Chris writes, "It is no secret that I did not enjoy, and even disliked, Batman Arkham City. It just seemed to be lacking some spark that the original, Arkham Asylum, had."
Your attempt at spelling is terrible.
levelsave is a terrible website. I win.
+bubs XD Thanks to you guys, now I don't have to click this article. :P
Lmao at "It is no secret" I mean, who is this writer?
Hi, I'm Chris. Now you know me. Our website has a small following and those are the people who know "it is no secret." And now you know too!
Actually Chris, I have one of those memory erasers from Men In Black and I will forgot about you, you're crappy opinion and crappy site right about....now
I can do that without the eraser. Forgetting nobody is not hard to do.. I passed a homeless guy the other day giving his opinion on the end of the world. Couldnt tell you his name or what he looked like now because honestly his opinion was BS and didnt make enough of an impression. Just like the author here. He just wants to try to make a name for himself by hating on a popular game. By next week none of us will even remember this crappy site or the dribble they tried to push off as journalism
It's no secret that the proper way to say "it is" is actually "it's." At least according to our good friend the contraction. Or wait, maybe it actually IS a secret?
now don't hate on me for saying this but i had more fun with the first batman game just because it was in a way straightforward. In arkham city you are thrown into a big world but its not as well done open world when it comes to travelling from one to next destination. Maybe its just me but i also read in few reviews that sometimes knowing where to go next became frustrating but its in no way a bad game, its actually a very good game. hopefully one day someone makes a really great superman game because the potential is unlimited if done right
this is where the men are separated from the boys, most kids in here would enjoy a game on the same level as tic-tac-toe if it had next gen production value. While B:AC is not a bad game it's not great either. The open world approach was a good idea on paper but played out poorly in their execution of it. In my expert opinion the current state of hardware is not there yet for proper open world games. That's why most of them look dead and lifeless half the time or just have the scripted NPCs sprinkled all over the map in different skins. Those who know how the technology works pick up on this stuff right away and can't but feel a little bit of a sinking feeling at the current state of gaming. Of course MS has not helped any of this AT ALL and in fact only made the problem worse by buying their way into every IP that sold a few million copies last gen. This is what Sony was talking about early on when they said that MS was not expanding the market but in fact fighting over the scraps of what last gen left us. I would love to see a GTA game not crippled by DVD9 and the slower memory pool of the 360.
It's not bad to prefer the first game to the sequel. That's cool. To say that Arkham City is a bad game is heresy.
I can't understand if he thinks this game is sooo terrible why doesn't he quickly make one and become a billionaire? Like everyone knows making a game like Ark ham city with Amazing game play, tens of hours of it, thousands of textures and 3d meshes, shouldn't take more than half hour...
So if he cant make a game, he is not allowed to think that one is terrible? Thats not how 'having an opinion' works in real life. Do you love every movie, every song and every game you encounter? No? Then you must be an amazing musician/film maker/developer, all in one, because how dare you think they arent good when so much work went into them??
Just because it takes long and hard work to make a game, doesn't mean it will automatically be good. I myself only finished Arkham CIty because I payed a lot of money for it, whereas I platinumed Asylum. I thought the Open World Traveling was just terrible and while you had a constant sense of progression in Asylum, you were just endlessly grinding along in City.
I totally agree with the writer of this article.
Oh look, another Wordpress site with the same free layout as all the other ones. It's sad that any joe schmoe with connection to the internet can start a website so easily. I think your website design is lacking some spark and originality. So there.
Why is it sad, and what's wrong with people writing and creating their own sites? That is a stupid way of thinking. Often these sites have more truth on them than the bigger sites.
No in most cases they do not have more cred than a bigger site. They usually end up psuhing their personal opinion as fact with nothing to back it up.
Whats wrong with it? really? okay let me give you an example. Say anyone could buy a camera and make a movie. Okay now suddenly theaters are filled with crap movies and huge blockbusters. Now people have to look through all the crap to find the ones worth watching.
Same thing here. I dont want to wade through tons of crap by just anyone to find the ones made by people who actually have a valid opinion because they work in the industry.
Don't read it. What's wrong with you people ?!? I don't think it is sad that everybody can make and published articles on a website, but it is sad that people are nasty enough to give their personal opinion just for the sake of being mean with someone when nobody force you to stop and read their article ! At least he tried... And I agree that the story of the first one was by far more interesting !
Yup this article has it right. Cause when I see Bionicle, I think Batman......... Yes I'm being sarcastic about that -_-
I've never played Batman Arkham Ctiy so i wouldn't know.
Did you really need to comment then?
New to n4g? Having no idea of the topic has no effect on people's inclination to post on the topic.
Although I find the story in AA stronger than the one in AC... this article is stupid Complaining about logic in a video game? Suspension of disbelief
agree its a comic there is no logic lol
I actually thought the game was pretty bland too. Which is odd considering i liked the first one and not much really changed. The boss battles were really fun though. Especially Ras Al Goul.
I've played Batman Arkham City not Batman Arkham "Ctiy" as the title stated before it was corrected. I said it as a joke lol
Oh lol, the you should have said it like this " ... know, but I did play Batman Arkham City."
@FlameHawk Yea I probably should've lol Anyways I really liked Batman Arkham City myself. Very good game IMO.
Damn guys... Im losing track of all the acronyms example: "AA is better than CSGO for the GOW or GoW reasons stated a week ago and AC,BF,and COD or BLOPS or BLOPS2 for the MW ill trade any day for AC or the new MOH but the NFSMW is awesome and honestly GTAIV is one of the coolest because it will have more sales than LoT thinks it will understandably ME was originally meant to be a FPS but now with ME3 we have long forgotten that thought with the release of GT5P and then the subsequent release of GT5 and the expected release of GT6P back when TF2 came out it was all about HL2 and Maybe KZ and the arguments about KZ3 not looking as good as KZ2 and UC2 looking better than UC3 before MGSGZ came and stole the show and MGSR came out and glitched the screen with some SOTC and some FFVIIIXLTIV." just an example but SHIT the acronyms Confuse the shit out of me here sometimes.
Is it sad I understood all of that?
Got 'em all except of LoT and CSGO. Funny post, btw.
Great Game, but terrible ending..
Ending was fine, but thats just my opinion.
The ending was comical.
That actually is pretty funny!
Trying to troll one of the best games of last year for hits makes for a terrible article, too. How did this even get approved?
It must be a REALLY slow day.... What a horrible article.
Thanks for your input!
I could understand if he didnt like it but I cant understand how he could not like city if he liked the first one so much. I didnt really like either one but If I continued to play them for longer im sure they would have grown on me and I can tell they are really quality games for sure. This is like how the most vocal haters of COD are usually the ones who bought the last 5 cod games and suddenly cant stand COD when the most recent one arrives. If you liked the previous games and then suddenly hate a sequel that is just as good or better, then the problem is most likely with you and not the game.
He actually explained just the part you are confused about. He didnt like the differences.
I used to be a contributor but then I took a few tickets to the knee.
beging to realize ALL articles have a webbing connection to appear for hits on N4G
and gamers as blind sheeps on a daily base complaint and whin about whatever is approved or not approved
do you guys really think the owners of this site gives a rat-ass what we think long as they fill their monthly quota. and allow the whining and complaints to continue. i've been a member since 2006 and figure all this out also there is a group that hoards on disagreeing if the comment is not up-to-par to their liking U see im down to 1 bubble for speaking the TRUTH. a daily monthly thing will this thought get disagrees?? of course.
gamers on here dont like rational realistic thoughts
foolishness of a game that has nooooo substance in life YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
NEW YORKERS dealing with SUPER SANDY storm trying to servive the after math re-build life. but day-to-day we bit;h and whin about meanless content,download content extra payments, glitches, 60fps not happen yet with ps3
this site should be called NEWS FOR WHINNERS.COM
Couldn't have said it better. Been a member for a while as well and this is unfortunately the sad truth. But i still come here because its the fast food of gaming news. i recommend you try Shacknews its more mature.
You'd have more bubbles if you took some time to think before putting down your opinion in a clear and orderly manner. You just sharted random whining onto the screen.
Really Memots, you couldn't put it better than THAT incomprehensible garbage above? Terrible spelling, no capitalization, thinks the plural of sheep is sheeps (that's something 5 year old's say), putting out malformed brain farts and daring to call his rambling nonsense opinions truth. Here's a hint Morkendo23, people are allowed to "bit;h and whin" as you put it, about games all they like. Just because other, more important things happen every day in the world that doesn't mean that people can't discuss more frivolous subjects and be passionate about them. It doesn't mean they're whiners, it means they want to discuss a shared interest...nothing more. You have a spectacular amount of education to receive, and a lot of growing up to do. People are allowed to disagree with each others opinions...welcome to the world little one, we don't all think the same. You have one bubble because your posts are terrible, poorly thought out and the ramblings of a childish mind trying to pretend they're more grown up than they actually are by daring to lecture people who want to discuss video games because they don't care about all the ills of the world like you're pretending to do. 'Oh how can you talk about movies or music, don't you know there's people starving in Africa? First world problems, LOL' Screw that line of thinking. If we all went around thinking about the misery of the world 24/7, it'd be a pretty miserable life. In short, take your undeserved superiority complex and cram it where the sun doesn't shine. That 3 people actually agree with you is unbelievable considering the state of that post. For shame.
Is it possible that this is my opinion and that I am not trying to troll anyone? Maybe, just maybe, different opinions are are a good thing.
Is it possible that you dressed up your opinion in as confrontational a headline as possible to bait for hits? If Arkham City is terrible, what's something like Amy or Hydrophobia? That's why your opinion is being disregarded offhand.
If somebody wants to tell me that they didn't care much for Arkham City, that's fine. Different people, different opinions, and all that But nobody who understands video games would try to argue that it's "terrible." That's just trolling, and you'll get no hit from me. Better luck next time.
dude just stfu
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but come on! Seriously? There are some games that even if you don't like them you have to just acknowledge the fact that they are brilliant. I'm not too fond of Starcraft, Haf Life, Gran Turismo and many other loved franchises... I just accept the fact that in these cases it is probably bad taste on my part or the games are just not for me. I still know these franchises are fantastic for their audiences.
I liked the game but it ended just so suddenly.
What a joke article..batman arkham city is one of the best game I played this generation.
i thought it was a good game but not great.
Seems like they didn't like the game because they made it more challenging and betterfied ( yep i typed that ) what made the first so awesome.
Lol betterfied, good one!!!
lol, indeed that was a good one lmao
Well, that wasn't worth reading. It was similar to pushing cocktail sticks into your eyes.
Is there something wrong with doing that...? Lol
Ahahahaha!!! Bubbles for funny!
The game ended suddenly? After all the antidote chasing and Joker tricks and detours against Strange and Al Ghul on then way I really don't see how anyone could have thought then game ended suddenly. If anything it was drawn out
i was put off by Arkham city because it was so overwhelming. The huge city, all those riddler trophies, etc. I loved Arkham Asylum though.
Terrible game more like terrible opinion.
Just....just go away, please. I'm too tired for this.
Terrible? Not even close. Arkham City is THE best OPEN WORLD super hero game ever made.
Will I get downvoted if I say inFamous is better? Probably, but I'll say it anyway.
That was the biggest waste of words I've seen in a while.
What's exactly what I thought too, glad someone agrees lol.
sigh..... not this again https://i.minus.com/inwteAl...