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UK Sales Charts: Batman: Arkham Origins Stalks Grand Theft Auto V

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Batman: Arkham Origins has jumped ahead of Grand Theft Auto V to the summit of the UK sales charts. The latest entry in Warner Bros’ third-person property garnered a similar number of sales to Batman: Arkham Asylum – but failed to outpace its hotly anticipated successor Batman: Arkham City. To date, LEGO Batman: The Video Game remains the best-selling title starring the caped crusader.

It was a fairly predictable week elsewhere, with FIFA 14 tussling for the championship in third, and Skylanders: Swap Force sticking around in fourth. The recently discounted LEGO Lord of the Rings returned to the throne in seventh, while Just Dance 2014 boogied into tenth. Finally, Beyond: Two Souls slipped all the way into thirteenth.

You can peruse the full list of movers and shakers through here. Did you spend your weekend with the Dark Knight? Regale your retail tales in the comments section below.

[via chart-track.co.uk]

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Munkyknuts

#2

Munkyknuts said:

I'm waiting to read more reviews of Batman: Arkham Origins before I commit to buying it, but I did really like the last two in the series so unless it scores a lot of average reviews I expect I'll pick it up sometime. How well it does in it's review on here may well be the deciding factor.

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

@Munkyknuts I know that @ShogunRok is working on it as we type, so shouldn't be too long.

Must admit, I'm looking forward to playing this one over Christmas. The setting is perfect for that! :)

Munkyknuts

#4

Munkyknuts said:

@get2sammyb I'm playing 'Remember Me' at the moment and it's combat system is rather similar to the Batman games....it really makes me want to go all dark knight on some thugs. I look forward to reading Mr Ramsey's review on here :)

Shellybird27

#5

Shellybird27 said:

@Munkyknuts get it, its as good if not better than Asylum, don't understand the average reviews, makes no Sense,the games awesome, if u liked the others, trust me you'll love this one!

Munkyknuts

#6

Munkyknuts said:

@Shellybird27 I guess maybe it could get lower reviews if it just does more of the same as the previous games, rather than innovating and trying new stuff. If it is just more of the same I'm very happy with that. The combat system worked, the story was well written and well acted and it made you feel like you were batman while doing it all in a way of its own rather than pandering to the Christopher Nolan films. Unless the story sucks or something is broken I'm pretty sure to buy it soon.

CrimsonMoonMist

#7

CrimsonMoonMist said:

@Munkyknuts It will most definitely be considered as average by the majority as it is largely an expansion on City rather than something that radically changes things up. I recommend it as it's a damn solid expansion with the atmospheric huge city and good storytelling and characterization.

Munkyknuts

#8

Munkyknuts said:

@CrimsonMoonMist oh if the size of the map/s has increased then I'm sold. I could buy into the map size in Arkham Asylum because it was a contained location. When it got to Arkham City I was somewhat disappointed by the size of the play area.....It felt a little restrictive. The combat and everything else was still very good tho. The same but more of it suits me just fine, I see a purchase of Batman: Arkham Origins in my immediate future.

belmont

#9

belmont said:

I am now playing Origins. It really feels and plays just like City but this is good thing if you like City. The story telling is very good. I also got Blackgate and it is a sequel to Origins.

banacheck

#10

banacheck said:

If you've enjoyed the other two Batman games you'll enjoy this game no doubt, i'm playing Origins now. I love how reviewers score Origins as average, but a yearly release of COD scores around 9/10 nuts.

Munkyknuts

#11

Munkyknuts said:

I just bought origins....the positive comments on here were enough to sway me....more of the same is good enough for me :)

LDXD

#12

LDXD said:

Origins is most likely to be the next game I get although I hear there's some issues with the PC version and a major glitch wondering how the console version is if anyone ran into any problems yet considering that's the version I'm getting anyway just don't want any issues and still waiting on PS review
@belmont did you get a chance to play blackgate yet? If so how is it so far?

belmont

#13

belmont said:

@LDXD As for Origins glitch I haven't found any yet after about 8 hours in it
I have completed Blackgate at about 30%. I was afraid it would spoil Origins but this is not the case. I would consider Blackgate as a mixture of Mirror of Fate, SOTN and Origins. The game is 2D but you can interact with the background and have Batman "turn" by entering doors or ventilation shafts. It is somewhat combat based like Mirror of Fate but the system is identical to the one in Origins (with the Counters etc). Also there are lots of collectives to find using Batman's gadgets. However those "turns" I mentioned are not clearly shown on the map making it somewhat confusing. Visually the game is stunning. The story is told in a comic view like Peace Walker or Portable Ops. Everything is fully voiced and this is a great plus for me. The storytelling is very good also. The only bad I have found so far is the somewhat useless map. If you want more details ask!

LDXD

#14

LDXD said:

@belmont thanks for the quick reply so blackgate is like a metrovania style map or is it go from point A to point B how is the exploration? Not a liner game right? Thanks in advance
From what it sounds like and from what I've been reading I may have to get both

belmont

#15

belmont said:

@LDXD Yes the exploration will remind you of metroidvania games. You go from A to B. In B you see that you can't go on because the door is locked or because you don't have some Batman gadget. So you go to C to find it and use it to go on and find hidden collectibles. It is not linear. There are three areas each governed by a Batman villain and you choose the who to track first but you may be forced to go to another villain's area to find more Batman gadgets to go on. The way it plays reminds of classic Castlevania games like Symphony of the Night and Area if Sorrow.

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