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.
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.
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
Excerpt: For those wondering what happened between the ending of Arkham Asylum and the beginning of Arkham City, this graphic novel tells all and should certainly appeal to those who just can’t get enough of this story arc.
Summary: Gotham City. This crime-infested metropolis has been famously imagined and reimagined in comic books, cartoons, and films. Now, we have a new vision of Gotham, and it stands not just as one of the most unforgettable incarnations ever of the city that Batman is devoted to protecting, but as one of...
Pros: Atmospheric, fascinating world rich with details and secrets, Satisfying, varied, hard-hitting combat, Grappling and soaring around the city is thrilling, Great assortment of involving side quests, Makes terrific use of a host of Batman characters
Summary: The long awaited sequel to the excellent Batman Arkham Asylum, Arkham City sees an entire section of Gotham City annexed off to form a super prison led by Dr Hugo Strange, one of Batman’s more dangerous and oldest villains who also happens to know Batman’s secret identity.
Summary: No guano to be found here, you'd be batty to miss this one
Pros: If you've ever wanted to be Batman, this is as close as you'll ever get; the best combat engine in an action game ever; fantastic stealth; loads of gadgets to play and fool around with; navigating the environments is incredibly satisfying; lots of great references for fans of the comics, movies, ...
Cons: The environment of Arkham City is not as huge as you'd expect; some single-player locked behind code that must be purchased new; once you've been Batman, real life seems that much more bland.