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Submitted by Outsider-G 1509d ago | review

IGN: Batman Arkham City Review

Batman: Arkham City isn't perfect, but listing the little things I didn't like gets in the way of all the stuff I adored. The voice acting, the challenges, the amazing opening, the unbelievable ending and the feeling of being the Dark Knight -- these are the things that standout looking back. I've beaten this thing twice and still want to call in sick and chase Riddler Trophies.

Batman: Arkham City isn't just better than Batman: Arkham Asylum, it's better than most games on the market. (Batman: Arkham City, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 9.5/10

Chuk5  +   1509d ago
Good job RS.
GrieverSoul  +   1509d ago
Seems to me that RockSteady pulled it off, but I want to judge this game by myself.

Also, people should stay away from certain reviews. Some spoilers and comments are ruining some of the games best moments.
LOGICWINS  +   1509d ago
The Gamespot review is def a spoiler.
Rynx  +   1509d ago
This game is a must buy for me. Although I can't help but feel conflicted. This iteration is OD'd with DLC (skins, challenge maps) and one can almost be certain that there's going to be a 'Game of the Year' edition including all of said DLC.

I feel like the more sensible thing to do is just wait a year later 'till the inevidable re-release drops that way I can enjoy the game in full with everything it had to offer.

I never waited for such an anticipated game on my list before. I wonder which option would put me at a loss. Just buying the game day 1 and buying up all the DLC as it comes? Or buying the game day 1, selling it after I beat it, then using that money to buy the GOTY edition when that comes out?
LOGICWINS  +   1509d ago
YUP, getting the game of the year edition for half the price as well. If people want to pay $60 and THEN pay $20-$30 on extra DLC, then thats their business.
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factory  +   1509d ago
In my opinion, The IGN review is a worthless read. It is poorly written and seems like it was rushed. The score is in line with most other early reviews but the text of the review didn't really tell me anything I couldn't gather in any of the previews. I can't wait to play the game but that review did nothing to amp me up for the experience.
LarVanian  +   1509d ago
Great score! I can't wait to get this bad boy next week.
Quagmire  +   1509d ago
I wonder how this will compare to The Dark Knight Rises when it comes out.
Cloudberry  +   1509d ago
At least...
Warner Bros should be pumped by now.

Both games & movie should be great, in my opinion.
Ezio2048  +   1509d ago
well i am really happy for Arkham City, but now my hopes are for Uncharted 3 to get a 10!!!!
LOGICWINS  +   1509d ago
Uncharted 3? Whats that got to do with this?
MidnytRain  +   1508d ago
What's the matter with you? It's probably the other game he's looking forward to.
MariaHelFutura  +   1509d ago
Who f**king cares? U3 is gonna be outstanding 10 or not.
TheFallenAngel  +   1509d ago
Great score GOTY contender.

@disagrees ok not a GOTY contender and terrible score.
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LOGICWINS  +   1509d ago
Your getting disagrees because your comment is sheepish. You base what you think GOTY is based on OTHER peoples opinions. Why not play the game first and then decide if its your game of the year? GTA4 got plenty of GOTY awards and 10s...and for many gamers out there, it was the biggest disappointment of this generation.

I still don't get the constant "OMG dis gunna be GOTY" mantra on N4G. Why can't you just hope for it to be an enjoyable game?
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TheFallenAngel  +   1509d ago
Key word is *contender* I didn't say omg this is GOTY.

Whatever you say dude. Im not going to sit here and argue for something like this....
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LOGICWINS  +   1509d ago
Buddy, even saying its a contender doesn't make any sense. Your still basing that off OTHER peoples opinions. There are thousands of games that come out every year from the PC, PS3, 360, Wii, Mobile, DS etc.

Yet you let OTHERS tell you what the "contenders" should be based off their reviews? Same sheepish concept still applies.

"I didn't say omg this is GOTY"

Clearly that was a hyperbole to make a point. And that was in reference to N4G in general because I've seen people say that a game will be "GOTY" before they've even played it.

EDIT: FallenAngel, you started the argument when you replied to me. My reply to you was simply to let you know why you got disagrees since it seemed like it concerned you judging from your sarcasm.

"ok not a GOTY contender and terrible score."
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Disccordia  +   1508d ago
Hey Logic, what's your problem with this game? I seem to remember you having this argument the other day over the exact same thing. How about you save your "logic" for trolls rather than bashing a harmless comment like this?
Finger-Eater  +   1508d ago
You know logic, a day or two ago you seemed like a pretty sour ass on the game informer review. But now I see what you mean. It is pretty annoying seeing people copy and paste "GOTY" for every single hyped up game. I didn't notice it until now and its just plain stupid. A good game is good wether its GOTY or not, its annoying seeing these people just say GOTY to prove it s a good games when "GOTY" awards dont make a games better. Its like a developer says a game is there biggest game yet, and then some random sheep goes and comments "GOTY", I mean like WTF, you cant just say a game is the best game out of all games released this year for some quote or review when you havent played it yet (Not saying Arkham city is bad) its just stupid like you said to say game as GOTY from some review, and whats funny is some people go around to multiple articles and reviews and say GOTY to different games, its like their mindless robots that say "GOTY" to every positive looked game, for what agrees? This whole "GOTY" deal is silly. Wish people would see it like we are seeing it.
xXtremeHDGamerXx  +   1509d ago
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman!
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman!
Batman, Batman, Batman!
TheFallenAngel  +   1509d ago
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na spiderman
Swiggins  +   1508d ago
Hi Batman I'm Piderman, Hi Piderman I'm Batman.
callahan09  +   1509d ago
Well, it wasn't on my to buy list before, but it certainly is now. Not sure why I didn't care before since I did like Arkham Asylum, but for some reason after playing that one and then earlier this year Deus Ex which was actually remarkably similar but with FPS action instead of Third-Person brawler action (sounds like a big difference but all the rest of the features considered they were very, very similar in so many ways in my opinion) I just didn't have much interest in other one. But after seeing it get unanimously amazing scores from EVERYONE, I think I will have to get it.
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Grip  +   1509d ago
Seriously IGN need to learn Math.. anyway great game
WhiteLightning  +   1509d ago
You know what this game needs since it has a LOT of DLC skins coming out for it.

Del Boy and Rodney Skins as Batman and Robin


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Pintheshadows  +   1509d ago
Haha, Yes!
fluffydelusions  +   1509d ago
how long is the campaign?
LOGICWINS  +   1509d ago
Proly 16-20 hours without the side missions.
floetry101  +   1509d ago
I've heard the main story quests take about 8-12 hours, but there is an unbelievable amount of content otherwise.
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SlickShoes  +   1509d ago
So you don't actually know, cheers.
solar  +   1509d ago
soooo excited!!!!
nel6988  +   1509d ago
excellent score and review
despair  +   1508d ago
this is the first and last review I'm reading and even then I skimmed through it, I want nothing else spoilt for me in the game so I'm going into a media blackout for Batman AC :)
uwazir  +   1508d ago
They should just get rocksteady to do all super hero games from now on

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