Batman Arkham Origins (NA)
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"In Arkham Origins we join Batman in his angsty teenage years. He’s not the stoic, Kevin Conroy-voiced Batman of Asylum and City, who calmly asks criminals to turn themselves in before he beats them up, but a hot-headed, teeth-baring vigilante who punches first and asks questions later." - PCGamer.com
"Batman: Arkham Origins is a low point for the series, but even when it's not very good, it's still pretty good." - IGN.com
Batman: Arkham Origins™ is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise. Developed by WB Games Montréal, the game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise.
Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.
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A worthy Installmentmlefoo | Sept. 30, 2015 | See all mlefoo's reviews »
So this installment of the series was not done by its creator, rocksteady, and that is noticeable. While the game itself is not bad, its just not as good as the first two. The plot takes what i felt was an unneeded twist, and thus makes the plot a little weaker in my opinion. The new way of solving a crime scene is ok, but not great. In fact, sometimes the conclusions that are made seem to come out of thin air, making the audience believe it cause "he's batman, of course he can figure it out no problem." there are a few glitches here and there and some places with some serious frame rate issues (for me at least), but all in all it is a fun and playable game. I would recommend to batman fans of lovers of the first two games.
Same as city but with a new storyjet300 | Sept. 11, 2015 | See all jet300's reviews »
Expect nothing new in this game other than its story. Its not a bad game nor a amazing one but if you like the arkham city it adds to the story. It has some really cool references to the origins of joker and it also focuses a bit on bane. Not a must have but decent addition to this world.
Nothing new to the Arkham table, but a good additionMclovinTubby | July 24, 2015 | See all MclovinTubby's reviews »
This game typically doesn't get acknowledged much compared to the others in the series, for a couple of reasons... Despite the gameplay being just as smooth and quick as usual (with a few weird glitches that aren't really game-breaking), there isn't exactly much new to the table, besides a few gadgets such as the shock gloves which can be pretty cheap most of the time. The selling point of this game seems to be the boss fights, which are certainly a lot better than Arkham Knight's. The story is pretty decent, not a lot of surprises or interesting moments, but it's okay for an origin story. Multiplayer is a new addition to the series, but is also just a buggy mess most of the time and could've been handled a lot better. Overall it's an okay addition to the franchise.
An ok addition to a great franchise.chcoman123 | July 21, 2015 | See all chcoman123's reviews »
I love the Batman Arkham games, but this one just feels like it was just...ok. Honestly the biggest problem with it is that it never truly feels like a Batman game at any point. The gameplay is still the same great gameplay, but nothing was done to mke it new or refreshing. Plus the electrocutioner gloves that you get late into the game makes combat pitifully easy. The graphics are also very muddy. Too many white and grey colors, and pretty much nothing else throughout the game. And the story just feels...boring. There's really not a hwole lot to it. It's good for maybe 5 to 10 dolalrs, but that's about it. ALSO THEY WASTED DEATHSTROKE! HOW DARE THEY!
Starting to get tedioussycomantis1991 | June 19, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
This is really more of the same from Arkham City. Same kinds of missions, similarl designed levels, and the boss battles, despite being the biggest selling point, are the worst of the serious. Most levels amount to slinging onto and into a building, finding a vent to break into a room, beating a bunch of goons, then having a Quick-Time Events. It's not terrible but it's not new.