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Batman: Arkham City

Columns

Wednesday, January 25 2012

Batman Is Boring in ‘Arkham City’

Batman is a bit player in his own story, and I think a lot of that stems from his desire to save everyone.


Reviews

Thursday, November 10 2011

Batman: Arkham City

I want my prison more cramped, more uncomfortable. I want the Asylum back.


Blogs

Tuesday, December 10 2013

The Secret to Sequels

The key to a good sequel is trying not to erase or even compete with what has come before. A sequel ought to complement its predecessor, not improve upon it.


Tuesday, January 31 2012

Opening Arkham: A Defense of 'Arkham City'

Batman: Arkham City is often criticized for being too open to tell as good a story as Arkham Asylum. But the lack of focus reveals a side of Batman that Asylum couldn't show. Arkham City isn’t a prison district, it’s a playground for a billionaire wearing rubber tights.


Sunday, January 22 2012

Moving Pixels Podcast: Leaving the Asylum for the City

Batman: Arkham City is so much bigger than the Asylum, but is that a good thing?


Thursday, January 5 2012

The Best Collectible I’ve Ever Collected

Collecting Riddler Trophies is one giant puzzle game within an action game, and those puzzle aspects bleed into all other areas of Batman: Arkham City.


Tuesday, January 3 2012

Vulnerable Icons and the Bat's Need for a Cat

The interesting thing about the Catwoman alternate ending in Arkham City is what doesn't happen if you don't choose to have Catwoman help Batman out.


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