Got this game yesterday. decent graphics(environments seemed a bit dull at times on my Tegra2 tablet) and interesting story so far.

Get it on the play store(Rs377.18) at this link.

The controls are a bit simplistic, i find them a bit cumbersome at times.. especially since i’m used to fps control schemes like in Shadowgun or the hybrid ones in games like Tintin.

For other acer iconia(or simillar tablet) users who have been having trouble with the game – You need to have atleast 6gb free(after installing) for the system to be able to run it smoothly. so don’t think that since the game is 2gb, you’ll just free up that much space and install it.. that won’t work i’m afraid.

I’ve also recently(month back) done a factory reset.. and am running Apex launcher which is why the tablet is running so smoothly.

Heres an actual video that shows what the graphics look like as well as how smooth the gameplay can be.. if you free up all that extra space.

The Dark Knight Returns on Acer Iconia A500

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The Dark Knight Returns on Acer Iconia A500

Heres footage of The Dark Knight Returns android game running on my tablet. If your expecting gameplay like Arkham Asylum/City then you will be dissapointed… yet it is the best batman game on mobile devices right now.

Heres my Pros and Cons list, to help you decide if its worth buying.

Cons: with the camera and controls.. navigating batman through simple doorways.. is painful.. driving the batpod was more difficult than it had to be. batarang is not as affective as it is in the Arkham games.. here you hardly ever use it.. its a pointless device. there are no stealth takedowns. the batman model is quite detailed, however other characters are hilariously low-poly.. including selina kyle.. her catwoman alterego is slightly better though.

Pros: gliding is fun.rooftop vents that help boost you into the air are a welcome addition. combat is quite easy.. as you can see in the video i was just using one finger 😛 .. the grapler is as good as the one in the Arkham games.. artwork in the cutscenes is nice..

I played the game on an acer iconia A500(ICS). freeing up space helped make the game run smoothly. IMO having atleast 3gigs free.. tends to let games like this run smoothly.

Its available on the play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.Gloft
heres the official trailer

The Dark Night Rises Game and visuals in the video above are the property of Warner Brothers and DC comics

Rooted the Tab

Decided to root the tablet(acer iconia tab a500) before an update happens and makes it difficult.
Basically with my previous honeycomb version's it was not possible..

Now that i have ICS almost all the old rooting methods are supposed to work. i used the one by blackthund3r at this link:
Instructions(in brief for full details go to the link above)

On Windows(for linux go to the link above)
0) Install ICS on your tablet(see my previous post about this)
1) Enable USB Debugging on your tablet (Settings | Development | Enable USB Debugging)
2) Plug your tablet into the computer using the USB cable(make sure you install the latest drivers first, from hereabout 90mb)
3) Load up ICS Root(from here or the link above), choose your options and press "DO IT!"
4) Once rebooted, enjoy!!

was fairly straight forward.. got done in 5min.

note: this method apparently works on Acer Iconia Tab A500 / A501 / G100W / A510 / A511 / A200 (probably) on stock Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 from Acer (either leaked or OTA)

blackthund3r also has an Un-rooter app at the bottom of the page.. incase theres an OTA update later that doesn't install or something, and you feel that your device being rooted is somehow the issue.

Got ICS Manually

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Got ICS Manually

So as i mentioned earlier today(previous post)the Ice Cream Sandwich update has been taking its own sweet time to arrive on my Acer Iconia A500 tablet..
well about an hour back i lost patience and decided to do it myself using the method i mentioned .. the one from this XDA Forums post

Was a straight forward procedure:

basically i downloaded the update files(from the forum link above), that a user managed to download and zip.

1) make sure the file is called – "update.zip" if it isn't manually rename it. In my case the file's name was what it needed to be.
2) place the file on the micro sd card(check the forum for details on formatting etc.)My sd card was already formatted to spec.
3) turn off the tablet. i recommend having atleast 50% battery. in my case i left it connected to the power.
4) press the down volume key(closest to power button) and the power button at the same time untill the tablet turns on
5) the iconia will find the update files and start a process that looks like this(robot with gears and sprockets)

once that happens, it reboots .. in my case.. twice and then starts the upgrade process by itself.. nothing fancy, looks like this

nothing to do but watch and wait till it reboots.

now i have Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0.3

see the whole process in this video i shot of the whole process(well most of it):

only disappointing thing was not finding a "move to sd" option, under settings for apps..
was hoping that would be there.. missed it in honeycomb.

is there an app2sd app for ics?

UPDATE: June28 2012
sk8erfreak540 on youtube asked if i backed up my data before doing this.
Which is a good thing to do.. so i thought i'd mention it here.

i didnt backup anything .. coz this isnt my phone, i have no contacts or anything that needed backing up..the big? games, save onto the sdcard(partition on main memory) which is not affected by this. later i realised that the game saves might have gotten messed up.. but as it turns out game saves were not affected.