Batman: Arkham City – 1st Review!


Official PlayStation Magazine Australia has published the first review for the upcoming Batman: Arkham City, giving it a stunning 10-10. Those who enjoyed the first title have a lot to look forward to it seems. Some of the quotes read as follows:

“Presentation: Endlessly creative, perfectly moody, and technically flawless. This is Epic’s Unreal engine pushed to its absolute limit.”

“Sound: Alternatively foreboding and frantic, the game’s orchestral soundtrack matches the on-sccreen action perfectly. Voice acting is brilliant.”

“Controls: Complex and initially overwhelming, but also logical and responsive. It’ll take a while to get used to them, but once you do, it feels perfectly natural flinging Batman around.”

“Replay Value: Immense. A massive main quest, dozens of side missions, Riddler challenges, secondary game modes, and DLC will keep most people occupied for months.”

“VERDICT: We can’t imagine how a superhero game could be better than this. Absolutely sublime.”

I personally don’t count on reviews too often, but this is hard to ignore.

Source:Arkhamcity


Written by: Jason - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Pedro on October 2nd, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I have no doubt this will be a great game, but the Official PlayStation Magazine is the most unreliable source for reviews imo. They give away tens to every big game out there… just saying…

  2. #2 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on October 2nd, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Yet I agree with Pedro, its kind of obvious that Batman: Arkam City is and will probably the best game for the next 300 years. Uncharted 3 has a fight on its hands this year at the VGAs with this game. UC3 will probably win, but Batman is up there.

  3. #3 by Pedro on October 2nd, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux: Yet I agree with Pedro, its kind of obvious that Batman: Arkam City is and will probably the best game for the next 300 years

    Hey, let’s not get too carried away, I’ve never said that.

  4. #4 by Isli on October 2nd, 2011 [ 40685 Points ]

    I generally disregard the score of a review. I love reading the actual experiences though.

    Batman *might* be capable of a legit 10/10 score. If they just took what they had before and improved upon it, I could see it getting a perfect.

  5. #5 by dragon290513 on October 2nd, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    wow so thats a perfect of perfect. I’m curious about other gaming news outlets.

  6. #6 by Nikazio on October 3rd, 2011 [ 69 Points ]

    wow… i will wait for other reviews. i mean the game looks great but c’mon you should give that score only to a game that will be remembered as THE best game of it’s generation, or something like that. or at least that’s my opinion.

  7. #7 by Jason on October 3rd, 2011 [ 27484 Points ]

    Then the others review come out and you guys will cry foul lol :) In all honesty as much as I disliked the first one it was amazing in terms of what they did with it.

  8. #8 by EdEN on October 3rd, 2011 [ 131293 Points ]

    @Jason: You hated Arkham Assylum? But it did everything right!

  9. #9 by Pedro on October 3rd, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    @Jason and @EdEN hating is a really strong term to describe your feelings ;p lol

    Arkham Asylum is really good, but personally I don’t think it is the most entertaining game ever made. So maybe that’s what Jason is complaining. The game is technically great, but lacks in the feeling department, if you know what I mean.

  10. #10 by Isli on October 3rd, 2011 [ 40685 Points ]

    Jason is just too excited for Dark Souls to be positive about any other game.

    Arkham Asylum was incredible, and I have no doubts AC will be just as good. The DLC thing kinda annoys me, but what are ya gonna do.

  11. #11 by Jason on October 3rd, 2011 [ 27484 Points ]

    Pedro: @Jason and @EdEN hating is a really strong term to describe your feelings ;p lolArkham Asylum is really good, but personally I don’t think it is the most entertaining game ever made. So maybe that’s what Jason is complaining. The game is technically great, but lacks in the feeling department, if you know what I mean.  

    Combat was boring as water for me. so yeah other then that the game was incredible but as far as gameplay it felt like double dragon on the nes. Ignore me either way as I only love monster hunter :)

    Yes dark souls yomyomyomyom

  12. #12 by Isli on October 3rd, 2011 [ 40685 Points ]

    I’ll admit the combat didn’t really ramp up until the end when you got more gadgets to work into your combos.

    (On an enormous side note @Jason, you can break off body parts in dark souls for specific drops…like monster hunter!)

  13. #13 by Jason on October 4th, 2011 [ 27484 Points ]

    Isli: I’ll admit the combat didn’t really ramp up until the end when you got more gadgets to work into your combos.(On an enormous side note @Jason, you can break off body parts in dark souls for specific drops…like monster hunter!)  

    yeah axe tail is only example I have scene but its enough to warrant me going after parts on the bigger foes to see what is obtainable


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