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Batman: Arkham Asylum


$53.00 Released August, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Amazing graphics - detailed models and world, earthy/grungy. Available on all capable platforms (PS3, Xbox 360 and PC). Good balance between skill and teh prettiness.

The Cons:Joker challenge mode (playing as Joker) is exclusive to the PS3 at launch. Windows version can be unstable (as of version 1.1). Some sequences can be hard to play with a keyboard/mouse.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a critically acclaimed video game by independent developer Rockstready Studios. Based on the comics - and not the recent films - the game is best described as an 3rd person action-adventure game.

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Based in Arkham Asylum where the Joker has recently broken free, the player must utilize Batman's highly advanced gadgetry and stealth abilities to quell the prisoner uprising - which includes a wide variety of super-villains - and track down and stop the Joker. Planned for release in late August 2009 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, the game will also be released on the PC platform on September 15th.

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Pros
  • 7

    amazing graphics - detailed models and world, earthy/grungy

  • 6

    available on all capable platforms (PS3, Xbox 360 and PC)

  • 6

    good balance between skill and teh prettiness

  • 6

    15-20 hours of gameplay

  • 5

    based directly on the comics - no crappy adaptations!

  • 5

    good variety of Batman characters make appearances

  • 4

    extremely well coded - runs like butter and looks great on older / slower gaming rigs

  • 3

    Story line is excellent, better than a movie

  • 2

    high-res 3D character models are awesome to look at

  • 1

    subtle references to the Batman comics

Cons
  • 3

    Joker challenge mode (playing as Joker) is exclusive to the PS3 at launch

  • 1

    Windows version can be unstable (as of version 1.1)

  • 1

    some sequences can be hard to play with a keyboard/mouse

  • 0

    stealth may not be your cup of tea - almost impossible to take armed enemies on face-to-face

  • 0

    repetitive boss battles and stealth sequences

  • -1

    some cheesy/corny moments

  • -2

    only rated 16+ - lacks the true bad-ass rating and corresponding content Batman deserves

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shadowtech
shadowtech: #batman_arkham_asylum Recently had the chance to play through the demo. Twice. This game is fantastic-looking, and it plays exceedingly well at 1680 x 1050 on my (overclocked) GeForce 9600 GT. Most importantly, it was fun.

I'm really looking forward to Arkham Asylum. If you're a fan of this demo and can't wait I'd recommend checking out the Batman comic book with the same name, or "Year One" by Frank Miller. Aug 19, 09
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