The Dark Knight Rises Review

The Dark Knight Rises Review

Jul 27, 2012

The popularity of the Batman movies was sure to bring about a great game. All of the elements are there, graphics, voice overs, cool weapons and a good story. After the initial download from the Google Play Store, an additional 1825MB of data needs to download. Make sure there is room on your device for it.

The graphics if The Dark Knight Rises game are excellent. Even in the dimly-lit areas of the game – which is a good portion of the game – seeing details and picking out the bad guys is not difficult. Everything from the coil of the wire from the grappling gun to the steam from the sewer grates look great.

During the game, different buttons pop-up windows to where interaction is needed or a weapon can be used. When Batman walks up to a door or a control panel, an icon with a hand will appear on the door. When the Batarang or grappling gun can be used, the icons show up in the bottom right corner of the screen near the other action buttons.

Batman’s greatest advantage is his stealth. He is a one man wrecking crew and hiding in the shadows is to his benefit. A fun move is to jump down on a bad guy from a ledge to knock him out, then quickly use the grappling gun to go back to a lofty perch and survey the area.

Throughout the levels of The Dark Knight Rises, different techniques are used to get a round the city. In the beginning walking, using the grappling gun to move from rooftop ledge to billboard to light post are commonly used. At times, Batman gets to use his cape to glide to a rooftop or other location farther away. Further into the game, vehicles are unlocked. Sure, these are a little more conspicuous, but they are a more fun to use.

The Dark Knight Rises Review Rundown

9
Graphics/Sound - The graphics are fantastic and the quality of the voice overs is great.
8
Controls - I wish the buttons would control Batman a bit faster in fights. Also the camera can be inconvenient to rotate manually at times.
10
Gameplay - The story and action in the game is great. Some of the challenges are pretty difficult and keeps you on your toes.
9
Replay Value - The Dark Knight Rises will be something you will play over and over if you don't get to frustrated with the difficulty.
9
Overall - The Dark Knight Rises is a great game for anyone who is a fan of the Batman comics. It doesn't disappoint.

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