Batman: Arkham City ImpressionsOctober 22, 2011
Batman: Arkham City came out yesterday, and after a few hours with it, I can tell you that it is indeed worth all the hype. The graphics are improved, the gameplay and environments are greatly expanded, and there are even more cameos from Bat-universe dwellers. You’ll find the same great fighting system, only refined and tuned to perfection. Playing as Catwoman is a blast, and she’s not just shoehorned-in, either, like the Joker was in his PS3 playable missions. She has an entire repertoire of moves herself, and her missions tie directly into the main story. You start the game with all of the gadgets you gained in your playthrough of Arkham Asylum, so you can get right into beating thugs’ heads in. Speaking of which, in Batman: Arkham City you’ll find “districts” overtaken by different Bat-villains. There’s the Joker gang with clown masks, a Two-Face gang, a Penguin gang and more. No Calendar Man gang yet though, I think he needs a few more fans first. Anyway, the game is fantastic; we’ll have a review up soon. In the meantime, go buy it!