Batman: Arkham Evolution

Arkham Asylum and City side by side (Origins might be coming soon)

I loved Arkham Asylum when it fist came out; the fast paced action, the villains, and the gadgets. It was one of the best games I had ever played. Then its sequel came out, and I have been playing it ever since. I thought the Asylum was awesome, but the City just blew me away. The action got faster, the villains got smarter, and the gadgets multiplied. With Origins info being released in a few days,  I found that I wanted to compare the two games that had already come out, and list the pros and cons and determine which one is better.

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The pros of the Asylum are few, but I think that they hold more weight than City.

  • The Triple Batarang: I loved this, being able to shoot three different inmates with ease.
  • The Ultra Batclaw: Again, 3 inmates, plus pulling down vent grates like it was nothing.
  • Scarecrow: I hated him at the time, but found myself missing him in City
  • The Predator Maps: I much preferred the predator maps of the asylum to city.
  • Joker

Now I will list City’s pros.

  • Freeze’s Freeze Blast: A good form of CrowdControl as long as another inmate didn’t come to the rescue.
  • RC Batarang: I know there was one in Asylum, but that one had a cooldown that took forever.
  • Reverse Batarang: An upgraded form of the RC Batarang that you get when you defeat Ra’s al Ghul.
  • Much Bigger Map
  • Many more missions and side missions
  • Catwoman
  • Robin
  • Nightwing

Origins looks the coolest of them all.

  • 3 times the map size
  • Remote Claw: A device that can force two people, or one person and an object to clash together and stunning or knocking out whoever it effects. It can also create a tightrope between two vantage points for batman to walk on.
  • Roger Craig Smith: The voice of Ezio Auditore de Firenze(Assassin’s Creed: 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations) as Batman.
  • Deathstroke as a playable character in the challenge maps.
  • Fast Travel

 

While Arkham City has a lot more bells and whistles, the Asylum will always have a cold, twisted place in my heart. Origins aspires to be the best in the series, but might fall short due to Rocksteady not making it.


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