Batman: Arkham Asylum
Awesome game. Great graphics. Buy this game and i guarantee you will love it. Just a great game for everyone
When I bought this game I knew it would be a decent game because the demo was great. After playing it almost non-stop for the past day and a half I can say that it was even better than I expected. It makes you think so that there is a challenge, but not too much of a challenge. The graphics are incredible, and the sound effects are awesome, the characters voices are very well done. The storyline is also quite interesting how the joker has his "plans", and how all of the characters from the batman cartoons play into the story. The fighting in this game is totaly incredible and easy to use. There are so many different moves that batman can do and they are all really cool. You can also silently kill enemies by coming behind them or you can use a bathook to get on a roof of a building and do a gliding kick to an enemy catching him by suprise. There are sooo many different things you can do in this game. This is one of the best games I have ever played and I recommend you go get it right now!
First Great Game In Years
When I first saw that Batman Arkham Asylum was coming out, I though this was just going to be another arcade fighter with good graphics. My opinion quickly changed after I saw the first trailer. I knew this game was going to be great. When it came out, I rushed to buy it and put it in my system. I was amazed. The visuals are great, the story line is vast and dynamic, it keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more. Unlike other games of its genre, you cannot just break out and attack enemies, you need to pick enemies off one by one and be as stealthy as the "Dark Knight". There are many gadgets that you can unlock throughout the game, and as another bonus you can upgrade you gadgets. The immersive story line is VERY exciting and keeps you eyes glued to the screen. There are challenges, trophies, character files, and riddles to go along.To say the least, this not your average action game. If you even slightly like batman this is the game for you, it is worth the $** price tag it comes with.
So when I bought this I figured it would be just another superhero game (Spiderman 3, Superman Returns, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, ect.) but in fact, it was much more. Arkham Asylum was a superhero game, a fighting game, a detective game, and a mystery all in one. Arkam Asylum also teaches you alot about the DC Universe, The plot of the game is that when Batman takes the Joker into custody without hardly even a fight he gets worried that he is up to something. Despite his suspicions he takes the Joker to Arkam Asylum, There the Batman accompanies him almost all the way to his cell but when he reaches a point where only Arkam employees are allowed he must stay behind. Once Batman is out of the picture the Joker breaks free of the guards and escapes deep into Arkam while Batman is in pursuit of him. During his pursuit Batman battles many old enemies and must save some friends. All in all this game is very fun to play and you will also get a good "education" in the DC world.
Its not a kid game.
Batman is back and much darker in batman arkham asylum. In this game you play as the dark knight himself, and try to take back control of arkham asylum from the evil yet awesome joker. As you do this you will fight a few villans like: poisin ivy, scarecrow, my favorite killer croc, and of course harley quinn and the joker in his plot to make a super steroid army. As you go on you will learn that this game was not made for children. 1 reason is the challenge. This game is incrediblly difficult and requires alot of attention and paitence. 2 The violence and lots of it . However there are some things i didnt like. 1 the riddlers riddles just end up throwing you of track of your main objective. 2 unfortunatlly this game can become a button masher in hand to hand combat. All things considerd though the game is stunning. The graphics are almost too realistic if thats possible, And the seperate bat missions like the stealth modes will keep you playing long after the story mode.
Not as cracked up to be as I thought
Overall, the game feels dragged out by the time Killer Croc rolls around. Speaking of which, the boss fights are way easy. The freeflow combat that it prodes itself on is not that great. Combos are nearly impossible due to one being able to knock out a big group fairly quickly leading to a combo loss (I myself regularly get 20 combo runs only to try number 21 and see all enemies are downed and then starting at 1 again). Also in ffreeflow, you dont typically go where you want, the game defaults to the nearest enemy automatically...so much for the FREE in freeflow. I do have to say that this did Batman justice. The Predator Challenges are stupidly easy (when Batman does what you want him too and not default to some random direction you're not facing), yet the Combat Challenges are stupidly hard due to the aforementioned combo breaking. Yes it is a must buy in my opinion for the sake it is aa great game...but not a recommended multi-play game...one shot then trade in....which I will do tomorrow most likely.
I think this will be a great game with an awesome storyline , but one thing that concerns me is that it may be a storyline from watching the trailer video.I am not sure ,but hopefully it will be a long action-packed game.Great graphics and interface.I read a article on it a few months ago.I was hooked with the game and can't wait for the game to come out in June.Hopefully they will get out all the flaws and hopefully have NO flaws , if there are flaws hopefully they are really minor.It shouldn't be such a easy game to play maybe they will have where you can change the difficulty (like in most games) because I don't like games that are easy.I heard you will be able to use the batarang and that will be a great feature.Controls will probaly be easy to control on all systems.Overall from looking at this great game and will hopefully be a great super-hero games because a lot of people are giving this game a lot of credit and don't do that a lot for super-hero games.Batman Arkham Asylum will be a great game!!!
a truly excellent game
This game is more than just a game, it is an experience. The graphics are stunning and make Batman and his most dangerous foes look better than ever. The voice acting is the new standard of excellence in video games. The story is great and flows beautifully. The various boss battles are new and exciting, and the upgrades to Batman's gadgets and armor are always fun to unlock and use in the world. After beating the story, you can free roam in the asylum and spend hours collecting the myriad of riddles around the asylum. Fans of the Batman franchise will appreciate all the subtle nods to villains and other characters from the batman universe. Even people like myself who only knew the Christopher Nolan Batman movies will walk away with tons of Batman knowledge after finding all of the character bios and inmate therapy tapes. This game is an incredible experience to play through, and can captivate die hard fans as well as people new to the Batman universe.
Not Much To Say
there is not much to say about this game because it is probably one of the best games out there right now and if not the best. All good games can be summed up very shortly. what i think makes this game great is that it makes you think and even better you have fun doing it. i am pretty far in the game and the controls, characters, and the settings of the game is truely amazing. i dont write reveiws much,but when i do they are worth it. the storyline is your oviously Batman and you bring the Joker into the Arkam Aslyum. He has devised a planm and escaped within the Asylum and is in control of everything. you must stop him, but he has released every single of Batman's old enemies such as Harly Quinn, Bane, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and so many more. and it feels amazing after you take down a well known criminal. And there are many hostages and many people are dying because of this mad man. Will he be stopped? Well youll have to buy the game to find out.
Great while it lasts.
The first thing I have to say is this is an amazing game. The graphics controls storyline and gameplay are great. It starts off with you taking joker to the asylum and then of course he breaks free and trys to take over arkam asylum. This leads to good plot and lots of fighting. Fighting doesnt get boring for a second. The fighting makes you want to fight. It looks like you took great stunt devils and put them in a fight seen. Another amazing feature is the graphics. The only flaw in the graphics is the awful lip synching. it looks like there saying something completly different then there saying. You feel like your batman using all his gadgets and using amazing combat. You fight all batmans greatest rivals. I have played and beat the game. It took me about a week to beat it so about 24 hours. Remeber to buy this game! Challenge mode will keep you occupied for a while after you beat it. I personally found this a great game while it lasts. I hope you take in this information and it helps you decide whether to but it.