Додано: 16 травня
This sequel has delivered!
Being a major fan of "The Batman", I am thrilled that Rocksteady Studios have produced yet another well thought-out and polished experience. Improving on the original, this title takes place in a complete sandbox environment, unlike the pseudo-sandbox of the original. The super-fluid combat system is back and is fleshed out a little more through different gadgets and enemies which really manage to make the Challenge Mode fresh again.
The single player experience is, like the original, extremely well paced, and the characters are just a love-able (or as hate-able, depending on your point of view) as they were in the original, and continue to feel like they have jumped into the game straight out of the comic books. The only complaint I have is that new game-play mechanics aren't introduced as steadily as they were in the original which can be a little intimidating. This also risks not encouraging the player to experiment with all of the gameplay mechanic options at their disposal, unless forced to through an in-game situation.
Additionally, the collectibles have undergone what I perceive as a major change-up and involve solving sometimes challenging puzzles in order to collect them all. I found this less appealing compared to the original, but if you enjoy a challenging puzzle from time to time you will find plenty of extra entertainment associated with collecting the Riddler's clues.... which should be seen as a positive.
The combat system in Batman: Arkham City hasn't changed a great deal in this iteration, which is a good thing, because this is still the most addictive and entertaining characteristic of this series. The addition of some new gadgets, perks and enemies freshen things up, including the Combat Challenges, which essentially pitch the player against waves of enemy AI in an arena combat mode.
All-in-all, this title is a must buy, for both Batman, non-Batman fans, and veterans of the Arkham Series alike. There is something in this title for everyone.