It ain't like the other games, but it will do. I wish I could have seen it on the PS4, but i'll get it again and just to see it on there. Other than that, the game is good, but it doesn't tickle my fancy like the others.
I put down the main campaign in only two sittings. The side missions are boring and the lore is minimal. The best part of the game happens about mid-way through, after that point the game is tedious and average at best. Major let down from previous titles. That being said, if you like Batman, you will have fun with this game for a week. Good for about 20 hours of play.
posted by theSYGNIFIKANT (NEW STRAITSVILLE, OH) Jun 22, 2014
Member since Jun 2014
The story was great. I have read various reviews complaining of a 'lifeless' city. The other two games weren't full of life. This one especially makes sense given that it is Christmas Eve... a night in which the cities/towns are often fairly bland.
My biggest complaint is in the game controls. The R1 to grapple is sooooooo picky about when it wants to work. And I had a ton of trouble with ground takedowns not working properly. I thought it was me or my controller so I blew the dust off of Arkham City & Asylum both and it is strictly an Origins problem.
I did find it kind of annoying in a way that there seems to be a LOT more bad guys just roaming the streets and rooftops. Makes sense in a way since Batman hasn't been saving the city for too long but it is still annoying to be going through a mission and have rooftop after rooftop full of guys to beat. It especially annoying if you go to complete the Anarky missions which are under a time limit.
Otherwise, I enjoyed the game and the story. Just wish the controls would have been more on par with the first two games.