Batman Arkham Knight Review

 

Is Batman Arkham Knight the best super hero game ever created ?

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Back in 2009 Rocksteady Studios released Batman Arkham Asylum and like many I thought it was another bad licensed super hero game. That was until i played it and thought finally someone created a good Batman game that made you feel like Batman. So when Batman Arkham City came out in 2011 it was a day 1 purchase for me. It was an amazing game that had a satisfying ending that no one saw coming. So i wondered how they were going to top this sequel Rocksteady has been hard at work on this game and it shows..

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Presentation/Sound:

Thanks to Next Gen this is the most detailed, best looking and biggest Batman game to date. Lighting, weather and particle effects are amazing and the way neon lights in the city are reflected in the world look Spectacular. There a lot of attention to detail here and it shows the sound design is also very well done. From the engine of the bat mobile as you power slide around the city and fire the 60mm Canon to the top notch voice acting of batman and some of his villains. If you’re like me and have a pretty good headset or a 5.1 surround sound set up you won’t be disappointed with the sound of this game.

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Story:

The story takes place one year after the events of Arkham City on Halloween night Scarecrow is threating to release his fear toxin all over the city. Some of Batman biggest villains join Scarecrow in an attempt to take over Gotham city. He is also joined by the Arkham Knight a militarized anti- batman who shares the key villain role with scarecrow I won’t spoil any part of the story here but there are memorable moments in the story. What I really enjoyed about the story was at different points in the game as you encounter different villains each provide you a different gameplay element which adds lots of diversity to the gameplay as the story unfolds.

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Gameplay:

The game play has been an important part of the Arkham franchise and in my opinion it’s one of the best combat systems out there and it’s only been improved it feels more fluid and more stylish than ever before with more options. You can know pick up Enemy weapons on the ground like  baseball bats and use it against your enemies in combat. If you’re like me and like performing silent takedowns you will be rewarded, this move now fills the fear takedown meter and once charged up allows you to takedown up to 5 enemies (if fully upgraded) for a cool cinematic takedown that never gets old and is very useful in the game. The bat mobile is also a big part of the game that you get early on. The controls are a bit awkward at first but you get used to it rather quickly so it’s not a deal breaker.

Thanks to an early upgrade to the grapnel it feels more fluid and really makes gliding around the game that much more fun. In addition there a new feature called Dual play that lets you team up with robin, cat women, or nightwing  for some specific story or predator mission within the game. This mechanic allows you to switch characters mid battles, It’s a welcome change to the free flow combat and it’s a nice change for the series even though minimal it keeps things fresh. One thing that i found a little weird was that the game does not have a tutorial.. the game is expecting you to know how the controls works, this is fine if you’re a veteran but if your new to series you might find this a lil strange. If this is a short coming for you fear not the game has an excellent Training method called AR challenges where you can polish up and practice your bat mobile driving, predator challenges and improve your free flow combat skills and get rewarded for doing these challenges.

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Editor’s opinion:

When i started my review i posed the question is Batman Arkham Knight the best superhero game ever created? I’m happy to report in my humble opinion Yes it is.. Rocksteady has created the ultimate Batman experience with beautiful visuals  great voice acting and a great combat system. That only gets better as you invest in upgrades. The story is good with some memorable moments and for the first time in the series the Batmobile makes an appearance and thankfully it’s a great addition to the series. This game is loaded with content from the many side missions to the complicated Riddler puzzles that involve the Bat mobile to the many collectibles trophy to find, there even a a new game plus option for when you complete the game. If you’re a veteran of the series or a new comer this is a game that totally worth your time and money. Rocksteady has created it’s best game in the series this studio loves the batman universe and it shows..

 

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GameBros Best Games of E3 2015

 

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So with all the Hype all of E3 and all conferences behind us here at Gamebroshow.com we all have a difference of opinion on what the best game of the show was so let’s meet the gamers of Gamebros and see what blew them away and what there favorite games of E3 are.

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JoeFlaco

System Of Chocie-PS4

Favorite Genres : FPS, RPG, Racing, Zombie Expert

Bio: If money grew on trees, JoeFlaco would be in the deforestation business. No one on the GameBrosShow is sure why he decided to bankroll the whole operation, but we’re pretty sure it’s money laundering of some kind.

My Top 3 games of E3  

  • Doom – from the studio that pioneered The First person Shoooter- Frantic pace, beautiful visuals , and visceral in your face combat
  • Horizon Zero Dawn- a new Ps4 exclusive from Guerilla Games ,beautiful visuals and who doesnt want to fight Robotic dragons and dinosaurs sign me up..
  • Uncharted 4- the total package of video games Top Notch visuals, Gameplay ,and Best in the game Story telling.

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DeeVee

System Of Chocie-Xbox One

Favorite Genres : Rpg and anthing Diablo 3..

Bio: deeVee joined the GameBrosShow in an apparent attempt to get noticed by girls. It hasn’t happened yet, but he thinks that if he makes enough videos, he’ll stop being the butt of jokes about young men with so much damn gray hair.

My Top 3 games of E3  

  • Fallout 4- one of my favorite franchises of all time and will most likely be my game of the year..
  • No Mans Sky-  cant wait to explore this universe might end up being the reason I purchased a PS4..
  • Xbox 360 games…. with the announcement of Backward compatibility this is a game changer and smart move by Xbox.

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Cuco  

System Of Chocie-PS4

Favorite Genres : Any Game that makes me forget about work..

Bio: Cuco is one of the two original members of the GameBrosShow team. It is said, that even at his current age, weight and height, he can still “almost” dunk on a regulation basketball rim.

My Top 3 games of E3  

  • Star Wars Battlefront- Im a big Battlefield and Dice fan so this is a title im looking forward to in 2015
  • Horizon Zero Dawn- a new Ip from the Killzone creators an underated Developer
  • Fallout 4- One of my favorite Rpg from last generation and one of my most anticipated game of 2015

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Dj Fuego

System Of Chocie-PS4

Favorite Genres : Racing specialist

Bio: DJ Fuego is the second of the two original members of the GameBrosShow team. He wears his racing gear all over the place; shopping, to watch a movie, at home, he only takes it off to put on his pajamas… which is an exact copy of his racing gear.

My Top 3 games of E3  

  • Uncharted 4- one of the biggest franchises in gaming this last game will be epic
  • Metal Gear Solid 5- one of my favorite franchsies of all time and this being Hideo Kojima last Metal Gear game it will be unforgetable
  • No Man Sky- one of my most anticipated games eagerly awaiting for a release date.

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Hitman

System Of Chocie-PS4

Favorite Genres : Sports, FPS and anything Metal Gear related..

Bio: Hitman just recently joined the show because his mom wants him out of the house on Sunday’s so his parents can “watch TV” in peace for a rather specific 17 minutes. He’s rumored to have gone home early one day, and he’s never been the same since.

My Top 3 games of E3

  • No Man Sky was unbelievable Somebody take my money already.
  • Fallout 4 it going to be an amzing experience cant wait to customize some guns and explore Boston.
  • Hitman – my gamertag says it all doesnt it… looking forward to a new type of Hitman let see what kind of new gadgets next gen will bring.

 

So that the Gamebros team favorite E3 games of 2015 and some of there highlights.. what are your favorite games of E3 let us know in the comments section.

 

 

 

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Who Won E3 2015

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Now that the dust has settled it’s time for Gamebros to decide who had the better press conference and which console has the better future titles that we would like to play.x1logo

Xbox Kicked off E3 and they delivered some great games and news to start off.

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  • Recore A New Ip that looks Good Microsoft doesnt pump out New Ip as often as the competion does so this was refreshing and a title Xbox fans are looking forward to. fall4
  • During the Fallout demo it was announced that Pc Mods will come to To Xbox 1 First and a scroll apperared on the bottom of the screen that Fallout 3 will be included in copies of fallout 4.. no word on if this will be a remastered version or make use of its newly announced backward compatibility.
  • Speaking of Backwards Compatible it was announced that you can now Play your Xbox 360 games on your X1 (sort of) a very small of games are available with more coming this fall but the list was not impressive by any means but it’s a feature that many gamers still desire til this day.

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  • Gears of war 4 was confirmed for holiday 2016

Honorable Mention: Forza 6 and Rise of the Tomb raider are great exclusive games coming this fall..

Xbox had one of its better conferences in recent memory a strong lineup of games but would have loved to see more exclusive and new Ip.

Sony had It press conference as usual later on.ps4-640x394

highlights included horizon

  • Horizon Zero Dawn a new gorgeous Ip from guerilla games takes place 1000 years after apoclypse

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  • No Man’s Sky a games where you explore solar systems and planets this game is a content monster and if you love exploring a game universe this game is right up your wheel house.
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake Remastered by the orginal creators this beloved game is a classicuncharted 4

Uncharted 4 you know Naughty Dog was not going to disappoint this will be a game of the year contender no doubt..

Honorable Mention: The last guardian will release in 2016 and a new Ip from Media molcule called Dreams( I have so many questions about this game that it wil take up to much space on this blog..)

Sony press conference moved at a quick pace with games and more games.. dissapointed we did not see gran turismo or God of War which we will see in 2016 for sure and no exclusive games coming in 2015.

Conclusion:

E3 2015 had some great annoucments and surprises but if I had to pick one I would have to give the edge to Sony but not by much only because there lineup of games looks to be more diverse and more new Ip were announced but Xbox fans have nothing to be disapointed about with lots of AAA games coming out this holiday season there enough games to keep you busy till 2016. In the end the real winners of E3 are us the Gamers its never been a better time to be a gamer…

 

 

 

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GameBros Playstation E3 2015 Live blog

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What a day of announcements so far Xbox started off strong and EA and Ubisoft had some great games as well and now for the last press conference of the day Sony.. stay tuned for all your game updates and news.

Update # 1 Sony Kicks off the show with The last Guardian this will be an emotional game 2016

Update # 2 Guerilla Games new Ip Horizon Zero Dawn third person fighting robotic dinosaurs looks amazing

Update # 3 Hitman world premeire new trailer, beta first on playstation and 6 unique contract for PS only

Update # 4 SF5 exclusive beta hits July 23

Update # 5 No Man’s Sky on stage endless content and solar systems explorers dream come true

Upadte # 6 Media Molecule New Game Dreams sony bringing out there new IP What just happened there ? looks innovative

Update # 7 Firewatch a timed exclusive

Update # 8 Destiny new expansion The Taken King!

Update # 9 Assassin Creed syndicate exclusive mission only on Ps4

Update # 10 World of Final Fantasy Exclusive on Ps4 and Ps Vita 2016

Update # 11 Final Fantasy 7 Remake first on PS4

Update # 12 Devolver Digital  new indie games Ronin,Eitr, Mother Rusia Bleeds,

Update # 13 a Kickstarter Game Shenmue 3

Update # 14 Batman Arkham Knight Scarecrow Nightmare missions exclusive to PS

Update # 15 Project Morpheus Rigs develped by Guerila Cambridge 3 vs 3 areana shooter

Update # 16 Black Ops 3 new partnership it been 7 years that COD got revelaed on MS now that changes as of today, new 4 player co op  single player, release date 11-6- 15; new multiplayer maps and beta first on PS

Update # 17 Star Wars Disney Infinity 3.0 Limited edition Starter Set Exclusive to PS

Update # 18 Star Wars Battlefront online co op battles or offline vs AI Star Wars fan are in for a treat..

Update # 19 Uncharted 4 to close the show graphics are unreal. an explosive cinematic adventure awaits Spring 2016.

Update # 20 Ps4 didnt have a shortage of exclusive and AAA games lots of exciting announcements Sony had to impress to match MS and they sure did  games games games games and more games a diverse line up of games for everyone i think they had  a super  impressive E3 2015..

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GameBros EA E3 2015 Live blog

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EA is the 2nd Press conference of the day E3 is off to great start stay tuned to Gamebrosshow.com for your game updates and news..

Update # 1 Mass Effect Andromeda gets a trailer my favorit rpg from last generation yes sir Holiday 2016

Update # 2 Need for speed graphics looks insane November 3, 2015  all cars fully customizable

Update # 3 Star Wars the Old Republic  new expansion coming 2015 Knights of the fallen empire

Update # 4 new Ip unravel a yard theme platformer  charcater uses yarn to attach to surfaces in the world.

Update # 5 Plants Vs Zombies  garden warfare 2 new charcter class confirmed the Imp live demo of garden oops on a new map spring 2016; freecontent updates for PvZ GW2

Update # 6 EA Sports NHl, Fifa madden and new Nba Live 16 with scanned images from your smartphone to put your face into the game NBa live new engine and psychics and annimation looks improved

Update # 7 Ea Mobile New Starwars go for mobile IOs and android and New minions pardise game announced create your own minions pardise

Update # 8 Fifa 16 new controlled player dribble sysytem free yourself from the ball and play for the first time a women us soccer team .

Update # 9 Mirror Edge catalyst officially announced; Mirror edge goes open world; running free in the open city an orgin story; due Feb 23 2016

update # 10 Madden 16 Draft champions a mode for all fantasy football players play solo or online with the team that was just drafted. playmakers dominate the new madden Receiver ,Qb, New corner back mechanic can play the receiver in coverage.

Update # 11 Star wars battlefront captured on a Ps4 looks stunning soldiers have jet packs a walker was just taken down  showing off ground and in air combat darth vadar and Luke skywalker what  what that game looks slick

Update # 12 Ea press is over overall was ok i wanted to see live gamplay of Mass effect but Need for speed looks good and star wars battlefront well its made by dice enough said.

 

 

 

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GameBros Microsoft E3 2015 Live Blog

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We are just mintutes away from our first press conference of the day.. stay tuned to GameBrosshow.com for all your game updates and news …

Update: # 1 Microsoft Opens there Show with a four player co-op demo of  Halo 5 Guardians Looks like the promethians are back for Halo 5, a new multiplayer mode called warzone looks like player vs Player Vs  AI.

Update # 2 World Premiere.. a trailer for a new Ip called Recore due out spring 2016 Looks promising …

Update # 3 Play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One Wooooo Jaws Drop !!! just put disc in and download game from store 100 games available this fall and there will be no charge for your old games to play on your Xbox One

Update # 4 Xbox Elite Wireless controller announced. Looks like this will a pro contoller and enhanced.

Update# 5 Todd Howard on the stage showing demo of Fallout 4 fallout looks amazing cant wait to play this title In November. all mods available on Pc will be coming to XboxOne.. this is huge for consoles

Update # 6 Ea Peter moore on the stage Ea Access  vault will get Titanfall this week and later this year will get dragon age inquistion. all xbox live Members will get free Ea Acess this week for free!!

Update # 7 Plants Vs Zombies 2 Garden Warfare World Premiere a trailer playing to the tune of Danger Zone ..

Update # 8 Forza 6 about to be announced .. Ford Gt Cover car being shown on stage 1080P/60Frames 24 car multiplayer Sep 15 Release date and finally getting weather effects..

Update # 9 World Premiere.. Dark Souls 3; early 2016

Update #10 The Division New E3 trailer exclusive beta this Decemeber; Rainbow Six Vegas 1 & @ will be included on the Xbox one Version ..

Update # 11 Indie games Trailer being shown off;  indie games; Tacoma first on Xbox One and PC; Ashen Xbox Console Excluisive; Beyond Eyes First on Xbox And PC; Cuphead Xbox console exclusive: a platformer

Update # 12 Xbox Game Preview sort of like steam early Acess; Elite Dangerous and Day z; will be available soon

Update # 13 Tomb raider World Premiere gameplay Holiday 2015 Demo taking place in the snowy mountains.. cinematic adventure as laura Craft escapes an avalance.

Update # 14 Xone Exclusive; Rare Replay 30 games 30$ best value in gaming ?August 4, 2015.. New Exclusive game from Rare a shared world adventure game;  Pirates ship, Skelton, Sea of thieves ..

Upadate # 15  a new version of Minecraft and Holo Lens demo.. display minecraft everywear;  manipulate world using voice and hands

Upadate # 16 Gears of war ultimate edition 1080P 60frames in multiplayer public beta starts today; Xbox world premiere Gears 4 chainsaw lancer gun is confirmed Holiday 2016

Update # 17 Xbox is calling it the greatest lineup in Xbox History and I have to agree i think Xbox had a strong conference and have set the bar and put the pressure on Sony to deliver a great E3 a diverse line up of games Your Move Sony …….

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Street Fighter V Confirmed to be a PS4 Exclusive

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Third party exclusives over the years have become very rare. Well a capcom  Rep just dropped a bomb on Xbox fans. Street Fighter V will be a True Exclusive on the PS4 and will never make it way over to Xbox One Similar to How the first Titanfall will never debut on a Sony Console. Many Xbox fans were hoping this would be a timed exclusive or just this iteration of Street fighter was exclusive with a possiblity of a Ultra edition of the game being released sometime in the future.

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So Sony has locked up Street Figther V and the only cosole that you can play this title on is a Playstation 4.. Good news though if your a PC gamer you will not miss out on this Title. This is a bold decision by Capcom and a big win by Sony I expect this to pay off in a big way and move many consoles in the spring of 2016. Titanfall had a similar deal but with the slow start of the Xbox One and being a new Ip it didnt move the amount of consoles Microsoft hoped it would.

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So Micorsoft struck another third party deal with Square for Rise of the Tomb Raider But is has been confirmed that this will be a Timed exclusive and not a true excluisve. There been less and less Third Party exclusive but to see one of this caliber its eye opening and one that can shift some major Boxes Come  spring 2016. Tomb Raider and Titanfall were major AAA  exclsuives no doubt.. but you cant underestimate the fighting game community and the Power of the Street Fighter Brand. that been around for many years and iteration.  how do you feel about this move if your an Xbox Owner are you upset, not a street Fighter fan, or is this enough to make you Purchase a PS4 . Let us know in the comments section.

 

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