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TrueAchievements (Nov 07, 2013)
Batman: Arkham Origins is a fantastic game. The story is gripping and exciting, the characters are a blast to see in action as always, and going back to a slightly younger, more emotional Batman was quite interesting. The fighting, movement, graphics, sounds, Challenge, Predator & Combat Maps are all still solid, but haven’t really changed much from Arkham City. I personally like to roll with the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it,” and granted that nothing’s broke, it would’ve been nice for a little fix of "more" here and there. Fans of the series will know exactly what to expect when playing the game and not really be hit with much that’s dazzling, fresh, and new.
PixlBit (Nov 29, 2013)
The crashes were the worst part. The auto saves made it so I never had to replay anything, but the game crashed on me at least five times during my playthrough. Post-launch patches only worsened the experience for some, and a friend of mine even lost his ability to continue playing his file. These kinds of bugs are a big setback for a usually very polished series. Aside from a lackluster multiplayer, and the mentioned game bugs, Origins does a lot right. The game still has one of the best melee combat systems out there, satisfying stealth gameplay that kept me on my toes, and some great storytelling that shouldn’t be missed. On top of that, you have a lot of value with the new game plus mode, and the tons of collectibles scattered around Gotham. If you’re a fan of the Batman, this game is an easy recommendation and even those who might be getting a start with Origins will find a lot to enjoy.
80 (Oct 24, 2013)
En ayant la lourde tâche de succéder à Arkham City, Arkham Origins se devait de proposer une aventure aussi bonne que son modèle. L'un dans l'autre, c'est le cas, du moins en termes de technique et de gameplay, mais on lui reprochera malgré tout une absence totale de prise de risques, des nouveautés minimalistes et un multijoueur médiocre. Ainsi, en s'étant beaucoup trop reposé sur le travail de Rocksteady, Warner Montreal est sans doute passé à côté de cette évolution, nécessaire à une saga, qui aurait pu être synonyme d'ajouts intéressants dans le fond comme dans la forme. Néanmoins, cette dernière étant toujours aussi maîtrisée, il serait criminel de laisser de côté ce jeu qui nous propose de retrouver une fois encore un magnifique prolongement de pixels aux comics et animes de DC. On aura alors tendance à minimiser les errances et autres problèmes de charisme de cet Origins pour savourer ce qu'il nous offre, à même de rassasier les adeptes du Dark Knight.
80 (Oct 25, 2013)
Und dann war Arkham Origins endlich vorbei. "Endlich"... weil es genau im richtigen Moment einen Schlussstrich zieht – nach einem ebenso explosiven wie emotionalen Finale. "Endlich" aber auch, weil der gelungene Abschluss nicht zu erwarten war. Denn während Batman über der aus Arkham City bekannten, lediglich größeren Stadt schwebt, entwickelt er sich spielerisch kaum weiter. Im Nahkampf wird der Gegenschlag so wichtig und der Superheld so mächtig, dass die Gefechte irgendwann eindimensional wirken. Taktische Finessen fallen weg, aufdringliche Hilfetexte sowie XP-Aufschlüsselungen stören wie Kratzer auf dem Bildschirm, Rätsel sind einfallsloser als im Vorgänger und das heimliche Schleichen ist lediglich gewohnt gut. Seine Stärken entfaltet Origins erst, wenn die Geschichte nach der drögen Einführung Fahrt aufnimmt – wenn aufwändig inszenierte Showdowns Batman zum ersten Mal alles abverlangen und er auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Feuertaufe die Maske abnimmt.
Gaming Age (Nov 04, 2013)
Assuming that does get fixed though, this is a really fun entry in the Arkham series despite bringing in a new studio outside of Rocksteady to develop it. Warner Bros. Montreal might not add much of a personal touch to the gameplay, but they do a really fantastic job of emulating what made the previous games so much fun. I’d love to see more innovation here, but I was more than willing to jump back into Gotham City and battle it out with Batman’s iconic villains once again. I had a lot of fun with Arkham Origins, I thought the multiplayer mode was interesting, and I definitely think it’s worth checking out, once some of the more serious bugs are addressed.
games xtreme (Nov 04, 2013)
Warner Brothers have kept the DNA of Batman AA and AC, improved on the combat system and genuinely tried hard to make a solid's just a pity there are those crash bugs for a lot of people. So with that in mind we are looking forwards to seeing where the series goes from this, we're looking forwards to another Kevin Conroy voiced game with a proper sequel (rather than prequel) on next gen and we're happy enough with this game to recommend it, even with the bugs (since they'll be patched soon). There's a lot of Batman information in this game, it's a true gem for fans and there's a huge wealth of content to discover in terms of data files and hidden secrets of Gotham.
70 (Nov 07, 2013)
I truly enjoyed my time with the game, but being brutally honest it feels like a really big DLC pack. If you have played the series so far, then you should have no reason to not play this game and even less reason to not enjoy it, but just don’t expect to be blown away by it in the same way you were with Asylum and City.
Destructoid (Oct 28, 2013)
If Batman: Arkham Origins does one thing well, it's epitomize the kind of exploitative garbage that has steadily eroded so much faith in the so-called "AAA" gaming scene. When publishers whine and moan about piracy or used sales, this is the kind of game you can point to when you ask if it's any surprise that so few customers are willing to gamble $60 on a brand new game. This is the kind of game that, when publishers panic over flagging sales, you can hold up and say, "You did it to yourselves."