BATMAN ARKHAM CITY : This Ain't No Place for a Hero

The story

The story of the game written by veteran batman writer and Harley quiz creator Paul dini is perhaps the most remarkable thing about the game it utilizes almost every single element of the batman mythos and still manages to tell intriguing emotional story. As good as the story is it was a bit predictable for hardcore bat fans and I have heard complaints from complaints from players it was hard to understand for them never the less the story moves you thru the gameplay and keeps you entertained the post Nolan batman movies should take note on how to tell a great batman story .I won’t spoil it but the very last scene of game is one of the best single moments in batman history

Game Design

The game map of Arkham city is not only very large but also very well designed. Unlike on like some other games cities were the buildings are identical and seem to be built for purpose standing on top of ( spider man games I’m looking at you!) every building is unique and you can get a sense of history of the city form all its structures. The zones at which the main villains set up base such as the grim museum of the penguin to the steel mill turned carnival of joker and the underground steam punk style city of Ra's al Ghul are all well laid out and interesting and fit the villains who occupies them well . the designs of the cachters themselves retain just enough of the classic deigns but update them so the fresh and new for example instead of a monocle the penguin has a smashed bottle in his eye.

Game play

Instead of just rehashing the gameplay from Batman: Arkham Asylum Rocksteady expands and improves on itgiving you move gadgets and combat moves . One of the best improvements is the integration of gadgets such as explosive gel and baterangs into combat. The mix up of the beat em up and stealth style predator mode style of taking out thug’s prevents repetitiveness. there are plenty of side missions and riddler challenges to solve. Overall the game play gives you a sense of what it like to be bat man

 This game has a new attraction to it - Catwoman. You get to play as Catwoman at some sequences of the story, wherein you go to rescue Batman, or do her normal job. But after you complete the game, you get to play as Batman and Catwoman to explore the Arkham City to complete Riddles and lots of sub plots. The main story involves with the commencement of Protocol 10, apparently a mysterious plan to take over Gotham City. Batman is not sure who is behind this plan, and as the game continues, the story unveils quite a lot. It involves surprise and suspense, making the game all the more enjoyable.
To take a note on the plot, the game takes place at Arkham City - to those who have played Arkham Asylum - its five times bigger than Arkham Asylum! With lots of sub missions, and huge area for exploration, reaching from one point to another itself is quite a fun(Especially with Catwoman, with all her weird moves). The gameplay is almost same as to its previous installation, with stealth, surprise attacks, strategy - everything counts, and you can do it the way you wish to. I miss Scarecrow in this edition though. He made Arkham Asylum mystique, I should say. The game is not really difficult as compared to Arkham Asylum either, not many huge monsters, but the thugs can get irritating(especially the snipers).

 This game, again has a huge villain list - Two Face, Penguin, Hugo Strange, Clayface, Mr. Freeze, Ra's al Ghul, Poison Ivy and of course Joker. It involves even more characters if you involve yourself into the sub plots scattered all over Arkham City. The game, however, as its previous installation, has a lot of bugs. The game gets stuck in between(with a black screen), or thugs don't respond at times, and many such issues. The only thing you can do is restart the level and try again, hopefully it will be solved.
My say on the game - awesome! A must play game for all gamers out there - but be a bit patient too, lots of bugs in there to spoil the mood.
My ratings : 7/10
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