Right out of the gate, Arkham Origins is a tough sell. With a new team, Warner Bros (WB) Montreal, taking the reigns from Rocksteady and a new multiplayer component coming from Splash Damage (developers of Brink) it seemed like the writing was on the wall for an inferior iteration. It is also very similar to Arkham City with the same engine, city, design, and combat, not to mention it's the third in the series and a prequel/origin tale, fatigue is starting to set in. On top of all that, it won't take you long to find the myriad of bugs that literally plague the game on all platforms, proving that WB Montreal could have used more polish on its first original release. Despite all these knocks, the big saving point for Arkham Origins is its story, which was strong enough to excuse some (if not all) of the aforementioned faults. Fans of the series should not pass this one up and newcomers can easily have this be an intro to the series, but make no mistake about it, this is a slow burn with caveats.