"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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I recommend Batman: Arkham Origins as the storyline was enjoyable as well as having great side missions, boss battles and top notch voice acting by its cast. However, despite being an enjoyable game it is weaker than its predecessor with a list of pros and cons below! Pro: Firstly, ss mentioned above is has an enjoyable story as well as variety of different great side missions. Secondly, it improved boss battles from Batman: Arkham City and has a bigger map size than previous Arkham games. Lastly, the game introduces new gadgets for Batman and has detective mode which allows the investigation of crimes such as rewinding the events (e.g. murder) to find out what happened and how it happened in order for Batman to capture the culprit. Con: Firstly, the story does however lacks cohesive narrative and has fast travel which is unnecessary as it takes away the excitement of free-roaming. Secondly, this game has a multiplayer component which is largely unnecessary as there are poor control of movement as well as poor weapon accuracy and the heroes lack empowerment because of the more restrictive combat ability and less resistance to damage. Lastly, does not improve alot of stuff from the previous games such as the combat.
This is a game in the Arkham series, so the gameplay is pretty strong, routine even. Who would've thought that there will come a day when a company can make good Batman games just like that? Anyway, if liked how Arkham city looked and played, this game is pretty much the same, so you can't go wrong with that. The story is a little weaker though. Maybe it's just me, but I really dislike prequels. I mean, is there anyone, who didn't see from a mile away, who was the mystery villain? Not likely... The other problem with the story for me is that it felt a little pointless. Most of these villains you have to fight again in the prison later, and some of them actually at large at the time of the second game. Then again, this is batman for you, so Whatever... The voice acting is superb. I love this batman, and the new Joker is alright. Mark Hamill will always be my favorite, but I'm glad that he's a Jedi again :) All in all, if you have finished everything in City, iand still want to batman, I can recommend this game.
While this game is legendary for its bugs (after 4 playthroughs thankfully I didn't experience much of them), it is considered worst in the series just because it is the same and change of voice actors, which is a shame, because in my opinion it is really good game. Basically, there is everything we all love about Arkham series with slight changes and upgrades, like more fluid and little less buggy fighting system, which thanks to electric gloves is really fast and even more fun to play and really helps with the challange this game provides. I dare to say it is hardest of the series and without gloves it can be really hard, especially if you play on perma-death mode. Story is good and pacing is perfect, the only bad thing I can say about it, and it really disappointed me, was Black Mask reveal - without spoiling much, his identity is... meh. Finally in the series bosses are really, really, really good and Slade could be considered as best boss in the entire series and those who played this game probably will agree with me. It is intense and completely awesome. It is more of the same, which I personally like, because when something is not borken, don't fix it. It couldn't be more true here. Grab it on sale if you have doubts, get some patiance and consider there could be small bugs here and there, but prepare for really awesome plot and Slade boss. For this moment alone the game is worth playing and replaying.
Let's start of with the story, the main story at least is sooo good i loved it it had some emotional moments in it and some epic moments i haven't played all the side mission but i just finished the main missions. This has been my third batman game if i'm right (batman arkham asylum was my first one). And what i love is the variation in all the batman games, gadget variation as well as a different story. This one was by far the most emotional one i have ever played (not that i cried but the story is so immersive!). Pro's; +Story is great! +Combat is smooth +Free-roam option +Many side stuff which you can play with for a while +Graphics/visuals are good Con's; -The game can be pretty glitchy sometimes which can be annoying (i raged a couple of times because of it) -Some boss fights are buggy -Multiplayer got shutdown :(
The story is about 8 villains who want to kill Batman...half of the villains stayed on secondary missions.Fight with Bane three times It becomes frustrating. For all its flaws, Batman: Arkham Origins is still a game I'd recommend to any fan of the series. I wouldn?t as readily recommend someone plays Origins before the other Arkham games despite being chronologically first though, as it may start any new comers out on the wrong foot with the franchise. In the end, despite borrowing too much from the previous titles in the Arkham series and not innovating enough in its own right, Arkham Origins is just more of the Batman we all know and love, which isn't too bad a thing if you ask me
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