Excerpt: First of all, I have to say that in reviewing this piece of DLC there may be a few spoilers as Harley Quinn’s Revenge starts shortly after a the ending of Batman: Arkham City. Although quite short in gameplay time, two hours to be precise, Harley Quinn’s Revenge follows the same sumptuous narrative style as before and utilises the same crafting that made the franchise so popular.
Conclusion: Overall this is easily one of the best games this generation and while it’s not perfect it’s…. ah who am I kidding, I really can’t find fault with this game! and that is something I rarely, if ever say. It didn’t take long for Batman Arkham Asylum to win me over and it wasn’t long before Arkham City routed its self as one of my all time favourite gaming experiences, ranking in my personal all time top 10 with ease.
Review: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is the definitive caped crusader experience
17 December 2012
Excerpt: In 2011, gamers were treated to what might be the best super-hero video sequel made to date, this side of Spider Man 2 . Batman: Arkham City really managed to step it up in terms of story and setting. Now Batman made his way to Nintendo's new console, the Wii U, sporting some new armor and some new tricks thanks to the Wii U gamepad.
Excerpt: To say that Batman: Arkham City is the best licensed game of all time is like saying Oreos are the best chocolate-and-cream sandwich cookies; sure, it's praise, but it's meaningless praise given the competition. A more impressive feat is that outside of the comics and graphic novels, Batman: Arkham City is the single best representation of the Batman property ever created.
Pros: Engaging story with fantastic voice acting; big world with tons of quests and puzzles; smooth-flowing combat and traversal; a Batcave's worth of fun gadgets.
Cons: Serious DX11 performance issues; can't change settings in-game; three layers of DRM is overkill; no PhysX on AMD GPUs.
Conclusion: The latest effort by Rocksteady studios is certainly a pleasant surprise. We expected Batman: Arkham City to be a good game, but following Arkham Asylum is an extremely daunting task, and one that not every developer would be able to live up to.
Excerpt: Batman Arkham City was undoubtedly one of the best games of 2011 and showed us what a superhero-based game should be. Its predecessor, Batman Arkham City Lockdown, won't add anything to the story line, but is a fun, casual app to play when you're on the go. If you are looking for a story driven experience with extensive combo style combat, you won't find it in this app.
Excerpt: Batman has to be the best type of hero. He doesn’t have special powers (unless wealth counts as a super power). It means just about any one of us can dream to be a superhero with having to be bitten by a spider or be from another planet. Controlling Batman in a game and still having fun has eluded us for many years. Batman: Arkham Asylum was one of the first to let us convincingly fill the shoes of Batman.
Summary: It is impossible not to recommend this game in all its glory. I’ve even gone so far as to recommend it to my friends here at retail price, something that does not happen very often . At $50, each hour I’ve spent playing the game has only equated to $1. Keeping in mind that none of this time was spent on any form of grinding, I can endorse Arkham City as the single most worthy game I have ever had the pleasure of playing.