Even when a Batman game isn't very good, it's still pretty good.
7.8 is decent but nowhere near the scores of the last two games. Who didnt see this coming a long time ago?
7.8 isn't bad
It's not bad but it's not fair to the game. This title is getting ripped just because Rocksteady isn't doing it. The game is an improvement but still gets crapped on. Sad to see bad media when no one is finding fault other than "lack of innovation" which COD and a buttload of other games get excused for all the time.
Keep in mind that these are the exact same people that gave MW3 a 9/10.
I like mw3...
I thought to me that its just as good as the previous two. What is it that people aren't liking about it? Just curious.
They don't like it just because rocksteady is not involved. In my opinion the game is absolutely amazing.
I agree entirely. They are looking for faults as it is not Rocksteady and I have said before that that is an insult to WB Montreal who have done sterling work. This is just as good as Rocksteady's efforts and in some areas it is actually a huge improvement. Better boss fights, a story that fits the open world better and is excellent, superior side activities, great implementation of puzzles, subtle visual flairs, and tweeks to numerous gameplay elements. If COD gets a free ticket for its lack of innovation then how is it fair for this game which improves in so many areas to be marked down as it is more of the same. It is stupid.
@Pintheshadows I agree with everything you said above and below. WBM was really damned if they did, damned if they don't. If they would have changed things people would bitch. "They completely destroyed everything Rocksteady did"!! If they keep it the same, people will bitch. This is just coping Rocksteady"!! But they will turn around and applaud COD every year for doing nothing new. SAD. I've been playing it since Tuesday. If you like the Arkham games then it's just more of a good thing. Combat is very much the same, like slipping into a comfortable pair of shoes. Little things have been actually improved like the detective/crime stuff. Boss fights are also better IMO. I also like how it grades your fights. My only complaint is the multilayer which I feel is unnecessary like many games.
You summed it up pretty well i think.
all of you said what on my mind
Wow, its 2013 and people still care about IGN's reviews? These are the kind of reviewers that nitpick on the smallest little things that nobody notices. I only look at their reviews for the gameplay footage. I literally muted the sound and just watched the video.
I have read several reviews that have given between 70-80 review scores but when I read the reviews the game sounds great - I have not seen anything in a review yet that makes the game sound like it is "less than" the previous games- They basically say the game is bigger and in many ways better than previous but di not innovate enough- But if you have a good foundation there is no need to go over the top on innovating since it is only the 3rd game in the series - so I don t really get it- The reviews content make me want to buy it but the scores/conclusion say don t be in a hurry- I will buy it sooner rather than later though Seems like a lot "of me too" reviews
And I bet if WB Montreal had innovated it the same journalists would slag the game off for being too different compared to the Rocksteady Arkham games. Origins is just as good, and in many many ways it is an improvement. I think story wise it is far superior to City as it lends itself to an open world game. That to me is one of the things Origins has over City. City's story was always urgent which made messing about feel like it was drawing focus. Here however Batman is the focal point of the story. He is being hunted and every criminal in the city knows it so it feels more apt when you stop to beat the living crap out of them.
Hmm, looks like i was right. Its just more of the same game, even the environment is the same. They even used most of the same Arkham city level from the last game. Seems like its getting alot of 7s across the board. I will wait or just go back to Arkham City for now. They blew it with this game, couldve been so much better!
Right, because you can tell all of that from reviews! Play the game before you start talking trash about the game bro. It's not that hard to discern for yourself whether or not you'll like it. Oh and what did you expect the game to be? It's set in Gotham City for fucks' sake! Arkham City is a sealed off section of Gotham City so of course the game will have familiar territory! But this game is also 2x bigger than Arkham City as well, which is a vast improvement.
For one, how am i talking trash? Based on every review and from all the hours of gameplay footage ive watched, this was a mere fact my friend! Ive spent enough time with the first two games to notice the same formula used once again. It doesnt take much to realize you are playing the same game again. You would think the developers would at least change up the look of Arkham just a little bit, vs using the same exact map! Thats just flat out lazy. They actually rehashed the same exact location! You know you are playing the same game again, so why deny it? Its same thing with games like Uncharted and COD, they keep releasing the same game over and over again. This is fact! Make it DLC instead, but dont try to sell it off as a completely new game when its not. Dont get me wrong, i frikin love the first 2 Batman games, but if it feels like added DLC only, whats the point on spending $60? You wanna buy into it, be my guest. Gamers like you are the reason we keep getting the same thing over and over again. Its easy to make money off sheep. Dead Space too, first two were great and third was worse. Set Batman in a whole new environment, add some new villians that are worthwhile! Mad Hatter, comon? You dont have to change the gameplay! Its a weak third installment. Im sure well be seeing more Batman, COD and Dead Space on the next gen consoles. Nothing new here. Accept it and move on bro!
Every review? Really? So you drew from the ones that gives it 8's and 9's as well, did ya? Sure doesn't seem like it. You're watching gameplay vs actually playing it. Those aren't facts "my friend" those are called "opinions based on other opinions." Who said that this game was going to be the reinvention of the wheel? In terms of gameplay and overall feel of the game they were very forthright since it was revealed that this will be very similar to Arkham City and Arkham Asylum. It's supposed to feel similar since they are of the same lore, after all. It wouldn't make sense to make a radically different game based on the same story now would it? They didn't change the way Arkham looked? Really? You know this because you've seen it all and played it? Or just picking that out of a review because they said it remains largely unchanged? It's SUPPOSED TO BE unchanged mostly. It's a game about how a city was so corrupt that they have to seal off a section of the city in order to rid the streets of heinous acts of terror. What you're saying isn't fact so please stop trying to pass it off as so. You have a pathetically weak argument in the first place having not even played the game yet. It's too big to be DLC too, you don't think they thought of that already? You say "But it feels like added DLC only" and you haven't even played the game yet only watched videos and read reviews, you lost your credibility right then and there by saying that. People shouldn't say things like that without having played, you can say that it "seems like DLC" or that it "looks like DLC" but you are saying it as if you've experienced it for yourself. Have you ever heard of the saying "Things may look the same on the outside but are different on the inside"? This is almost the same thing here, it feels good to be Batman in this game just like the other games before it, but it also has it's own style and brand as well and not completely piggybacking off of Rocksteady in the improvements they were able to make to the formula. But you wouldn't know that because you didn't try it. Fact of the matter is this, absolutely no one ever tried to pass this off as "something new here" so why are you acting like they did? From the very start they said it would feel and look similar to the other games because they felt that there wasn't anything significant worth changing, just simply building upon the foundation and improving it all around, which they did and you'd know that if you actually played, bro!
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