Summary: For most of this generation, Nintendo existed as its own entity in the market. The Wii couldn't match the technical prowess of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while third-party publishers famously struggled when attempting to bring their wares to the system. As a result, the Wii's library remained anomalous and, to the eyes of some gamers, less than special.
Review: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (Nintendo Wii U)
6 January 2013
Summary: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition may be twenty dollars more than the GOTY Edition for the PS3 and 360, but it’s the version I would definitely recommend to people who still haven’t picked up some version of this award winning title. The graphics are a little weaker than in other versions, but the gameplay more than makes up for it. Good-bye pause screens and hello to a more real-time immersive experience.
Combative Dark Knight game has some blood and death.
Common Sense Media
26 November 2012
Summary: Parents need to know Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is a darker and more violent side to Batman. He inflicts pain on enemies with kicks, punches, acrobatic moves, melee and range weapon, and gadgets; and if Batman fails to save innocent civilians, they could die. Along with violence and a bit of blood, the game also has some sexual references and suggestive imagery, profanity, and some references to alcohol and smoking.
Excerpt: Batman: Arkham Asylum raised the bar for comic books-based games and developer Rocksteady improved on that formula immensely with last year’s Batman: Arkham City for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The open world epic tested the Caped Crusader like never before, and the end result was an instant classic.
Pros: Outstanding gameplay still holds up, Sporadically creative uses of the GamePad, One of the better Wii U launch ports
Cons: Most GamePad features are unneeded, Batman and Catwoman have silly new armor, Not the best version of the game
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Review (Wii U)
12 May 2012
Conclusion: Batman: Arkham City is a fantastic game, and everyone should play it. I would say that if you have/plan on getting a Wii U, don't own another version of the game, and appreciate all the DLC then this is the go-to version for you. Otherwise you should probably look into AC's counterparts on other consoles; not only can you pick it up cheap and used this way, but you can pick and choose what DLC you buy.
Pros: The game itself has always been great, even without the frills associated with the Wii U version. It follows Batman during one of his worst nights ever as he tries to deal with being trapped in a city-sized high-security prison controlled by Dr. Strange. Basically everything about the game smacks of quality, and while the story is a little simplistic and flawed, the combat and ease of using Batman's gadgetry more than makes up for it. That's pretty much all I'll say a...
Cons: As much as this version of the game has to offer, my extensive experience with the 360 version has given me insight into a few of its flaws. On the Wii U the framerate seems occasionally dodgy, sometimes hanging for a second or two even when there is no apparent loading. Some textures seem to be downgraded as well, and the character models in particular don't seem to maintain the same quality that they had on the 360 version. These differences are piddly, I grant you;...
Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition Review | The Wii U's Opening Batsman
9 December 2013
Conclusion: The Short Version: It’s great to see Batman appear on Wii U and Armoured Edition makes fine use of the gamepad, however porting issues and gimmicky controls do muddy the waters ever so slightly.
Pros: It’s still awesome old Arkham City, It’s a bargain package, containing all DLC and extras, Wii U functionality is clever, especially the constant second-screen map and off-TV play
Cons: Sluggish framerate, Game struggles with lots of activity., Most Wii U functionality is just gimmicky and won’t be used much.