posted by suckerfree212 (RIDGEWOOD, NY) Nov 7, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
This game is amazing.The Storyline is Pretty long. Shows great detail to show all Batman Villains.When I finished Batman: Arkham City, I immediately cataloged what I thought it did wrong. It tossed in too many villains and didn't flesh them out, it clearly tried to replicate the Scarecrow stuff from the first game and didn't do it as well, and Batman still moves a bit stiffly when simply walking around. When I formed the list, I found myself disappointed with the game. But the days rolled on and I couldn't stop playing -- in fact, I only wanted to play more. The hundreds of things Batman: Arkham City nails outweighed my nitpicky problems. I realized Batman: Arkham City is a brilliant game.
posted by Markus1142 (SOMERVILLE, NJ) Oct 24, 2011
Member since Oct 2010
gamers (63%) found this review helpful
In a world of uninspired sequels and tacked-on multiplayer deathmatch, Batman: Arkham City proves you can still put out a game with a strong single-player campaign and have it stand out from the crowd.
It's an improvement over Arkham Asylum in almost every way. More gadgets, more combat moves, more riddles, and more villains to fight. The story is incredible, and is driven by the excellent voice acting of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill.
The only downside is, despite starting with all the gadgets and abilities you earned in Arkham Asylum, the game still "Metroids" you into needing more gadgets or upgrades to backtrack to areas and items you couldn't get to earlier. It's a minor frustration that could have been worked around, but given how much there is to do you may not even have the time to notice it.
The ending leaves the door wide open to a sequel, and it'll be interesting to see where they go with the next in the series.