"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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While Origins is still a pretty good game on a technical level, it just feels like more of the same. It looks about the same as City and plays exactly the same, apart from a couple new abilities. In short, it doesn't bring anything new to the table. But that certainly doesn't make it a bad game. It's still quite an enjoyable experience. The new voice actors bring different performances and snowy Arkham City looks really beautiful. Probably not a must play but definitely worth a shot.
This game has the misfortune of living in the shadow of it's two predecessors. Apart from the slightly dated, but still very much decent - even pretty - graphics it's a rather good game, and standing on it's own it is pretty much amazing, the only real problem with it is the story, and even that isn't bad, just not as good as the rest. Here, you play as a "rookie" Batman, who only does this for a year, so you're not as well known. Sounds fine, but it doesn't really matter. The other aspect is, there are 8 assassins after you. Most of them are nothing special, and in fact, has been in the previous games. I guess, this is the big problem i had with it. It doesn't show nothing new. Still, the old stuff is stellar, the gameplay is fun, and the foggy Gotham is pretty much how you imagine that city. You wan't a good batman game, I recommend this one as well.
Batman Arkham Origins is another installment of the famous Batman Arkham series. where you control Batman fighting the crime at Gotham City. This game is a prequel, in another words is the first one, if you sort all the games at a timeline. It shows Batman starting his first moves against crime and shows the rise of his arch-nemesis, the Joker. The game is like every Arkham game: amazing story, great graphics, great boss battles and more Batman kicking and punching enemies to the ground, using his gadgets to defeat them. I really enjoyed this game and I can't understand all the hate some people give it to this one. Well, it's a matter of personal opinion after all. In fact, if you enjoyed another Batman Arkham games, be sure to buy this one too. :)
My first Batman game I have ever played! Since the start I liked it really much. It's dark and I got very interested by the story and by the characters. Combat was awesomely done and the fun could never end. The open world of Gotham wasn't bad either, but sometimes I felt like is too deserted. It had numerous villains. At the end is a good open world game with great story and combat, but lacks the content!
Batman Arkham Origins does not have much improvements compared with Arkham City, but yet Arkham Origins used the most powerful version of Unreal Engine back then, so the game's graphics are quite satisfying. The effects of water is really good and even you can see snowflakes to drop beautifully on the Batman's cape and then melt after a while. The appearance of Batman's Suit has also changed, and is inspired mostly by Christoph Nolan's Batman movie. there are also some annoying bugs that you may force you to reload the game from the latest checkpoint to continue playing. the city's game design is also great, and you can feel it's near the Christmas . you may see familiar buildings from Arkham City when you explore in the northern part of the city and the enemies have been scattered everywhere in the city just like Arkham City and this time you even have to fight with the police who still do not know Batman well. if you bring a little down your expectations and do not expect a revolutionary game like the previous one, you'll enjoy playing Batman Arkham Origins.
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