Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Review


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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is the portable spin-off or sequel depending on how you look at it. Let’s see how it turns out.


The hand to hand combat works well but lacks any depth or creativity. Movement on the whole is clunky and the stealth is virtually unplayable. Couple that with obtuse design and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. The game has this scanning mechanic were you can scan objects but this gets tedious really quickly. The boss fights are terrible except for the bronze tiger fight and even that is riddled with animation problems.Batman__Arkham_Origins_Blackgate_13711376731318

This game looks bad even on vita the muddy textures, clunky animation and the cape, oh the cape. It looks so bad it could be put in the ps1 cloth physics camp. See that’s a joke cause there was no cloth physics back then. But on the whole this game is an eyesore with a bad aesthetic. batman-3
The game is artificially lengthened with massive boring fetch quests. The game is just a slog to get through.Batman-Arkham-Origins-Blackgate-Gets-New-PS-Vita-Screenshots-393741-2

The experience is lined with a forgettable soundtrack and sound effects so generic and lifeless they sound like their from a royalty free sound effects site. Batman-Arkham-Origins-Blackgate-screenshot-1Hey where have you heard this there’s something bad happening in a prison go check it out. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’m playing arkham asylum again right down to a part where I’m fighting a giant monster in the sewers. The story isn’t very interesting especially as they try to shoe horn in this conspiracy plot.batman-arkham-origins-blackgate-screenshot-6

The games menus are fine but the in game map loads. The freakin map has to load. Why? This is a quad core CPU why can’t we load a freaking image instantaneously.Batman-Arkham-Origins-Blackgate-screenshot-2
Batman: arkham origins blackgate is a shoddy cashin. This game is crap avoid it.

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