Summary: I was pretty disappointed with Arkham Origins . Maybe not as crushingly disappointed as Jim was , but I still felt like it was the weakest entry in the Arkham saga so far, and Warner Bros. Montreal didn't really do anything to make me confident in the future of the series. Sadly, the newest DLC doesn't do them any favors either.
Summary: The game does have its issues, but Arkham Origins is still an overall satisfying experience. The biggest drawbacks are really the slower combat and the glitches, which are unfortunate, but still not a deal breaker. The game still has a good amount to offer and is likely a good way to tide you over until Rocksteady returns with the true successor to Arkham City.
Excerpt: Batman: Arkham Origins tears me apart inside. In many ways, it’s the perfect successor to 2011’s Batman: Arkham City , building upon everything the genre-defining superhero game did so well. With a larger open-world, new enemies, expanded combat and new modes of traversal, it takes everything that made Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City great and expands upon it.
Review: Batman: Arkham Origins (Sony PlayStation 3)
13 November 2013
Summary: Batman: Arkham Origins is probably better than you expect, but not as good as it should have been. For as much as WB Montreal has stuck to what was done in Arkham City , they’ve hit a few bumps along the way. The combat isn’t quite as refined, the objectives are all too familiar, and the story has the same big twist that we’ve seen time and again. However, there’s nothing overtly bad here, and the core formula is still so fun that it makes up for the problems.
What's Behind This Grate? It's Batman: Arkham Origins!
11 November 2013
Conclusion: While I quite enjoyed the story in Batman: Arkham Origins the stale gameplay left me cold. They've stripped away some of my favorite trimmings (Riddler puzzles) and the fights all start to feel the same.
Conclusion: It’s often said that the devil is in the details, and it’s a real shame that red bastard was allowed to run roughshod all over this release. While still a good game, it remains overshadowed by those previous entries. Rocksteady got right all the little things that WB Montreal seemed to miss.
Conclusion: Batman: Arhkam Origins was a tough game to review. It doesn’t really do anything new and the amount of bugs – or other annoyances – definitely weighed the game down for me. I am big on games progressing, at least in some way, and not reselling the same game with a different title. With that said, I thoroughly enjoyed playing this title. Even if Origins is pretty much exactly the same as Arkham City , it was still fun to play, and that’s the important part.