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Our videos of Batman Arkham Origins

Our videos of Batman Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins was released last week on almost every platform and it is finally here on Gamersyde too, with top quality videos of the PC version of the game. This third installment in the franchise created by Rocksteady was developed by Warner Bros. Montreal and it is obviously very similar to the two previous episodes. The Canadian developer didn't want to change the original formula and merely wanted to tell us the story of how Batman truly became the Dark Knight, back when he was still a young vigilante. The major change you're bound to notice is in the voice acting department, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill having being replaced by Roger Craig Smith (Ezio Auditore, Chris Redfield) and Troy Baker (Joel in The Last of Us, Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite). Thankfully, they both deliver a strong performance, making the story interesting enough to follow for the fans.

These videos were captured on Miguel's hardware:
- Intel i7 2700K @ 4.7 GHz
- 16 Go DDR3 1600 MHz
- 2x NVidia GTX 680 SLI
Capture software: Mirillis Action!

Game's settings :
- maxed out in DX11
- Physx High
- TXAA High

Introduction
First 10 minutes - Part 1
First 10 minutes - Part 2
Boss
Gameplay
Investigation
Gotham City

All comments

Commented on 2013-10-28 13:21:21
Buying this today. Been hearing great stuff about the story and the combat seems tougher.
Commented on 2013-10-28 15:40:06 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Buying this today. Been hearing great stuff about the story and the combat seems tougher.
Beware though. Both PC and PS3 versions suffer from game breaking bugs. Not sure about the 360 version though.

I would wait for a patch or two before buying.
Commented on 2013-10-28 16:26:50
Been playing it myself on ps3, but based on my experience improved combat even if its similar to other Arkham games which is now faster and more agressive.
Some tweaks to the grappling hook, new toys though i havent been able to get my hands on those shocking charged gloves yet.
Better cutscenes, acting, and has the best Batman music in Arkham series yet (Christopher Drake is great!).
Deathstroke is fun, its basically Robin but more stylish and cooler now.
Best batman suit, actual armor and not grey tights :P

Bugs does sounds annoying but what game doesnt have it. Will definitely get it on PC when i can.

PS. Driftwood, you typed "axed out in DX 11", just gonna point it out ;)
Commented on 2013-10-28 17:24:34 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
PS. Driftwood, you typed "axed out in DX 11", just gonna point it out ;)
Thanks, I wrote that part, and forgot an "m" :D
Commented on 2013-10-28 17:31:49
Got a key for £9.53 which is about what it's worth IMO, fast cheap cash in, unimaginative story, horrific bugs.
Commented on 2013-10-28 17:34:18 In reply to Miguel
Posted by Miguel
Thanks, I wrote that part, and forgot an "m" :D
It did sound funny though hehe, but ah well, glad to spot it since i am good in doing typos myself :)
Commented on 2013-10-28 18:52:22 In reply to MaxPower
Posted by MaxPower
Beware though. Both PC and PS3 versions suffer from game breaking bugs. Not sure about the 360 version though.

I would wait for a patch or two before buying.
What Bugs? I played for a couple hours on my PC last night (pretty much maxed out :D), and didn't have any problems at all.

Love the PhysX stuff, even if it doesn't change the gameplay :) The music seems a bit heavy-handed at times, and it seems a bit more focused on action as I'm having more trouble playing stealthy than the last 2.
Commented on 2013-10-28 19:25:35
The composer is way better, same composer who does some of the DC comics animated movies which is good.
Commented on 2013-10-28 19:57:49 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
The composer is way better, same composer who does some of the DC comics animated movies which is good.
Oh, it's well done, but they use it to a degree that almost makes it mock-heroic. Especially when he's in the Batcave...
Commented on 2013-10-28 20:43:49
I dont agree, i think it has much more of those DC animated series vibe than the other Arkham games, they felt too...amateur-ish, nothing really clicked or stood out to me while in this game there are few that really stands out to me, my favorite being Shadow of the Bat.

I do like the christmas type music he made, "A night before christmas", quite cool especially when you are roaming in the city on the rooftops.
Commented on 2013-10-28 22:09:10 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
What Bugs? I played for a couple hours on my PC last night (pretty much maxed out :D), and didn't have any problems at all.
Then you are one of the very few lucky ones.
Commented on 2013-10-29 08:04:51
What bugs? Try doing the Burnley Tower...
Commented on 2013-10-29 16:24:00
I have seen people reporting glitches that were actually not glitches at all, like in the elevator prior to fighting Firefly or at the sewers. Personally (xbox version) I didn't run into any problems at all which obviously doesn't have to be the case with everybody.
Loving the game, by the way, not as fress or original as Asylum but way better than City.
Commented on 2013-10-29 18:46:17 In reply to gonzax
Posted by gonzax
I have seen people reporting glitches that were actually not glitches at all, like in the elevator prior to fighting Firefly or at the sewers. Personally (xbox version) I didn't run into any problems at all which obviously doesn't have to be the case with everybody.
Loving the game, by the way, not as fress or original as Asylum but way better than City.
I take back everything I said before, I've ran into a game-stopping glitch and I just can't continue. Unbelievable! by the way, the elevator glitch which is not the one I thought it was. Funnily enough it worked the first time but I decided to explore and when I came back the elevator just didn't respond so now either I restart the game from the beginning or I can't play. I was at 79% per cent and I really don't feel like playing it all again. Such a shame!
Commented on 2013-10-30 18:33:24
Karma's a bitch ;)
Commented on 2013-11-06 23:41:35
Just finished the game today, very good game, but it felt rushed and uninspiring at times.

And yes, there a hell of a lot of bugs, this even with the v1.02 patch, which I got some really stupid bugs/glitches like the body of the last enemy in a fight moving on its own in a 360º angle for some 10 seconds, one were after defeating Deathstroke and in the gadget screen, pressing the button didn't move forward - had to restart and beat Deathstroke a 2nd time, no stress, since the fight was cool, there were a ton more, like not being able to interrogate an enemy because the prompt to never shows, this happened 3 times.

To me is BAC > BAA --------> BAO, either way it's still a very good game, it is an almost 100% clone of BAC and the story is actually quite good, so there's no way it wouldn't be very good.

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