Critic & User Reviews
posted by iWarpy (MIAMI, FL) Jan 22, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
A Worthy Edition for Action/Adventure Games
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Dec 8, 2012
Member since Jan 2008
6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Which makes it a no brainer for Nintendo to try to grab some of that fun by making their own version of the game for the WiiU. But they had to change the title because the Xbox 360 and the PS3 versions added content onto their versions of the game (And they also made the Game of the Year Ediiton).
So, we get Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition. This game follows Batman in his quest to stop a plan within a city full of fugitives and crazy villains (like the Joker and Harley Quinn). It plays just like in the other versions, except that you can use the game pad to arm Batman with his gadgets and weapons, hack into computer locks or examine crime scene details. It’ an inventive use of the game pad.
Still, this game is a lot of fun to play – and the controls work just as well as the other versions. Combat is simple, yet satisfying. I had a great time making my way through the main story mode, uncovering the master plot or plots going on in Arkham City. It’s also got some great graphics in it as well.
Even after finishing the main mode, you can play the Robin series of missions, or you can take on a hundred or more mini stealth or combat missions.
But the question still remains: Did you play the previous versions of the game? If you have, then there’s nothing new on display here – you may just want to rent the game just to see the differences between the versions.
But if you haven’t, then Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition for the WiiU is one game that you should pick up. BUY IT.
Awesome as ever
posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Dec 1, 2012
Member since Apr 2010
6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
posted by mchoef (POST FALLS, ID) Nov 26, 2012
Member since Nov 2011
6 out of 12 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Error Code !
posted by Akative (COLTON, CA) Dec 8, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
1 out of 7 gamers (14%) found this review helpful
Best Batman Yet!
posted by CrazyGamer2186 (LUCERNE VALLEY, CA) Dec 15, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
Story is mainly Batman has to stop Hugo Strange from enacting Protocol 10, a top-secret doomsday type of possibility plan onto the inhabitants of Arkham City. This makes the player want to beat the game. Also Catwoman and more surprises awaits the player as they play the game.
Gameplay is more or less the same except with Wii U Gamepad controls which makes the controller a bat computer which is cool addition to the game. The suit also impacts the hits Batman deals out and multiplies it to make a more impact at certain times in combat.
Graphics and Sound quality is about the same as Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game but the res is upped to 1080p and the FPS is a bit more at 30 frames and sometimes a bit choppy but not to bad except in the menu screens is a bit more bad in FPS.
DLC that is mainly included is Harley Quinn's Revenge and others from the GOTY Edition so it is the most if not the definitive edition of the game at the end of 2012.
get it for another console
posted by noclevername1 (NAZARETH, PA) Dec 7, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
Are you serious?
posted by guzzlamiamor (LOUISVILLE, KY) Jul 17, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
Meanwhile, the production value on the game is sweet. The graphics are nice, the theme is well integrated, and the atmosphere is perfect. The camera is ok most of the time, but I also found it to be a bit clunky in certain cases. This game reminds me exactly of how I felt when I first played God of War. Go in a room, spend a few minutes mashing various buttons, solve a rudimentary puzzle (maybe), wash rinse and repeat. Unlike that game which I made the mistake of playing half way through hoping it would get better, I abandoned this one early. I know there are many who love this game but it is not for me. Still gave it a 4 because the production value is good, but the game play is not satisfying at all.
It is a good game, just like the xbox version.
posted by Miguel_V (PORTER RANCH, CA) May 21, 2013
Member since Sep 2012
A great port
posted by sonic1991 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Apr 29, 2013
Member since Nov 2012
The only problem i have is that once you activate the BAT mode bat man is too over-powered.
Best Batman so far.
posted by JPlayEy (HANOVER PARK, IL) Apr 9, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
arkham city best wii u game of 2012
posted by RJC12 (GLEN BURNIE, MD) Apr 8, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
el mejor de wii u hasta el momento.
posted by marlingifer (HOUSTON, TX) Mar 29, 2013
Member since Dec 2012
BETTER THAN THE OTHER VERSIONS...
posted by KAYJAY (THE COLONY, TX) Mar 22, 2013
Member since May 2008
One of the Best Launch titles !!!!!
posted by PowerWeaver (BOONVILLE, MO) Feb 18, 2013
Member since Sep 2011
A Great fit for the WiiU - and Adults!
posted by NightRose (NEW YORK, NY) Jan 26, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
Although Arkham Asylum was originally on other consoles, I find having the second screen with the map display, weapon switching and interesting tidbits such as character bios give the WiiU an edge for playing this game. If you find you get lost in wide worlds, worry no more!
If you grew up in the 90's watching Batman the animated series, you will positively be delighted at the familiar voice acting here. The story is engaging, and the visuals have lots of interesting details, if you have a moment to enjoy the scenery.
Onto the action: it's smarter to be stealthy and use your tools (I enjoy those kinds of challenges) but when it's time to clobber, the fighting action has a lot of variety and the difficulty ramps up nicely as you progress. The AI, like people comes in all kinds: goons that you can walk right up to from behind and take out, to surprisingly smart that make you really plan out how to take out the baddies.
Downsides? It might just be me, but with all the controls, occasionally I find myself using the wrong weapon. Using the controls screen for the remote batarang can drive you crazy after a few failed tries. But other than that, there's so much to do, so many side quests you can try, that I'm still happily going through it all.
A must rent - and very likely a buy!
posted by tyrix (FORT WALTON BEACH, FL) Dec 5, 2012
Member since Oct 2012