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Nothing New But Good EffortXessive | Feb. 3, 2014 | Review of Batman Arkham Origins
Arkham Origins doesn't introduce anything new to the series. If you like the Arkham series then this is just a bit more to enjoy.
It's tough taking the torch from Rocksteady but the new team did a decent job of maintaining the level of quality you can expect from the Batman Arkham games.
There are some elements that make it clear that it's mimicking its predecessors rather than innovating. For example, while the combat has the same technical style it lacks the sense of rhythm the previous games had. It's much easier for things to become chaotic in Origins as compared to Arkham City.
Overall it's a good game, undeniably, but Batman Arkham Origins doesn't set itself apart or especially great within its own franchise.