Platform(s): Playstation 3, Microsoft Windows, X-Box 360, Wii-U
Developer(s): Rocksteady Studios
Publisher(s): Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Genre(s): Action-AdventureRight off the bat (pun intended), you get a majority of Batman's gadgets that were aquired in Arkham Asylum minus the Ultra Batclaw and Sonic Batarang. The game's open world gives it more depth than the confines of its predecessor. It truly depicts Batman's worst fear--a city where anarchy runs rampant; where values and sanctity are cast to the wind. It's one man against seemingly overwhelming odds. At the start of the game, the Dark Knight learns that Catwoman has been captured by Harvey Two-Face. He suspects there is some hidden agenda Dr. Strange has and that Catwoman might have useful information. After sneaking into an old courthouse, Batman finds Catwoman and Two-Face. Fighting Harvey's men, I immediately noticed that the freeflow combat has been tweaked. Batman glides smoothly from foe to foe, taking them out with a variety of moves. I discovered that I can take out two badguys at once in the midst of combat. I like how Batman immediately has a strong set of moves right away.
The only cons in this game are the ones you get to beat up. There is nothing bad to say about this.
Epic. A beautiful dark symphony that will enthral all who listen. Rocksteady has not only struck lightning twice, they pulled it from the sky and tamed it to create this beast of a game. Arkham City is truly a masterpiece. The acting is phenominal. Kevin Conroy is awesome giving Batman his gritty voice and Mark Hamill is just electric portraying the best Joker ever. The action is intense and the boss battles are amazing. I love how each new villan is introduced as well as old ones. The inclusion of Catwoman as a playable character is a plus and just adds to the craziness of the action. The characters are beautifully detailed and the city is just majestic. While buying this game, the retailer told me that Arkham City makes the previous title look like toilet water. I can now go back to him and tell him that he was wrong. Arkham City makes the asylum look like a baby's crib. Rocksteady has brought one of the most beloved comic heroes into the spotlight of gaming. Batman: Arkham City is a game that should not be missed and a strong contender for "Game of the Year."
Final Score: Batman: Arkham City's rating is 5 out of 5. My only regret is that I can't go higher.
See you on the next level,