I just played the demo for this game and really like it. I have never played the first one should I get Arkhangelsk asylum first then this one?
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The first game is much more cohesive but this game allows more freedom and adds elements to the gameplay. Also, the story is kind of a continuation so you may be confused by some elements of the story here, although I don't think it would hurt you too much since you can read most of the history in the bonus content.
My advice: play Asylum first. Both are great games and if you played City and then decided to go back to Asylum, you might miss some of the new elements.
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After getting used to AC controls I finally started playing AA in earnest. The gameplay in Asylum is not as linear as I'd feared, which for me is a big bonus. They are both open-world environments- that is, AH lets you wander freely around the world, though each area requires its own loading time- just AC is a lot bigger and the camera in AH focuses a bit closer. They are different enough that both are worth playing, but if I had to choose one over the other it would be Arkham City. If for no other reason than the ability to power glide through the streets. I just wish the game didn't demand so much from my video card. I have a powerful computer, icore 7 with 3gb geforce gtx 560 but still have trouble with the AR sessions because of choppy framerate. Even so, awesome game. Not many open-handed fighters in an open-world environment out there, and none this good by far!
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