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Destructoid - Review: Batman: Arkham City

It doesn't quite reach the highs of its predecessor, but Arkham City rarely sinks low and does its best to answer major criticisms from the first title. When it's all said and done, you'll be begging for more, but not because there wasn't enough. It is just too damn fun to be The Bat.

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Michael-Jackson2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

It's not hard to figure out the one who reviewed this...

8.5 is great but it's just the lowest score I've seen so far.

meetajhu2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

Very easy for destructoid to break anyone's excitement. Yet anything above 7 is great score and gamers are forgetting that.

Jobesy2925d ago

I don't think this will be GOTY like many think. It will settle in the low 90's on metacritic.

Iroquois_Pliskin2925d ago

thats still an excellent score

StraightPath2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

This game so far with its little reviews got a 97% metacritic....wow if this carries on this will be pretty hard to beat..and lead to being GOTY if Uncharted 3 or Skyrim dont have anything to say :D

VvKILLAGOOSEvV2925d ago

The problem I have with Jim Sterling's review is he gave Two Worlds 2 an 8/10, so by his logic, Arkham City is only .5 of a better game than that. I'm sorry no, not even subjectively, period.

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buddymagoo2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

Does the guy even like Video games???

@below

It's not bad but does it deserve better? Is the review justified when compared to other reviews?

floetry1012925d ago

IT'S AN 8.5.

8 POINT 5.

HOW IS THAT EVEN BAD?

LOGICWINS2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

@floetry101- Because this is N4G. If you even slightly disagree with the sentiments of the majority, its an issue....even if its by half a point.

Read buddymagoo's comment. Perfect example of N4G overreaction.

"It's not bad but does it deserve better?

You'll know if it deserves better or not when you play it.

"It's not bad but does it deserve better? Is the review justified when compared to other reviews?"

So all reviews MUST be consistent or identical??????? If that were the case, then we would only need ONE review site. There are multiple review sites out there because there are multiple opinions out there.

buddymagoo2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

The guy gave Deadly Premonition a 10/10! I'll just leave it with you guys to defend him.
http://www.destructoid.com/...

Logicwins, lol.

LOGICWINS2925d ago

^^I'm not defending anyone, I'm simply countering your opinion. Btw. Deadly Premonition was a 10/10 for HIM.

Just like Arkham City can be a 10/10 for one person, a 7/10 for another person, and a 2/10 for another person. It's all opinion.

Commander_TK2925d ago

Logicwins is right. It's common sense. Nobody has the same opinion as the other guy. Lost Planet 2 recieved negative scores, but I thought the game was great. See?

As Blackbond would say: "It's just that easy."

buddymagoo2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

Logicwins are you on some kind of crusade?

I disagree with his opinion based off of other peoples opinions. Of which I am entitled because that is my opinion.

Stop preaching. I don't think you understand what I am saying and are just interested in what you are saying. Re-read. The guy gave deadly premonition a 10/10!

LOGICWINS2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

^^Your entitled to give your opinion as much as I'm entitled to counter it. Also theres a difference between a valid opinion and an invalid opinion.

You believing that all reviews need to be consistent is an invalid opinion because it contradicts the very meaning of a review: different people giving different opinions on a game.

PeZuS2925d ago

There's not a big difference between an 8.5 and a 9...

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Chuk52925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

This is a man who gave AC2 a 4, The Wicther 2 a 6 and Deadly Premonition a 10. I swear all he does is review things like some post-modernist hipster. His review means nothing to me.

LOGICWINS2925d ago

He also gave Killzone 3 a ten. I guess thats an untrustworthy review as well.

Chuk52925d ago

KZ3 isn't a 10. KZ2 was a better game.

LOGICWINS2925d ago

"KZ3 isn't a 10. KZ2 was a better game."

And thats your opinion. I think KZ3 is a much better game that Killzone 2.

Wh15ky2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

I love KZ3 but it's no where near perfect.

Although the perfect game is impossible a 10/10 score should only be reserved for a game that is pretty much as close to perfect as possible.

GG made alot of glaring mistakes with KZ3 - removing the indepth stats of KZ2, removing custom ranked games, the poor map designs (Phyrus Crater, Corinth Highway, Akmir Snowdrift and Turbine Concourse in particular), the short disjointed single player and the tacked on Co-op.

This reviewers reviewing skills are very questionable and obviously unreliable if he awarded KZ3 a perfect score and if the scores Chuk5 quoted are correct.

Pintheshadows2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

It doesn't quite reach the highs of its predecessor, but Arkham City rarely sinks low and does its best to answer major criticisms from the first title. When it's all said and done, you'll be begging for more, but not because there wasn't enough. It is just too damn fun to be The Bat.

Warning inconsistent paragraph alert.

It's strange. The text reads like a ten. So basically he gave 8.5 to be different.

pr0digyZA2925d ago

I would hate to work for them, Jim seems to give himself the good games.

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