Thursday, October 24, 2013
Ten minutes of Arkham Origins Blackgate gameplay.
While I accept that the Vita is less powerful than its console counterparts, Blackgate is coming across as very bare-bones to me. I've got it preordered and I'll have it on Friday, though, so I'm looking forward to seeing how satisfying it actually is, once in the hands.
[update] I spent about twenty minutes with Blackgate today, and while it doesn't blow my socks off, it doesn't dissatisfy. The combat feels slightly less-than-perfect, but its heavily-directed flow does not offend. Instead, once one emotionally plugs in to the Arkham vibe, the guided tour the game took me on felt natural, and correct. I never felt burnt that I could only go in one direction, because each and every time I needed to move forward or interact with something, it's precisely what I wanted to do, at the time.
It feels very natural. Time will tell. [update]