Cons: Almost too much; some repetitive backtracking
Improving on the first game in almost every way, Arkham City delivers a stunning experience that is compelling in all the right ways. Easy to get into, difficult to master, the controls are as tight as anything out there and manage to be simultaneously forgiving and demanding. If there's a complaint, it's twofold: 1) the number of riddler trophies borders on absurd, ranging from difficult to insanely easy and rewards nearly everything you do in-game, such as not tripping over your shoelaces (ok, not that bad...but close!), and 2) some missions reuse locales from earlier missions which, while not inherently bad, does lead to a couple of repetitive slogs through waves of enemies just so you can cover the same territory as before with little to no directly proportional reward. Well worth a rental as well as the time needed to complete!!!
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"Batman: Arkham Asylum" is widely regarded as the best comic book game made, and many wondered how Rocksteady could top it. Well, wonder no more. "Batman: Arkham City" is bigger and better than its predecessor, with a far larger area to explore, more Riddler trophies to find (400, up from 240), and an even bigger cast of villains. Plus, if you purchase the game, you get the code to download Catwoman's missions and challenge maps. Definitely do this prior to beginning your game, as you get a different beginning if you have Catwoman installed. Combat is even smoother, with more moves and the ability to use a wide array of gadgets during a fight. Catwoman plays a bit different, and she's a lot of fun to brawl with. Graphically, this is a beautiful game, with rich details in the environment. Buildings are varied in style, colorful neon signs adorn the exteriors, and even the weather effects are well done. There's a ton of content in this game, ranging from the main story, a host of side missions, Riddler challenges, and just plain exploring every inch of the city. The main story alone can take close to 20 hours to complete, and you can spend many more hours hunting down all of Riddler's trophies and besting the challenge maps. If you loved the first game, this one is a no-brainer as far as purchasing. As incredible as this game is, it's not quite perfect- the camera can be a tad troublesome if you get backed into a corner, and the gadgets can require a bit of finagling with the direction buttons to access them. But these are minor quibbles (Gamefly doesn't allow for point scores, so I rounded up from the 9.5 I would actually rate it). This is a definite must play and easily a contender for GOTY. The voice acting is stellar, Paul Dini's story is fantastic, and the gameplay will have you feeling like Batman. Don't miss this one!
Story: 5/5 (Better than movies rated A)
Voice Acting: 5/5 (Amazing Job)
Graphics: 5/5(Next Gen Perfection..)
Music: 5/5 (really gets you into the Game)
Gameplay:5/5 (Great, kinda difficult, which make it great)
Ill keep it short, so much to do so little time. You will not want to put it down. even the credits make you sit and watch em in awe. The Catwoman story is solid too, its a great game which isnt even complete yet. Nightwing and Robin Expansion is avalible towards the end of the month.
I will say this the controls are a bit hard. And when they start sending waves of different types of enimies at you, you will wish you had got it down.
In conclusion......BATMAN ARKHAM CITY IS THE BEST GAME THIS YEAR......The only thing which may give it a run for its money is MW3.....but thats a different genre of game