Hi guys! Today I will talk about Batman: Arkham Origins. As always, the review will have four parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).
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Batman: Arkham Origins serves as a prequel to the Batman Arkham games.
The story of this game is pretty good. Someone has placed a 50 million bounty on Batman and all the criminals are after you.
This makes for a nice twist since Batman becomes the hunted instead of the hunter.
As for the gameplay, the combat is very good and fluid as is in all Batman Arkham games.
There are many gadgets for you to use that you have seen in the previous games also. The city roaming with the grappling hook is good but nothing you haven’t seen before.
One small problem with the open world is that the city streets don’t have civilians which don’t make sense but I personally didn’t care that much about it.
You can also fast travel now with the Batwing to places that you have visited on the map, making traveling from each point of the map to the other faster.
The fights with enemy bosses are very good and entertaining, especially the fight with Deathstroke.
The game improves upon the crime-scene investigation compared to the previous games, but it’s nothing too extreme.
There is also a new gadget that you unlock at a certain point in this game that you haven’t seen in any of the other Arkham games, which is the Shock Gauntlets. They certainly make the game more fun once you unlock them, but they make it easier also since they are pretty OP.
There are also puzzles and collectibles gathered all over the open world waiting for you to discover.
I never personally liked collectibles, I know that there is a group of gamers that loves those and likes to roam the city for hours trying to collect them all.
Besides the open world, there are also challenge rooms which are fun and as the name suggests challenging, and they will certainly keep you entertained for hours.
There is also a multiplayer mode in which you play with other players as a team of things vs a team of other things controlled by other players and there are also 2 players that control Batman and Robin.
You have to beat the opposing team while Batman and Robin will try to beat both teams. It is a fun little addition to this game and Batman games in general.
There is also DLC in this game too. The two DLC I recommend for you to buy is the Cold, Cold Heart where you fight Mr. Freeze and the Initiation DLC where you play as Bruce during his training in the League of Shadows.
Both DLCs are fun and you should definitely buy them along with the game when the game is on sale on Steam.
Batman: Arkham Origins is a game of 2013 and the graphics are solid for its age, nothing amazing, but for today’s standards the game has respectable graphics.
Also, you have a large variety of Batman suits to choose from in the game. As for the open world, for the age of the game, it is very decent, it’s dark and snowy, streets are what you’d expect from a Batman game, making you feel the coldness of the night.
Batman: Arkham Origins doesn’t introduce any game-breaking mechanics, and it doesn’t have stunning graphics, but it is a solid and fun game that I personally believe that it is a good addition to the Arkham games even if it isn’t something special and unforgettable.
For me a game doesn’t have to make a breakthrough to be good, it can just be fun and entertaining and I will gladly play it, and this game is both fun and entertaining if you like superhero games or single-player games or both.
It has a solid storyline and gameplay that won’t disappoint you and decent graphics.
I wouldn’t recommend to buy it at full price because for me it isn’t worth 20$, comparing it to today’s standards. I recommend you buy it on Steam sales though and Batman games are very often on sale so keep an eye out for this game.
General Rating: 8.2
That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.
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