Batman Arkham Origins
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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 dissapointing game to a very good seriesbabliki22 | April 11, 2015 | See all babliki22's reviews »
I want to start things off by saying that I love the arkham series. As someone that doesn't know that much about batman I loved the franchise (and can't wait for the new entry). therefore when I heard that there will be a video game about the origin i was excited to know where it all began. but when i actually played the game i was disappointed by the city that was supposed to be very interactive. gameplay wise, the shock gauntlets make everything a bit easier in combat and makes it lose its uniqueness. the game isnt all that bad though, the story is good the voice acting is fantastic and the boss battles are great (with a little rage in there, dark souls fans). In short, i liked the game and yet it really missed some features like the creepy feel arkham city had in some moment. great for people who are more interested in story and are willing to settle for the true batman excpirience gamplay wise.
I was worried, but it's not bad at all.jonathanrflores | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all jonathanrflores's reviews »
When Arkham Origins first game out, I was worried. Arkham Asylum and Arkham City were perfect in my mind. Origins was going to be a little bit different. It was a different developer... The voice actors were different... And I'm afraid of things that are different. But when I played through it, I had a good solid amount of fun.
Gameplay is nearly identical to the previous two titles. Once again, you've got your Batman combat and then your stealth sequences. Graphics are similar in terms of quality. The Heads-Up Display is different-looking... it uses a different font (it's a really boring font, too), but I didn't mind that too much. Once again, there
The presentation is very good. The voice actors this time around, though different than the previous cast still did very well, so listening to the story unfold is just as fun as before. The story itself is written pretty well too.
If you've never played any of the games, then I'm not sure I would recommend starting with this one. I actually enjoyed the fact that I played Arkham Asylum first and then played Arkham Origins as a prequel.
If you played Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and you enjoyed those games, then Arkham Origins is not a bad choice at all. It's the same fun, solid gameplay used to tell a decent Batman story.
I think Arkham Origins didn't do so well critically because it was the third. I think a lot of people wanted something different, something innovative to change the gameplay or something like that. But at this point, I can't take away points just because the gameplay isn't changing. At this point, the gameplay has been pretty much established - we're just using the gameplay to try out new stories and have fun in new settings; I can dig it.
Note: I highly recommend using a controller for this game. Using a keyboard feels clunky to me.
The best oneandreacdc98 | Feb. 10, 2015 | See all andreacdc98's reviews »
Batman Arkham Origins is another great game of the series. It takes place in Gotham and its story is what leads into the other 2 games that were release before this, making this a prequel. The map is really big and very well made, with great details. The graphics are exceptionally good and the gameplay is one of the bests I've played. The only thing bad of it in my opinion, is that it gets really repetitive after a while, you always have to do the same thing to beat the levels, but beside that it is great. I recommend this to the players of the other 2 games from the series and of course, to the lovers of Batman comics, who will love the story behind it and also the gameplay, making the game more enjoyable to all the kinds of people out there! Great work from the developers.
Still enjoyable, but not the best out of the three.kingmanp | Dec. 26, 2014 | See all kingmanp's reviews »
I still think this is a great game, but for some reason the controls felt a bit less fluid when I played this game. I noticed it almost right of the bat... no pun intended.
Otherwise it's still an enjoyable game. No noticeable bugs on my playthrough, but I wasn't interested in completing all the challenges in the game mainly due to the feel of the controls. I definitely enjoyed Arkham Asylum and Arkham City more than this. Hopefully the next one will bring it back up to that level.
Another good installmentK_ralz | Dec. 26, 2014 | See all K_ralz's reviews »
While not as strong as the previous titles because of some bugs and overall lack of innovation, it's still a good game and a worthy recommendation to any fan of the previous two games. The story is really good, and the gameplay is still fun. The graphics are really pretty and the atmosphere is fantastic. Multiplayer feels like a bit of an afterthought though, and was really unnecessary in my opinion.