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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great game...., 29 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
OK so I got this game yesterday and spent till the early hours this morning playing it. I will be honest I was slightly sceptical when purchasing this title on the sole basis that it is a computer game based on a comic book character (Which never usually works), however this one game could have made up for all of the previous comic book character games shortfalls.
The main part of the game focuses on one particular story, the Joker taking over Arkham asylm, however as you progress through the game you meet other well known super villains such as the Scarecrow and Bane. I have played around 8 hours into the main story mode so far and I know that I still have to meet posion Ivy and Killer Croc, as well as beating Harley Quinn and the Joker so the depth of the main stroyline is immense. Add in the additional challenge of solving and finding all 240 of the Riddlers challenge, which in itself is really hard. I can see me replaying through the main mission to batman quite a few times.
As well as the story mode you are also presented with a challenge mode, which gives you the options of beating other people online through score tables. These challenges vary from beating up a select few thugs to a timed challenge being stealthy and taking out goons with guns. If you are quite into trying to top the tables on line this is a great addition to the game itself.
Graphics and sound in the game are fantastic, and sometimes it does present a distinct eerie feel to it when meeting some villans (I dont wanna spoil too much for you).
The gameply itself is certainly original. The only other game I could really compare this to is Metal Gear solid. You do have to think how you can sneak up on bad guys or formulate a plan to take out several people with guns. This can vary from using a grapple hook to climb high, to hiding in drain pipes. Each boss battle requires a different set of skills to defeat them from staying out of their glare to using the batarang to stun them so you can hit them.
If I was to be hyper critical and point out a flaw in the game it would be the depth of the manual. It just doesnt really go into the game to much, however the game does have ingame teaching in a very subtle way which compensates for this.
Overall I have given Batman a 5 star because it is one of the most original games I have played this year. My only hope is they do a sequel, on the cover it states that Xbox world gave it 95% and Gamesmaster gave it 96% review which I think the game richly deserves.
Thank you for your time reading my review.
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Initial post: 6 Dec 2009 10:39:38 GMT
thanks for the informative view

Posted on 8 Jan 2010 22:39:48 GMT
P. Pierce says:
Sequel penned for September 2010, for your info.
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