Excerpt: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition is a mouthful for a reason. The is the console version of the portable version of the console version of the sequel to the sequel of a Batman game. That probably calls for a bit more explanation. Batman: Arkham Origins was the third installment of the series of Arkham games for consoles. Given the great reception the series has gotten, a handheld game was made to take this saga to the handheld systems.
Excerpt: As news of Batman: Arkham Knight lights up message boards, Twitter feeds and YouTube channels, you’d be forgiven for forgetting entirely about Warner Bros. Montreal’s somewhat tepid effort at breathing more life into the Bruce Wayne mythos. Yet, some seven months after Arkham Origins arrived, here we have an expensive-feeling piece of single-player DLC; always promised with the game’s otherwise disappointing season pass, but still hard to actually wrap your head around...
Conclusion: All Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is (aside from a terrible name that feels super stitched together) is a boring game in a great franchise that reminds you how to not translate a game from 3D to 2D. An exploration-based game that discourages exploration, part of a franchise that focuses on group combat that poorly adapts it to a 2D plane. Basically, they failed at capturing several important parts of the experience that these games have always sold themselves on.
Excerpt: The original Batman Arkham: Origins was a solid entry in the beloved series, but also the weakest link in the chain so far due to glitches and a samey feel. It launched alongside Blackgate on the Vita – a Metroidvania-style game that marked Batman’s debut in that sub-genre. Now, like Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD, console owners can get a better-looking version of a portable game if they don’t mind waiting a bit.
Excerpt: Batman: Arkham Origins takes us back before the beginning of the Arkham series of games, back before the reopening of Arkham, when Gotham's worst of the worst villains were kept in Blackgate Prison, a prison which, in the course of Arkham Origins proves to be less than adequate to that task. You reprise the role of Bruce Wayne a.k.a.
Summary: " Batman: Arkham Origin's " is hard to judge. Offering better a story than City, a nice range of side missions, and imaginative boss fights, Splash Damage certainly seem to have had the right idea going in. Add to this an interesting twist on multiplayer, and there is a lot of game for fans to enjoy. But technical issues are hard to overlook in a title that builds so much on what went before, and could prove too much for some to forgive.
Excerpt: I'm just going to get this out of the way. I love Batman and while I don't know as much about the whole series as some others, I know enough to really enjoy the story lines and themes throughout all of the games. If I get something wrong, then I apologise.