Batman: Arkham Origins - Xbox 360
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- Release Date: October 25, 2013
- Publisher: Warner Bros ; Platform: Xbox 360
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Batman: Arkham Origins
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Gotham City business owner Roman Sionis is alleged to be one of the city's most powerful crime lords, though no convictions have ever been made. Sionis maintains several “legitimate” businesses - many of which are believed to be fronts for illegal operations. Notable businesses in his portfolio include: Janus Cosmetics, Gotham Merchants' Bank, and the now-defunct Sionis Steel Works. Sionis has been charged with embezzling city funds, murder, racketeering, distribution of illegal narcotics, and other offenses, but never convicted. In previous trials, witnesses for the prosecution have been known to recant, die, or disappear. Investigation is ongoing.
FBI files link Slade Wilson to the assassination of various offshore dictators and business people. Less is known about his domestic activities. Additional skills include: Weapons expert. Demolitions expert. Close quarters combat. Ambush techniques. Following his military service, Wilson worked for various private military contractors before striking out on his own – and allegedly becoming one of the highest paid contract killers in the world, specializing in high profile assassinations. CONFIRMED METAHUMAN STATUS – experimental speed and strength enhancements of unknown origin. Suspect should be assumed to be armed with multiple weapons, and considered expert with edged weapons, firearms and explosives. Distinguishing characteristics include an impaired right eye, graying hair, and orange accented black body armor.
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Graphics - The graphic were okay but a little bland. Some of the lighting would be off. Character speech was also difficult to watch. The overall package does not push the franchise forward in terms of graphics but keeps it well oiled to keep the train running.
Gameplay - Gameplay does not change whatsoever. WB Games Montreal does not change much and keeps the mechanics that made previous games successful. The gameplay was great if not repetitive from previous versions. It's fun but the technique may be getting old.
Story - The story will satisfy any Batman fan since it brings an origin story to the video game consoles. We see how Batman met the Joker and the tense relationship between Batman and Gordon when they don't want each other's help. It's a great story that doesn't sacrifice anything from the original character motivations. The story was engaging and enticed me to continue with the story.
i will just give a brief breakdown review and will not go into much detail to avoid any spoilers for those who may have not played the game yet.
this game plays just like the first 2 that came out (Asylum and City). the controls are the same, which i do believe makes it easier to just pick up and play.
For a 360 game, I am blown away by the detail put into Gotham. It is a huge world to explore, and if you played Arkham City, you will notice some familiar locations. The snow that is falling looks great too, which as small as it may seem, adds to the beauty of the game!
One issue i did notice, is at times the frame rate seems a bit off and makes it feel laggy. This seems to only happen when flying.
i won't go too into detail here to avoid giving things away, but this game lives up to the Arkham name with a great story! there is a ton to do! after playing for about 2 hours, i still feel as though i barely completed 8% of what i can.
Characters: (mainly batman)
Again i won't go too into detail, but the way that the characters are portrayed is great! I will use batman as the example. This game is set before the events of Arkham city and asylum. It is the earlier years of Batman's existence, and his attitude shows it. that is all i will say, but i like it!
This is a fantastic game!!! i am very pleased with how it turned out. I strongly recommend to any batman fans! especially for the price!
What does disappoint is playing 10 hours (felt like 3, game time flies by) and crashing 9 times only to finally end up with a corrupt save game. All play time lost. If a game company is going to use Autosave (I understand this can be used to promote "game drama", but since Arkham saves anytime you earn exp why not allow us to make our own saves?) they should at least create multiple versions. Save every time you get exp like I said and then every 10m, or 20m, maybe up to the player. I'd rather lose 10 minutes of gameplay than 10 hours.
So I started again a few days later, played four hours and lost it all again. I'm done with this game until they patch it.
If you're hardcore about it you can certainly usb memory stick save yourself everyone once in awhile, rather a pain in the behind in my opinion but it's a safe workaround if you can put up with that nonsense from a $60 game you bought expecting the same polished work as the previous two titles were.
The game itself is fun, new villains and stuff looks like it could be interesting if I ever get to them and I enjoy the new leveling options (same basic stuff to buy, just set up differently, you start off with more tools/abilities at your disposal than the previous titles). Seems like there are less 'hook points' in the city for you to grapple to, even though the city looks like it should work the same, or maybe since its 5 years or so earlier his grapnel doesn't reach as far, so you end up gliding more before you can find a new place to boost yourself along and back up into the skyline. Seems to make travel slightly slower although the auto travel (to areas you must unlock, not hard, kind of fun to have a reason to beat up thugs anyhow) helps you loadscreen your way across the city and certainly makes up for the slower block by block travel in this game. Too bad most of my freezes came from using this feature....