Batman: Return to Arkham
Batman: Return to Arkham caused some controversy in the months running up to its release. Not only did it ignore WB Montreal’s more than worthwhile entry in the series, Arkham Origins, but many screenshots suggested that it looked no better than the original release. The change in lighting effects altered the atmosphere of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and the spooky hallways and streets didn’t add to the game’s tone as much as in the originals. The frame-rate, in both games, also suffered throughout. Whenever a high number of Joker thugs were on screen or even when Batman was running through a detailed corridor, the game chugged – something that didn’t happen in the original release. There is no doubt that Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are fantastic games and two of the best superhero games of all time but the remasters do not improve the games enough to make it make revisiting them worthwhile.