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.
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.
First Look: Batman Arkham City Armored Edition (Wii U)
11 June 2012
Excerpt: There’s no question that when Batman: Arkham City was released last year, many folks considered it one of the best comic book games ever made. How could it not be? Everything in the game made you feel like you were the Dark Knight, whether it was gliding through the city, pummeling crooks or tracking down criminals like a master bounty hunter. So it makes sense that Rocksteady Studios and WB Games are working on bringing it to a new platform, as the Wii U will be...
Summary: Minor technical shortcomings aside, the PC version of Batman: Arkham City is clearly the definitive version of the definitive Batman experience. While it's a shame that the month delay between console and PC wasn't enough time to iron out all the kinks, the PC version still controls the best, runs the best, looks the best, and will provide you with the best Batman experience money can buy.
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.
Excerpt: Sometimes, these articles just write themselves. The main thing that sets Batman: Arkham City apart from Batman: Arkham Asylum is something you already know, just from having read this sentence. Whereas the first game was set in an asylum, this game is set in a city.
Pros: You are Batman, Plenty to do, Looks great
Cons: Games for Windows Live, Not hugely innovative