Showing posts from November, 2013

Batman Arkham Origins Review

Released: October 25, 2013
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U
Players: 1, Online 3-8
ESRB Rating: T (Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developers: WB Games Montreal, Splash Damage

Who remembers way back in 2009 when Rocksteady Games released Batman Arkham Asylum?  I for one was stunned at the fact we finally had an amazing Batman game after all these years.  Then I heard about Arkham City and my heart pounded with excitement.  When I finally put the disc in my Xbox 360 I was stunned again.  They took the amazing Batman game and made it better!  Then I heard about Arkham Origins and once again I got excited.  So Rocksteady wasn't making it, I figured Warner Bros. would work from what they started and create a whole new experience that once again stunned me.

What we got however is a sort of connect the dots Batman game.  While still great, it doesn't feel like its own original game.  This time we have a younger, l…

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review

Released: October 22, 2013
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Cartoon Violence)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: Traveler's Tales

I'm no stranger to the LEGO games.  Ever since LEGO Star Wars hit back in 2005 I have been hooked.  In fact the only one I haven't played is LEGO Indiana Jones 2.  Being around from the beginning has offered an in-depth look at how this series has evolved and I believe that this is their best one yet.

Continuing the tradition started in LEGO Batman 2 the characters are all fully voiced.  Since this is an original story I stand that it was a good idea, seeing how in the past with LEGO Batman's original story not having any dialogue I was a tad lost.  The game play is overall very similar to past games.  You still destroy the environment to collect studs, enemy characters still break apart, and puzzles still require a mix of characters to complete everything in a level.  Luckily in this game most c…