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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
The Gamers Temple
26 February 2014
Excerpt: I can't say that I had high expectations for Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. The portable versions of big name console releases are usually hastily assembled afterthoughts designed more to capture purchases based on name recognition than for quality gameplay. And it didn't help that I've played some truly awful superhero games on portable systems as well. However, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by Blackgate.
Summary: " Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate " is not quite the runaway success that I hoped for at Gamescom. On the Vita the map is pretty confusing and requires constant checking to find out if you’re heading in the right direction. The backtracking is also mostly dull beyond the few additional secrets available which are entirely missable, and for this type of game, I also found it a little light on content, too.
Conclusion: I'm really disappointed in Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, and also confused. How could such a good idea be this flawed in execution? There's nothing redeeming this game from all its faults, which is truly a shame.
Excerpt: The Batman: Arkham series has always utilized Metroidvania aspects in its gameplay, with a vast explorable world, progression based on weaponry and other tools, and a multitude of secrets to uncover. It was only natural, then, that the series' first portable outing, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, adopted the style in full. It also utilises a 2.5D level design similar to the popular XBLA Metroidvania romp Shadow Complex.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Review – PlayStation Vita
18 November 2013
Excerpt: People always ask me why our reviews are posted days or weeks after a game launches. Part of it is that we don’t get pre-release copies. We play the same retail games that you are playing, plus we playing them longer than most other sites and play them in the same style that you play them; like leisurely gamers.
Conclusion: It's great when side games take their own direction with design but still maintain the core concepts that define a series. That's just what you'll get with Blackgate . A solid exploration/combat game that is forced to overcome a few flaws.
Conclusion: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is surprisingly a lot of fun. I wasn’t really expecting to like this game very much and wound up being pleasantly surprised. If you have a Vita then Batman is honestly a game worth adding to your library. It has great combat for a handheld, interesting and challenging puzzles, and is just an overall enjoyable experience.
Summary: Batman: Arkham Origins tries to tell the tale of how the Dark Knight was first introduced to many of his iconic foes. It was built on the groundwork of previous games in the series, and while the story may have faltered a bit the gameplay remained mostly the same, taking Batman to various locations around Gotham City as he gathered intel and weapons to take down the villains who held the city in their clutches.
Summary: The Bat is back in action and more readily available than ever before. With the release of 'Batman: Arkham Origins,' players are able to adorn the guide of an early career caped crusader across a variety of gaming platforms, including a separate game for the PlayStation Vita and 3DS that has a story set after the events of 'Batman: Arkham Origins.