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Old 09-07-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Is Arkham City better than Arkham Asylum ?

Just purchased Batman: Arkham City . . . And was just wondering if your guys thought the first or second one was better. . . Not sure if I made the right decision
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
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Yes, you absolutely made the right decision. What Rocksteady have done with Batman is like what Sun Tzu did to war. Arkham City is definitely a keeper of a game. It didn't win tons of Game of the Year awards without merit. That being said, however, if you have not played Arkham Asylum...play that one first. Its my personal favorite of the series, and shouldn't be missed.
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:57 PM   #3
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Arkham Asylum is the best in the series. If you skipped it to play Arkham City first, you might want to reconsider going back and picking up Asylum.

Arkham City is good, but Asylum delivers a more atmospheric and immersive experience and is just all around better.
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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i played Arkham City first and was disappotinted when i went back and play Arkham Asylum. Wish i would have played Asylum first and then City.......
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:17 PM   #5
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Asylum is already very good, but City is way better. More missions, better story, and of course better freeflow combat system.


I usually play a series from the first one to the last one in chronical order so that I don't face the 'cannot go back' disappointment.
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i had fun playing this game takes alot of time to do.
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:17 PM   #7
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City is a wonderful game, but Asylum was pretty great too. It'd be hard to compare them, but I suppose there's a lot more to do in City.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:05 PM   #8
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Arkham Asylum is great, but if you play City first you'll have a hard time going back to Asylum. Like most game series, City improves on the game's main mechanic by creating a more fluid fighting style along with more combo options. Not to mention the size of the map is increased dramatically and you have access to Catwoman in the main campaign which was a lot of fun.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:14 PM   #9
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They're both incredible games. You should play and beat Arkham Asylum before Arkham City, just so you can understand the story better.
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:49 PM   #10
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I think they took all the good qualities out of the first game and elevated them all for the sequel
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