Summary: Meh, kinda let down. I probably should have waited for it to drop in price (which it is now). It's basically more of the same, with only minor additions to Arkham City. If you liked Arkham City and Asylum, you'll probably like this, too, just don't expect anything too different. The challenge stages can be done playing as Deathstroke, which is pretty cool, and there are some new gadgets to use.
Summary: Upon my initial play through, about halfway through, I couldn't help but wonder why this game got so much hate. Yes, it's repetitive. Yes, the story's not great. Yes, it copies virtually everything from Arkham City (even half of the map). Even so, it was very entertaining, and fun to be the Batman again, pummeling criminals and swooping around a pre-disaster Gotham.
I'm an absolute fan of the Batman game series, but not so much this time.
John G., Amazon
4 March 2014
Summary: The game is really average, considering it's predecessors. The story line is mediocre and definitely is out of context with the other games....considering it's a prequel. It's also suffers from "stupid ways to extend the game-itis". Hopefully I don't release any spoilers. Shaking a virtual floor is one thing, but outright changing the camera angle several times for no reason during a battle is not nice.
Moments of brilliance and disaster lead to an uneven, frustrating game
A. Whitehead "Werthead", Amazon
6 February 2014
Summary: It's the coldest Christmas Eve in the history of Gotham City, with residents taking cover from a furious snowfall. Criminal gangs take advantage of the empty streets to settle old scores and pull off robberies and heists, none more virulently than the gang led by Black Mask. Batman, only a couple of years into his crime-fighting double-life, takes up the fight against Black Mask but learns that there are eight deadly assassins on his trail and a chaotic new villain has...
Summary: First of all, the story is pretty good (it starts a little slow) and it engages you, you see many classic Batman villain and acquire a nice set of gadgets, however, there are things that really bugged me, such as the inconsistent multiplayer, it is nearly impossible to find players on that matchmaking system, the only way to play multiplayer (as of right now) is to get friends who also play it and do private matches.
Summary: Compared to the other two, the story is lacking until about mid game. Also, there are a few bugs I encountered that ultimately forced me to restart the game. On top of that, this is MUCH more challenging - mainly because the fighting is less responsive to the buttons than the other Arkham games. But, if you can get past that, you'll enjoy this game. It's fun, and that's what matters most.
Summary: DISCLAIMER: I've fully played this game on both the PS3 and the PC. PC specs below. The short version: As a fan of both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, I would have been perfectly happy with 'more of the same', and in many ways that's what we get in Arkham Origins. Most of the game only slightly expands upon the previous two entries. Unfortunately, here we are 6 months later and its biggest detriment is still the bugs--not just annoying glitches but real show-stoppers.