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Batman: Arkham Origins

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Are you ready?
Ready to stop crime in the defamed city of Gotham?
Ready to make the bats of all the worlds proud?
Ready...to be Batman?

Type: Action-Adventure
Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360
Players: 1 player
Age: 13 years+
Developer: Warner Bros. Games Montréal
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Excellent and well-tailored boss fights
Picturesque cinematography and graphics
Troy Baker as the voice of The Joker (swoon!)
The ending - couldn't have been more perfect!

Too many side-missions - distracts player from the main plot of the game
Technical glitches during the later half of the game (trivial glitches)

Having been a loyal fan of the Batman series since childhood, I was very excited to play this game.

And boy - does this game deliver!

Batman: Arkham Origins has an interactive monologue/dialogue system that makes the player feel engaged with the tasks of the game throughout its course.

This game also features some of the most colourful characters who you've either grown up loving/hating - but these guys are are the ones to make Batman who he is. It is a fantastic experience to have the opportunity of dealing with certain sets of characters (as side missions) by defeating the groups through a series of adventures.

Batman: Arkham Origins constantly kept my heart racing with fights that required adrenaline boosts from my part. It always kept me alert and thinking about the multiple possibilities when entering into a fight sequence.

There is a gentle transition in the varying degrees of ambience in this delightful game - Christmas themes, the gruesome atmosphere when being involved in epic boss fights, the people noticing Batman grappling from bridge to bridge - all the elements in this game have been executed well with careful thinking.

It almost feels like the 'sin city' of Gotham was brought back to life in this game through Batman's charm.

The second half of the game is one of the most loved parts of the game - thanks to the increased involvement of the classic Joker. Undeniably an artist with a love for revenge and playful pain, the Joker is one of the main reasons why my love for this game was cemented even further. Troy Baker has delivered a fantastic performance as the Joker in this game, but you will need to play the game to discover this yourself.

There is always something going on as the player grapples their way to other parts of Gotham - especially on the highway. So if you feel like taking a break from the main mission, then I'd strongly recommend you to make your way to the highway and beat up the gangs that are tainting the city of Gotham - it gives you XP points and more practice in fighting off the bad guys.

The story is great, much more cinematic than Arkham City. The voice acting is fantastic, the combat is just as good as it has ever been, and the missions are satisfying and fun.

The boss fights in this game are absolutely spectacular, and my favourite one is (without a doubt) the one with Firefly. It has the perfect balance of challenge and art. It was one that was divided into three sets, so you don't need to fret if you die in the process of defeating a (very interesting) competitor!

Overall - this is a great game that encompasses the very best of the best from the Batman series! With an exceptionally brilliant cast of villains and loved ones (Alfred being a charmer with his gorgeous accent and wit), the game comes alive with a range of dynamics to showcase.

Check out the official trailer and prepare to unravel the magic of Batman: Arkham Origins!

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