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.

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GrieverSoul2931d 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.

LOGICWINS2931d ago

The Gamespot review is def a spoiler.

Rynx2931d 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?

LOGICWINS2931d ago (Edited 2931d 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.

factory2931d 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.

LarVanian2931d ago

Great score! I can't wait to get this bad boy next week.

Quagmire2931d ago

I wonder how this will compare to The Dark Knight Rises when it comes out.

Cloudberry2931d ago

Warner Bros should be pumped by now.

Both games & movie should be great, in my opinion.

Ezio20482931d ago

well i am really happy for Arkham City, but now my hopes are for Uncharted 3 to get a 10!!!!

LOGICWINS2931d ago

Uncharted 3? Whats that got to do with this?

MidnytRain2931d ago

What's the matter with you? It's probably the other game he's looking forward to.

MariaHelFutura2931d ago

Who f**king cares? U3 is gonna be outstanding 10 or not.

TheFallenAngel2931d ago (Edited 2931d ago )

Great score GOTY contender.

@disagrees ok not a GOTY contender and terrible score.

LOGICWINS2931d ago (Edited 2931d 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?

TheFallenAngel2931d ago (Edited 2931d 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....

LOGICWINS2931d ago (Edited 2931d 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."

Disccordia2931d 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-Eater2931d 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.

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