Average User Score: 5.5Jan 19, 2015I am highly disappointed not just in the game, but that Bungie felt this was acceptable. There is absolutely no story to this game at all. WeI am highly disappointed not just in the game, but that Bungie felt this was acceptable. There is absolutely no story to this game at all. We were basically sold an epic prologue. What is even worse is for a game that is multiplayer and an MMO there is absolutely no multipllayer aspect that is enjoyable.. The way in which to communicate with other players is non existent. I don't know if people just don't use their mics, don't know how to use their mics, or if there is no support without party chat. The Xbox One also makes things worse for MMO's if you want to call it that, because there is no multitasking without a very delayed opening of another window that takes you away from the game. Finding players is difficult and no in game application to do it. Back to the complaint about the story. We were basically sold an epic prologue only in these grinding of missions that end and send you back to orbit. There is no progression through a level or even proceeding to the next quest. Its just jump into a story arc get kicked back out to main screen. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Story: There just isn't any. Anything in the game is just a. Quick run through this while your ghost trips an alarm. You'll fight 3 to 4 waves of enemies only for the Ghost to trip more alarms and make you do the same thing. There is no variation at all. The missions are over with it just being a kill as many waves of enemies as you can and hope you can progress enough or get a drop worth a dam. Very limited cut scenes or even character development. I mean they didn't even try! Maybe they didn't have to to explain why they didn't have time to develop characters?
RAIDS: There is no matchmaking like STO or other MMO's and for the ones that lack it. I can at least go to a chat option and try to pug it myself. NOT HERE. This I have to go to the Forums and sometimes am spending hours just trying to do a run through.
GEAR: Gear is a Casino style pull the lever and see if you get lucky. When you do happen to get lucky its just stuff your recycling anyway hoping you can get enough plating or wire to upgrade some gear. It comes painfull slow until you have fully geared something. Then its just play the crucible or events until you have so much of it you don't know what to do with it.
MARKETS/AUCTION HOUSE: Most of the people that hang around the tower have useless items unless we are talking about ZUR. But considering some missions need him. You could be playing the waiting game just to progress through what should be a main story arc. The glimmer is painful to earn at times and you only seem to bank it when your just playing waiting for your weekly resets of a raid/ crucible marks etc. There is absolutely no economy
MISSIONS: First of all missions or quests are actually bounties and there really should be a separation of these and you're also extremely limited at what you can carry being ten. So Missions, Crucible, etc. Even though they upped it, it still seems lacking.
TERRITORY: Out of entire planets you spend most of your time rehashing the same landscapes forward or reverse. Not unlike other MMO's the area is extremely small and even the expansions just rehash old territories. A lot of missions are spent going through the exact same area with no difference other than the Ghost activating different doors. Shortly after the mission is over.
DAY ONE EXPANSIONS: Wish I read that more carefully before I bought them. I thought I was getting a day one special pre-order exclusive like you used to in the old days of gaming. NOPE! Just expansions that wouldn't be released for months after initial release. This just proves these things were originally in the game and taken out to be sold at a later date.
The game looks great, but there is just a shell here of what this game could be. I can't see spending 10 years playing a game that is essentially a grind. Level progression is not well thought out and neither are drops or market places. Raiding can be a giant waste of time just trying to get a group together on the forums. The game is essentially a DLC trap and not worthy of an MMO title. Borderlands is more worthy than this game because it had a dam story. MMO's are HUGE and have literally hours and hours of story that is in game NOT IN A GRIMORE CARD. For the 500 million spent on this game I want to know where all that money went?
The game literally seems like there was a lot more too it that they systematically went through and took out. I mean literally just capped off certain areas and just took characters out of the game. They didn't even try to hide it. There are just empty areas and kiosks in cities and all the areas you go. It is really sad and if this is the "New way" of gaming and telling stories. Buying chapter by chapter or Page by page in Destiny's case I am all set.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Nov 5, 2013Have completed the game and have trying to go back through... I don't even know where to start with the game breaking glitches this game hasHave completed the game and have trying to go back through... I don't even know where to start with the game breaking glitches this game has where you just can't progress at all until the problems are fixed.
First lets start with regular game play. The flight ceiling is capped extremely low, and rappel points for this game are sparse to say the least. Even when you should be able to rappel onto a building, interactions with password terminals is intermittent, basically the only way to describe this nonsense is the developer has a certain way for you to interact with the item. Even though it absolutely breaks the mechanic of the game and the way items function. Then there are invisible walls where they shouldn't be. So batarangs will bounce off structures that simply are not there. This is an invisible wall in gaming that usually activates something. So the player would have to cross this wall and then it activates something like an enemy spawn or an action. In gaming you don't see it, but in coding its a necessity. Basically the objects aren't coded to ignore these barriers. Its embarrassing.
Game stopping glitch. Joker fun house (Now Corrected by patch which took a week) When going back through the game, you get to the joker fun house the water would electrify and a timer would start. The buttons you used to use to escape the situation are now not there. Now matter what you would do the timer would run out and you would lose and see the joker mocking you.
Second game breaking glitch. Under the GCPD building in the sewers if you have ventured into the open sewer pits. You can get across, but now there are no rappel points, no gadgets, nothing at all allows you to get across. In fact I thought I was doing something wrong, but after launching a youtube video and posting it on the WB Facebook page I found that I was among others who were stuck.
The game was clearly rushed, The story is extremely short and what should be used to establish ALL villains and the relationship between Gordon and BAtman is a missed opportunity. It basically becomes an uneasy. I'll stay out of your way, but not the relationship they build where you see the bat signal. Its embarrassing and I am guessing they plan more character development with DLC.
Season Pass DLC issues. So a season pass means you pay a one time fee and you get everything for a year for that one time price. Well not with this game. Not only did the season pass not work, but after purchasing the season pass you still had to pay for items that should be free under the season pass.
Game stop COdes were also not working correctly, as I paid for my season pass at game stop and then got charged again through my paypal account through the Arkham Origins store.
DO NOT BUY THIS game and I would recommend buying it used. The reason is the DLC they have is a joke. Costumes you'll never wear and skin packs for a glitchy multiplayer. Thats right they now have a multiplayer with packs....… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Aug 1, 2013The ending was terrible. Even more frustrating was the companies response and lack of care. I could go on and on about the lackluster endingThe ending was terrible. Even more frustrating was the companies response and lack of care. I could go on and on about the lackluster ending and the fact that even with the Extended Cut it doesn't do your character justice. He has defied the odds only to die. Another Trinity type character. They kill Shepard off, bring him back, just to kill him off again.
BioWare says they're listening... As long as its what they want to hear.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Aug 1, 2013I seriously could not get enough of this game, after seeing dead pool in the the spider man video game where all the different time linesI seriously could not get enough of this game, after seeing dead pool in the the spider man video game where all the different time lines interact. I could not stop laughing. I can't really complain about the repetitiveness. The sense of humor and different jokes along with the humorous hot tub scene that turned out to be fake. The Boss fight was intense and then to finish the job the way they did was hilarious! I seriously loved this game and hope you make another one or some DLC!!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Mar 25, 2013This game makes some major throws at trying to achieve what Crysis 1 and Warhead were able to achieve. But aspects of the first game andThis game makes some major throws at trying to achieve what Crysis 1 and Warhead were able to achieve. But aspects of the first game and everything in it seem to be a patch job. There are still no abilities to fly the Vtols or other craft. The vehicle are limited and in closed environments. Gone are the boat rides and vehicle attacks. Although they did open the environmental a bit, it never meets the expecatitions of the original. I mean online multiplier consisted of being able to buy tanks and vtols and was a lot of fun. But this game fails to perform on every level. Also Prophet killed himself and he replaced his body with a soldier. I get what they were trying to do saying prophet lived in the suit, but you already killed him off and I appreciate trying to appease fans. But what I think EA and Crytek and Bioware need to do sometime is with a major fan backlash is to release another game in Cryteks case that ignores the second ever existing. I love the last scene that takes me back to the first game in North Korea, but that beach was destroyed when they nuked it in the first game. I mean there is a saving throw to refer to the first game. But no cannon when it comes to story. It shows they listened to fan feedback which is a huge plus, but they ignore the fact that the chief complaint was that it was a console port with closed environmental in or to become more call of duty.… Expand