Thursday, December 15, 2011

Batman: Arkham City review

So I just finished with Arkham City. That was weird. Kinda short.

I'm getting tired of games that are short and try to pack on extra lenght by adding side missions and unlockable costumes.

But nevertheless, this was a great game.

Frollicking around Arkham City

The story gets twisted and turned upside down multiple times and it manages to keep things interesting.
All the encountered characters, their dialogues and behaviour, are marvellous. Just listening to Dr. Freeze talk is an ear orgasm.

His computer froze. Harr harr.
The gameplay is fluid. Although the combat seems to drag on sometimes, it's quite pleasent bashing in some skulls with some endgame upgrades like the combo build thingy. The controls are solid, except when you have to dodge a blade attack. That seemed a bit weird. Gliding and grappling are easy to master and really fun.

Playing as Catwoman is equally awesome.

The sound. The combat sound effects are just so satisfying. The punching, whipcracks, grappling hook etc. sounds are so crisp. The music kicks in at the best times and is generally heavenly. Might even download the OST.

I don't even...
The graphics. Well, it seemed to me as if nothing had changed since Arkham Asylum. The animation seems a bit more fluid though.

The only problem I found is that it's very hard. A god damn room full of Tyger guards with thermal vision, snipers,mines and heartbeat monitors. ;___;

But that makes achieveing your goal all the more satisfying.


  1. Great review, with nice pictures!

  2. I'm going to check this one out.

  3. Short one , huh? That's the problem with these cinematic games.

  4. I was going to buy this, but not too sure since you said it's too short. I prefer longer games that you can really put some time in.