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Batman Arkham City




If you played the game on X-Box 360 or PS3 or not,maybe you shoud care to see this game on DIRECTX11.BELIEVE ME.On PC.

1.0

Abysmal
Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent:
20 to 40 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Instant classic"

Summary

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2011's best-worthy sequel for a game!

9.5

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Grows on you"

Summary

If 2009 Arkham asylum makes you feel like being batman, its predecessor Arkham city makes you feel like LIVING as batman, from its picture-perfect rendition of Gotham city's arkham, to the color palette of the Batman universe, drenched with a mix of navy blue and black, and to the surprisingly real audio effects ever put to life in any game made. Arkham city is such a beauty to behold. Playing on the PC even offers you more significant detail into such a gorgeous game world. With Nvidia technology, gamers would really be put in awe as clothes react dynamically with the environment, papers fly as wind interacts with them, and glass breaks so real you could almost feel like its being glued to your screen. The visuals are oh-so-worthy of praise but one thing just detracts from its beauty, blurry textures. But still if taken as a whole, might be one of the most artistic designs this year.

Gameplay generally remains the same, with a notable additions of some impressive gadgets and the oh-so-cool moves. Animation very much lives up to its visuals that it would be very hard not to be amazed at this game. From batman's flying kick on a freefall body on midair, to robin's three-man counter simultaneously on the fly. Such combat mechanics never existed before this game and it really works so well it makes Ezio feels like an elephant to use.

The sound for me, did the best part in making the finishing touch on the world of batman. Just closing your eyes and listening to the subtle ambient touch with the wailing of sirens as it darts through the night really makes you wonder how did they made this work of art possible. Cats meow and dogs bark as you traverse through alleys, wind gushes more with respect to your altitude and character voices provides a convincing personality to their persona. From catwoman's seductive tone, two-face's ever disturbing two-person monologue, and even to the least important thugs who are filled with all kinds of emotions from fear, disgust, pride, and hunger.

If all things work together so good in a game, it would be this one. It would be such a pain seeing batman roll the credits however it would only suggest how valuable this game is. To all folks out there, this is just not for kids but to those who are mature enough to appreciate and to behold the significant work put into Arkham City.




There's plenty wrong with you if you don't play this game.

9.5

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"All it's cracked up to be"

Summary

Batman: Arkham City is one of the most fantastic sequels of this year, in more ways than one. One of the most fantastic things that the developers of Arkham City did right is fixed everything about Arkham Asylum that wasn't quite perfect. They made combat more exciting, they made a much larger game world, more unlockables, and a lot more side-quests.

One of the most interesting new additions to Arkham City is being able to play as Catwoman. She has a completely different gadget selection than Batman, as well as a whole new moveset. You only get to play as her a few times, though, which is kind of unfortunate, as it's fun to use thief vision and use stealth through all of her missions. You won't want to upgrade her too much, though, because as I said, you won't be using her enough to really need upgrades.

The earlier battles in Arkham City are easy enough to button-bash your way through, but it's really going to be detrimental once the enemies get tougher later on. You'll have to adapt and learn new techniques and really master all of your gadgets to be able to take down the hordes of tough enemies later on in the game, as some of them carry shields, knives and guns. You'll have to use stealth to stay incognito and take down rooms full of enemies without being noticed, or your chances of survival in Arkham City are slim.

The level-up system from Arkham Asylum returns and adds exciting new upgrades and unlockable gadgets for both Batman and Catwoman, giving the game even more replay value. By the end of your first playthrough you should have most of the upgrades, but you'll most likely have all of them if you decide to go through the game again on New Game +.

The boss fights are some of the most interesting, as you'll need to plan out how you're going to take them down. Unfortunately, you'll rarely die during boss fights, as the bosses themselves do hardly any damage to you at all.

Graphics

Just because Arkham City has a large game world, doesn't mean it lacks in detail at all. It's amazing how much detail was put into every corner of the city. It never really feels like a lifeless city, since there are bad guys everywhere, riddles hidden throughout the city, and every building looks different from the others. It almost feels real.

Arkham City also works with stereoscopic 3D, which is great if you have 3D glasses to use. I played parts of it in 3D, and it looked spectacular; probably one of the best 3D games out there.

Sound

Arkham City's voice-actors are among the best, and are perfectly suited for their parts. The Joker's voice-actor is probably the most impressive, however. The voices all fit perfectly, and not a single character sounded awkward or off in any way.

The music really fitted the game, and they really did a good job at recreating the ambiance from the series with it. The combat music is fun and exciting, and the music during boss battles really gets you pumped up.
Story

Arkham City is a direct follow-up to Batman: Arkham Asylum. This game really focused on taking the game to new levels in terms of its world, so the game takes place throughout Arkham City, which is a part of Gotham that has basically been quarantined because of the sheer amount of criminals that have over-run it. The reason Batman is here is something you will find out very early on in the game, due to an interaction with The Joker.

The game features a great cast of characters, featuring almost all of Batman's friends and foes. You'll fight most of the villains that weren't in Arkham Asylum, such as The Penguin and Two-Face. Although there aren't as many boss battles as most gamers would have liked, there are still enough to keep you satisfied.

Longevity

Though the main story in Arkham City is quite short, you won't be bored after beating it a first time, as there are still plenty of side-quests to do and lots of collectables to find, such as the 400+ Riddler trophies, each with their own unique puzzle, riddle or hidden location. You'll probably get close to a hundred just by doing the main story, but some of them will require some searching.

There is also a challenge mode, which features multiple different combat challenges which you will unlock from getting Riddler trophies. They require you to do certain things, such as stealth your way through areas without being noticed, or beat a certain amount of enemies.

The Verdict

Batman: Arkham City is one of the best games of 2011, which was a very impressive year in terms of video games. It has one of the best voice-acting crews ever, as well as a spectacular story with plenty of great boss fights and an amazing open-world to explore.

Pros:

• Great voice-acting

• Large open city to explore

• Great boss fights

• Worth playing over and over

• Rewards you with constant upgrades

Cons:

• Short main storyline

• Bosses are way too easy

Gameplay: 9.5

Graphics: 9.5

Sound: 10

Story: 9.0

Multiplayer: N/A

Longevity: 8.5

9.5/10




Believe everything you've read: this game is amazing!

10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
40 to 100 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Masterpiece"

Summary

There is nothing wrong with this game. I can't believe how fun it is.

The boss fights are the biggest improvement from AA. In AA, I felt like there was more and more dodge-smash into wall-attack, with the occasional pseudo-boss fight to mix things up (was Harley a boss? Scarecrow? Killer Croc? Not really.) AC made boss fights fun, with one in particular being incredibly creative.

The sandbox was done really well. It could have been a pain crossing the huge city, but it really wasn't. You can get from one end of the city to the other in just a couple minutes; but that doesn't mean it's small. The gliding-grappling is really fast and fun.

Also in the sandbox category, the amount of side missions is awesome. While other games throw you out of the action with a "would you like to purchase additional content?" popup, AC comes packed with dozens of hours of extra fun right out of the box. I'll be gliding towards a main mission, stop to collect a Riddler statue, get distracted by a fight, then by a side mission, then decide to beat up some goonies...it's delightful. There is something to do anywhere.

With respect to this detail: It amazes me how fast Rocksteady pumped this out. Both AA and AC came out between GTA4 and GTA5, and people rave about GTA's depth. "They spend so long to develop such detailed cities" I've heard. Well AC did it in a third the time.

I could go on and on. But you should stop now and a)read a professional review and b)buy the game.




Good game overall for those interested in batman, bad for those of us who don't understand his true meaning.

6.0

Fair
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Disappointing"

Summary

I suppose this being my first batman game and getting it for free I will give credit that it's made well with good graphics, but really lacks in fighting nature. In my opinion this game isn't really worth much since I'm not a batman fan nor have I really ever liked superheros. My main problem with batman is the fact that he doesn't actually kill anyone; I find myself constantly saying while playing "Why am I not killing anyone, especially the people shooting at my with machine guns?" I feel that batman in general is too based off childish 40's and 50's themes of do no harm to others and the golden rule. To me it's quite annoying to get shot at in a game, go up to the guy and knock him down. But wait a second, you only knock him down for a second or two because he will get right back up ready for another 3 or 4 knock downs before he's out of the fight. Why knock someone down 3 or 4 times when you could just kill him and be done with it? Makes no sense to me, but this is one game I certainly won't be playing for my own personal reasons.
9.0

Editors' Choice
9.1
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