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Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition Review | The Wii U's Opening Batsman

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Action Games, Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive, Wii U games

Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition Review | The Wii U's Opening Batsman

Platforms: Wii U

Developers: Rocksteady Studios

Publishers: Warner Bros. Interactive

The sign of a truly great character is one that transcends generations and remains interesting and relevant, no matter the time period. The Bat-Man first appeared back in 1939, debuting to a surging comic-book audience as a crime-fighting detective. While those core character foundations still remain intact today, it’s fair to say the Caped Crusader has become more a ‘Dark Knight’ in 2013.

And man, we couldn’t be happier. It’s not just incredible comics and gripping movies. We also get some pretty epic games. Arkham City, perhaps, being the best of the bunch.

Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition Review | The Wii U's Opening Batsman

With the arrival of Wii U, Rocksteady have taken the liberty of re-releasing Arkham City for Nintendo’s newbie, but this time dubbing it ‘Armoured Edition’. Amazingly, their work actually makes the game feel fresh and engaging, one year after release. It also makes some of the best use of the Wii U gamepad to date.

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Skylanders Giants Review | Is Bigger Better?

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Ray Willmott
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Reviews
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Activision, Skylanders Giants, Toys For Bob, Virious Visions, Wii U games

Skylanders Giants Review | Is Bigger Better?

Platforms: PS3 | Xbox 360 | Wii U (reviewed) | Wii | 3DS

Developers: Vicarious Visions (Wii U) | Toys For Bob (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) | n-Space (3DS)

Publishers: Activision

Skylanders really took off, didn’t it? Set in the same universe as Spyro, it had all the promise of purple dragon platform awesomeness, but in reality, had naff all to do with orb guzzling, and everything to do with action figures and portals with power. That’s ok, though; it still turned out alright, and even got itself endorsed by Mr Boyfriend himself, Justin Biebzebub, via his Twitter feed. Really, there is no better place to get your gaming reviews… (Apart from here. Obviously. - Ed.)

As with all things, Activision were quick to capitalise on the success and make a sequel; this time taking advice from the mantra, ‘bigger is better’. Introducing, Skylanders Giants.

Skylanders Giants Review | Is Bigger Better?

While the Skylanders are seen as legendary guardians and protectors of Skylands, eons ago, the Giants were the ones who ruled with an iron fist. The giants immersed themselves in full-scale war, protecting the revered haven of Skylands from atrocious, ancient, evil. However, much like the Skylanders after them, when the war was won, the Giants were banished to Earth, never heard from again.
However, with the Skylands once again under threat from the maniacal, Kaos, who has freed himself from Earthly prison, as Portal Master, you must unite the forces of the ancient giants with the legendary protectors and once again restore balance to world.

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