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    dmullig2's Batman: Arkham City (360)

    [August 31, 2012 10:57:37 PM]
    Today, I finished Batman: Arkham City for the second time. To be honest, I wanted to start up a second playthrough after watching The Dark Knight Rises. Last year, when the game first came out, I played through it pretty quickly, so I wanted to return and take my time through the second run through. I completed a lot of side missions that I previously had missed. Also, with the second run through I decided to try out the new game plus mode.

    Apparently the enemy variations were different, as to make it harder on the player. What was previously a normal group of thugs at the beginning of the game suddenly became a group of well-armored mercenary types. It certainly gave the game an extra boost in difficulty, as before it was fairly easy to take out a group of generic thugs in the beginning.

    It helped though that the game gives you all the gadgets at the beginning instead of having to hit checkpoints to get certain gadgets. The way the new game plus works adds to enemy variations which seems to enhance challenge, which is always good for a player who is playing a second time and knows what to expect.

    However, it still kind of felt that I was a powerhouse, using tactics that I had used previously to take out these, now enhanced, enemies. I feel though that they still wanted to retain this aspect, as a big draw to the game is being able to be the Batman. Itís a good feeling having some power over your enemies as you lurk through the shadows to take them out.

    Boss battles are still the best part of the game, even with added difficulty. Particularly the boss battles against Mr. Freeze and Clayface were difficult but fun. With the new game plus, it seems that the difficulty ratchets up a little bit and you can tell in the boss fights. However the boss encounters are developed really well, giving multi-layered battles that utilize gadget use and quick reactions.

    Altogether, I was satisfied with my second run through of the game. The first time I played Arkham City, I really just played for the story and completion. This time around, it was nice to experience a challenge and enjoy the mechanics of the game. I certainly recommend the game, as it is one of the best games Iíve played.

    This entry has been edited 1 time. It was last edited on Aug 31st, 2012 at 22:59:20.

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    dmullig2's Batman: Arkham City (360)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 31 July, 2012

    GameLog closed on: Wednesday 5 September, 2012

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