BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS
PS3 (also on
Xbox 360, Wii U, PC)
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,
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!
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.
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
There’s also multiplayer, for those with
Bat-friends. Lap this one up and the fun never ends!
very samey, we can’t pass that by. But if it ain’t broke why fix
it? Really, well why?