Arkham City was the best of the Batman games. This game is fun, however the achievements and awards are harder to get, most of them being from multiplayer, which is difficult to find a game when searching for a quick match.
I try to not "Review" games because I feel that they should be experienced by everyone. This is my experience and thoughts playing the game.
I always look at prequels with cautious eyes, because we already know how the story ends so when it was announced that there was going to be another Batman: Arkham game I was hyped however when I found out this was going to be a prequel I thought "Oh, no." Then I heard the premise of the story that this was going to be around year 2 of batman's career and I thought. "Oh, well this seems to sound like it could have promise." Then I received the game from gamefly and I started to play it.
I personally feel that they wasted something they could have done very well after watching Batman Begins I think that is the perfect origins for Batman, Gotham City was run by the mobsters however in Batman: Arkham Origins the cast is already set, we have the Meta Humans and the mob is basically gone. Granted you have some stuff prior to the first Arkham game but this is no origins story.
By the end of Batman Arkham City we saw the death of Joker I felt that was a fitting end for him that feud between Joker and Batman was over I was hoping to move on so what did they do? Instead of making the story Dark along the lines of Batman Begins (Minus the whole side story with the league of assassins) What do they do? They have a younger batman face down people that I don't think really appeared during year two.
With my issues of the story stated I'll get onto the gameplay/graphics/audio/control aspects of the game. Overall Batman: Arkham Origins is a copy and past of the previous 2 Batman Arkham games with the exception of a few enhancements what you see with the first 2 games you will get with this game. However I encountered several glitches and almost one potentially gamebreaking glitch that if I didn't look around youtube I wouldn't have figured out what to do.
Eventhough I try not to review games I must give this game a score.