Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Batman Arkham Aslyum

Hey all.. Pein here... I know its been a while since ive done a review, but I have been super super busy. But I have a good one for you today.

Title: Batman Arkham Aslyum
Platform: ps3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action Adventure

When I heard about a new Batman game I was freaking out. There hasnt been a bamtan game since Batman Begins, in 2007. I mean Sure he appeared in Mortal Kombat vs DC but there hasnt been Batman all by himself in a game for a while....

Story The game starts off with you taking the Joker to Arkham Aslyum. Pretty easy right? WRONG! Due to a stupid mistake by a very stupid employee, the Joker breaks loose and kicks everyones trash. As Batman, you are trapped in the Asylum with all of the guys you have put in jail before. As you can imagine, they aren't very happy to see you.

Gameplay The gameplay of AA is great. It involves you fully taking control of The Dark Knight like no other game has offered before. You will sneak, creep and kick trash. You are given a full arsenal of Batman's gadgets and even have access to the Batcave this time around...unfortunately there are no sliding poles, Adam West, and an instant costume changer thing. Its still cool though. A big thing with this game was the combat system. It uses a 'free flow" combat system. Basically, its you and fifteen guys. You win every time. Unless you really suck. Or you just cant find the Y button. What does this Y button do you ask?? It is pretty much your counter attack button. Remember in the Spider Man games when your head would glow when you were about to get hit? Its kind of like that, only their head glows. Weird I know. If you can time it all right, you are going to have an easy time. If your reaction time is slowed by...I dunno..five seconds..then maybe you will get hit. If you haven't already noticed, im kina sorta hinting that the combat is really easy. It is also really fun, so you want to keep on fighting. Whats really challenging are the boss fights. This game really goes back to the classic boss fight where the villan goes all super power and tons of henchmen take turns hitting you with cheap shots.

Other Stuffs The games soundtrack and graphics are GREAT! Plus, it uses the voice talents of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill for Batman and the Joker. To me, those two have always been batman and the joker. The characters are beautifully designed. You don't feel like they changed too much about the characters but at the same time you sense that they have a modern touch to them.
SummaryIn short, Batman Arkham Asylum is a superb action game for the Bat-fan or the casual gamer. I give this game a 5/5.

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