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Batman Arkham Origins Updated on Google Play, Still 1.6GB of IAPs

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A newly-updated Batman game is available on Google Play, Arkham Origins. While this same title is rather popular on consoles, it appears that Warner Bros. decided to switch up the gameplay on the Android version, making the game play more like Injustice: Gods Among Us. While it isn’t bad gameplay, although can become monotonous, we expected a bit more of a challenge. 

The game is roughly 1.6GB in size, free to download from Google Play. However, after downloading, you will find that upgrading your character in the game is controlled a lot by in-app purchases. These purchases are as one game reviewer put it, “consumable,” meaning they are only good for one or a couple times. Not permanent. Think of it like Candy Crush, where the game is a Las Vegas slot machine, as you continuously need to feed it money. It’s unfortunate, but Warner Bros. clearly wanted to make their money back on this project.

Besides the IAPs, the overall gameplay seems fine enough. The gameplay is good for a fighter, as Batman must take on a countless amount of baddies. The graphics are smooth, the lighting in the game feels rather dynamic, and the sound is also quite enchanting. As for what’s in the update, Warner Bros. provides no changelog on Google Play.

I would recommend this game if you are a fan of Batman, but if you don’t feel like wasting time to download a 1.6GB game, followed by purchasing power-ups, then you might want to skip it.

The choice is yours.

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  • TC Infantino

    “This is the IAP that Gotham needs, not what it deserves.”
    Did I get the quote right?

  • Anthony Tyson

    Almost a year after the iOS verison? Go to hell. I’m sick of being an afterthought to these companies.

    • mustbepbs

      How do you think WP users feel?

      • Anthony Tyson

        I love windows phone. Nothing against it besides the obvious lack of apps. But there’s a huge difference in this situation. It’s at least understandable when something takes forever to get to WP. Less users = less drive to bother developing for. But with the massive number of android users it just doesn’t make sense.

        • kane

          A lot of piracy and less profits releasing stuff on android compared to iOS makes it less attractive

  • saradduclos

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  • Manthas

    Poor choice of wording: “It’s unfortunate, but Warner Bros. clearly wanted to make their money back on this project.” So it’s unfortunate that they want to actually make the money they spent developing the game back? I understand this isn’t what you’re trying to say, but your verbiage suggests otherwise.

  • Nick281051

    Just pointing out this is the exact same app that has been on iOS for many many months and really is just a good way of getting skins you’d otherwise have to pay for in the full game. It was never meant to be a full port of the game

  • JSo

    Meh. I’ll just play the real Batman Arkham Origins.

  • irtechneo

    No thanks Warner Bros. IAPs need to go away but sadly they will only become more prevalent as developers continue to make boat loads of money off them. To each their own but not for me. I would rather buy a full version one time than have to continue to pump money into it.

  • mgamerz

    “Consumable” is the actual term, not something someone made up. Non-consumables are persistent and cannot be repurchased.
    http://developer.android.com/google/play/billing/api.html

    • Brandon

      It’s actually an economics term….

  • mustbepbs

    Sounds about right: a console game gone mobile and filled to the brim with IAP. Hunt them whales.

    • NO-IAP

      Going to ebay to buy some used copies for a little less than all the iaps it would cost to play this game