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Warner Bros. Batman: Arkham Origins 1000381344 PC Games
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Overall the game is everything I've expected from the previous games. A dark and gripping Batman story that fits right into the Arkham Saga, plenty of action and incredible graphics.
I purchased an xBox 360 controller specifically for games like this one. This game works perfectly with that controller. Free look is a little awkward with the xBox controller, but other than that I prefer it over keyboard and mouse. The keyboard/mouse combo isn't horrible, but it's obvious the game controls were optimized for console controllers.
The good is simple, everything you liked about Arkham City as far as game play goes, is back in full force and no one should be disappointed. How it all gels together though is to be desired.
Now for the bad:
Now, my favourite aspect of a game's story is the level of urgency (hence why Bioshock 1 is my least favourite of the 3 and why I just never got into the Last of Us (and probably wouldn't care much for 2 souls)). I dont feel the initial rush I felt in either Asylum or City. Man, those games were great at the beginning, so immersive. This one left me a bit in the cold (HA! Cause it's winter...). The story seemed hap hazard, which makes sense for a more open world game. This game, more unlike the other two, wants to be an open world game where you are Batman doing whatever Batman has to do, confronting a bunch of villains a night. I prefer stories where the city is actually at stake, rather than my own life (or rather, Batman's life). This game is more personal and more akin to an open world game like Skyrim than a metroid vania type game with a singular story.
I absolutely LOVED it in City, when Hugo Strange executed his protocol and you had no choice but to follow the story line. And of course you (well, I) would, because there is no way Batman would go around beating some thugs up or trying to capture Hush when there are helicopters shooting bombs on everyone. That rush was insane. And yes, it was crafted that way.Read more ›
Then I started paying attention o the tech tree and the challenges, and I realized that they were organized in a way that they could only be completed, one after the other, in a list. Want to get the gliding badge? Tough, you have to wait until you complete several other options first. You can't choose what upgrades you want - you have to follow the tree to the letter, and even then, some of the options only open up upon completing challenges. This brings the game's most glaring failing, one that cause me to swear profusely when it dawned on me: the Predator challenges that you have to complete in story mode can be COMPLETELY missed if you don't do them at the exact right time in the story mode. Enemies don't respawn in the Predator maps in story mode. If you don't complete the challenges then, you have to do them in New Game Plus or I Am The Night. It's a shockingly awful failure, and whoever came up with this idea doesn't have any business making games, especially ones whose predecessors are among the best all time. Good job, Montreal and WB, on your incompetence.
I also want to echo that, for a supposed "unrefined" Batman, this one is the exact same as the one in Arkham City, right down to the combat moves. Oh, and the tech being better here than it is over a decade later in game continuity. Stupid.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the control were hard to use, just buy a ps3 and do it therePublished 1 month ago by calvin sheppard
I'm stuck in an area and can't seem to get the combinations right for hitting so I can move on...it's like I've never played a freakin game before or something, just makes me... Read morePublished 3 months ago by RubyTuesday
I bought this a couple of day ago and when I got there was no product key. Without the key you can't install it.Published 4 months ago by Rajiv
Even though it's not as good as the other Arkham games, Batman: Arkham Origins is a good deal at $4.99.Published 4 months ago by The Right One
as a long time pc gamer and having played both previous titles, i have to say this game is unnecessarily complicated. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lucy A.
It may not be developed by the same people who brought you Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight, but it's just as good. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Greg
I for one actually liked this game. It gets a bad wrap but I can't see why.
It's got a good premise. Price on Batman's cowl. Villains behind the scenes. Read more