Batman Arkham Origins - mega flop 6/10

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#1 Edited by GhoX (6267 posts) -

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/batman-arkham-origins-review/1900-6415506/

The Good:

  • Movement, free-flow combat, and stealth mechanics are as solid as ever
  • Story has some great moments and makes good use of characters

The Bad:

  • No surprises or innovations to liven up the gameplay
  • Characters in multiplayer feel frustratingly weak

6/10 on Gamespot by Carolyn Petit

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#3 Edited by GhoX (6267 posts) -

I actually played the game at an expo. It's a bit more clunky, but otherwise almost identical to Arkham City in looks, gameplay and even the style of the city. I'll definitely play it... later, just for the story.

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#4 Posted by freedomfreak (50198 posts) -

Will wait for Psymon's impressions.

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#5 Edited by marcheegsr (3113 posts) -

I think it got such a low score because its so similar to the past two games. That's a good thing to me which is why ill pick it up. I have no interest in the multiplayer anyways.

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#6 Edited by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

@TheGuardian03 said:

Too bad people are letting this review hold the back from purchasing what seems to be a good game, i suggest watching the Rev3games review.

how? sessler said pretty much the same thing.....

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#7 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Got a 78 on Gamerankings, which is both what matters to me (not one single person's opinion, which is what GS is) and good enough for me. Anything that scores a 75 or above are games I look into. Anything lower and I don't bother.

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#8 Posted by RR360DD (13825 posts) -

I hope this is a sign of gamespot finally using the full 10 point scale.

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#9 Posted by uninspiredcup (26103 posts) -

Not sure what game this reviewer played but it apparently isn't the same one i'v been playing today.

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#11 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -

That's kind of shocking. Will get the GOTY edition later on for like $20 like I have the last 2 games.

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#12 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163068 posts) -

From what I read there isn't much bad. It's Batman. It's not going to reinvent the wheel. And I don't care about multi player. I'm having problems accepting that review. And that's just from what you copied. Might have to skip reviews by that individual.

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#13 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

1st its "Movement, free-flow combat, and stealth

mechanics are as solid as ever" and then shes like "No surprises or innovations to liven up the

gameplay"

Lol Women: amirite ?

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#14 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ uninspiredcup

Any details on The Riddler and his challenges/collectibles ? I have to know. :o

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#15 Posted by princeofshapeir (16622 posts) -

Beyond GOTY confirmed, LOL

This site... No words

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#16 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (8068 posts) -

Seems like a good 7 to me. Found the review content inconsistent with the review score. Reviewer wasn't negative enough to warrant the 6. AC scores a 9 and this is more of the same but gets a 6.

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#17 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

1st its "Movement, free-flow combat, and stealth

mechanics are as solid as ever" and then shes like "No surprises or innovations to liven up the

gameplay"

Lol Women: amirite ?

Zing!

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#18 Edited by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

Having alot of fun with it atm, some bugs here or there but up there with AC so far.

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#20 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

Yeah, I'll probably wait for the GOTY edition.

There are alot of other games that I need to get this year.

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#21 Edited by LJS9502_basic (163068 posts) -

@HalcyonScarlet said:

Seems like a good 7 to me. Found the review content inconsistent with the review score. Reviewer wasn't negative enough to warrant the 6. AC scores a 9 and this is more of the same but gets a 6.

Yeah I've noticed with this reviewer. Scoring seems inconsistent with the actual review. Metacritic has the review as a middle to high 70s. I'm planning on picking it up.

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#22 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

I have had zero interest in the game since I heard the reveal story many months ago where they announced Rocksteady wasn't making it. I may get it on a Steam sale in a year for $5.

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#23 Posted by Puckhog04 (22814 posts) -

I'll wait for a lower price or a GOTY edition.

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#24 Edited by thedork_knight (1743 posts) -

overrated series anyway

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#25 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163068 posts) -

@donalbane said:

I have had zero interest in the game since I heard the reveal story many months ago where they announced Rocksteady wasn't making it. I may get it on a Steam sale in a year for $5.

Way to have an opinion mind. A prudent person always make a decision with no information. Kudos.

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#26 Edited by Ratchet_Fan8 (5557 posts) -


Does this mean it will hit Lower price sooner? Cut down the DLC?

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#27 Posted by uninspiredcup (26103 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

@ uninspiredcup

Any details on The Riddler and his challenges/collectibles ? I have to know. :o

Riddlers in it. You are introduced to him for the first time. Yes you go round collecting crap that allows you to fast travel. No riddles, they are puzzles like Arkham City.

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#28 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17601 posts) -

will read later

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#29 Posted by lamprey263 (35008 posts) -

Not surprised, Arkham Asylum was a superior game to Arkham City yet everyone praised City even though it felt like a step down since the first game, no surprise they probably though they could get away with a worse game again and get praised for it since people showed they had no taste with their "Arkham City is better than Asylum" praise.

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#30 Posted by drinkerofjuice (4567 posts) -

I've yet to play it, and it'll probably stay that way for a while. But if it's the exact same as City only with a new story and multiplayer, then a 6 is justified since AC was released two years ago.

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#31 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

1st its "Movement, free-flow combat, and stealth

mechanics are as solid as ever" and then shes like "No surprises or innovations to liven up the

gameplay"

Lol Women: amirite ?

Pretty much.

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#32 Posted by padaporra (3508 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

Not surprised, Arkham Asylum was a superior game to Arkham City yet everyone praised City even though it felt like a step down since the first game, no surprise they probably though they could get away with a worse game again and get praised for it since people showed they had no taste with their "Arkham City is better than Asylum" praise.

Arkham City is miles ahead of AAsylum.

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#33 Posted by nintendoboy16 (34369 posts) -

What was the SW hype for this?

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#34 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (25306 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Not sure what game this reviewer played but it apparently isn't the same one i'v been playing today.

No but it's the same Arkham we've been playing for the last two games. ZING.

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#35 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

The reviews all over are pretty low/average and you know what sucks? They're docking marks for it not being innovative and just "more of the same" which is such horse shit. Wait till you see CoD Ghosts,AC IV and BF4 get away with it

All I wanted was more of the same really and I'm pretty happy that that's what it is

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#36 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163068 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

The reviews all over are pretty low/average and you know what sucks? They're docking marks for it not being innovative and just "more of the same" which is such horse shit. Wait till you see CoD Ghosts,AC IV and BF4 get away with it

All I wanted was more of the same really and I'm pretty happy that that's what it is

The only useful thing about a review is finding out if the game doesn't work properly.....other than that....they are worthless.

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#37 Posted by padaporra (3508 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

The reviews all over are pretty low/average and you know what sucks? They're docking marks for it not being innovative and just "more of the same" which is such horse shit. Wait till you see CoD Ghosts,AC IV and BF4 get away with it

All I wanted was more of the same really and I'm pretty happy that that's what it is

I find it this to be pretty funny. It's a logic that only works sometimes, and others are utterly ignored. I wonder, if Arkham Origin was a new ip, one that had nothing do to with Batman or the Arkham franchise, would it have scored better?

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#38 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ uninspiredcup "Riddlers in it. You are introduced to him for the first

time. Yes you go round collecting crap that allows

you to fast travel. No riddles, they are puzzles like

Arkham City."

All Right ! Well I'm sold. Will get this ASAP.

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#39 Posted by nintendoboy16 (34369 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

The reviews all over are pretty low/average and you know what sucks? They're docking marks for it not being innovative and just "more of the same" which is such horse shit. Wait till you see CoD Ghosts,AC IV and BF4 get away with it

All I wanted was more of the same really and I'm pretty happy that that's what it is

Yeah, I fail to see what is wrong with more of the same. Then again, this could go towards my sheep status, but damn, there's nothing wrong with it as long as it's entertaining.

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#40 Posted by wolverine4262 (20831 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Will wait for Psymon's impressions.

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#41 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

The reviews all over are pretty low/average and you know what sucks? They're docking marks for it not being innovative and just "more of the same" which is such horse shit. Wait till you see CoD Ghosts,AC IV and BF4 get away with it

All I wanted was more of the same really and I'm pretty happy that that's what it is

I played the first half an hour last night. My only real complaint is batmans voice.

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#42 Posted by darkspineslayer (22399 posts) -

Waiting a bit. Not sure if I'll get the PS3 version for collection sake or the Wii U version for the cheaper price and lack of a mode I don't care to play.

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#43 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (25306 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic: WORTHLESS until it's the score you want. amirite? High five.

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#45 Edited by LJS9502_basic (163068 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:

@LJS9502_basic: WORTHLESS until it's the score you want. amirite? High five.

Considering I don't pay attention to scores......that makes no sense. Next time please read my posts so as not to waste our time going over something I've already stated. Thanks....

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#46 Posted by iambatman7986 (2554 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

The reviews all over are pretty low/average and you know what sucks? They're docking marks for it not being innovative and just "more of the same" which is such horse shit. Wait till you see CoD Ghosts,AC IV and BF4 get away with it

All I wanted was more of the same really and I'm pretty happy that that's what it is

The only useful thing about a review is finding out if the game doesn't work properly.....other than that....they are worthless.

Truth is spoken

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#47 Posted by TheEroica (17416 posts) -

Batman Flopham Borigins.... Said it first.

Wasn't expecting it to revolutionize the series... Was hoping it would be another arkham game I could sink my teeth into... Cant help but to observe the hypocritical deduction of over all quality centering around the lack of innovation in the gameplay and then looking at the yearly retreads like CoD, and the the like somehow always skating by without a whisper. II'll reserve judgement till I see how harsh gamespot is with cod ghosts and battlefield.... When they quietly pass off an 8/10 despite the gameplay being exactly the same over the last 10 installments, that's when I'll riot :P

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#48 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

@TheGuardian03 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

The reviews all over are pretty low/average and you know what sucks? They're docking marks for it not being innovative and just "more of the same" which is such horse shit. Wait till you see CoD Ghosts,AC IV and BF4 get away with it

All I wanted was more of the same really and I'm pretty happy that that's what it is

I played the first half an hour last night. My only real complaint is batmans voice.

It's not Conroy it's Roger Craig Smith btw.

Ohh yeah I knew that because it's the guy who plays chris redfield. I've watched some more reviews, his voice sounds like it does get better.

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#49 Edited by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

The reviews all over are pretty low/average and you know what sucks? They're docking marks for it not being innovative and just "more of the same" which is such horse shit. Wait till you see CoD Ghosts,AC IV and BF4 get away with it

All I wanted was more of the same really and I'm pretty happy that that's what it is

I played the first half an hour last night. My only real complaint is batmans voice.

Why? From the trailers Roger seemed to be a pretty decent fit for a younger Batman. He has that deepness to his voice like Conroy.

Conroy always fell incredibly flat when Batman had to raise his voice or shout. He was only good when he was doing the inner monologue stuff in the games or talking normally

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#50 Posted by Basinboy (13365 posts) -

2 cent review

Better than the scores indicate

They're all correct in their assessments that it doesn't give us anything we weren't expecting (haven't tried MP yet) but the game still shines with excellent production values and the same level of quality as the previous iterations (albeit thus far I still favor AC as the best entry).

8/10