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Batman Arkham City is a Terrible Game

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."

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Griffin48711497d ago

Your attempt at spelling is terrible.

HammadTheBeast1496d ago

levelsave is a terrible website. I win.

NeXXXuS1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

+bubs XD

Thanks to you guys, now I don't have to click this article. :P

delicia1496d ago

Lmao at "It is no secret" I mean, who is this writer?

Snickelsox1496d ago

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!

calis1496d ago

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

WiiUalpha1495d ago

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

OWNTJosh1495d ago

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?

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showtimefolks1496d ago

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

Consoldtobots1495d ago

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.

coolman2291491d ago

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.

Beastforlifenoob1496d ago

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...

maximaz1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

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??

KUV19771496d ago

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.

AfricanGamer9ja1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

I totally agree with the writer of this article.

lifesanrpg1495d ago

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.

Feralkitsune1495d ago

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.

WiiUalpha1495d ago

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.

cruncher_201495d ago

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 !

KidBroSweets21492d ago

Yup this article has it right. Cause when I see Bionicle, I think Batman.........

Yes I'm being sarcastic about that -_-

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The_Infected1497d ago

I've never played Batman Arkham Ctiy so i wouldn't know.

FlameHawk1496d ago

Did you really need to comment then?

brish1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

New to n4g?

Having no idea of the topic has no effect on people's inclination to post on the topic.

Nimblest-Assassin1496d ago

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

vork771496d ago

agree its a comic there is no logic lol

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1496d ago

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.

The_Infected1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

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

FlameHawk1496d ago

Oh lol, the you should have said it like this " ... know, but I did play Batman Arkham City."

The_Infected1496d ago

@FlameHawk

Yea I probably should've lol

Anyways I really liked Batman Arkham City myself. Very good game IMO.

Autodidactdystopia1496d ago

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.

Snookies121496d ago

Is it sad I understood all of that?

wingman32x1495d ago

Got 'em all except of LoT and CSGO.

Funny post, btw.

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Venox20081496d ago

Great Game, but terrible ending..

LOGICWINS1496d ago

Ending was fine, but thats just my opinion.

coolman2291491d ago

That actually is pretty funny!

Gamehard1496d ago

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?

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1496d ago

It must be a REALLY slow day.... What a horrible article.

CalvinKlein1496d ago

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.

maximaz1496d ago

He actually explained just the part you are confused about. He didnt like the differences.

Autodidactdystopia1496d ago

I used to be a contributor but then I took a few tickets to the knee.

morkendo231496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

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

memots1496d ago

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.

maximaz1496d ago

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.

dennett3161496d ago

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.

Snickelsox1496d ago

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.

dennett3161496d ago

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.

Philoctetes1495d ago

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.

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