Diehard GameFAN: Batman: Arkham Origins is probably better than you expect, but not as good as it should have been. For as much as WB Montreal has stuck to what was done in Arkham City, they’ve hit a few bumps along the way. The combat isn’t quite as refined, the objectives are all too familiar, and the story has the same big twist that we’ve seen time and again. However, there’s nothing overtly bad here, and the core formula is still so fun that it makes up for the problems. The multiplayer is a wash, but at least it didn’t distract from the main game. If you loved the previous games in the franchise, you’ll probably want to play this. It doesn’t reach the pedestal those games sit on, but it does more than enough to justify its existence.