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Batman: Arkham Origins Review 6

The following does contain some spoilers for the game. So if it's still sitting in your backlog and you'd like to go in fresh, don't continue. I also haven't touched the multiplayer and despite some bad reviews about it I wouldn't mind jumping in and trying it if anyone would like to play on the PS3.Arkham Asylum was close to a perfect game for me.Arkham Asylum was one of my favorite games of the last generation. Achieving that same level of success while growing and improving the franchise isn...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

This is the "Batman Forever" of the Arkham series 0

In the years since the release of Arkham Asylum, I have been an avid singer of this series praises. Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City were masterfully crafted pieces of Gothic inspired artwork. They both captured a slice of Batman's fictional life, and put the player in an interesting world full of colorful villains, exciting combat, stealthy engagements, and all of it with a serviceable narrative hook to drive it all. Not the best comic book fiction ever, but certainly done well en...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

From the Shadows 1

This time around Gotham is at Warner Bros.'s mercy.As far as I’m concerned the Batman: Arkham games are a manual on how to adapt a work into video game form. To nail the tone and atmosphere of Batman’s modern gothic world and to achieve such success in redrawing the series’ classic heroes and villains would be one thing, but what made Arkham Asylum and Arkham City the masterpieces they were was being able to mould gameplay mechanics which made you genuinely feel like Batman, es...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

My Batman: Arkham Origins Review 0

Batman: Arkham Origins proudly tries to stand on the shoulders of giants, but ultimately falls short of its predecessors. Origins is the third installment of the highly praised Arkham series; a series that has shown Batman, at long last, finding success in the video game world. Rocksteady did a wonderful job making him a force to be reckoned with, as well as show his smarter, more investigate side of him. Also, up until now they did a great job of spreading out the many villains Batman has over ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Batman: Arkham Origins Review 2

Abstract:Arkham Origins presents many of the things you know and love from the Batman: Arkham games, yet fails to break free from unoriginality and stagnation.Pros:The satisfaction of the FreeFlow combat system remains mostly intactSome new enemy types occasionally change things upA well-written origin story that develops key characters in compelling waysImpressive voice acting from certain charactersCons:The Arkham City formula has been pasted in with minimal innovationA disappointing world &nd...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A formulaic romp held together by solid, albeit aging gameplay. 0

Though it’s easy to stow away in the darkest recesses of our memories, it was not all that long ago that superhero games were almost entirely abysmal across the board. The preceding generation was littered with the detritus of scores of woeful to play, cheap to produce co-marketed garbage. Even the start of this generation looked dire from the outset, with Sega’s truly horrifying Iron Man game released on the unsuspecting masses. Luckily, Warner Bros took it upon themselves to put the time and e...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Holy letdown, Batman! 0

It's sad when a game series hits the point where you just know in your gut that it has nothing new to offer. What was once fun has become routine and the excitement of seeing the next major event has evolved into apathy. Unfortunately, while Batman: Arkham Origins is no where near being a bad game, the concept feels tired and uninspired.In this prequel to Arkham Asylum and City, you play as Batman who has only been fighting crime for two years. Like in other media featuring the character he has...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Like a bat out of programming Hell 0

The Caped Crusader has been through some serious changes since Bob Kane introduced him to the world. Beginning as a pulp-noir character, the Bat-man has been a comic book fan-favourite since his introduction in 1939, spawning a multitude of graphic novels, movies, and games.Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, one of many graphic novels starring The Dark Knight, is a powerful and defining tale. When Rocksteady announced their plans to create a game based on it, expectations were high...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Sliding further down the Bat-hole 0

SPOILER WARNING!!!: I do talk about something I would consider a spoiler for the game’s story, but it’s rather minor and not overly unpredictable. Use your best judgement.Batman: Arkham Origins features a much younger, inexperienced Batman than the first two Rocksteady-produced games in the series. In fact, it’s so early in his career as the Dark Knight that most people don’t believe he really exists, aside from the big bads who are smart enough to acknowledge him as a threat to their criminal o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

how to annualize an award winning series 0

mortal kombatThis isn’t a prequel it’s a retcon and actually it’s a new franchise in hopes to live in the same universe as the other Arkham Games. A new developer works hard at really staying true to the formula of large set pieces, rhythm based combat and stealth gameplay that made the series famous. Sadly you can’t get everything all the time.The strongest element is the story, this is probably one of the best crafted story that has no baggage of reading previous comics, watching animated ser...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batman: Arkham Origins Review (The Clown Prince of Assassins) 0

Batman doesn't take any of Alfred's crapBatman had been subjected to terrible video game adaptations until Rocksteady released Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. He officially became the world’s greatest detective, and comic fans rejoiced. After Rocksteady made the first two games, Warner Bros. Montreal had the unfortunate task of creating a third Arkham game that would stay true to the combat mechanics and fantastic stories while avoiding making the fans angry.Arkham Origins takes p...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batman: Arkham Origins: A face punching simulator 0

Batman: Arkham Origins is an action adventure game in which the player glides around the city of Gotham and stops crimes by repeatedly punching dudes in the face. It is the third main game in the Batman Arkham series, and is the weakest out of the three. That isn't to say that the game isn't fun, but just that it has issues that the user should be aware of before they decide to play it or not.The biggest issue with this game, is the fact that while it is a Batman game, it doesn't feel like you a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Game of Surprises Both Spectacular and Disappointing 0

Batman: Arkham Origins surpasses its predecessors but not for the elements you'd expect.Note: There will be slight spoilers in this review. You have been warned.First of all, I believe you can make good arguments as to whether Asylum or City is the best Arkham game. I don't buy the arguments for Origins.If we're talking impact, it's got nothing. A couple of new enemy types and a flashier "detective" system don't count as innovation.The level design is lazy compared to Asylum and City, with a lot...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's a bit much, a bit too soon for the Arkham series, however a great game is still in store for fans. 0

Batman: Arkham Origins is Warner Brothers Montreal's 1st input to the Arkham series, the 3rd in total, with the 2 former games being sublimely created by the British developer Rocksteady Games. Origins follows a young Bruce Wayne in his early days as the Caped Crusader.The game relies, once again, heavily on its critically acclaimed hand-to-hand combat system, based strongly around counter attacks and free-flow movement. This works well the third time around, ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batman's Mediocre Christmas Adventure 0

First of all the title for this game is completely redundant. This isn't an origin story. Also, this has nothing to do with Arkham Asylum at all. And let's not forget to mention that it lacks all the heart and soul from the previous games of the franchise. This installment is nothing more than a bigger map cash grab...but i loved it. The reason for loving it being simply because Arkham City came out two years ago and I've been begging for some awesome Batman gameplay with a new story for so lon...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Money Grab or Worthy Prequel? 0

Stop me if you've heard this one before. A prequel, seemingly rushed out in an attempt to cash in on a series' brand before the next generation of consoles arrive. This year we have already seen Gears of War: Judgment and God of War: Ascension. Judgment, just likeArkham Origins was made by a different team who made the series what it is, so it is no surprise I was cautious about this one. With Rocksteady looking almost guaranteed to be working on next gen Batman it was up to Warner Bros. Montrea...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

More Batman! 0

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. It's more Batman, more open world collectables, more everything that was in the previous game.I thought the story was a bit better here than City.Boss fights were annoying, very annoying, but I guess more rewarding when beaten.Some great Joker moments in this game.Still think Asylum is the best of this series, but I'd give Origins a close second and regard it better than City purely based on story as they are all pretty much the same game mechani...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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