Batman: Arkham Origins

Game: Batman: Arkham Origins

Year: 2013

System: Wii U

What Kind of Adventure?

Action-Adventure.

Was it fun?

Yes to an extent. I enjoyed the story and I found most of the boss battles to be very well done. But it is a frustrating game, sometimes the controls don’t work the way you would like them to. So there were times where I would die and it felt like I was being punished for doing the right thing. As anyone would, its incredibly infuriating  when you enter the commands of a move and it just doesn’t come out.

Are there any similar games?

I think the other Arkham games are similar and from what I played, the combat system is a lot like Shadow of Mordor. The big difference between the two is that Shadow of Mordor’s countering system is a lot more  responsive.

Favorite Character?

I don’t like to pick the main character too often because it feels a little stereotypical (especially when the option is Batman) so I’m going to pick my favorite boss.

Which was Deathstoke. This boss was hard, hands down the hardest boss for me. It took me a while to learn to play it smart and wait for an opening. After a couple hours (yes, it took me a couple hours), I learned what worked well and what didnt work. I’m going to say it right now, beating Deathstroke is one of my proudest moments of all time.

Would you play it again?

No, I know the story and the controls are too frustrating to play again.

Any Complaints?

The controls and the final boss. Beating Bane for the 3rd time was far too easy. Maybe stealth is my strength but I was never hit once in the final boss battle. Looking at all the other boss battles in the game, the Final one was a bit of a let down to say the least.

How would you rate it and why?

7.8

Two reasons this game got a “high” rating, boss battles and the story. I’d recommend this game but a fair warning, it may get frustrating at times.

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