) they are excellent.

The pre-purchase was made in 31/03/2010, the game was recently released and sold out in the first days, I decided then to pre-order to get the next batch, only 2 dias depois (02/04) the game was sent. Appeared as received in Brazil 14/04 (Wednesday), and on day 17/04 (Saturday) delivered. And once again, it seems that the package passed by the IRS before appearing as received in Brazil. Total time in transit 15 days (only 10 days), and once again was not taxed, nor has stamp of IRS.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition no pacote da ShopTo

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition no pacote da ShopTo

DataLocalSituation
17/04/2010 12:57CSD (Removed)Delivered
Recebido by ??? RG: ???
17/04/2010 10:37CSD (Removed)Out for delivery
14/04/2010 09:47BRAZIL – BRAZIL / XXAwarded
Received / Brazil

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