Try this out on many a dark night

Cover of May edition of Gameinformer announcing video game Batman: Arkham Origins.
Cover of May edition of Gameinformer announcing video game Batman: Arkham Origins. Gameinformer

RIDDLE me this: when is an Arkham game not an Arkham game?

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate puts you in control of a younger and less-experienced Dark Knight than the powerhouse we know.

Perhaps that's why he sees fit to boldly enter a prison teeming with Gotham's worst offenders, armed with only his Batarang and a smart device for detecting hidden goodies like the caches of weapons and upgrades developed by Batman's own company.

I don't know what's stranger - that these things are sitting around in a volatile asylum environment, or that none of the criminals broke into Bruce Wayne's secret stash and scored themselves a handy can of Bat shark repellent.

The in-game environments can be too shady at times, making the Dark Knight nearly impossible to see when the camera pulls out to fit more prison thugs in, and lacking in variety. It's a prison though.

Start putting varied scenery in there and the Letters to the Editor pages would be full of angry Gotham folk complaining that convicts had too many nice things to look at, I suppose.

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