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Batman: Arkham Origins Second Opinion

When Firefly is the highlight of your Batman game, you have a serious problem

Batman Arkham Origins Review Screenshot

HIGH Everything involving Firefly, minus his dialogue.

LOW Everything involving Bane, including his dialogue.

WTF If I need to sneak into the police station without drawing attention, why am I fistfighting the entire Gotham Police Department?

Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate Review

Bats & Cats

Batman Origins Black Gate Review Screenshots

HIGH Putting Batman in a 2.5D world works wonderfully

LOW you want me to collect 5 hostages right before the end? Really?

WTF how did this map system ever get approved?

Batman: Arkham Origins Review

Holy bat-mulligan, Batman!

Batman: Arkham Origins

HIGH a strong premise, great story beats, and Deathstroke.

LOW it’s super buggy, and counters/takedowns don’t always work.

WTF why can’t I pummel Deadshot until he’s unconscious?!?

Scribblenauts Unmasked Review

Looking for deep cuts, DC-style

Scribblenauts Unmasked

HIGH Is that over 30 different Batmen?

LOW Spending 20 minutes at the end trying to figure out what word the game wants me to type.

WTF Where have you gone, Mr. Tawny?

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Review

Brick by Boring Brick

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Screenshot

HIGH The first skydive from the Helicarrier to the New York streets below.

LOWGetting stuck in level architecture and having to re-load.

WTF Lego games don't let you be creative with Legos.

Guardians of Middle-earth Review

Middle-earth Online Battle Arena

Guardians of Middle-earth Screenshot

HIGH Mastering Legolas' abilities to finally get that first player kill.

LOW Getting ambushed and destroyed before I knew what hit me.

WTF Gollum killed me? Gollum?!

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Second Opinion

Speak Softly and Carry a Silver Sword

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Screenshot

HIGH The inexplicably detailed and believable dwarven city of Vergen.

LOW Killing a family of friendly trolls and feeling really bad about it.

WTF "King, command your vulture to shut his beak before I thrust his cockerel up his ass and twist so hard he'll crow until noon reverts to morning."

Lollipop Chainsaw Review

Rusted Sour

Lollipop Chainsaw Screenshot

HIGH The soundtrack.

LOW Almost everything else.

WTF Ditto.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Review

A Witcher's Work is Never Done

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Screenshot

HIGH The moment when the combat clicks and Geralt slices through five or more attackers with ease.

LOW Twenty minutes of pure exposition before the game's final moments. Very clunky.

WTF Being tossed into the story with no clue who any of these people are if you didn't play the first game.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Review

You Face a Dúnadan Now!

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Screenshot

HIGH The environments and weapon/armor models look great.

LOW "Defend this point for X amount of time" wears out its welcome fast and early.

WTF Three people defeat an entire siege by themselves. Maybe Aragorn should have taken them with the Fellowship instead.

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