#1 Edited by reaperOnyx (1157 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do they? I honestly think the game is great. Is it because of the lack of change? Honestly, I don't know. I only play for the story line. The game play isn't broken, it stayed the same. If it ain't broke, don't try and fix it.

#2 Posted by consolemaster001 (6035 posts) - - Show Bio

It's alright but predictable

#3 Posted by BatmanFan11 (516 posts) - - Show Bio

Because they're critic's......

I honestly think Arkham Origins is much better than Arkham City. Arkham Asylum is still IMO the best out of the three.

#4 Posted by SirMethos (1345 posts) - - Show Bio

Chances are that there are several factors.

One of them though, is the plot holes/continuity errors in the game. To give an example: The "Grapnel Booster" that was was only a Prototype in Arkham City, is something you already have in Arkham Origins, despite the fact that it's supposed to take place several years before the events of Arkham City. I suppose Batman sent it back in time -.-

#5 Posted by silkyballfro94 (1881 posts) - - Show Bio

Because you touch yourself at night........

#6 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4339 posts) - - Show Bio

The story was great. But some of the gameplay was straight out of the other 2 games. Like Mad Hatter level was straight outta Scarecrow levels.

#7 Edited by BWANASIMBA (353 posts) - - Show Bio

The glitches are a pain in the ass. There have been several times where the game has froze on me. The Joker being the main villain again is getting old. Several continuity errors are present in this game (example: why doesn't Batman have the electric gauntlets in later games?). The game also didn't really bring anything new to the series. Also, they hyped up Deathstroke for no apparent reason as he doesn't really do much in the game, and his moves for his challenge mode are just Robin's from the last game.

I still like the game. It's okay, not amazing like the first two, but enjoyable. Granted, I still haven't tried multiplayer yet.

#8 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18599 posts) - - Show Bio

Alot of the reviews I have seen have being favourable towards the game.

I personally did not enjoy it anywhere near as much as the last. It is an alright game. But when the last two games were brilliant and this one comes out as good. Then there is an issue there.

I like the game overall, but I am disappointed in it as well.

#9 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (23458 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by Deathstroke19 (3799 posts) - - Show Bio

#7 Edited by BWANASIMBA (225 posts) - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago - Show Bio

The glitches are a pain in the ass. There have been several times where the game has froze on me. THE JOKER BEING THE MAIN VILLAIN IS GETTING OLD. Several continuity errors are present in this game (example: why doesn't Batman have the electric gauntlets in later games?). The game also didn't really bring anything new to the series. Also, THEY HYPED UP DEATHSTROKE FOR NO APPARENT REASON as he DOESNT really do much in the GAME, and his moves for his challenge mode are just Robin's from the last game.

I still like the game. It's okay, not amazing like the first two, but enjoyable.

I have tried multiplayer and its alright but it takes half an hour for the game to load and start.

#11 Posted by joshmightbe (25006 posts) - - Show Bio

Its not so much bad as it's kind of pretty much the same thing as Arkham City.

#12 Edited by redleader1 (606 posts) - - Show Bio

@bwanasimba: he had the gloves later. He used then on a new suit on the wii u version of ac

#13 Edited by viin (651 posts) - - Show Bio

I think overall Arkham City was better because it had a bigger line up of well known villains and pretty much no glitches or freeze ups. I think Origins was to get some sort of setup with Jokers origin, as well as the release of multiplayer.

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#14 Posted by BWANASIMBA (353 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathstroke19:

Why does it take a half hour to start?

@redleader1:

I never played the Wii versions. Still doesn't make sense why he doesn't just put it on his main suit, but at least that's sort of explainable.

#15 Posted by redleader1 (606 posts) - - Show Bio

@bwanasimba: well it was implied that he was making the suit for a long time so before asylum he might want opponents not to know his weapons till he needs them to

#16 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

eez a clone herr docter

#17 Edited by cameron83 (7623 posts) - - Show Bio

My opinions and thoughts:

  1. It doesn't have as much focus or as dark a tone as the previous two games (which I can understand). Most of the times that it tried to be suspenseful and such failed in my opinion.
  2. The dialogue was awful.
#18 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

Because you touch yourself at night........

much comedy

so

thoughtful

such design

craftsman original ship

#19 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (23458 posts) - - Show Bio

My opinions and thoughts:

  1. It doesn't have as much focus or as dark a tone as the previous two games (which I can understand). Most of the times that it tried to be suspenseful and such failed in my opinion.
  2. The dialogue was awful.

Even though I loved Arkham City, there were some awful dialogue in that game too.

#20 Edited by cameron83 (7623 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83 said:

My opinions and thoughts:

  1. It doesn't have as much focus or as dark a tone as the previous two games (which I can understand). Most of the times that it tried to be suspenseful and such failed in my opinion.
  2. The dialogue was awful.

Even though I loved Arkham City, there were some awful dialogue in that game too.

There was,and many of the voices were so...generic,but it was so awful here.

#21 Posted by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

@reaperonyx:

Because compared to the other games it was bad.

#22 Edited by silkyballfro94 (1881 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by k4tzm4n (50950 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't seen anyone flat-out say they hate it as opposed to them thinking it's alright.

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#24 Edited by TifaLockhart (14117 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause they're critics, it's their job.

#25 Edited by WarBlade539 (4696 posts) - - Show Bio

One word...Deathstroke.

The game hyped up Deathstroke so much and what happened in the end? Batman beat him up like a four-year old. Black Mask should have been the main antagonist but no...it was Joker. What a surprise?

City is so boring and lifeless. No Easter Eggs, no interesting puzzles.

Too friggin' ease, no challenge even on hard.

Overall WB Montreal f**ked it up. The only solace is that Rocksteady is working on the sequel to AC.

#26 Posted by Bruxae (14008 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont know. Critics are kinda random and alot of the time the score depends on how much the company pays the reviewers (IGN is a prime example of this). Thats why I say never trust reviews, watch gameplay instead and make up your own mind if its worth trying or not, you should do that anyway since taste differs.

#27 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18599 posts) - - Show Bio

My opinions and thoughts:

  1. It doesn't have as much focus or as dark a tone as the previous two games (which I can understand). Most of the times that it tried to be suspenseful and such failed in my opinion.
  2. The dialogue was awful.

Any examples?

#29 Posted by Stefano (350 posts) - - Show Bio

Recycles gameplay, unoriginal multiplayer and general lack of creativity. For example in this game batman has a glue grenade that does the same thing his ice grenade did in Arkham City. Instead of making a new creative gadget the game just used renamed an old one. Another example is Deathstroke, he is basically Robin with a Deathstroke skin.

#30 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Bugs. Nuff said.

#31 Posted by BWANASIMBA (353 posts) - - Show Bio

The multiplayer doesn't work. I tried for half an hour to get into a match but it couldn't find anyone.

#32 Posted by cameron83 (7623 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83 said:

My opinions and thoughts:

  1. It doesn't have as much focus or as dark a tone as the previous two games (which I can understand). Most of the times that it tried to be suspenseful and such failed in my opinion.
  2. The dialogue was awful.

Any examples?

I can't remember the specific dialogue verbatim,but I remember (in the annoying,typical thug voice) one saying "Kill him dead. And if he ain't dead,then anyone left alive after he's done is gonna wish they were deader than he is" or something like that. I can't exactly remember it,but you get the idea.

#33 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18599 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

@cameron83 said:

My opinions and thoughts:

  1. It doesn't have as much focus or as dark a tone as the previous two games (which I can understand). Most of the times that it tried to be suspenseful and such failed in my opinion.
  2. The dialogue was awful.

Any examples?

I can't remember the specific dialogue verbatim,but I remember (in the annoying,typical thug voice) one saying "Kill him dead. And if he ain't dead,then anyone left alive after he's done is gonna wish they were deader than he is" or something like that. I can't exactly remember it,but you get the idea.

Ah okay.

#34 Posted by Skyfire (752 posts) - - Show Bio

They complain about it rehashing the previous games yet still give the likes of Call of Duty and FIFA high scores.

So I dunno

#35 Posted by King Saturn (224736 posts) - - Show Bio

It's because it's basically the same sh!t since Arkham City...

#36 Posted by Mattersuit (4280 posts) - - Show Bio

Because critics are stupid.

#37 Edited by Deathstroke19 (3799 posts) - - Show Bio

@bwanasimba: idk but it looks like you had the same problem as i did. Its fun when the match actually starts but it tales forever to start.

#38 Edited by War Killer (20374 posts) - - Show Bio

The biggest issue I had with the game was the glitches as it made enjoying the game difficult as it would randomly freeze up, sometimes during important cutscene's. But since they released the patch I've go through the New Game Plus version of the game and this has quickly become my favorite Batman game out of the series, second only to Arkham City. I know some had issues with the twist concerning the main villain, but as a game that is suppose to be about a defining moment in Batman's early career, I thought the story told this perfectly. Most of the boss fights were epic, from your fight with Deathstroke, the battle with Firefly on the bridge (which was epic by the way, arguably one of my favorite parts in the whole game), and the first battle with Bane.

Aside from the main story, I did feel that they missed a few opportunities with certain characters, particularly with two of the games assassins (Deadshot and Shiva), though I could tell that he later assassin was really more of a way to allude to both Arkham Asylum and City. Overall, while the game was not perfect, I felt that it was a great mesh of what made the two previous installments amazing. Though the game didn't venture out into new territory too much, I do feel that the advancements of the Detective Mode (or Vision?) were pretty epic, being able to investigate a crime scene and being able to create a digital simulation of the crime as it happened; making it feel as if you were a real detective.

#39 Posted by Manchine (4185 posts) - - Show Bio

The answer is always


#40 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (19517 posts) - - Show Bio

They're critics. That's what they do.

#41 Posted by DeeRock313 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Because, they changed the layout of the city. After playing hours and hours of arkham city, I can't seem to find my way around that section in origins, most of the game is dlc (some of which are ps3 or pre-order exclusive, while others require media from graphic novels and smartphone apps). So no matter what you do, unless you spend 100+ dollars, it's impossible to get the full experience. And there's not nearly as much to do outside of the main story. It ruins the whole point of the free roam.

#42 Edited by WarBlade539 (4696 posts) - - Show Bio

One word...Deathstroke.

The game hyped up Deathstroke so much and what happened in the end? Batman beat him up like a four-year old. Black Mask should have been the main antagonist but no...it was Joker. What a surprise?

City is so boring and lifeless. No Easter Eggs, no interesting puzzles.

Too friggin' ease, no challenge even on hard.

Overall WB Montreal f**ked it up. The only solace is that Rocksteady is working on the sequel to AC.

ARKHAM KNIGHT!!!

#43 Edited by Jayc1324 (13143 posts) - - Show Bio

Because it's lesser than asylum and city. If those games never existed this game would be acclaimed, but they do, so its just OK.