Batman Arkham Asylum is the first game in the franchise, even though it is set after Arkham Origins.
When Joker yet again causes mayhem at Arkham Asylum, Batman must stop him, but this time he has allies, lots of allies! Kevin Conroy reprises his role as Batman from Batman the Animated Series, Justice League and the New Batman Adventures. Obviously it's not the same version of Batman just the same voice, and that voice is amazing! Conroy just gets better and better every time and he simply is, in my head, Batman and always will be. Because when you imagine any other voice coming out of Batman's mouth, it's just wrong. Mark Hamill is Joker, as usual. He is even better than Conroy as Batman, because Joker's character is always fantastic, (much like Tom Hiddleston's Loki) and with Hamill doing his iconic voice again, there is nothing to say but, "Jingle Bells, Batman smells!" because that is one of the most iconic lines ever said by the Joker. It's his villainy and ridiculous sense of humour that is so awesome! The graphics are as if this game came out only a month ago, but it really came out in 2009! There are better graphics in games, but in 2009 this game easily had the best graphics! They have a certain texture and colour pellet that make the graphics really pleasant to view. The combat system is fantastic, it consists basically of attack, counter attacks, stealth attacks and gadget attacks. You have various gadgets, each having their own unique purpose, and if you use them in the right way, you can take out 1 or more enemies. The attacks and counter attacks sound easy but they are so fluent and it looks amazing. Overall, great plot, fantastic voice actors, excellent characters, spectacular graphics and fabulously fun gameplay! 8.5 out of 10!
Sorry for the late review, some technical difficulties were experienced!
Batman Arkham Origins is, as you can tell from the title, a prequel to Arkham City and Arkham Asylum. It is set two years after Batman donned his cape and cowl, and shows him as a younger, less experienced version of Batman. It really is quite interesting to see him develop as a character and stick to his one rule, no killing! The graphics are pretty good, they're not amazing but they suffice. There are quite a few glitches though, sometimes it just freezes and you have to reboot your console. There is another annoying glitch, if you find two goons and take one of them down, the other one stops fighting for no reason! The online experience isn't great, you can play as Joker or Bane, a goon, Batman or Robin. It is fun but you'll get bored quickly. The voice actors, even though they're not the usual iconic voice actors, there is nothing wrong with the new guys, but Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are without a doubt, superior. The major let down is that I finished the campaign in under four hours. It is so short! Overall, it is a bit of a let down, I'm just glad that they kept the awesome combat system the way it was, 7.5 out of 10!
The first campaign based DLC for Batman Arkham Origins has been confirmed and titled Cold, Cold Heart. You can probably guess from the title that it's based on Mr. Freeze! It looks good!
What you will be seeing below is a trailer for the next game in the Batman Arkham franchise. It is titled Batman Arkham Knight and will only be released on next-gen in October. It will feature a driveable Batmobile though!
The next dlc for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, it is set before Black Ops 1 and is a zombies only dlc, it has big robots, action and zombies so it looks exciting and fun! It will release within the next 3 months. Stay tuned!
Zatanna is confirmed as one of the second season pass characters for Injustice!
There is a Man of Steel skin for Injustice! Trailer below!
Martian Manhunter has been confirmed to be the first character for the second season pass! No release date yet though! Stay tuned!
Microsoft has released a brand new feature for the Xbox One controller! It isn't a major one, but it's very cool! If you hit the left hand side of your car, only the left trigger will vibrate or if there's an explosion on your right hand side only right trigger will vibrate to make the game more realistic!
Stan Lee, Marvel's marvellous mascot is going to be a playable character in Lego Marvel Superheroes! The details are in the video below, it is a bit hard to see but it looks like he has laser eyes, web-slinging abilities and is able to turn into a Stan Lee version of the Hulk!
The latest news on Lego Marvel Superheroes is in this video!
Even though the Scorpion DLC for Injustice: Gods Among Us doesn't have an official release date yet, some gameplay has been released and here it is! Stay tuned for "The Latest News!"
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is the game adaption to the Bourne movies. The combat and the characters are based on the movies however the story line is only loosely based on the movie. It is about the first movie than any of the others. The combat is fantastic, it feels like you really are Jason Bourne because it is his fighting style you use to defeat your enemies but the best bit of the combat is easily the way you can interact with almost anything in the environment and use it as a weapon. The shooting aspect of the game is decent. There isn't much variety in the weapons however they're all unique so it doesn't really matter, plus you can blow stuff up with them. The graphics are sometimes a bit fuzzy but other then that they're fine, fairly average. The way the game merges from a fighting game to a 3rd person shooter is spectacular and clever. This is easily 1 of the best adaptions of a movie out there. Given that it's Bourne it's suspenseful and there is solid gameplay, some decent graphics, is very cinematic and some unique weapons, 8 out of 10.
We all remember legendary free-running game Mirrors Edge. A listing for the rumoured Mirrors Edge 2 has appeared on Amazon Germany! Stay tuned for "The Latest News!"
Get ready for the next big racing game, everyone! Need for Speed Rivals, will be the next Need for Speed game! It will be released later this year for next gen consoles like the PS4 and the X-Box One and for current gen, PS3 and X-Box 360 it will be released November 19! You can play as cops or illegal street racers. It is an open world game set in Redview County, a fictional city. Of course, you earn points by dodging cops, driving insanely, doing stunts and recording all of your stunts on video will earn you points but the cops are there to stop you from doing all of that. Speaking of Need for Speed, there will be a movie released featuring a 1.3 million dollar McLaren P1! However there has been no official release date yet. Stay tuned for "The Latest News!"
Forza 5 is confirmed! It will be released sometime later this year. Stay tuned for "The Latest News!"
Finally! Batgirl, the 2nd dlc character from Injustice has been released, after Lobo of course. Her combat is unique, she uses a lot of grapple attacks which gives her dominance over long range and she is an expert hand to hand combatant which gives her domination in close combat. Her super-move is great, but you have to jump to get started on it. This barely brings the combat down because the super -move is great as is her grab attack and just about every other move. Her costume is great but even though she moves really fast, the costume looks as if it's weighing her down, her cape looks pretty thick and she has unnecessary straps on the costume. Great combat but not a great costume, 7.5 out of 10. There will also be reviews for the other 2 Injustice dlc characters who are rumoured to be General Zod and Mortal Kombat's most famous character, Scorpion!
X-Box One announced! Not only does Microsoft have a brand new console, it has a new controller and a better version of the Kinect sensor! If you live in America, the One will overlay a UI and feature on top of an existing TV channel. It will also not spawn you at your last checkpoint in a game, it will pick up where you left it and instead of turning off it will go on standby mode and download updates silently! Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Forza 5, Assassins Creed IV, Quantum Break, Watch Dogs, Witcher 3, Thief, Destiny, Wolfenstein, The Evil Within and Sniper Elite II are set to be the launch games! On top of all this, legendary director Steven Spielberg will be directing a live action TV series of Microsofts most famous exclusive game, Halo! X-Box One is available later this year, most likely in September! Stay tuned for "The Latest News!"
There is a brand new Arkham Origins trailer! As we all know Kevin Conroy is not returning to do his famous voice of the Dark Knight but in this game because it's a prequel perhaps it would be best for the Dark Knight to have a younger voice, Roger Craig Smith is voicing Batman. Also, because Batman's young he's inexperienced and these villains, Black Mask and Deathstroke, Deathstroke most likely hired by Black Mask are a massive challenge for the Dark Knight. Maybe because Oracle and Batgirl are actually the same person, Oracle appeared in the other 2 Arkham games and this game is set before the other 2, perhaps it's also set before she's paralysed and becomes Oracle, so maybe Batgirl will appear or there will at least be a reference.There is also an appearance of Deadshot in the trailer! There is even a green box that has the Queen Industries logo, Queen Industries is Green Arrows highly successful buissness. Troy Baker, the voice of Booker DeWitt from Bioshock Infinite is mostly likely going to voice Joker! One feature will be quick-travel, which is calling in the Batwing, Batman's jet and travelling through Gotham a lot quicker than grappling and running from one objective to another. There is also a possibility that Alfred, Batman's butler will be a playable character! The game features a multiplayer mode, which would mean that this game will be the first in the 3 Arkham games to have multiplayer! Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate, the 2d side scroller PSVita and 3DS version is also to be released October 25th 2013! The main version hits shelves October 25th, pre-order now to be able to play as Deathstroke! Stay tuned for "The Latest News!"
There is a rumour going around about a 2nd season pass for Injustice featuring Martian Manhunter, Red Hood, Power Girl and another 1 of Netherrealms famous Mortal Kombat characters, Sub Zero! Character pictures in order below.
Lego Marvel Superheroes gameplay trailer and trailer released! There will be over 100 Marvel characters that you can play as! Stay tuned for "The Latest news!"
Grand Theft Auto V hits shelves September 2013! Stay tuned for "The Latest News!"
Call of Duty Ghosts trailer revealed! Hits shelves November 5! The game will have a totally new engine and have great graphics! Remember Ghost from Modern Warfare 2? Well he was "killed" when he caught on fire, but before that he asked why they wore flameproof jackets in the army!
Injustice:Gods Among Us is a fighting game from the creators of Mortal Kombat. It takes place in our universe and alternative in which superheroes rule the world. Our heroes are teleported to this world and fight for both universes. The storyline,as in all fighting games is very short but there are "Battles" that you can do once you finish the storyline which are mini story lines for each character that are pretty fun. But finally people are fighting for a reason in a fighting game and the storyline is deep, complicated and suspenseful. There a lot of characters but of course, there are some great characters missing, Doctor Fate, Red Tornado, Captain Atom, Martian Manhunter and Black Canary, they would've been great to play as but no game can have everything. The combat is amazing! There is so many things in the background that you can use against your enemy and each character uses them differently. The average moves are still fun but each character has a move list which are special attacks that you can use and of course they all have different ones depending on there abilities. The super moves are what makes this game great though. Each character has a unique super move which demonstrates there powers and abilities spectacularly. You can tell the graphics were mainly focused on the heroes and not the soldiers and this was a bit of a let down for the game but for what it is, it's the best ever. As a superhero fanatic it was amazing, but even if you're not one this will get you interested in them straight away! The best fighting game out there, 9.5 out of 10!
Battlefield 4 hits shelves October 29 2013! Stay tuned for "The Latest news!"
Bioshock Infinite is without a doubt the highest anticipated game of 2013. It's a long, complex storyline but here's what gets it started. In 1912 Booker DeWitt is taken to an island lighthouse by the Lutece twins, just of the coast of Maine. A rocket silo sends Booker to Columbia with a mission from the Lutece "bring us the girl and wipe away the debt." . Essentially, your main objective is to escape Columbia. The weapons are fairly basic but very fun to play as because they are all unique and different to each other. The voice acting is amazing, the voices suit the characters build and the lips move at the same time they talk. The graphics are great, some things look better than others, the vegetation doesn't look fantastic but everything else does and is shown off very well with the locations, a floating city and Handyman looks fantastic! Even though Elizabeth is an AI but doesn't get lost and you don't even need to worry about her. She does get distracted but that's part of her personality. When you're running low on ammo, Elizabeth will give you knew ammo or a new weapon which is great because the worst thing that can happen in a game is running out of ammo. In one hand you wield your weapon and the other your abilities. This game has one of the best deaths ever, if you die Elizabeth ressurrects you with some type of injection, it's much more entertaining than simply re spawning. There is no multi-player but that's fine because the graphics are great, it's suspenseful, action packed, complex, unique and has the best AI ever! It is a very impressive game but it could be better, it didn't do anything wrong, it just didn't do everything it could. 8.5 out of 10.
Assassins Creed IV Black Flag trailers released!
In this game you play as Edward Kenway, A pirate. He is Haytham's father and Connors grandfather. Thankfully, even though you're a pirate, the game will not be a sea game and will be like all Assassins Creed games, but this time with more weapons! October 29 2013 release!