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One of the Best Games of the Year

OriginallyNamed | Nov. 6, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham Origins

First of all, let me just say that I'm a really big fan of the "Batman: Arkham" franchise. That being said, I was a bit disappointed when I heard that WB Games Montreal was going to help develop it. For those who don't know, WB Montreal also developed Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, which generally got a worse rating than the original release, mostly due to unnecessary/annoying additions to the gameplay and a few technical issues. In addition, it was also announced that voice actors Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy weren't going to reprise their roles. Luckily, I found Arkham Origins to be quite good. They didn't take too many liberties with the backstory and I found that most (if not all) gameplay additions worked relatively well. The graphics, score, and voice-acting are all very well done, too. My only problem with the game was that there were a few bugs (at least in the PC release), however the majority of those were fixed within the first two weeks after launch. Overall, "Origins" is a very entertaining game and I highly recommend it.