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A Solid, Albeit Repetitive, Entry in the Arkham Series

GamezDude | Feb. 12, 2014 | Review of Batman Arkham Origins

It's time once again to dawn the black cape and return to Gotham City, only this time, we look back to when Bruce Wayne was just getting his wings. Taking place several years before the events of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, the player takes their place as Batman and goes about their duty to save the city of Gotham. The game, in a nutshell, feels like a reskinned version of Arkham City. Most of the buildings are reused, such as the iconic courthouse from Arkham City where you first see Two-Face. The Blackgate jailcells also look strangely identical to those in Arkham Asylum. This doesn't impede the gameplay too much, though, as you're too busy fighting criminals with beautiful combos to even notice the scenery. The graphics are on par with previous titles in the series, although it's still impressive to see the game with everything set to high. The story can feel a bit stagnant at times, as there is a lot of traveling around the city, but this is easier with the Bat-plane available once giant radio towers set up by the Riddler are taken down in each area of the map.

Overall, this game isn't the best in the series, but it is definitely a good purchase for any fan of Batman.