gamers (54%) found this review helpful
I see a lot of people going overboard with rating this game and felt inclined to give a review. Arkham City is a solid game. The combat is great and throwing in different types of enemies that force you to use a wide variety of techniques keeps it interesting throughout. This Batman has an open format with plenty of side missions to distract you from the main story, and this is a good thing because the story mode is VERY short. I beat the game on hard in just over 4 hours. The boss battles in it were pretty weak and different worse than Arkham Asylum ones. On top of all of this the ending (won't spoil it) was terrible. At a certain point you really get tired of Batmans resistance to ever taking a life as well. He will watch a bad guy kill/destroy anything they can and beat them to a bloody pulp only to let them go for reasons unknown. Batman is the toughest sissy i have ever played in a video game.
With all this being said the combo of gliding, diving down, and using your grapnel/grapnel boost was carried out beautifully in this game. You could maneuver throughout the city very fluently and it was quite fun. So to sum it all up
-Gliding and grapnel gun in open city was awesome
- The combat improvement
- Voice acting
- Graphics were great
- No glitches at all, played smoothly throughout
- The games main story mode was VERY short
- Weak plot development in story w/ a terrible ending
- Boss battles were hardly memorable compared to previous game
- Game was really easy, even on hard
Great game to rent and beat but would be upset if i spent $60 on it. It is a solid game but not deserving of the 10's most ppl rate it.
The game overall is a pretty good game, im just really glad i used a service like this to check it out before I went to the store and spent 60 bucks on it because in my opinion there are a lot of games out there that are not worth 60 bucks no matter how good the gameplay is and the story is, and i think this falls under that category...rent it..check it out...if you love it then by all means go buy it...there was a guy by the name of duke that had a game out once(or several times) that thousands of people bought and look what happened..be careful