First and foremost... this game is great. Even better than the last game.
Here's what's not so great though... the sandbox thing can get a bit overwhelming, but once you get used to it, it's really not that much different from Arkham Asylum, just bigger.
There's a TON of Riddler challenges... those are a bit crazy but, it's nice to see so much content packed into this game.
There's a TON of villains, to the point where it gets a bit crazy because they're still showcases people from the last game that didn't really need to come back again, but I will say the game handles the overabundance of villains well, without ever going overboard. But it gets close.
I was never a fan of the streroid-crazy enemies, but it fits with the art style and that's how it was in the last game. The only reason I mention it is because the "one-armed enemies"... seriously, what's their deal? It's stupid. SO stupid.
The graphics are great, but show their age, but they're great.
On too the good stuff. The story is GREAT. Love the catwoman/robin/other cameos in the game, really makes the universe seem complete. The dark, grittiness is awesome of course. And once again, EVERY major super hero deserves a game like this. Nothing even comes close. This is the best. No doubt.
I can't recommend this game enough. Definitely play the first one, definitely play this one, definitely play the next one and hope that other super heroes eventually get the same attention.
Well the gameplay was awesome, a bit reptetive but in typical batman fashin you have alot of handy tools too mix it up. Batman gets a bit emotional on us and often has random burst of extreme anger, which isnt really the same emotionaless batman I remember. But the story is nice and long I just ran through the game doing the main story line and only did like 25% of the game so their was obviously alot left unsaid. If I owned this game I could play it for months and still have something left too accomplish. Deffintly worth the play, just not sure who has more estrogen Batman or Catwoman
posted by officeninj (GAINESVILLE, FL) Oct 21, 2011
Member since Sep 2009
Like its predecessor, Arkham City effortlessly merges stealth, mass melee, sandbox exploration, and RPG elements such as leveling up gadgets and techniques. All the favorite villains are here, with a slightly nastier (and much cooler) edge to them all. This game pulls no punches.