Pros: Play as Robin in a story chapter instead of Challenge maps.
-The gameplay is still as fun as in the main game.
Cons: Shorter than even Catwoman’s campaign.
-Adds nothing to the main story.
If you enjoy action brawlers, sandbox games like Spider-Man 2, Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Infamous and Prototype, and are a Batman fan, you owe it to yourself as a gamer to pick up Batman: Arkham City, Game of the Year Edition if you haven’t done so yet. I’m not going to review the whole game. Just know if you’ve played Batman: Arkham Asylum or any of the other games I’ve mentioned, BUY IT! Now on to Harley’s Revenge.
Calling this a disappointment is an understatement. Despite enjoying the expansion, I was left unsatisfied. The story felt more like an unaired episode of Batman The Animated Series (Okay, not even as good as that) than a $10 worth bonus chapter.
Without spoiling the ending to Arkham City, HQR follows a grumpy Batman who was captured by Harley Quinn and her thugs and has been missing for two days. Now it’s up to Robin to infiltrate the hideout and rescue the Dark Knight. That’s it. Trust me when I say that by the end of the very short campaign (1-hour if you’re really good) you’ll be scratching your head and asking yourself, that’s it?
As mentioned earlier, aside from Batman, you also get to play as Robin, who despite having similar gadgets as Batman, he has some unique gadgets to make him feel different. You can compare them to Mario and Luigi in Super Smash Bros Brawl, similar yet still different. Sadly the enemies are mid-game hard rather than post-game. The only reason I made minor mistakes was because I hadn’t played since beating the main story and I got a little rusty.
That’s pretty much where the pros end. Despite there being some Easter Eggs if you look hard enough, they confuse more than add anything new to the upcoming sequel. Nothing is added to the main story other than getting to see how Batman feels after the events of the main story, but that could have easily been how the new game begins.
The only extra mission for a Gold Trophy is locating and popping the 20 “Harley balloons” since beating the DLC will only nab you a Silver.
There you go. Unless you’re die hard Batman fan…no wait, for $10…no, it’s not worth it. It’s already included in the GOTY edition. Even if you were to pick up a normal disc, I highly suggest skipping this DLC. It’s fun, but not worth that much money.