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Batman: Arkham Origins

by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
 Ages 16 and Over
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Platform: Playstation Vita
Edition: Standard Edition
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  • Developed by WB Games Montreal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.

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  • Platform:   PlayStation Vita
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Platform: Playstation Vita | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B00CBURWTY
  • Release Date: 25 Oct 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,155 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform: Playstation Vita | Edition: Standard Edition

Product Description

Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise.

Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.

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Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate is a 2.5-D game developed by Armature Studio that brings the Batman Arkham experience to PlayStation Vita for the first time.  A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins on Home Consoles, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past.

  •     Pick up after the events of Arkham Origins
  •     Use free-flow combat to take on the thugs of Blackgate.
  •     Use some of Batman's famous gadgets to help you fight and navigate in Blackgate.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good game that could have been great 3 Nov 2013
Platform for Display:Playstation Vita|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The recent Batman games released on Xbox and Playstation have been very popular indeed. The latest version of the Arkham Origins series has landed on home consoles and Vita recently. The Vita gets its very own effort that is a departure from the home console releases. Set before the events of Arkham Asylum, we follow Batman as he attempts to subdue and bring under control a rebellion - led by some of the series' more memorable baddies - from inside Blackgate prison.

The Vita version is a Metroidvania affair, a 2.5D game where you explore the map and unlock gadgets which make once unattainable areas open to you - think games such as Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. You make use of Batman's sizeable arsenal of tools to traverse each section of the map: Batarangs, zipwires, Batclaw, explosive gels, etc. If you've played the other games beforehand you'll be familiar with all the weapons on show. As you progress through the game you will unlock weapon upgrades and find hidden crates and clues that allow you to wear different costumes and boost our hero's physical and defensive stats.

Graphically the game is a bit of a mixed bag. Batman and the environment look spot on, at least on a par with some earlier PS3 games. Baddies, however, look horrendous up close - and every time a fight is brought to a close you get a zoomed in finishing move that exposes a terrible lack of detail in them. The curves of their bodies look somehow unnatural and the textures on them are pretty low res. Although the bosses (Joker, Penguin, etc) look some way better, there was, in my opinion, still room for brushing them up and improving their looks. The cut-scenes were a bit of a let down with static comic-style images of the main characters floating about with no animation whatsoever.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like Batman but not quite 27 Oct 2013
Platform for Display:Playstation Vita| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
this game has similarities to other batman games they have kept the fighting system even though you can only move 2d rather than 3d and graphically it is quite impressive considering its on the vita . there are some little puzzles and you will find yourself going back and fourth between levels to clear up collectibles. I have really enjoyed it so far and don't regret buying it at all ,it is quite small so don't expect a big open world game like batman on Ps3 but if like me you are just in need of vita games and you would like to get one i would say give it a go
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
By S ADAMS
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Good entertainment helped kill hours on the plane and more, a little restricted with movements yet really enjoyed it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
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Well this is what my grand child told me has it was for him
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2014
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great game
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4.0 out of 5 stars Side scrolling Batman 25 April 2014
Platform for Display:Playstation Vita|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Starting with gameplay. In terms of combat it remains very much like the other Arkham titles, but feels too clunky and less responsive at times. I liked the level designs though. Despite the fact its a side scroller, the controls around the levels the same as ever, but theres less to explore than before. If they plan on a vita version of Arkham Knight, I hope combat improves.

Keeping in mind I brought this on PS3 and not on Vita, I thought the graphics looked great. The detail looks great on each level and as a regular graphic novel reader, I really liked the comic style cutscenes. It really added to the experience.

The story for this game is good and stays simple. Joker, Penguin and Black Mask all take over a section of Blackgate Prison and you must defeat each one to restore order. Another interesting idea is that its left to you which of these villains you defeat last. It affects the story differently and also determines what you unlock when you complete the game. The story is short but theres good replay value.

You collect various different batsuits, which is much better than the boring collectables on the console game (datapacs anyone?) and then paying extra for batsuits as DLC.

Boss fights are disappointing though. They were just far too easy and repetetive... one I thought that was particularly bad was the fight with Solomon Grundy, which ends in seconds.

Overall, if you've played other Arkham games and enjoyed them, I see no reason not to recommend this game. It may not the materpiece Arkham Asylum or Arkham City is but it is a decent addition to the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good companion game to the Arkham Series 14 Feb 2014
Platform for Display:Playstation Vita| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
A 2d platformer in 3d clothes, this is a fun game which, if played through properly and with attention can be very rewarding. I will agree with some other reviewers that it can be a little difficult sometimes to know where to go next, but that is half the fun as you upgrade Bats's accessories and weapons allowing you more access to the levels which would not have been previously accessible (the Gel explosive for example to blast through walls and find Wayne Tech upgrades).
The general gameplay consists of running around Blackgate in 4 separate areas in order to save people, restart power supplies, pick up useful objects, and generally stop the Joker, Penguin and Black Mask. The combat system is a la Arkham series with flo-mo action enabling you to combine combinations together with some of the harder thugs requiring a little more tactical thought. The grapple gun is in place but as this is not really a free roam game, your use of it is restricted to where you NEED to go rather than using it as a tactical advantage to get away from things or survey the landscape. It's basically an elaborate jump button.
The detective mode of the game is fun but I did find myself using it all the time so as not to miss the clues left around the maps to unlock extras such as artwork.
There is a good upgrade progression as long as you take your time to find the Wayne Tech boxes containing weapons and suit upgrades and the enemies are thrown at you in good proportion (although I feel there could have been a few more).
Boss battles are fun, but you will need to play them a couple of times until you figure out how to beat them.
All-in-all a decent solid actioner which will last several solid hours of gameplay.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average batman
Played game until completed enjoyed it but for 30 a bit average, good game for under 15 not anything like ps3 version
Published 26 days ago by Kathleen Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look
Good game , not worth 35 but at this price I'd say it's worth a punt , arrived early and in perfect condition , thanks 😃
Published 2 months ago by Matt
3.0 out of 5 stars A metroidvania-style game with the dark knight.
I find it had some good graphics, good bits of exploration but the fighting and stealth felt awkward in 2D.
Published 4 months ago by Carlo Cousins
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor game
The game is nothing like the xbox and playstation version, its more like a phone game than a ps vita game
Published 4 months ago by ben hevican
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicting game.
Fast delivery.
Very good game bit addictive but well worth the money I love it. Bought just before xmas and it did not take a long time to get here which was brilliant.
Published 5 months ago by Minnie1990
5.0 out of 5 stars Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate
batman arkham origins blackgate was bought for my husband for christmas the graphics is very good brilliant game, he said he would recomend this game,he has been playing this game... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs V. Barber
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game
Had fun and isn't to easy to compleat good graphics and sound effects. Can't wait for another game like this.
Published 6 months ago by Mr Steven C Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it if you enjoy old school Metroid games
I was reluctant to purchase this one based on reviews but went for it in a recent sale on the high street. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Michael Thomson
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