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Written By: joeb1kenobi
Batman: Arkham City DLC pack Harley Quinn’s Revenge is exactly that, Revenge, and as revenge goes it usually takes place after the unfoldings of a major plot point (That being the main story in Arkham City). So if you haven’t played one of the best, if not The best game of the past year. First, shame on you. Second, What the hell have you been doing? Shame, Shame, Shame on you! Third Seriously, you Haven’t played Arkham City? forget about not reading on, society no longer feels you’re a contributing factor as does your family and your friends, just end it, now. We will try to keep this out of your eulogy. Your shame will die with you…
Last chance to Bail before the spoiler. Are they gone? Good! what a bunch of Dorks, can you imagine not having played Arkham? Jez… Anyhoo, So Joker is dead and poor little Harley ain’t too happy with the demise of Mistah J. In her deranged devastated fragile state, Harley has managed to scramble together a slew of henchmen who have nabbed a couple of coppers, to do with what she will and is held up in the old steel mill. The trap is now truly baited for our Caped Crusader to swoop in and save the day. Only we start this tale with The Boy Wonder. Oracle reports to Robin (Tim Drake) that Batman having entered the steel mill to do his swoop in and save the day routine has been missing in action for the past two days. It’s now up to Robin to find out what faith Harley has brought upon his boss. The game isn’t all Robin so don’t fret as he goes about his investigation he finds clues and you retrospectively jump back two days to play out Batmans role in the undertaking that is Harley Quinn’s Revenge…
I’m not going to go to in-depth into the gameplay as the fighting dynamics haven’t changed from Batman: Arkham City. Only this time you get to kick some ass as Robin and his personal array of moves and weapons. Zip kick a thug from the other side of the room or whip out your shield, rush gunmen and slam them with vigor. With all of Robins new fight combos and weaponry getting back into the swing of things fills you with the excitment that you felt when you first played Arkham City.
Unlike previous DLC for Batman: Arkham City, Harley Quinn’s Revenge is a story arc that allows you to free roam. That being said you are confined to the steel mill area of the map but this in no way makes you feel enclosed. As you stealthy work your way around the armed thugs meandering through the streets and buildings with snipers pitted in positions across the skyline you never once feel like your limited to one area. Then once you enter the steel mill Harley has made a few welcome alterations to the buildings surroundings as a shrine to her beloved Mistah J.
- Need I say more than the fight dynamics. They ain’t broke, nuff said…
- You get to play as Robin and all his shiny new gadgets.
- The voice acting is so good you won’t even notice it. Just like the main title it’s seamless. Added to the fact that I could listen to Harley Quinn all day long, her menacing mix of shriek and sexy is simply divine.
- Its only a 2 ½ hour play through (not counting the Harley balloon egg hunt).
- The final battle is a bit of a let down.
Having not picked up the cowl and cape since December it was a welcome return to all the things I loved about Batman: Arkham City. Getting this DLC content is mainly a value dilemma? if you buy Starbucks coffee, snap this up with immediate effect and do without your half double decaffeinated half-caf frappachino with a hint of vanilla tomorrow. But as much as I loved every minute revisiting Arkham City at 8 yoyo’s, Harley Quinn’s Revenge leaves you wanting a little more bang for your buck.