Review: Batman: Arkham City

Review: Batman: Arkham City

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in Commentary, Reviews |

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As a sequel to one of the best Batman games to date, Arkham City has a lot to live up to. Is it a worthy successor? Let’s find out.

The introduction sequence does a few things right. You start off with most of the gadgets from the first game, which is both refreshing and logical at the same time. You’d be surprised at how many sequels make you earn and re-learn all the tools and skills from the first game. Since that sort of thing doesn’t happen here, veteran players will feel right at home. Also, the intro shoves combat down your throat a bit. It will feel a little rough if you’re not familiar with the combat system so if you’re new to the series you might want to start on Normal difficulty first. Speaking of combat, what’s new here is that some of the tools can now be incorporated in battle. Interface shortcuts now allow you to quickly deploy the gadgets in the middle of a fight, giving you more options than before.

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