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Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition - Demo Review

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Published November 18th 2012

The Dark Knight returns to make another appearance on the gaming stage, however this time only for the Wii U console.

Batman: Armored Edition returns gamer's once more to the Vegas for Lunatics, Arkham City, in this newly updated version of Rocksteady's 2011 game, Batman: Arkham City. With a few new features and tweaks to its overall game play, which in some parts differ to the PS3 and Xbox-360 versions. This gives it a moderately new type of game play experience.

I would have to say trying Batman: Armored Edition at the EB Games Expo really convinced me that they do save the best for last, as this is the best Batman experience yet to be played.
Besides using the tablet controls for the main game play, it's the other small features used on the tablet that make this title more unique.

For example
Detective Mode is more interactive than displayed on the PS3 and Xbox-360 versions. With this version you actually use the Wii U tablet to find evidence, by using the tablet's screen to pan around. This could cause you to walk around your living room tilting and maneuvering the tablet around to find a particular clue.

Another unique part of the demo was the Decipher Code Mode, which again gives you another interactive experience, as you try to decipher lock codes by placing your finger tip upon the tablets screen to find words that will decipher the lock code, as well as trying to dodge a reset line that causes you to repeat the process again.

You can also quickly access your inventory via the tablets onscreen display, where your Batgear, audio files, maps and game play completion percentages are displayed.

Other than these new unique features, the game play remains the same, as puzzles that require you to use various Batgear equipment to get through obstacles also make a return.

The main combat system remains the same as you unleash multiple combat combos followed by counters.

For those fans of the series it might be worth looking into this unique title, although in some areas it may come across the same, it is also most likely that due to the new features and tweaks, it may not remain the same adventure as the previous versions.
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Why? Another Dark Knight adventure awaits a brave gamer to bring justice and balance.
When: 30/11/12
Cost: $78.00 (Preorder)
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