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My Experience With This Game
on August 10, 2014
When it comes to video games, I have kind of a strange history with them. I grew up spending many hours in front of my Nintendo systems, but as time goes on I have found myself only playing sports and multi-player games with buddies. Just recently, I purchased "Batman: Arkham City" because I am a big Batman fan and thought it would jump-start my interest in single-player gaming campaigns. Unfortunately, it did not.
I'll say right off the bat that this could be a "problem with me", so to speak. My days of playing individual video games could be behind me. That is why I still give this game at least a three star ranking. I do not for a minute think it is a "bad game", it just didn't appeal to me (for a number of different reasons).
That being said, I think that there are a few problems with the game that are partially to blame. I wish there was a bit more middle ground between knowing what to do and being lost. For example, in the sections of the game that I played, I would first feel lost, just swinging from building to building not knowing what to do. It took me a long time to get to each objective because I was never sure where exactly I was going. Then, once I finally reached the objective, it kind of felt like I was just following button commands to complete the mission exercise.
Now, many of you may read this review and say "go back to your old-school gaming". That might be a valid critique here (!). But, I just wanted to explain my experience with this game. For whatever reason (maybe a variety of reasons), it just didn't suck me in and thus I stopped playing.