Reviews by drvenkman89

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A safe but brilliant prequel

drvenkman89 | Nov. 2, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham Origins

Don't be fooled by the title of my review I enjoyed Arkham origins most out of the series. In terms of game play its more of the same with some minor tweaks to combat, a few new enemy types and gadgets but on the whole doesn't stray too much from the established formula in the series previous games. The new interactive crime scenes are a particular step forward and i would be surprised if we don't see more of them in future batman games.

The game definitely has some stand out set piece moments ( the firefly bridge scene for example ) and it was pleasant to see some of the lesser used characters from the DC universe get used like elctrocutioner , copperhead etc.

From a visual standpoint the game is great, running on my GTX 680 4gb cranked up to max with only some frame drops when some of the physx kicks in ( I would imagine more to do with it not being properly optimized ).

Having a younger more aggressive Batman definitely helped keep things fresh and Troy Baker definitely nailed Joker without doing a full on Mark Hamill impression.

All in all there was a lot of skepticism going in to this game with no Conroy,Hamill or Rocksteady on board but WB Montreal have certainly managed to create a brilliant addition to the already sterling series.