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”IN AN ERA OF HAND-HOLDING, ARKHAM KNIGHT IS REVOLUTIONARY” - [Polygon]
”Batman: Arkham Knight is an impressive game on almost every level, with non-stop variety and great action. RT” - [IGN]
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.
Many of the worst issues in the original release of this game have been resolved, but if it came out as-is today I would still say the port is pretty disappointing. Many people who couldn't play the game at all before can get a playable framerate now, but even on a very high end system the frame pacing is very poor and results in a stuttery experience. The texture loading issues that plagued the game on release are gone, but you still see shockingly low resolution textures during almost any cut scene. Image quality is all over the board, but is improved quite a bit by turning off AA, CA, and film grain effects. Speaking of effects, there seems to be a bug that scales the intensity of post-processing effects with the screen resolution the game renders at. The most obviously visible occurance of this bug is when lens flares are rendered. In 1080p, lens flares look more or less as they should. At 1440p you'd think Batman just had LASIK surgery because looking at a street light produces a double or triple lens flare corona that makes it very difficult to see what is going on. Considering the whole game takes place at night and there are more lens flares than a JJ Abrams movie this bug can get pretty irritating. If you're a huge batman fan and you've been waiting to play this game, I'd say it is definitely playable now.
I really hope you don't know that feeling when you sit 2 hours in front of a PC trying to find a way to launch a newly installed game. Well, I, sadly know that feeling. And I experienced it today. I am pretty sure that a PC that can launch GTA5 on medium settings, with the latest Nvidia drivers installed, can run the latest Batman as well. This PC, ladies and gentlemen, had to cough up its whole power today to allow me to open this, yet I still get 25FPS (while GTA5 on medium runs on 75FPS). The negative aside, I managed to enjoy this and played it for a while. Even though I'd love to give this a very negative rating, I must say that Rocksteady has done a fine job with this after all. I like the models and the game features some nice textures (though their reflection is very weird on some places) as well as nice animations. If you're a Batman "hardcore fan", then go and take this and beg Rocksteady to fix those annoying bugs and glitches.
The Premium Edition is nothing more than Batman Arkham Knight packed with ALL additional contents, including the exclusive story pack from other retailers, that will be available later when the timed exclusive will expire. If you like Batman universe, it makes sense buying the Premium Edition now, to spare some money. But since the PC port is very bad, wait a couple of patches to see if the situation goes better,
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