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Game Review: “Batman: Arkham City”

Well, I finally finished, “Batman: Arkham City” after 2 or 3 months playing it. It was a pretty long game. This is the sequel to Rocksteady’s, “Arkham Asylum”. The sequel here, continues the story from where it left off.

The story is set in “Arkham City” which is a very large prison, similar to “Arkham Asylum” but much larger. Bruce Wayne is arrested by Hugo Strange’s Tyger mercenaries, and forced to be put in imprisonment in, “Arkham City”. Batman learns from Joker’s doctor, that the Joker is sick with a disease that came from the Titan formula that is mutating in Joker’s blood. Batman is sick with the same disease. They must get the cure to get rid of this disease or they will both die.

That’s enough with the plot, on with the game review. As expected, “Arkham City” was much better than the first. It’s a much longer game and more challenging. There are a lot of more Riddler trophies you have to find in this one, however, you must figure out all these difficult puzzles in order to get to trophy. Batman must collect all 400 trophies throughout the game in order to confront, the Riddler.

In this game, you will see some familiar characters: Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Ra Al Ghul, the MadHatter, Calendar Man, Bane, Solomon Grundy, Penguin, Harley Quinn, etc. Quite a lot of Batman villains appear in the game. Calendar Man only appeared in a small cameo though. The Joker, of course, was voiced by none other than the great, Mark Hammill, who did a great job as usual.

When I say this is a difficult and challenging game, I’m not kiddin! The game was a bitch throughout most of it. When you get into combats with the thugs, you get to fight like 10 – 20 guys all at once. The bosses can be pretty hard too. The fighting techniques in the game is more technical then the last game, “Arkham Asylum”. You can do a lot more moves. You have to learn flying techniques as well.

I was very impressed with the game. It’s definitely one of the best games of 2011, that’s for sure. I thought the graphics was insane and the musical score was amazing as well. I did play the Catwoman character, and she is a blast. I hope we get to play her more in the third game.

In the third Batman game, when Rocksteady starts doing one, I hope the next game will actually take place in, “Gotham City”. Plus, I want to control Batman driving the Batmobile or the Batwing, in the next one. Make the next game more like the Grand Theft Auto series, ya know?

As for my, “Best Video Games of 2011” list, it’s still coming. I think I’m only going to give a top 5 instead of a top 10. Because I haven’t played much games in 2011, only like 8 games. I plan to start playing, “Battlefield 3” tonight, and soon after that, “Skyrim”. So after I finish those two games, I’ll have the list up on the blog.

“Batman: Arkham City” was incredible, do yourself a favor and get it soon!

Kev

 

Cool Video: “Batman: Arkham City” game demo viewable online!!!

On Spike TV’s “All Access Live”, they were the first to introduce the game demo for “Batman: Arkham City” the sequel to “Arkham Asylum”. In this demo, you can see game play footage and storyline scenes where they show Catwoman and Two Face. “Arkham City” looks way better than the first game as expected. I can’t wait for this game to come out now.

There are quite a few games coming out this year that I’m looking forward to: “Duke Nukem: Forever” (which comes out next Tuesday), “Dead Island”, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, “Resistance 3”, and “Batman: Arkham City”.

Enjoy the footage below.

Kev

Cool Video: Batman “Arkham City” trailer finally arrives!!!

The Video Game Awards debuted the new Batman “Arkham City” video game trailer. I’m very impressed. The trailer doesn’t show game play footage yet, just cut scenes from the game. If Dr. Hugo Strange is the main villain for “Arkham City”, then he won’t be the main villain for Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight: Rises”. This is probably where the Dr. Hugo Strange rumor came from, it came from this video game. I think Black Mask could possibly be the main villain for Chris Nolan’s, “Dark Knight: Rises”.

Back at this video game, I can’t wait for it. I thought the first game, “Arkham Asylum”, was just incredible and I can’t wait for more Batman in video gaming. I’m sure the internet will release game play footage from “Arkham City” very soon. For some reason, game play footage haven’t been released online yet, they are being secretive about the game play. I guess the game makers don’t want to spoil surprises ’cause Batman might have some new attacks and new moves for the new game when fighting goons.

This is a great trailer! I’m definitely picking this game up when it comes out for sure!

Kev

Report: “Batman: Arkham City” screenshots of the game hits the web!!!

Oh my! My jaw is hanging open as I see these amazing images from the new “Batman: Arkham City” game. There is one image above. See the rest here. Harley Quinn and Catwoman show cleavage! Two-Face? Fuck yeah! I have also read on the internet that this game will also have online multiplayer, which is even better!

Oh man, I can’t wait for this game!

I love “Arkham Asylum” the first one ’cause it is actually very challenging to play. Before getting to the main bosses, you have to fight many enemies (or henchmen) which can be a bitch to get by. Plus, there are missions in the game, where Batman has to go to a certain area and there are enemies all over the place. You have to hide and wait, if you get spotted by an enemy, you will get killed immediately. You have to plan your attack on the enemy at the right time. You must kill all enemies before leaving the area ’cause the game won’t let you leave until all enemies are dead which makes it harder. Sometimes the main bosses are very difficult too.

I’m sold to the game, “Arkham City”. Looks so amazing. I wish we don’t have to wait that long for it to come out. 😦

Kev

Report: Game Informer magazine leaks exclusive details from “Batman: Arkham City”…

The popular video game magazine, “Game Informer” released new information that will be included in the next “Batman: Arkham City”, the sequel from 2009’s, “Batman: Arkham Asylum”. “Arkham City” is set for a Sept. 2011 release.

Here are the details:

  • Two Face/Harvey Dent and Hugo Strange will be the two main villains for the game.
  • Batman will get to use the smoke bomb which hasn’t been used in “Arkham Asylum”
  • Batman will be able to counter two attacks simultaneously

More on it here:

http://ps3.gamespy.com/playstation-3/batman-arkham-asylum-2/1111426p1.html

Can’t wait for the game! I’m definitely interested in this one ’cause I thought “Arkham Asylum” was amazing. Excellent gameplay, story, and graphics. I’m probably going to end up playing “Arkham Asylum” again soon.

Kev