Arkham City Details: Bat Signal And Upgraded Combat
Some have complained that Arkham City won't feature a drastically bigger world in comparison to Arkham Asylum.
But you shouldn't pass judgment so soon, especially when you recall the greatness of the first game, and remember that developer Rocksteady Studios is capable of delivering another masterpiece. You will undoubtedly appreciate the new features and more have recently come to light. The first - and perhaps our favorite, simply for historic and atmospheric reasons - is the Bat Signal. The famous signal will mark your next mission and although the world may not be GTA gigantic, you'll still have to battle plenty of freakish escapees en route to most any mission. Occasionally, you'll need to reach the location of the Bat Signal within a certain time limit, and that's when the baddies will become even more numerous and challenging. Thankfully, we'll have the benefit of an upgraded combat mechanic, which will allow you to take down multiple enemies at once (we'll even be able to use some nifty gadgets during fighting).
If things get too hot on the streets, though, you can simply use your handy-dandy grappling hook and lift yourself out of trouble. Hence, you don't have to beat down everyone you see; at times, it may be a much better idea to circumvent the wackos. We just can't wait for Arkham City...and it's too bad we have no choice, as it won't arrive until fall of 2011.
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham City
10/12/2010 10:25:36 AM Ben Dutka