Earlier this morning, Eli and I played a healthy chunk of The Dark Knight Rises [$6.99]. It's a character action game, and the official movie tie-in video game. In it, you play as the Batman as he takes on Bane and hundreds and hundreds of his thugs. Following closely to the plot of the movie, you'll find yourself beating up a lot of dudes in scenarios that tend to fit in with the progression of the flick. Considering this, you shouldn't watch us play this thing if you're sensitive to The Dark Knight Rises spoilers.

Like most Gameloft releases, this game owes a lot to another developer's work. In this case, The Dark Knight is basically a clunky take on Batman Arkham City, as it rocks an open-ish city to explore, gargoyles to jump around on, and tons of Bat gadgets to use whenever you do leave the shadows and look for a fight.

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    • http://coderkid.co.cc/ Matt Curtis
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    Gameloft...

    WHAT HAPPENED TO CASTLE OF MAGIC 2

  • GSJ1977

    Wow, that gameplay is soooo smooth compared to what I'm seeing. iPad 3?

  • Joltrabbit

    I'm going to have to say no to this game. I don't expect the world for $7, but I want a smoother gameplay experience.

    That vehicle sequence looked horrible! Decent package overall - I can wait to try it later (maybe patches for those controls).

    Thank you for the (casually indifferent) video! You know, whatever.

  • l_23mer

    Best reviews bar none thanks for enlightening me. Seems to me game would be better suited for Xbox or PS3. Either that or they need to come up with a controller for ios gaming. The whole camera doctoring is no fun.. Anyways. Great review. Good day gents!!

  • l_23mer

    Best reviews bar none thanks for enlightening me. Seems to me game would be better suited for Xbox or PS3. Either that or they need to come up with a controller for ios gaming. The whole camera doctoring is no fun.. Anyways. Great review. Good day gents!!

    • ExcaliburEdge

      iControlpad is a great iOS game pad! But you have to jailbreak to use it with most games. Only a few apps support it natively.

  • Lamar Taylor

    This game is fun to play, has nice graphics, and it's console quality. Too many people flood these reviews with minor complaints and whine over anything. Look at how far cell phone games and tablet games have advanced in the past 3 years.

    I have a Sony Vita and it collects dust cuz there are only 4 good games and they are expensive and don't look that much better than games on my iPad 3.

  • wim

    Im gonne kill thos 2 fags reviewing it im tired of ther bulchit!! Look guys a puzzel game with a lot of collers! Maby a bird or two?? Oo chit ... 5 stars!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

    Console quality? This sh!t? Are you out or your mind?
    Gameloft dont have conslle quality games, not even quality games...

  • NPeart

    Its not much fun to smudge with touch screen buttons, and the graphics(which I in fact fear is the whole game) have laughable priorities. The draw distance is too much to ask from this kind of devices, and the hick ups and pop ups are the iPhone's way of asking for different kind of games. I would have liked a Bat Car kind of openness more, or perhaps even closed game if the smoothness demands that. But most of all, I would have preferred a game that is made for touch screen controls more than a game that mimics "console quality" that is made for last gen controllers.

    I bought iPhone 4S and if THIS is the best of the "console quality" the device has to offer, I fear the device is already obsolete for me as a game machine(fortunately I love iPhone for its fantastic music making software) and I still have the other half of $700 to pay(worth of several gaming devices). Can't wait for the games that are made for next years iPhone if even my current iPhone is coughing with the games that are made for it. iPhone 4S has many good mini games, but it doesn't have console quality games, or games with lots of meat, great stories and lasting game play all in a one coherent package, which is something I expect from a gaming device. If anything, too many people are degrading gaming, by insisting this is even close to console quality...or any kind of quality for that matter.

  • Dpen00

    I love you guys reviews, keep them coming. Very informative, very funny stuff from the video game master. WHAT!?

  • Ben Johnson

    Uh, I hate the slider controls for racing from what I've seen. Just have Left|Right to drive, so much easier.... Batpod seems pretty slow at turning too. Love your commentary as always guys.

  • curtisrshideler

    Great commentary and gameplay guys. Thanks for the info. I already got the game and put it on my iPhone 4 & iPad 2. Just want to point out that Gameloft scaled back for older devices. And the iPhone 4 doesn't even have rain or lightning. So frustrating to hear the awesome atmosphere but not be able to SEE it.

    I might be taking it off my iPhone 4 for that reason and putting back on Batman Arkham City Lockdown. At least that had a less erratic camera. And a little more satisfying combat system despite the lack of free roaming...

  • curtisrshideler

    Great gameplay and commentary guys! Thanks for the info.

    I already got the game and put it on my iPhone 4 and iPad 2. I just want to point out that Gameloft scaled back for the older devices. I thought I would get the great atmosphere, but I can only hear the rain and thunder and I don't actually get to see the rain and lightning on the iPhone. Bummed cause I really wanted that atmosphere on my iPhone.

    I might end up putting Batman Arkham City Lockdown back on my iPhone instead because with that at least I knew what I was getting. And the camera is much less erratic. And Lockdown has a way better combat system. Makes me feel way more satisfied.

    I might finish this first I guess. It does bring back some fun movie moments for me though... which is what it's supposed to do I suppose.

  • chinito77

    Good commentary as usual.  You guys have a good sense of humor when playing a game.  Why is Eli always yawning in every video?

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    This game is graphically very impressive on the iPad 3. I almost can't believe it. The look controls are a bit wack, and it occasionally crashes, but I would say overall it's worth a buy if you like Batman (and own an iPad 3). If you don't care much for crime fighters dressed as a small winged mammal, then save your $$.