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POSTED 12/11/13


BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS

WB Games
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii U, PC)

“I know some good games we could play,” said the Bat. “I know some new tricks,” said the Bat in the, erm, cowl.

“New tricks” you declare? Well, we must disagree. We only saw one, perhaps two, perhaps three.

But one of them is indeed very wily, step back in time like diminutive Kylie. The title says it, but we’ll emphasise now. It’s an origins story, Batman’s first BIFF! BANG! and POW!

Black Mask hates the Bat, so eight baddies he courts – to milk assassin’s greed and nab many noughts. They follow a five, that’s seven in all. 50 million bucks – now that’s quite a haul!

Other nemeses, renowned and obscure, all follow the call and the Bat they do lure.

But he’s ever so stealthy, with jumps, zips and glides. Those sneakies, those swoops, in shadows he hides.

Of those there are plenty, as no one’s around. On Chrissie Eve you’d think some peeps would abound! Singing and laughing, playing games at a pinch. Were they all kidnapped? Perhaps by The Grinch?

So baddies Bats takes down, with his wonderful toys. Including some new ones, which he often employs. Don’t worry, don’t fret, there are still fisticuffs. They couldn’t not have that, could they Bat-buffs?

Bats also gets busy on things more forensic. Retracing crimes with computer skills well-slick.

Jaunts include boss fights, with those eight foul we mentioned. These can go on, yet are pumped full of tension.

Like City before it, you can focus on main quests, but side ones are fun and offer up good rests. Find stuff, collect stuff, blow it all up. Does it get boring? Not really, nup.

There’s also multiplayer, for those with Bat-friends. Lap this one up and the fun never ends!

It is very samey, we can’t pass that by. But if it ain’t broke why fix it? Really, well why?

take me back to the start...

 



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