Batman Arkham Origins got McShea'd

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#1 Posted by drekula2 (1653 posts) -

http://www.videogamer.com/features/article/batman_arkham_origins_batman_returns_but_is_that_enough.html

by videogamer.com

#2 Posted by rjdofu (9164 posts) -

um... wut?

#3 Posted by drekula2 (1653 posts) -

@rjdofu said:

um... wut?

it got an 8.

we report - you decide

#4 Posted by darkspineslayer (19010 posts) -

These people are less relevant than Gamingbolt.

#5 Edited by princeofshapeir (13323 posts) -

I'm pretty sure hype for this game was set at AA the second it was announced Rocksteady wasn't developing.

Still going to be a great game that is definitely worth playing, especially for me because I loved the Arkham games and am a huge Batman fan. And, of course, the PC version will be fantastic just like the last two.

#6 Posted by rjdofu (9164 posts) -

@drekula2 said:

@rjdofu said:

um... wut?

it got an 8.

we report - you decide

That's not Mcshea'd, where's the hype? The score seems about right, it's not Rocksteady.

#7 Edited by drekula2 (1653 posts) -

i'm still expecting a cutscene-driven game with button mashing combat and dlc's to milk customers.

aka ill get the GOTY edition on steam for $10 in a year or two

#8 Edited by bobbetybob (18831 posts) -

How is that being "Mc Shea'd"? They thought certain elements weren't as good as previous games and gave it a great score despite a few flaws, what's the problem???

#9 Posted by Renegade_Fury (16727 posts) -

Looks like a solid entry. I'll definitely pick it up at some point.

#10 Edited by princeofshapeir (13323 posts) -

@drekula2 said:

i'm still expecting a cutscene-driven game with button mashing combat and dlc's to milk customers.

aka ill get the GOTY edition on steam for $10 in a year or two

The DLC thing I can understand thanks to Arkham City, but nothing I have seen of Origins leads me to believe it's "cutscene-driven."

Are you saying Asylum and City were cutscene-driven? lul

#11 Edited by Blabadon (23708 posts) -

Game looks great, I like how it's going a different direction than Asylum and City. I think I actually may want it more and more closer to its release.

#12 Posted by TheGuardian03 (20644 posts) -

too bad Mark Hamill is no longer doing joker's voice. we'll see how troy baker does.

#13 Edited by drekula2 (1653 posts) -

@drekula2 said:

i'm still expecting a cutscene-driven game with button mashing combat and dlc's to milk customers.

aka ill get the GOTY edition on steam for $10 in a year or two

Are you saying Asylum and City were cutscene-driven? lul

absolutely

#14 Posted by cfisher2833 (1184 posts) -

That's not a bad review whatsoever. Not every single outlet is gonna give the game a 9 or 10. Hell, if I was reviewing the game, I'd probably set a cap of 8.5 for the sole reason that it doesn't seem to drastically improve/differ from Arkham City.

#15 Edited by with_teeth26 (5843 posts) -

too bad Mark Hamill is no longer doing joker's voice. we'll see how troy baker does.

that dude is the new Nolan North

#16 Edited by Salt_The_Fries (7399 posts) -

I'll still get it within the week of its release. It's the freaking Bats!

#17 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

Ugh an 8, I have no time for $hitty games.

#18 Edited by darkspineslayer (19010 posts) -

@with_teeth26:

I would give him a bit more credit, he doesn't sound exactly the same in every roll he does. You can't really tell right off it's the same guy between Booker, Joel and Joker.

#19 Edited by KBFloYd (12177 posts) -
#20 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

@with_teeth26:

I would give him a bit more credit, he doesn't sound exactly the same in every roll he does. You can't really tell right off it's the same guy between Booker, Joel and Joker.

Don't forget his best part yet:

#21 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -
#22 Posted by Ballroompirate (20489 posts) -

The real question is why do people even care about GS reviews?

Their reviews are as bad as the sites redesign, I'd honestly rather read/go with a review from Kotaku than this sites pos reviewers, the sad thing is Kotaku is one of the worst sites out their that gives reviews and GS is slowly catching up to them. When ever I hear Kevin,Carolyn or Tom is doing a review I just laugh.

#23 Edited by NameIess_One (559 posts) -

So, the game is getting knocked so hard for not pushing the series forward in any meaningful way?

That's fine with me, never expected anything more, I'm just here for more Batman... though I wonder, does this score means GS will be less forgiving for games like CoD, BF, and all of those sports games?

I have no problems with them being more harsh... as long as the reviews are sensibly written, and scores consistent.

Anyways, no regrets on my pre-order, can't wait to play... hopefully, will get to it later today.

#24 Posted by uninspiredcup (4680 posts) -

Looks like a solid entry. I'll definitely pick it up at some point.

Aye, been playing it through the night. Great game so far.

#25 Posted by uninspiredcup (4680 posts) -

too bad Mark Hamill is no longer doing joker's voice. we'll see how troy baker does.

Thank god the game finally focuses on people other than the joker. Such an overrated character.

A bunch of unfamiliar characters to the more mainstream audience (like Black Mask and and Shiva) are far more interesting than simply focusing on him again, and again, and again, and again.

#26 Posted by nutcrackr (12144 posts) -

Hmm, if Batman gets knocked to 6/10 for being more of the same then it sets up a dangerous precedent for all the sequels coming out.

#27 Posted by seanmcloughlin (37505 posts) -

As per usual lately the GS score is really questionable. 6/10 for not pushing the franchise forward enough? That's cool as long as you slate CoD Ghosts and BF4 too as well as other yearly games.

Sesslers review is as always a much more reliable barometer for quality. He admits too it's not innovative but says that thw writing and story is the best in the series

Rev3games review - 4/5

#28 Edited by Ballroompirate (20489 posts) -

As per usual lately the GS score is really questionable. 6/10 for not pushing the franchise forward enough? That's cool as long as you slate CoD Ghosts and BF4 too as well as other yearly games.

Sesslers review is as always a much more reliable barometer for quality. He admits too it's not innovative but says that thw writing and story is the best in the series

Rev3games review - 4/5

I haven't played it yet, but I was watching my friend play it on his PC while I was pokemon battling another friend. It looks pretty amazing, just from the first hour I'd say it looks as good maybe sightly a "lesser" version of Arkham City and a lot better than Asylum. Also seeing Deathstroke in action is pretty badass.

#29 Edited by Netret0120 (1508 posts) -

Oh stop Tedding out. Just his personal opinion. You can agree or disagree

#30 Posted by MBirdy88 (6245 posts) -

Does tom not like games anymore?

#31 Edited by Jack-Burton (2303 posts) -

#32 Edited by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

The bat flipping the bird

#33 Posted by TheGuardian03 (20644 posts) -
#34 Edited by mems_1224 (44739 posts) -

Batman Origins looks like a solid game but I dont really have any interest in it right now.

#35 Posted by sukraj (20586 posts) -

@rjdofu said:

um... wut?

wot is wot

#36 Edited by PonchoTaco (1660 posts) -

It got McShea'd by someone other than McShea. Makes sense. Or the game could just be average like every reviewing site is saying.

#37 Edited by uninspiredcup (4680 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

Does tom not like games anymore?

He's edgy. It's kewl to give good games shit scores and bad two souls games high scores.

That man will make a name for himself. Probably not the name he wants to be called but it's a name, for sure.

#38 Posted by drekula2 (1653 posts) -

Perhaps this vindicates all my criticism on Arkham City.

#39 Edited by DarkLink77 (31611 posts) -

These people are less relevant than Gamingbolt.

Hey. We're relevant. :P

#40 Posted by lightning_kf (544 posts) -

I guarantee you that Batman: Arkham Origins will make it onto Feedbackula.

#41 Posted by Sushiglutton (5092 posts) -

As per usual lately the GS score is really questionable. 6/10 for not pushing the franchise forward enough? That's cool as long as you slate CoD Ghosts and BF4 too as well as other yearly games.

Sesslers review is as always a much more reliable barometer for quality. He admits too it's not innovative but says that thw writing and story is the best in the series

Rev3games review - 4/5

Sessler genuinely enjoys videogames though. That makes him a very casual reviewer.