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Batman: Arkham Asylum Member Review for the Xbox360

UghRochester By:
UghRochester
08/26/09
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action Adventure 
PLAYERS 1- 1 
PUBLISHER EA, Warner Bros 
DEVELOPER Rocksteady Studios 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
T Contains Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

Well I'm going to make a short little summary of the game because I have not yet finished the story mode itself. So let's go and figure out what The Joker has planned all this time, shall we?

First that captured my eyes from the game was always the role of which superhero you're going to be playing. Well of course you're Batman in this case and unlike most super heroes, people fail to realize that you're not actually a super hero. Super heroes have incredible changes in most likely their genetics. Batman on the other hand is just and ordinary person who has fights with high tech gadgets that’s was able to be achieved with the help of Lucious Fox. So, placing this inside the game allows gamers to know, “Hey better avoid getting shot at…oh there’s a gargoyle I can swing to, let’s avoid those inmates.” Being able to hide and use stealth skills on the inmates is what the “Dark Knight” was meant for.

Another reason of great creative this game has become was the story plot. Oh the story of this game has incredibly sunk into my head. What’s better than Batman fighting Gotham’s most dangerous criminals and capturing them? What’s better is capturing one of them thinking you were bringing that one person to justice and then all of the sudden, that one villain breaks loose and released all the inmates making Batman trapped inside and island of criminals. Of course that comedic yet extremely dangerous criminal is The Joker. Being trapped inside Arkham Asylum was obviously a great twist in Batman’s capturing experience, now Batman has to gather up all his criminals once again…”poor poor B-man.”

If the story and role of your character wasn’t as great, what about the other features? Upgrades your armor and equipment is always a great feature, allowing yourself to go back to a certain spot and retrieve an item you weren’t able to get. There’s another great feature that helps are those fun challenge maps. These challenge maps test you on your certain “bat” skills and helps you unlocking other items as well as trying to earn a great spot on the leader boards.

My golly, they packed this game so much they have definitely put extreme amount of detail to let gamers experience what it would be like as the role of Batman. Unfortunately, all games have some noticeable flaws. The most annoying flaw is the place gargoyles, vents, and other items that you may experience stealth. When you see these objects/openings, you’re almost immediately going have to use them for a purpose. Detective mode will definitely help solve some situations that may occur (even when The Riddler left some clues) when you’re in tough situation, but I’m constantly using that as so I can enemies better. I’m not sure if that would be a flaw of the game or not.  Another flaw is how each room you enter, there’s always some horrific happening and you have to save the guards/officers. Again, I wouldn’t consider that a flaw because I think you’re supposed to enter Joker’s traps constantly in order to elaborate his plans, but It gets annoying when you enter a room and ask yourself, “What am I going to being fighting/saving this time.”

The game’s story and role was greatly done right. You experience the difficulty of what Batman has to be put through. I would say this has definitely changed the way you’re going to interact with comic based games. The story is well played (Again I haven’t finished it, but I’m enjoying every minute so far) and has an awesome story plot. There were some annoying flaws but it won’t annoy you that much. I rate this game an “A”


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