Batman: Arkham City 2011
Batman: Arkham City is a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum that was released during 2009. Warner Brothers and Interactive Entertainment are behind the launch, while Rocksteady Studios is the producer of the game. Paul Dini writes scripts for Arkham City and Arkham Asylum. These games are action role-playing games that involve a fast-paced story and require practice and patients.
Arkham City has a main story and many subplots. The game has releases for Xbox, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows for PC. The main story follows Bruce Wayne’s incarceration in Arkham City, a larger jail compared to Arkham Asylum. As Batman, you will have the usual Batman gadgets: Batarang, Batclaw, cryptogenic sequencer and many more. However, Catwoman has fewer tools at her disposal, so she will benefit from quiet takedowns.
If you’re a fan of DC’s Batman comics, then Batman’s villains and helpers will be familiar to you. As you progress through the story, you will unlock many character biographies; With the Riddler in the story, you can also collect character trophies. The main plot of Arkham City is straightforward and easy with Batman and Catwoman swapping scenes throughout the game. It is the subplots that will make you think and think before acting.
Since Batman doesn’t kill, he doesn’t have guns or grenades. Taking down enemies requires sneaking up on them and taking them down silently, or using the Batclaw to disarm them and drag them through the corridors. Melee fights will give you bonuses with every successful hit and counter, although you can use all the tools you have to help you win the fight. The combat bonus allows you to use special attacks, but to activate it you need to accumulate at least eight consecutive bonuses.
In Arkham City, the favorite and fastest way to travel is gliding through the air and clinging to the corners of buildings. Beware of enemies lurking in the next building as they will attack you when you land. While Batman has smoke bombs, Catwoman will have to rely on her prowess to stay out of sight or out of range of bullets as she fights her way to victory. Enemies get harder to fight as the story progresses, moving from melee to swords and weapons, so silent takedowns become more important to surviving the game.
The graphics and the music soundtrack are skillfully made, it is impressive as playing the game also makes you feel like you are watching a movie. The story is quick and you can choose to do the mini missions later when the main one is finished. In short, Batman: Arkham City is a productive game for all Batman fans who want to enjoy a good story and play Batman who is not running all the time. It’s a shame Batmobile isn’t included this time.