Batman: Arkham Asylum User Reviews
*Game truly makes you feel like Batman
*Fun combat and gameplay
*Some mechanics are slow and don't always work
*Spending so much time in Detective Mode takes away, being unable to see the games actual graphics
Arkham Asylum...the Batman game of Batman games, might be a few years old, but I feel like doing some of these games, so why not, right?
Basic gist of the game, you're Batman. And when I say that, I mean that...not entirely literally.
The basic plot is Joker sets a trap for Batman and traps him on Arkham Asylum, as you guessed, it's your job to stop him!
The game's combat and other various mechanics truly make you feel like Batman, jumping back and forth between goons with various different attacks, that while functions similarly, are still awesome to beat goons with. Not to mention, that yo...
Who am I? You want to know who I am? I'll tell you who I am. I'm the goddamn Batman.
This factor is the special thing about Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum. It isn't just a case of a company successfully shaking off the "all licensed games are bad" stigma to create a good game with Batman. Instead you are Batman and the entire experience is skilfully crafted around that central theme to form a product that might not be quite the same without the iconic series name behind it.
Events kick off with Batman bringing in familiar villain Joker to the titular Arkham Asylum. Of course, it wouldn't ...
If you'd have asked me before my purchase of Batman: Arkham Asylum if I knew who Batman, Robin and Joker were, you'd correctly assume that I'd say "yes". However, besides the main protagonists - and maybe Two-Face and the Riddler - there's little I knew worth bragging about with friends and foe, and it was this reason alone that made me a bit sceptical about buying the game when it first came out. Thankfully my decision turned out to be a positive one (which is rare enough when I seek story-based games) as not only do I feel it was worth the €25 I paid for it, but I also wanted to push for ...
Batman Arkham Asylum Review
I love surprises. I don't mean opening my presents on Christmas day and getting a pair of socks. I mean good surprises. The kind of surprise that you genuinely don't see coming. The kind that creeps up behind you and smacks you in the back of the neck and screams SURPRISE!!
Let me start by saying I am NOT a Batman fan. I've always ignored the comics and cartoons. I never bothered with any of the movies and I pretty much ignore everything with a Bat Symbol. I couldn't name more than 3 Batman villains and even those 3 that I can name I'm not e...
Arkham Asylum is one of the most interesting enviorments in recent game history
The graphics are great, and really capture the feel of Batman
The Combat and Predator systems really make you feel like Batman
The voice acting is outstanding with Mark Hamill being the standout
The audio and music really sets the tone
The story feels like a classic Batman story
A bit on the short side
Almost every boss fight is underwhelming
Enemy models are repeated way to much
Gargoyles are conveniently located like pipes over lasers in old Spliner Cells
Batman Arkham Asylum is the most effective use of a license I've ever seen in a video game. The developers of AA are obviously big fans of the caped creator because everything about this game is spot on in terms of Batman mytho. From the numerous nods to Batmans various villians, to the story this is classic batman through and through that uses the 70 year history of the Dark Knight to great effect.
The story is classic Batman. Joker intentionally gets himself tossed into Arkham so he can spring a trap to finally bring down the Batman and prove that he's as crazy as the villians he fights so...
- Visuals and voice acting
- Grim atmosphere
- Mature plot and setting
- Free-flowing combat
- Array of gadgets
- Predictable plot
- Challenge room difficulty
Superhero games 101: You are an unlikely guy who inherits powers and then gets to choose to use them for good of bad whilst trekking the urban vistas of an all-too familiar city. I am sorry to inform you, but this conventional formula for hero games had been shot out of the sky and has been shattered on the ground. When we heard that Batman would be receiving his own title, there was the lingering though that we would be presented with a lacklustre linear experience that had the Joker waiting for us at the end. Though some of this is true, the fairly unknown Rocksteady and big guns, “Squar...
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