Have you joined OnLive yet? Having access to so many games for £6.99 a month is a good thing, being able to play the first 30 minutes of a game is even better, even better than a pre-set demo.
That’s what makes the Batman: Arkham City ‘demo’ on OnLive so exclusive, other systems will give you one or two levels and a video to play through and watch, this is the only way (unless you go into a shop and ‘playtest’ the game) that you’ll be able to play the proper game for a full half hour before deciding whether to buy it or subscribe (non-subscribers only get to play the demo).
While today marks the launch of both the game and demo in the US (in line with Warner Bros.’ North American PC release), the demo precedes the UK’s official PC launch by three days (the game will launch in the UK on November 25, 2011), giving UK PC and Mac gamers their first chance to play the game through an exclusive, fully playable preview that can only be found on OnLive.
Batman: Arkham City has received critical acclaim for its console versions, with average scores of 94 to 96 on Metacritic.com, and is already a contender for “Game of the Year”awards . Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the expansive Arkham City—five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum—the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of GothamCity.