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Does the Mobile Dark Knight Rise? Or Fall?
Adapted from the Dark Knight trilogy, by Christopher Nolan, Dark Knight Rises bat dives onto your mobile device. After vanishing for eight long years, Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman, returns to find the city of Gotham reveling in its wicked criminal activity. You get to play as Batman, restoring justice to the streets of Gotham, one insane, bat take-down at a time. Does this game soar or does it flap wildly in its descent? Continue reading to find out.
The first thing a player will note is that this is not the typical low budget game. The Dark Knight Rises will cost you $6.99. From its Google play page to the masterpiece graphics inside the game, Dark Knight Rises shines as a beautifully developed piece of stunning bat code with a bat crazy budget. Once you have choked down the price tag, you can literally see what your hard earned money has gotten you, in the form of great visual effects. The developers banked on the fact that even though bats are blind, Batman fans aren’t and this game tops our bat-charts in the mobile graphics department.
Put your headset on and enjoy the full orchestra, adapted from the movie, while you take on Bane’s minions. Every time you break your enemy’s bones, you’ll hear it as you Crash! Bam!, and Boom! your way through the incredible open world. The sound effects on this game are fantastic; however there have been reports of a clicking noise that can get annoying, so buyer beware.
All Dark Knights should prepare for a sudden free-fall here. The game controls suck worse than a hoover. To have such a beautifully engineered piece of mobile gaming art in the palm of your hands and have the experience become instantly ruined as you fumble through the awkward control scheme, is enough to make you scream. Instead of utilizing seamless swipe controls to move your character around, you are forced to use a virtual joystick, which should be renamed the angrystick, because players just can’t find the joy when their character makes unintended moves.
Once you have mastered the controls, the game opens up into a remarkable open world experience that is nothing short of incredible. The developers, Gameloft, should receive an award or something for the detail that went in to this mobile world of Batman. The entire city map of Gotham is opened up for players to explore. You can jump into the Bat Pod or settle into the seat of The Bat in order to navigate the city more efficiently. Use the Batarang to take down the criminal element plaguing the streets of Gotham while you grapple-hook your way around the city. Dark Knight Rises asks all players to be the superhero in several random events. Players may find themselves rescuing hostages and aiding bomb squads, all in one day.
Does the game rise and soar or crash and burn? More like, it just maintains altitude on a turbulent flight. The poor control operations puts up a glass ceiling on what would definitely be a highflyer of a mobile game. This game has an average user rating of 3.8 on the Google play store that most likely reflects the control issue. Happy gaming.
Review was contributed by administrator of batmangamesonly.com, one of the first batman online fansites, which collects online games, reviews and latest news about Batman.
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