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Game of the Year Debate: Skyrim vs. Arkham City

TGR: I’ll start by going over Arkham City, which was probably the best action game of 2011. The game had an amazing storyline that played as a great sequel to Arkham Asylum with a wide variety of challenges and characters to help boost the plot of the story. The player could play as Batman or Catwoman fighting crime against villains like the Joker, Penguin, Two Face, Mr. Freeze, Clayface, Ras Al Gaul, and Hugo Strange. With great graphics along with perfect voice acting from Mark Hamill as the Joker, and Kevin Conroy as Batman, the game hit the spot on so many different levels.

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StraightPath2073d ago (Edited 2073d ago )

both of them together.

Batman AC + Portal 2 + Skyrim + Xenoblade Chronicles + Zelda Skyward Sword are all credible for GOTY.

These games above are must play games this year. Althought there has been other great games too, such as Uncharted 3, Gears Of War 3 , Forza 4 , Little Big Planet 2 Deus Ex Human Revolution and many more etc But unfortunately those are great but nothing delivered from the above games.

I mean Batman AC is whole new level then Uncharted linearity. Gears 3 was a great game too Gears fans will love it but Gears 3 and Uncharted 3 are pretty much more of what the fans loved in previous games and added more content.

If you havent played games then your missing out big time I actually played Batman after Uncharted 3 and Skyrim.

Batman just went beyond anything i witnessed in Uncharted 3. Was a great game from combat to story to freedom the whole feel of gotham city was amazing. The villains the amazing moments.

For example compare the hallucinations sections from Batman AC towards Uncharted 3?

Those sections in UC3 were pretty pathetic wereas in Batman AC was amazing! Then we have fighting again UC3 is poor mans batman in this department.

Have you seen the amount of moves batman can do? story in UC3 wasnt impressive as UC2 was run in the mill indian jones. Whereas in Batman was comic book glalore. The ending was great and leaved a big question mark is ***** really dead? you can see the desperation of Batman to get the cure , you can see the whole city going in chaos , rival gang members fighting it out and batman is in the middle of all of that. How did you feel when stepping out to see Akrham City getting missiled and blown up by helicopters?

The open city although not as big as other open ended games was amazing. The detail rocksteady put into this city was amazing. Walk in street level you can see how bad this city is, you can hear civilians getting beats in alleyways and overhear convos of bad guys. Gliding around like batman scooping down and grabbing someone it never felt so badass to be batman.

All characters were used effectively from all villains having their own side quests. The use of characters in UC3 was poorly done. Everyone agrees on that. Not good as UC2.

Although it doesnt have online the amount of challenges sidequests and much more all makes it for it. Perhaps next batman they may put somthing online. The combat in and gadgets in disposal were fun to use and provided many ways in taking out bad guys.

This is not button basher game, even on normal difficulty batman can be taken out easily with few gun shots. Where as Uncharted 3 was run and gun no skill required even on crushing difficulty. Just cover like in gears and your done. Batman however combat was challenge and you really have to be batman to take down opponents in higher difficulty much more challenging.

ArchangelMike2073d ago

dude easy on the wall of text... I was going to read it all but then I took an arrow in the knee...

srry couldn't resist.

CarlitoBrigante2073d ago

Its between Uncharted 3 and Batman Arkham City, both of these games havent even bored me for seconds, these 2 games are so good at what they do!

Skyrim is overhyped, its great yes but it has its flaws, especially its unplayable on the PS3 if you got a savefile as big as I have(16mb).

Bundi2073d ago

Oh get out of here with your interactive movie

MariaHelFutura2073d ago (Edited 2073d ago )

How about you get out of here. No one wants you here, which why you will always be isolated to a single bubble. Which IMO, is one more than you deserve. Take out your anger on your parents or something, not us.

Drekken2073d ago (Edited 2073d ago )

That "interactive movie" is the only game from 2011 that I am still playing.

You would know how good it actually was if all of your games didn't play off of DVDs.

UC3 or Dark Souls were my GOTY for 2011.

h311rais3r2073d ago (Edited 2073d ago )

hey drekken...my games play off my HDD at over 80 fps at full 1080p. not under 720p with garbage textures and loading times. uncharted is the most overrated game this year. i only have 2 friends who bought it and me. most of my friends played it and did not bother buying it.

despair2073d ago

Shamefully I haven't played Arkham City yet, but I have to say for me it was between UC3 and Skyrim, I played Skyrim on the PC so I don't have the PS3 problem but I gave Skyrim the nod because I just wanted to keep playing it(and I still am), but I can see how people wouldn't like it.

the worst2073d ago

batman sucks
skyrim overhyped
uncharted 3 hands down

SolidGear32073d ago

Agreed. I'd take U3 above the other 2.

S-T-F-U2073d ago

I've not played Skyrim yet but If I had to choose between UC3 and Batman: AC It would be Batman. Loved Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Brilliant games, anybody who hasn't played them I urge you to do so...

soundslike2073d ago

batman- best action game

skyrim- best rpg

there you go

josephayal2073d ago

Arkham? Jejeje ok this is a joke?

MurDocINC2073d ago

I give it to Batman: Skyrim City!

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