Batman: Arkham Knight completely misunderstood what it needed to be and is a far worse game because of it.
Worse than Batman Begins? Nah. I would number the trilogy as follows: 1.Batman: Arkham City 2.Batman: Arkham Asylum 3.Batman: Arkham Knight
No Origins? I don't blame you. I'd put Asylum first though. That fanservice and subtle clues about characters in the environment. Gem of a game.
The first game was absolutely fantastic but City took everything that was great in the first and expanded on it.
@sureshot, agreed: AA is first. @Genuine-User, I disagree. I think AC took everything that was great about AA and just threw in tons of filler. That's how I see it. AA was everything that was amazing about AC, but with all the fat trimmed out.
I think Asylum is the best as well. City was great but it lacked a sense of urgency in the story with all the side content. 'Quickly Batman, we need your help!' Batman proceeds to try and solve a Riddler puzzle for 10 minutes.
Yeah, City was bigger than it needed to be. Batman is such a fascinating and deep character. These games benefit from a more focused story and a stronger sense of directive.
Arkham Origins got so much hate, even before people got to play it, just because it wasn't Rocksteady. It had better storytelling than City's. And it does count. Arkham Knight brings up the events of Origins quite often. It's canon. The Arkham games are a Tetralogy (or Quadrilogy) whether you all like it or not.
I'd have to agree with you.... Never played Origins. Guess you haven't either
I have. It was ok for its time.
Disregard the above comment. I thought you meant Batman Begins. I have played Origins, it was a good game.
Arkham night isn't a terrible game, but I feel it makes Arkham City better than I thought. Arkham city in terms of story, villains, and side quest did much better than AK. Ak has the Superior gameplay, but it's the villains what makes Batman Batman, and Rocksteady mishandle them pretty bad in AK. Hell even Origins did many things better, like Boss fights and detective stuff. AK also took ideas from it but couldn't it top Origins' awesome boss fight? I just can't believe how Rocksteady fu*** Deathtroke. Too much hype to see them fight again to end up as a frigging tank fight in which he was nowhere to be seen anyways.
Origins did a really good job with detective mode and boss fights. I wish Rocksteady had taken a cue from the detective mode in Origins and fleshed it out more but it was barely beyond a couple of scenes.
Except its NOT a trilogy, there are FOUR Arkham games in the series.... FACT the events in Origins are brought up quite a bit in Arkham Knight, Rocksteady themselves have said that its cannon to the series... And on top of all that the story in Origins blew the meh story in Arkham City away completely
i miss the real riddler challenges like lining up the icons etc.
Yeah, I swear riddler is the real main villain. How the hell did he have time to place 243 completely redundant riddles around Gotham without being caught? Batman isn't the worlds greatest detective in this game. If he was he'd say screw these damned riddles and figure out a way to get the riddler without picking up riddler trophies. It's the last thing I need to do for full knightfall protocol and the platinum trophy, but I swear it's making me hate the game. It goes completely against what Batman would really do.
yeah im getting put off the knightfall protocol because of the riddle trophys and the bombs in floor boring too. oh and the crazy amount of firemen, jeez how big is this firetruck they was in. apart from that though its an awesome game.
Aw.... I just cleared the main campaign yesterday... do I have to do those damn riddler trophies. Do you have to do them to unlock the Knightfall protocol??
Whatever this is the best Batman game compared to the previous. I mean great story, gameplay and constant replayability. It is more of the same and better.
I looked at your Avi and thought.. oh cool a challenger?!?! Then saw the name and pic on your profile. Still a cool car tho! I know off topic.
Blackgate was the best and it's only a solid 6/10. Metroidvania is more my genre which is why I was a bit forgiving and I hate action beat em up open world things so it's why I dislike the core series. Too repetitive.
Blackgate isn't just an awful Batman game, it's a terrible game altogether, I genuinely couldn't play it for more than half an hour.
Never played Batman: Gotham City Racer eh? :-P https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Based on the number of unnecessary batmobile scenarios forced into Arkham Knight I may as well have!
i hate this "hit me" kind of nonsense articles, this is the best batman game to date, i completed the game to 100% yesterday and i had a blast playing it, extremely good graphics, superb gameplay, a fan service storytelling, the batmobile parts are the most weak of the game, but even then, they are good enough, even the riddler misions are terribly good, the boss fights in asylum was dumb and repetitive for the most part, and batman arkham city just copy and paste all that and take it to a bigger enviroment, now arkham knight take the best or everything, add a batmobile, a great conclusion and awesome graphics and things to do for 40 hours or more
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You really didn't find the 243 riddles solved repetitive and completely ridiculous. The missions were fun and challenging, but everything else about the riddler is the definition of filler.
I've always hated the riddler challenge. I loved the batman series and im a completionist. But when it comes to these riddle missions. I skipped them.
yeah, at first i skipped those parts to, but when i finished everything else, i found that i want more batman and the only thing left, was those stupid riddles trophies, then i start to collect them, and i found it really enjoyable hehe, i really do, looking for those green guys to interrogate and solving puzzles, oh what a day, what a lovely day... sorry for my gramar, im mexican and donald trump hates me.
donald trump doesnt hate mexicans. think independently and dont be ignorant. also batman AK is pretty fun.
Reallynow, do you even know the word sarcasm?? Chillout and don't be stupid, cheers :)
Abit less Batmobile and some boss fights would have made this the best batman game ever. That's not to say I'm not loving it so far because I really am.
From memory: 1. Asylum 2. Knight 3. Origins 4. City If I had to play them all again today in order I think this is the way I'd put them: 1. Knight 2. Origins 3. Asylum 4. City I'm going to go ahead and assume I'm way in the minority though, if not for simply putting City last lol
I'm with you. City just had too much filler for my liking, and the story was all over the place. Oh, and 400+ riddler trophies. F that.
Collection is like crack for some people
Completely agree, I thought it's main problem was the city itself, it was really dull to explore unlike Asylum which had tons of atmosphere.
There weren't 400 riddler trophies in Arkham City....Batman had either 200 or 250, im leaning more towards 250 and Catwoman had 50...Thats 300 total not 400+
I highly disagree. I bought this expecting more Arkham City but this goes beyond City. The exploration is highly improved. The riddler trophies are much more challenging, the story is more engrossing (and I'm only like 15% in so it can only get better), the combat is improved. The multi-fear take down is just too awesome for words, skills and upgrades are much easier to come by, and obviously the game looks a lot better. Granted the changes to some characters like Riddler and Ivy are weird and off putting and the bat mobile can take a break for a minute but those aren't enough to make the game "absolutely terrible" Origins, that's absolutely terrible. I'd say it goes Knight, Asylum, City. Nothing against city, it was a great but I like Knight a lot better so far.
Undercurrent of sexism? If you can take this article even remotely seriously after reading that.... 99% of game deaths have male characters die. Does that make them sexist against men? This article is completely fking bogus SJW nonsense.
IMO Batman: Arkham Knight is very good, I might even favor it over Arkham City. But I'm seriously bummed Rocksteady still kept that insanely simplistic combat system. It's such a waste to only have 1 attack button that automates between punches and kicks.
I disagree with this article.
And I find this comment gives me a giant goofy grin.
Read the comments, didn't give the hit for the dumb ass author.
I may be in the minority here, but my favorites were Asylum and Origins.
Arkham Knight is just behind Asylum as the best Batman ever IMO.
Boring uninspired repetitive mess just like City they will never top Arkham Asylum.
Arkham Asylum was my favorite, the focus on the villains and story were excellent. There is something about Joker, just makes the game always intriguing. I don't mind Arkham city and Arkham Knight, both good games but I personally preferred the first game in the series.
Asylum had a focus that neither Knight or City can get due to their open worlds. I still hold Asylum in the highest regard. It had an almost Metroidvania vibe to it that I loved. And I feel it had some of the best predator and combat rooms in the series as well. The electrified floor fight is great.
I honestly don't get the hate the batmobile I absolutely love it especially the sound when you first get in it.
I'd say the author never really played Batman and Robin on PS1.
It's ok so far,I really liked Asylum,I never finished City it got boring.
Something's wrong with you if u think this game sucks...
1. Asylum 2. City 3. Knight 4. Origins
1. Asylum The others are debatable for me I really loved AC story and missions while I love Batman's new moves/abilities (like calling in the Batmobile in mid air is just epic) and I really liked the city more than AC. As for Origins I have yet to go back and beat it
Call me crazy: 1. Knight 2. Origins 3. City 4. Asylum I love all of them but Knight and Origins trumped city and asylum story wise.
I actually finished AA but not city too much going on the open world is too daunting for me so I sit on a building brooding. Decided to sit this out and may get it really cheap on steam in a year or two.
Most comments of people talking about Origins read like this. "Origins is a pos.... I've never played Origins." Sheep bashing great games because it's the cool thing to do are one of the many things wrong with the gaming community. DmC Devil May Cry. Lords of Shadow 2, Arkham Origins, etc. Sheep grasp on something popular to hate on from the games, whether it's emo Dante, the few stealth sections throughout the game, or the game not being made by Rocksteady, and then they circle jerk with each other.
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