Batman Arkham City Lockdown is a universal iOS game that exists in the same universe as Batman: Arkham City.
While it's not specified if the game is a prequel to the multiplatform game or just a game set in the same time, Batman Arkham City Lockdown is an impressive display of Batman on portable devices.
Developed by Netherrealm Studios, the team behind Mortal Kombat, and using the Unreal 3 Engine, like Infinity Blade II, Batman Arkham City Lockdown focuses on impressive graphics and solid combat gameplay.
The Unreal 3 Engine accurately recreates the world established in Batman Arkham City. Even though some environments contain a smaller amount of detail, the main characters look amazing.
The secondary characters are cut-and-paste, and some variety would have been appreciated. The boss characters are all amazing though, with the engine pushing a large amount of polygons.
Batman Arkham City Lockdown’s audio also borrows from its console sibling. The dark orchestral tones emerge here and create the wonderful themes of the character. Play Batman Arkham City Lockdown with headphones because there are audio bits that cannot be heard through the small iOS speakers.
Infinity Blade II really nailed touch-based combat, and Batman Arkham City Lockdown borrows a similar design. Players have to swipe the screen to create attack combinations while dodging and defending against attacks.
Batman Arkham City Lockdown also uses tilt controls for Batman’s Batarangs. A little awkward in the beginning, the system does become easier to use with time.
The world is separated into different hubs. Each one has a set number of smaller areas and then the boss area. Simple in design, even the normal thugs are more dangerous in the later levels.
The game also includes an upgrade system for the physical condition of Batman and his gadgets. It is important to gauge what is most important as players work through the game. The cost of upgrades can require players to play through areas multiple times to earn enough currency.
Batman Arkham City Lockdown also features three different costumes: the Animated Series, The Dark Knight Returns, and Batman Beyond. Each costume has different status effects. All the costumes are in-app purchases.
Also included are high-resolution wallpapers and free issues of Arkham City related Batman comics. Curious fans can also read a set of biographies of characters in the game.
Batman Arkham City Lockdown is a paid game and is a little expensive. But the experience is solid and looking at Batman Arkham City Lockdown, there is potential for updates, including new characters and areas.
Batman Arkham City Lockdown is perfect for Batman fans and action adventure players.
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