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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Short Main StoryDansyuqri | Nov. 22, 2014 | See all Dansyuqri's reviews »
The mechanics of the game are similar to the first 2 games. Story line will get you on a hook and take you for a ride because there are just so many villains you're opposing this time round. However, I was a bit upset when I managed to finish the main story in just under a couple of hours. Maybe I was too caught up in the main story to enjoy the game as a whole. Still a good buy!
More Batman GoodnessSigilaikin | Nov. 16, 2014 | See all Sigilaikin's reviews »
Honestly, if you played Arkam City then this will be very familiar. It as the same fluid combat, and interesting villains. If you liked the other 2 Batman games this is a no brainer.
Played all 3...A worthy editionAnarion25 | Nov. 13, 2014 | See all Anarion25's reviews »
Batman Arkham Origins is a worthy edition to the Batman gaming catalog. I was put off buying this game originally due to the negative reviews I was reading. I bought it on special and have been very surprised how much I'm enjoying it. It hasn't got lots of new features but when the features aren't broken why would you add more or different ones? The story is solid and very enjoyable. I'd rate this game as good if not better than Arkham City. Mainly because I enjoy the side missions so much more.
A Good. But Not Great Batmanpsquali4 | Nov. 10, 2014 | See all psquali4's reviews »
Playing as Batman in the Arkham universe is always so much fun. Even though Arkham Orgins is made by WB Montreal, they still pull off awesome combat we all love and has been borrowed by many other games. The combat is not as polished as a Rocksteady game, but the combat is still better than any other game that has borrowed it. Troy Baker does a excellent job as Mark Hamils Joker and even though its not the same Batman Voice from Kevin Conroy that I love, Roger Craig Smith does a excellent job as well.
I also really liked the story and to get a glimpse at a younger Batman I really enjoyed. I couldn't recommend it more. Multiplayer was kinda Meh! If combat was a little better and if the glitches didn't keeping popping up. It would be perfect in my opinion.
A very good origin game.heerox328 | Nov. 8, 2014 | See all heerox328's reviews »
Batman Arkham Origins is an incredibly fun and entertaining experience. If you loved Asylum and City, you'll enjoy this game. While it's not made by Rocksteady, WB Montreal took the award-winning formula and gave us an environment twice the size of Arkham City.
Batman is younger, rougher, and a lot more reckless. The game takes place during Christmas Eve, lending to a nice yet eerie environment with plenty of snow and thugs to clobber.
The story, itself, is very well done and has some surprising twists and epic boss fights. Overall, WB Montreal polished the free flow combat system, significantly upgraded detective mode, and further refined bringing the Batman experience to its fullest.
If you are a Batman fan or just love the Arkham games, this is definitely worth the money. It will be a nice substitute until Arkham Knight releases in June of 2015. Highly recommended.