Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Batman Arkham Asylum

Well Its been a while since i posted a review but now im back its that time of the year again when games come out in batches and parents have to sadly deny the pleasure of playing every games that releases to both themselves and their children.

Batman Arkham Asylum was a release that everyone was waiting for since the 1st teasers released. Arkham Island is host to the psychopaths that Gotham city managed to lock away. However, the Joker was up to his old tricks plotting while in captivity in the correctional facility. His single motive to unmask and kill his arch enemy BATMAN.

Obviously you take on the role of Bruce Wayne as Batman as he has just brought The Joker in who managed to escape with some inside help. Once the Joker lures Batman into the lower levels of Arkham Asylum he springs his trap with the help of some friends on the inside.

The versatility of moves and choice of vantage points helps keep the game interesting allowing you to play either as a shadow in the night or hack away. The good part you dont have to stick to one. The combos are fairly simple to execute and do sometimes seem monotonous however, with upgrades you can change them up to keep things interesting.

For all the stealth loving gamers out there the gargoyle hanging and silent kills will add to the fun of creating terror in the Joker's goons.

The AI does get rather predictable and there is a great deal of linear game play. But with the large number of trophies that you can collect it can take a while before u clear out an area completely.

The Detective vision that has been introduced into this game makes for some very interesting observations giving you vulnerabilities in the environment, character stats, identifying enemy vitals even marking out armed enemies from unarmed ones.

There are a lot of different ways to play this game and the visual effect are pretty high up. For all the action/adventure and entertainment this game is absolute value for money. I give it a 9.5/10.


Silet Takedowns can get you out of some pretty tight situations.

One of the silent kill cut scenes.

Get a good view of the area.

Use detective mode to see what ur up against.

Choose a target and find out their vitals.

Just taking in the view.

Grapple to a vantage point then...

...Swoop down on ur unsuspecting enemies.

Hang from the gargoyle and wait...

...Watch him walk into ur trap...

...Pick em up...

...and let em hang :D

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