Reviews by kpreinholm

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More of the Same... is that Bad?

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

Batman: Arkham Origins represents the latest in the "Arkham" series, and returns with all the bells and whistles we've come to expect. The combat is for the most part fluid, the stealth is rewarding and challenging, and the graphics are engrossing. Yet, this release is hampered by bugs: from flashing character glitches and inaccessible areas required for progression, to CTDs and random performance problems. The developer is aware of most of them, and is working to patch them as we speak, but this release continues the issue of major titles being released in an unpolished (or in some cases unfinished) state. The story is engaging, even if it lacks the depth of it's predecessor, and though most side quests are brief, they provide a good mix of stealth, combat, problem solving, and collection. All and all, if you enjoyed the other entires in the series, you should feel right at home in the larger map of Gotham. It is a solid sequel, and though it fails to capture the spirit and experience of it's predecessors, sometimes it is enough just to see the world from under the cowl.