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Batman: Arkham knight 

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Release Date: June 23, 2015
 

Review| Batman: Arkham Knight a game not to miss


You remember the last batman from Rocksteady studios? Yeah it had a sense of fresh beginning for a superhero action games. Batman: Arkham Knights has a sense of finality which is built on a revolutionary strike and counter fighting style with powerful new moves and enemies. It has a more detailed version of the Gotham with a playable batmobile. Batman's closest family of Gotham superheroes and rogues do interact on this great-looking finale.

Batman Arkham Knight has mystery identities other surprises to fall back. There are also different monotones. The size is significant with the ability to explore the dark and intermittently stormy Gotham City. which is given character and colour by its many bright neon lights and noticeable landmarks like the Chinatown district, Wayne Tower, and Ace Chemicals. All of which are beautifully detailed, and the lighting effects reflecting off wet streets and capes highlight impressive texture detail.

The city has been evacuated again, which conveniently makes it impossible to accidentally or intentionally beat up innocents, but the streets are far livelier than in past games thanks to vastly increased populations of criminals, both on foot and engaging in high-speed pursuits with Gotham Police cars. (The animation you get from countering them when they try to run you down is hilarious.) Notably, which is given character and colour by its many bright neon lights and noticeable landmarks like the Chinatown district, Wayne Tower, and Ace Chemicals. All of which are beautifully detailed, and the lighting effects reflecting off wet streets and capes highlight impressive texture detail. The city has been evacuated again, which conveniently makes it impossible to accidentally we don’t return to the Bat cave in Arkham Knight, which is fine by me considering how much time was spent there in the past two Arkham games.

Batmobile which runs into the city of Gotham on open wide space makes it easy for it to be a transport capable of fast gliding and braking through the brick walls. Thanks to the developer we can be able to get all the slow motion explosions out of a simple vehicular combat. Bare in mind Batman doesn’t kill, assume everyone walks away from these fiery wrecks. The same goes for the thugs you see over in the street, who are both hit by a car and electrocuted.) These were the only moments I noticed the frame rate dip a little, and it wasn't by much.

The Batmoblie can be remote controlled and you can trigger two switches at once and sneak up on enemies who have got you cornered.

The twist is that when you hold the left trigger, the Batmobile swiftly turns into a slower but highly manoeuvrable tank that you use to blow up battle drones. That’s... weird. On one hand, this is about as Batman an activity as I can imagine. He’s a hero known for using his fists, his non-lethal gadgets, and his wits to defeat criminals because his parents were murdered by a gun, and yet here he is, a knight in futuristic armour blasting away with guns galore. (They automatically switch to non-lethal ammo when targeting humans.)

Tank mode plays a big role in puzzles with tank based plat forming puzzles that makes Batmobile not a good choice. On the other hand, tank battles are good fun -- the idea of having hostile drones project a visible line of fire where they’re about to launch a shell gives you awareness of enemies attacking from all sides and lets you avoid them, and it gets tough when heavy and flying drones are introduced and you’re given secondary weapons, such as EMPs and missile barrages, to counter them. True, tank battles are nowhere near as interesting or re playable as the improved brawling and predator-style fights, but adding this third mode of combat to Batman’s repertoire does great things for pacing and variety, ensuring we’re never doing the same thing for long.

Meanwhile, Batman’s signature strike-and-counter brawling and stealthy predator fights feel better and smoother than ever, and of course they’ve are dozens of powerful and interesting new mechanics and subtle tweaks that give us more to experiment with and master. Some of the new moves feel overpowered at first. In brawls you can pick up a dropped baseball bat or club, which gives you a few seconds’ worth of bashing through shielded or shock-baton-wielding enemies, and in predator fights the surprise multi-takedown move that knocks out up to five unsuspecting targets at once and the voice synthesizer gadget that can lure thugs into traps in predator fights both chew through thugs very quickly. But the increased number of enemies in play and new types, like the huge gatling-gun brutes and a medic who can protected with electric fields (which must be shorted out with the Bat Claw before you can hit them) and revive anybody you’ve already knocked out, balance it out well. Also, being hunted by thugs who use denial tactics like firebombing ground vents, controlling hovering drones, deploying landmines, and detecting you if you use Detective Vision for too long made me change up my habits and targeting priorities.

You can also executes awesome dual takedowns which can knock out enemies instantly and temporarily swap you to control your partner. The game lets you see a show piece of Arkham Knights almost entirely dropping the gimmicky boss fights that were in previous Batman games.

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