Hey there, ladies and gentelnerds! Back with another, “What Went Wrong With..” Article! And today I’m tackling “BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS” (If you haven’t played the game yet. Fair warning.. SPOILER ALERT!)
Taking place several years before ARKHAM ASYLUM. Arkham Origins follows Batman as he is starting out and it been just about a year that he has been fighting crime in Gotham City, and already he’s a problem for crime boss BLACK MASK.
Who orders a Bounty places on Batmans head. And so 8 Deadly Assassins are given all of Christmas Night, To Kill the Bat! Unbeknownst to everyone.. Black Mask never put out the hit.. It was (SPOILER!) JOKER disguised as Black Mask the whole time. Sounds like an interesting plot to say the lest!
I am a huge fan of the Arkham Series.. But! Being a huge fan does not grant me the ability to be blind to a franchises faults! Now.. Personally.. I really enjoyed playing ARKHAM ORIGINS. However.. Things, WENT WRONG!
STARTING WITH THE STORY..
A Story that had a lot of promise. 8 Assassins trying to kill you and you have one night to stop them. However, diluting it with the Joker, (Whom we had just seen die in the previous game) and a somewhat make shift Bane back story. (That didn’t need to be there) A Plot that lost its way at the point of Joker’s Black Mask reveal.
WB MONTREAL tried to put together the best game they could. Unfortinutly all they did was reuse the same locals of Arkham City, glossed it up and sprinkled in some spiffy graphics. The combat system will always remain the same no matter what. (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!) But something new would have been nice.
One of the fun things about Arkham City, was Riddlers Challenges… But who in their right mind thought it would be a good idea to do the same thing.. All. Over. Again?!? What was fun.. Was now an annoying, repeated task.. So annoying, in fact, I was very pissed at the end result of it. I wanted to beat the shit out of The Riddler! But nooo, I found a room with a Riddler Trophy.. A Riddler, fucking, trophy!?
A huge disappointment! Riddler did not need to be in this game.. At. All!
I’m very, very certain.. That this could have been done very differently. Very, differently! But.. What more can I say.
ARKHAM ORIGINS had a great deal of potential.. But WB MONTREAL dropped the ball in too many places. There were several bright spots. But the story felt a little forced, and their were side missions that should not have been in this game. However! I’ll still keep playing it… cause it’s BATMAN!
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