Overall - 80%
It isn't hard to find out who the Arkham Knight is and that is a bummer. Although I figured him out, a few other parts of the story still got me. Overall this is one of the better Batman games in the Arkham series. This will easily be a Game of the Year contender. If you are a Batman fan or a Arkham fan, pick this one up!
Batman Arkham Knight is the final game in the Arkham series. Is it worth going out for one last night or should you just leave the cape hung up? Check out this honest game review and make your choice!
Batman Arkham Knight Honest Game Review
Batman Arkham Knight starts with all of Gotham being evacuated due to a bomb threat from Scarecrow. You quickly find out that he is working with a new villain known as The Arkham Knight. You will be chasing both him and Scarecrow in an attempt to stop Scarecrow from using his fear toxin bomb known as Cloudburst. While you are doing this you will of course have plenty of side content to do with various other master criminals from the Batman universe.
Just like every other Arkham game you will deal with the Riddler and his riddles. Outside of him you get a couple of classic baddies like Two-Face and Penguin, as well as new enemies like Deacon Blackfire. Some of these side quests will also let you use other characters like Catwoman and Nightwing. Their roles are pretty small but it is fun to play as them none the less. The side content is one of the strong points of the game.
This Batman also includes the addition of the Batmobile. This in theory was going to be a great addition to the game. The reality of it is though, they rely way to much on it throughout alot of the story. You have to fight tons of drones after nearly every story mission and some of the side content is nothing but drone fights. I could of put up with this but it also takes over most of the boss fights as well. I like the Batmobile, it is just used WAY to much in the game.
The combat in the game feels similar to the other Arkham games with a few improvements. If you time everything right, it feels how it should, if you just spam buttons it doesn’t work as well. All the key gadgets have quick buttons mapped for you can easily use them in combat. They also added weapons you can use like pipes and bats. You need to get them off an enemy but they really help you against certain enemies.
You will remember a few enemies from the old games but some new ones have been added as well. You have the typical thugs, armed thugs and giant thugs. They added ninjas that will typically dodge and strike you as well as switch giant thugs, armed with shields, blades and sometimes electricity. They also added a medic that will revive enemies and sometimes put an electric charge on them so you can’t hit them. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the enemies if you aren’t targeting the guys.
The game looks great. The really brought Gotham to life in this game. It is always raining, which looks incredible, and it is dark and gloomy like I would expect Gotham to be. You also get to see Wayne industries and the Wayne Tower. The music is very good as well. During the combat you get that epic feel and the suspense feel during the thrilling parts. The voice acting is also spot on. Batman is brooding, Riddler has that uppity tone you would expect and Harley has that annoying nasally voice.
It isn’t hard to find out who the Arkham Knight is and that is a bummer. Although I figured him out, a few other parts of the story still got me. Overall this is one of the better Batman games in the Arkham series. This will easily be a Game of the Year contender. If you are a Batman fan or a Arkham fan, pick this one up!