Yes, it is Sunday. No, I haven’t done a game review in somewhere around a year. However, hear me out, this is important.
Do not buy the new Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC for Batman : Arkham City.
Chances are, if you have played Batman: Arkham City, you are in love with the game. It is a fabulous game. It is well written. It deserves to be played. I would put it in my top 5 list of games I have ever played. If you haven’t played it yet, buy the game of the year edition and you will get the DLC for free instead of paying 800 Microsoft points for it like I did.
I tend to look at games, and their value, by a certain formula that looks like this.
Gv = $/hr
It’s pretty simple, Gv (game value) = $ (price) divided by hr (hours of fun I have with the game)
I paid around $60 dollars for Batman: Arkham City and I have put somewhere around 40 hours into the game at this point and still have more to play. I am still enjoying it. The Gv for Arkham City is currently at about 1.5. This means I have paid about $1.50 per hour of entertainment. That’s pretty good. If I go out to a movie, it will cost me about 10-13 dollars an hour for entertainment. So with video games, I always feel like I am getting a good deal.
To me, a good game has a Gv under 2.
Now. Harley Quinn’s Revenge cost 800 Microsoft points. I went through the entire DLC in 45 minutes. 800 Microsoft points is about $10, giving HQR a Gv of 13.33. That is worse than going to a movie. Wait for this one to go on sale, or skip it entirely.
All that being said, there are some good points to the game. You get the chance to play as Robin outside of the challenge maps, which was fun and I would have enjoyed doing it for longer but wasn’t given the opportunity.
Sorry about all the math. I’m done here.