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Arkham City is a grander scale adventure for Batman 0

Its still pretty weird thinking back to the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum that the game turned out so well. Think of the challenges it faced, developer Rocksteady took on the Batman license with only one game under the belt Urban Chaos: Riot Response.It was a super hero game which are hardly known for quality and it was based on a licensed property, when have those been good?Yet it came out and was fantastic. Two years later Rocksteady is back in the Batmobile with the sequel Batman: Arkham C...

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The bar has been raised again by this incredible sequel. 0

The industry sort-of changed in 2009. We, as gamers, are accustomed to seeing licensed video games ever year, mostly stemming from a movie release or a contract agreement. The release of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, however, completely changed the game. It was, for all intent and purposes, the single best Comic-Book inspired game ever released. So good, in fact, that it garnered high critical and commercial acclaim, while receiving multiple year-end awards for gaming excellence.How did it...

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Batman: Arkham City 0

Some people didn't seem to be into this game as much as they were into Batman: Arkham Asylum a couple years ago, but I think the only real difference is that this game wasn't a surprise. People were blown away to play a super hero game that actually captured the essence of being that hero and was a fun experience to boot, and despite doing it even better this time around, a lot of Arkham City is more of the same. The biggest change is obviously in the environment. Rather than exploring the groun...

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Best in Show (so far) 0

The bad thing about being the first mover in the game of the year conversation is that this masterpiece maybe forgotten in the fodder that is the renaissance of releases for Q4 2011. A game I spent a mere weekend with, needs to be praised for turning an essentially formulaic iterative sequel into an instant classic. You feel like Batman. Moving aroud the city is easy. The combat is simple but satisfying. The villains are varied without overkill. The story is classic but compellingly fresh. Not e...

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Liked Arkham Asylum? Want more of that? Here it is! 0

Arkham Asylum was a game I feel like had a lot going against it.I mean it's a licenced game based on a comic book. The vast majority of which are might crappy.I don't think anyone went into the game expecting it to be anything other than mediocre at best, but against all odds it wound up being one of the best games of 2009.In the time since Asylum you'd have hoped other comic book game developers would've looked at that game and seen the benefit of actually putting effort into your licenc...

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Become Batman and defend Gotham by entering the dangerous Arkham 0

Batman Arkham Asylum really surprised people with it's quality, including myself. It was a critical and commercial success, and people were wondering if Rocksteady could strike magic again. Two years later, and here we are with Arkham City. The game not only surpasses Arkham Asylum in almost every aspect, it raises the bar for action games in general.Batman's back, and he's ready to dish out some justice.Arkham City offers up more exploration than the AsylumPicking up quite some time after the e...

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Le Bat is Back 0

Before getting into the nitty gritty of why this game deserves praise, it should be known that I am by no means a perfect-score, reviewing whore-man. If anything, more recently, my tolerance of video games has worn thin. It takes a really immersive piece of work for me to rave about it. Perhaps it's my growing lack of patience in life or maybe I should be diagnosed with ADHD.Nonetheless, it's very easy to preach the great things Rocksteady has accomplished in this second installment of the Arkha...

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Play it like Arkham Asylum 0

Seemed like the main selling point of Arkham City leading up to release was its "open world." That open world is really just a larger version of the hub world from the first game. Once I learned to ignore the distractions of that hub world, I discovered one of the best sequels of this generation.I must admit, the melee combat system just doesn't do it for me. I don't have a problem beating dudes up, but I can't string together lengthy combos and pull off the fancy moves....

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Arkham City 0

I wasn’t so sure that I was ready to come back to the Arkham franchise; honestly I didn’t even finish the first one because I burned out on the combat that became more of a chore then a reward. That, being said I was still looking forward to the newest Batman game due to the fact that I have been reading so much Batman comics lately. The quality of Arkham city really took me by surprise, form both a gameplay and story perspective. Rocksteady learned a lot from Asylum and that really shines throu...

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Arckham City Video Review 0

Arkham City Catwoman ConceptBatman Arkham City is a fantastic game. It is essentially Arkham Asylum, but better.  The game is much larger in scope due to the city element and Rocksteady did a good job by always having something going on in the city to make it feel alive.  The best part of this game is the best part of the previous one. You always feel like Batman and you always feel like a badass.  Rocksteady did a great job with how batman feels when he uses his grapple to get around. It's a li...

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A Singular if Familiar Experience 0

Rocksteady's new “Batman: Arkham City” offers an exciting experience, even if at times it feels slightly familiar. If you're interested in “Batman: Arkham City” and have yet to play it's two-year-old predecessor “Batman: Arkham Asylum” then you should take the time to pick it up and give it a play. At this point the original game is at a price where the barrier of entry, the cost of the game, is low enough that your chances of enjoying it are pretty good. “Arkham Asylum” was a great game, but th...

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Full Assassin's Creed ahead! Sort of. 0

Arkham Asylum was great. Arkham City is good. The open world doesn't take long to navigate around at all - you can do it in a couple minutes from one side to the other - and there's really bugger all to do inside it beyond beating more dudes up. All it really does is give you a chance to run about as Bats, which is awesome for the first hour before you end up just legging it backwards and forwards between buildings like it's some kind of interactive load screen. The game is still incredibly line...

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Lost in Arkham City 0

It’s hard to follow up one of the most cohesive interactive experiences of the past generation. When Rocksteady Studios released Batman: Arkham Asylum, they found themselves showered with praise, game of the year nods, and copious sales numbers. The relatively new development houses managed to meld combat, stealth sequences, narrative pacing, and character into a tight, focused package that felt nearly perfect. Normally when a licensed video game comes out, the nature of it being based on previo...

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I like it 0

For the short amount of time that I have played this game, I have taken a liking to it, the last Batman game that I owned for my self was the Batman begins game for the PlayStation 2 which I could not get a liking to, but Arkham City is one of those games that makes me think twice about buying the game, I have played it, at a friends house, but I am seriously thinking about getting it for my self. The graphics are ten times better than the last Batman game that I played, I really like it, great ...

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Batman Game Gets Bigger, though Not Without Issues 0

Batman: Arkham City (PS3)As far as sequels go, Batman: Arkham City is a big one. Compare it to the prequel Batman: Arkham Aslyum, and you’ll quickly find that everything about Arkham City is bigger and grander in scale. Before you were investigating an asylum; now you got what seems to be a city to explore. As the back of the box states, that’s five times the size of Arkham Asylum. That’s not all though, because along with the increase in size of the game’s playground, everything else became mor...

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The shining paradigm of all licensed games ever made 0

Licensed games always got the shaft back in the olden days, as anyone would tell you, and Batman was no stranger to mediocre tie-ins. While I can safely say that most of the retro Batman games were at least decent, hardly any of them managed to vitalize Batman's true potential, instead being so-so sidescrollers at best and terrible beat-em-ups at worst. After the golden age of SEGA/Nintendo, Batman went into hibernation, and we didn't hear a murmur of development on a new Batman game for nearly ...

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We Built This City on Rock N' Roll 0

Glockstar Armani presents this game with 2 *GLOCKIE* awards for:*BEST VILLAIN: THE RIDDLER**BEST GAME OF 2011*This is awesome-sauce. This is what it must feel like to be Batman, James Bond, and Jason Voorhees, all at once. The large map, the INSANE amount of villains, and all of the other goodies crammed in here make this game more tightly packed than the luggage compartments in coach during a discount flight (hey, these run-on sentences can't ALL be winners). Also, screw the Joker; the RIDDLER ...

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Batman: Arkham City Review 0

Arkham Asylum was a spectacular game. It was focused, involved, character driven, and all around top notch from beginning to end. For a Batman fan, it was nirvana. The idea of a sequel to something like that is intimidating enough on its own. An open world sequel? Well... that's even worse. There were so many ways that this game could've gone wrong. The fact that it's gone so right shows that Rocksteady's comfortable at the helm and ready to make this franchise move.Like its predecessor, the gam...

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Its The Bats! 0

When Batman Arkham Asylum came out a couple of years ago, it’s fair to say, it surprised us all and got great critical acclaim. So, 2 years on, developers Rocksteady had to do something pretty special to follow it up. And that, they have.VisualsOne of the first things you’ll notice in the sequel is that it has had a huge visual overhaul. Arkham Asylum was by no means terrible to look at, just not the best there was, Arkham City however, is trying to be up there with the best. Batman himself look...

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