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Batman: Arkham Asylum

posted by DAISHI on - last edited - Viewed by 1.4K users

This game is so damn good. It's better than some of the movies in the franchise. I'm playing through it for the third time right now and I can't get over how high the production values are. The Joker is fantastic obviously (thanks Luke Skywalker) but everything about the game just kicks ass. The soundtrack rocks. The combat rocks. The mood is creepy. The plot keeps pushing you forward. The voice acting... OMG thank you Batman: The Animated Series (which is a whole other thread in itself).

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  • Yeah it's basically one of the best games I've ever played.

  • I'm far too excited about the sequel because the developer says the SP is 25 hours long. I don't trust him exactly, but with a number that high it has to be a 15+ hour long game. He also says 15 hours of sidequests and on average 4 hours per DLC content pack thing.

  • @Ribs said: I'm far too excited about the sequel because the developer says the SP is 25 hours long. I don't trust him exactly, but with a number that high it has to be a 15+ hour long game. He also says 15 hours of sidequests and on average 4 hours per DLC content pack thing.

    My rule of thumb is to take the projected hours and subtract them by ten, so 15 sounds about right, at least for people like me that mosey through games like this so as to take in everything.

  • Arkham Asylum was a good game. In the terms of storytelling it's bloody gorgeous. It does make you feel very vulnerable as Batman too, though, which what I found really great about the game. Not everyone agrees with me on this as my friend who's a Batman fan hated the game through and through. The stealth was very good in the game although I admit I had to try some levels again and again at some points because I didn't even think of using explosive gel to kill all the guys at once. I think boss fights were easier than stealth segments, though, well, I hate stealth; I'm more of a platformer player, so that might explain it. I did stumble a little at Poison Ivy, though. My major concerns about the game was it had a lot of corridors and tight places (expected because of the setting) and boss battles were just dissatisfying at most. And, my god, I HATE KILLER CROC AND SCARECROW. I weeped in fear in those levels like a pansy.

    I eagerly wait for Arkham City at the moment. If the things other than they introduced us till now doesn't go wrong, it's guaranteed that City will top Asylum very easily. Seems like they got the negative criticism and they're about to deliver something accordingly. Oh... plus... Catwoman looks so lovely.

  • Yeah... I agree its better than most if not all the Batman movies to date... it really nailed what Batman should be like.

  • I was good with the Scarecrow parts after I did the first one, but Killer Croc terrified me as well.

  • I loved this too. I didn't find the bosses that difficult. I played through the game on hard mode, and although they hit like a truck, they all had a pretty clear pattern to figure out that got me through. The part I actually had the hardest time with was getting the Party Pooper achievement for beating up all the thugs hanging out right by the final boss fight. That's tough on hard mode.

    The only thing I hate about this game are the challenge modes. I like them in theory, but some of them are just really, really tough to get three stars.. er.. bats on. I only need a couple more of the combat challenges to 100% the game and although I've already played through the whole thing in hard mode, getting enough points in those things is just too damn hard.

  • I loved everything about the game. I hope they don't ruin Arkham City. By the looks of it, they've got it down, though.

    Bosses are supposed to be hard.

  • @Scnew said: I loved this too. I didn't find the bosses that difficult. I played through the game on hard mode, and although they hit like a truck, they all had a pretty clear pattern to figure out that got me through. The part I actually had the hardest time with was getting the Party Pooper achievement for beating up all the thugs hanging out right by the final boss fight. That's tough on hard mode.

    Am I the only one who did not beat the crap out of those guys? I thought it was a nice gesture of Joker to welcome me with henchmen who aren't trying to beat me to death for once, and I didn't really want to spoil their fun they had with their cute party hats and all =

  • @Scnew said:

    The only thing I hate about this game are the challenge modes. I like them in theory, but some of them are just really, really tough to get three stars.. er.. bats on. I only need a couple more of the combat challenges to 100% the game and although I've already played through the whole thing in hard mode, getting enough points in those things is just too damn hard.

    That's exactly why I love them. Put on a podcast, try one of the harder challenges a few hundred times... it's cathartic. :p

    What I don't like is a glitch involving the last set of Joker teeth that keeps me from ever 100%ing the game. Worst of all, I can't find anybody else with this problem.

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