Our first piece of Batman: Arkham City DLC is here and let me tell you i want and need more! Sadly there is no story involving Nightwing(Future DLC to come?) but as comic nerds let's all just imagine Nightwing is doing what needs to be done in order to save his mentor and then he'll show up in the story somehow eventually. Nightwing aka Dick Grayson the first Robin, the best Robin comes to us in challenge map form he is free to play in any and all challenge maps and even comes with some of his own challenge maps available to all characters for challenge map purposes.
Feels like its Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and they just revealed a new character right? Nightwing comes prepared to beat up and silently take down anyone who stands in his way, being equipped with his trusty Escrima Sticks along with other means of total butt kicking technology. Dick is by far the best human athlete in all of DC and in this game that really comes in handy because he flips over enemies and counters enemies so smoothly mixed in with his extensive martial arts training and we've got ourselves a complete high scoring challenge map character.
A lot of Nightwings gadgets are unique to him and just plain awesome: His wrist darts that can stealthy take out enemies, there's something you should know and that's you can only carry 3 at a time and they don't regenerate so use them wisely young detective. Since today marks Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 his first person view for the darts shouldn't be to hard to fire for you FPS veterans. His Escrima Sticks carry certain.... shocking attributes as they stun nearby enemies leaving them vulnerable to increase your combo meter for your high score.
Now onto my final verdict as to whether its a Download buy or Download Shy:
- Always good to see how Rocksteady incorporates new Batman family members into this game.
- Nightwing plays just how i imagine him, perfect job Rocksteady.
- All his gadgets are unique to him and his athleticism is shown and known to be better than Batman.
- Its the first Robin people... did you not expect the best.
- He's not in the story... =(...... yet.
- Could use some more costume choices:
Come on you nerds and gamers this is by far a Download..... BUY! The first DLC in a long line of great character choices and Nightwing is an excellent first choice to lead us onto the train of DLC, let me say this though Rocksteady has the power to make DLC for this game exceptional and i believe they will not leave us hanging and give us the best DLC ever in the best super hero game ever.