Excerpt: The Wii U has a surprisingly strong launch lineup. Yes, most of the games consist of ports with the exception of the lone Mario game or ZombieU, but at least most of them are newly released games, including Assassin's Creed III and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. They're games that will reach a broader audience than Nintendo is accustomed to lately.
Excerpt: Arkham Asylum had only one major flaw – the game was so painstakingly, overwhelmingly, wonderfully thorough in its depiction of the Batman universe, we couldn’t imagine what was left to cover or accomplish in a sequel. The developers at Rocksteady got every element of the character right, from his combat to his gadgets to his previously neglected detective skills.
Pros: One of the best Batman stories ever told, Gotham setting that’s stunning in both size and detail, Enough content to keep you busy for 25, even 50 hours
Cons: Catwoman could be handled better, Two-Face is a little one-note, Worrying that this can never be topped
Conclusion: For Rocksteady second foray into the Batman universe there not stumbling, as most sequels tend to do. There keeping the stride and pace that they began in the first game and now improving upon all the aspects that they can. While this game isn’t perfect because it included way too many villains and not enough story to go along with them being in the game; it is a great follow-up to Arkham Asylum.
Summary: Despite a few mishaps, Batman is as close to perfect a game I have played in years. Even when other big hitters like Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 came out I have been unable to put the Dark Knight’s game down. If you are even remotely interested in the fiction, give this game a try and prepare to have your mind blown!
Excerpt: With Batman: Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady captured the very essence of Batman, making you feel both strong and vulnerable at the same time, allowing fans to become the Dark Knight in a way that no other game had before it. Its sequel, Arkham City takes this further with a larger scale world. The opening events sees Bruce Wayne getting captured by Hugo Strange and incarcerated in Arkham City, a city built to keep all the dangerous criminals well away from Gotham city.
Excerpt: Two years back if you were to ask me how I’d feel about a sequel to Arkham Asylum I’d tell you that though I’d be up for it, I’m not sure if it’d be necessary. Along with other Bat fans, I had been waiting for Rocksteady’s madhouse romp for what seems like forever – a game that accurately portrays the Caped Crusader and his unforgiving world of vigilante justice.