Batman Arkham City

Oct 25, 2011 No Comments by
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Batman Arkham City
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii
October 18, 2011
Action
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Rocksteady Studios
Warner Bros. Interactive

Batman: Arkham City Review

Batman Arkham City is a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. Batman Arkham City takes place five years after the events of Batman Arkham Asylum in a giant prison, run by the mysterious and seemingly omniscient Hugo Strange. Batman must overcome hundreds of thugs to get to the bottom of each puzzle he encounters.

Batman Arkham City is a single player with no online game play available. However, that is not to say that it is lacking for online content. Included with every new copy of the game is a download code to unlock Cat Woman. Depending on the retailer the game is purchased from other bonuses can be used to unlock exclusive characters, which can only be attained by downloading them online. Such characters include; Tim Drake or Robin, the boy wonder and night crawler.

After the compelling storyline, the game play is the best part of this feature. Arkham City is a free realm game, where the player can navigate the map by utilizing Batman’s cape to glide through the skies, this alone makes Arkham city feel truly unique. What would Batman be without his gadgets? In this game, he has the plethora of toys that have made him a household name, from smoke pellets to his trusty batarang, the player will never feel short of things to use.

Combat in Batman Arkham city has an Assassin’s Creed feel to it. The action happens in the third person perspective, your view can be rotated with the right analogue stick surrounded by people who want to kill Batman, during which you will be button mashing and countering to get of the tight corner. However, this is where the similarities end Batman’s combat system is far more advanced; the player can be pitted up against up to thirty foes at any given time. During which, you will have to utilize the free flow system put in place for this game, where you would have clunky attacks in Assassin’s Creed, you are a swirling dervish of “POW” in Batman Arkham City. All of Batman’s gadgets are available on quick draw during a fight, making for a fun experience that doesn’t become boring after you have dispatched your first two opponents. Batman features a silent take down system where if you can successfully sneak up behind an enemy you are able to take them down without having to fight them first.

Batman Arkham City is available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. And can be purchased online with a bonus code from amazon.com.

You pretty much can’t go wrong when buying this game; its near perfect game play is superfluous to other games in the RPG genre. Fans of the franchise will be particularly happy with the number of familiar faces that make an appearance, and even if you’re only vaguely interested in the whole Batman story, it’s well worth it just to see who dies at the end… 10/10 – Excellent.

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