The Dark Knight Rises mobile game would be like the Batman Arkham City on the console version. And turns out, what they had thought before was apparently right. Recently, The Dark Knight Rises finally arrives on both Android and iOS and it costs $6.99.
And if you already love playing Batman Arkham City with your console device, then it’s also a must for you to play
The Dark Knight Rises on your smartphone or tablet. The reasons are simple. The game is gorgeous, the graphics are insanely good and the gameplay is freakin’ awesome. To help you picture the game, The gameplay of Dark Knight Rises mobile game really resembles the gameplay of Batman Arkham City.
The Dark Knight Rises Review: Gameplay
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The Dark Knight Rises Review: Similarity with Batman Arkham City
As I’ve already said earlier, the graphics in this game are just amazing. Although it lacks detailed in Batman’s face, the entire custom of Batman is crafted really well by Gameloft's game designers, especially with the light refection that shines on Batman rear suit. And if you look at Batman on his back in the third-person angle perspective, this game definitely looks like Batman Arkham City, especially when you move the character.
The Dark Knight Rises Review: The Storyline
The Dark Knight Rises mobile game starts with Bruce Wayne, in Batman suit, talking to Alfred about the missing necklace, via his Bat-smartphone. In this part, you are taught some tutorials of the game (like walking, killing enemy silently, shooting the grapnel to the skyscraper and flying with your Bat-wing) before proceeding to the first story mission.
The game itself actually takes some original plots from the actual movie, so you will be seeing some familiar stuff like conversation and even storyline inside this game. Many users of this game are relieved that The Dark Knight Rises mobile game is not released before the actual movie premier release (just like when Gameloft launched The Amazing Spider-man a week before the movie released on theater), making sure that Gameloft doesn’t leak any story of the movie when playing this game.
However, Gameloft via its Twitter account also stated that the ending story of the game would be different than the actual movie. So it’s kind of fun when knowing that the game still has its own independence.
The Dark Knight Rises Review: Amazing Graphics
The entire graphic of this game is looking really great. Gameloft did a great job in this aspect, no argue to that, especially if you play this game with your iPad, which promises HD experience than other devices. The light reflection on the water in this game also looks really amazing, not just look great in 3D environment only, but it also looks real!!
I believe that when the next series of Splinter Cell arrives, I think Gameloft will use the similar graphic technology used in this Batman game to the Splinter Cell game, especially with the real-time light reflection and shadow. It will look even more gorgeous than this game for sure.
The other great thing about The Dark Knight Rises mobile game is how the storyline also follows some of the original plots from the movie. For example is when Batman is beaten by Bane, and you have to start over the journey of Bruce Wayne when he is without his Batman suit.
The Dark Knight Rises Review: Great Voice Acting!
Voice acting also gets many positive compliments from the users and game reviewers across the internet. The voice of each character in this game kind of sounds like the character’s voice in the movie itself. So you will be amazed when hearing how Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), Lucius (Morgan Freeman) and other character in this game really sound similar with the original actors that play in the movie. So again, great job Gameloft! Just keep up the good work in this aspect for the future games.
The Dark Knight Rises Review: The Cons
Actually, there are not many cons found in this game. Maybe, if I can give feedback to Gameloft, this game needs more civilians and cars around the street just to live up the atmosphere inside the game. Well, that’s because the street in this game seems so empty without significant appearances of people and cars.
The explanation for this issue is maybe because The Dark Knight Rises uses really big 3D map and the graphics are also well-polished, so Gameloft doesn’t want to use many living objects inside the game, in order to prevent any lag when playing this game (I remember playing GTA: San Andreas on my XBoX and still found some glitches here and there). The other logical explanation is maybe because The Dark Knight Rises is designed mostly in mid-night situation, so people usually sleep and don’t go around the street at night. So that’s pretty acceptable.
The other con in this game is the lack of complexity in the combat system. I think this game also needs much harder combat system because in the entire game, you will only be required to press one attack button and keep pressing it in order to produce some melee combat (like punch-kick-uppercut or punch-kick-jump). Maybe if Gameloft can add another option to use 4 separate buttons like punch, kick, defend and jump, the game would be even more awesome and absolutely deserves 5 stars out of 5.
The Dark Knight Rises on App Store and Google Play Store
The Dark Knight Rises is now available to download on Apple App Store and Google Play Store for $6.99 (thank God it’s not Freemium game). The game itself weighs around 1.8GB, so make sure that your phone has the required storage before downloading and installing this game. Not to mention, using WiFi with fast connection is well recommended in order to avoid sudden disconnection during the downloading process.
Finally I personally give this game 4.5 stars out of 5. This game is just brilliant. If only Gameloft could add some more living objects around the street and improve the combat system in this game, then The Dark Knight Rises will definitely deserve 5 stars out of 5.
Check out The Dark Knight Rises mobile game where it’s now available on iTunes for iOS Devices and Google Play for Android Devices for $6.99.
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