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  • Summary: Blackgate Prison Is Under New Management

    Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition amplifies the 2.5-D game with new maps, enemy encounters, difficulty levels, batsuits, and enhanced visuals. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the
    console version and discover more details of the Dark Knights past. Featuring stealth gameplay, free-flow combat, and Batmans famed arsenal of gadgets, the genuine Arkham experience is reproduced in a deep, action packed side-scrolling adventure. Expand
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  1. 70
    Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate Deluxe Edition is both fun and frustrating—exactly the kind of game I don’t like reviewing. If you can focus on the parts that work (exploration, collectibles) and downplay the stuff that doesn’t (the map, the combat), you’ll have a good time.
  2. Jun 16, 2014
    A good Batman experience that is overshadowed by its bigger brothers in almost every way.
  3. Apr 14, 2014
    Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition is as problematic as its title is long
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  1. Apr 13, 2014
    High Definition Quality

    Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition is not the full HD quality that I expected. When compared to its
    previous games like Arkham City and Arkham Origins the quality in my opinion can be compared to an early PS3 launch title. Not to say its bad but when you get really close to a character model in certain scenes it really shows, and it isn’t pretty. In fact quite a bit of the details that should be hard lines to emphasize the abstract between colors and patterns is quite blurry. That being said the game runs pretty smoothly, there was one or two occasions where the frames skipped but it wasn’t too bothersome.

    Maybe its just the fact that its in HD but for some reason I found the character animations to be very cheap and cheesy. I’m sure it looked just fine on the 3DS and Vita but it looked rather odd in this case. The scene that portrays it the most is in the first few minutes of the game where Catwoman is STRUTTIN HERE STUFF, and for some reason her legs looked like flimsy noodles. There was just something about the movements that threw me off. Maybe I’m just being picky but its my review dammit.

    batmanMapAdditional Features

    Since I was playing this on the Wii U I have to discuss the additional features. Although it wasn’t much I did appreciate the fact that the map was displayed on the gamepad while you are exploring the inner most depths of blackgate prison. What I didn’t like was that I couldn’t move the map around without pausing the game. In addition to this feature they also included off T.V. gameplay which is great seeing that its one of the Wii U’s selling points. Although I may not utilize it as much as some other people I have to say it is a very welcome feature.


    I honestly wish I would’ve liked this game more. When compared to the previous installments in the game I can’t help but be disappointed. I found the story, gameplay, and graphics to be OK but rather lackluster really. Not to say I didn’t enjoy certain moments and maybe this is a game that you might enjoy. For me however, I prefer my batman games to be free roam and not as linear. The 2D was OK but honestly I felt like the controls were half assed. Its like I was just playing an adventure platformer and not a classic batman beat em up. However, Mr. Greg Boe really did enjoy the game so maybe his review is worth a read if you are looking for a more optimist view on the game.

    I give this game a 7/10
  2. Jun 9, 2014
    the graphics quality is better than the ps vita and 3ds version, but when played on a home console, the game shows that it is a portable game. the gameplay feels limited, the controls feel a bit off. the combat is not as good as the other arkham games but it still can be pretty fun. the game is fun if you think of it as a portable game. Expand