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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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.
Good but not as the other 2Freeze256 | Dec. 4, 2014 | See all Freeze256's reviews »
I preordered this one for the dlc deathstroke character.It was disapointing when i saw i couldnt use his sword or gun but that doesnt mean the game is bad.This one shows a young batman thats still learning to fight and become the hero we know.The story is pretty interesting with some plot twists here and there but i wouldnt say its better than the other 2.However the side missions are more enjoyable and it looks like the developers really spent their time on them.I didnt find the plot very long and the characters are very interesting with amazing boss battles.Something else that was very enjoyable was the multiplayer, i dont know if its just me but i spent more time playing that.You can play as eaither banes thugs or jokers or play as the heroes batmanor robin.Its an amazing 3 v 2 v 3 experience thats ballanced.Its a great game definatley worth checking out.
A worthy addition to the Arkham seriesvipe_1 | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
While many of you may have heard that Origins is a step back, or just a lesser brother to Arkham Asylum or City, I will contend that the game is on the level as it's Rocksteady counterparts.
Everything you know and love about the other two games are here. Combat is just as good, with a few new additions. The Arkham world looks and sounds great, with plenty of territory to explore and side missions to complete. I personally did not notice any significant bugs or decrease in quality from a performance perspective compared to the preceding games.
Also, the new voice actors for this game (notably Roger Craig Smith and Troy Baker) do a fine job with Batman and the Joker, with both sounding reasonable as replacements for Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill.
Overall, the game could be characterized as being the "same" as the others, but considering the Arkham series are the best superhero based games made, how could that be a bad thing? If you enjoy the Rocksteady Batman games, you should enjoy Arkham Origins just as well. It admirably provides a nice story set before Asylum that is worth a look.
You off all people should know... there is plenty wrong with mePit_52 | Nov. 26, 2014 | See all Pit_52's reviews »
Arkham origins is sadly like Joker... there is plenty wrong with that title... But it's still batman game in arkham series, so in my opinion worth playing. This game offers still solid gameplay, even larger freedom, a bit larger world then Arkham city and unique dark atmosphere wich is even darker then previous games. But Origins is not bug free game... It must be mentioned, that this part of arkham has no support at all, there never was any patch that can fix really painful bugs of that game, you can simply stuck because quests will not show up for example and you cannot proceed with the story. But no one says you will get that bug, it doesn't touch everyone, but in my opinion people should know what can happen. It's common issue for a lot of players and probably the worst. Without it game would be really awesome, it's not Rocksteady level (Arkham Asylum and City), but it has this spark in game code, this really good atmosphere and it's worth to try at least.