Batman: Arkham Asylum - My Review and game discussion

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  1. vamsi_krishna

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    Batman Arkham Asylum - My review

    First when I saw E3,2009 trailer of Batman Arkham Asylum, I thought it would be just another super hero game like xman, Superman,spiderman,etc. Few days ago I downloaded a demo of arkham asylum to see how my x4500hd can run it. First time when i started to play the game I forgot every thing that our bloody world has.And nothing stopped me from getting the final one.

    Story: When we have batman and Joker, there won't be a shortage for stories. Batman Arkham Asylum starts when Batman is taking Joker back to Arkham. Unfortunately after entering into the arkham joker escapes from the security, and you find yourself in a playground of joker.And rest of the story is how you will take down the joker and other mighty criminals that can be found in the dark world of batman. The story is good. Reaches the standards of batman.

    Gameplay: What makes Batman AA a clear winner is that how it lets you to approach enemies.Basically there are two types of gameplay mechanics in arkham one is a typical hand to hand combat system and another is the Predator mode. In hand to hand combat you will be given a free flow combat system like the in Prince of Persia and God Hand.It is easy to get into. But difficult to master. you can easily pull the 4 hit combo but to achieve 9 hit combo you have to struggle and practice. There are typical reversals which are cool and some stun attacks which are awkward.

    What i liked most is the predator mode.. You will be given a chance to be the real batman. You can take out thugs in the dark. Silently sneaking behind them. And if any one of the remaining thugs found the body... man.. you gotta see their reaction. They will just wet their pants. In predator mode.. you can pull glide kicks and by upgrading you can do Inverted Take downs.

    The game play also includes roaming and adventure elements. You will be hunting for vents, and Riddle challenges, Riddle Trophies, Interview tapes,etc.

    Over all the game play is mind blowing.

    Presentation: Something I didn't expected to be this good was the presentation part. The cut scenes are amazing. The Musical score is an orchestral score which is mind blowing. These won't stand a chance before amazing voice acting from Joker to hundreds of thugs you will fight. You will stop and listen to the conversion of Joker in the radio. The voice acting of Chronicles of arkham is mind blowing. The interview tapes take their valuable share too. When it comes to visuals.. the art direction is amazing. You can see the colorful comic book taking it's life. Technically.. this game is a U3 game.. The graphics looks stunning and optimizable to a great extent.


    WTF moments: we will say WTF where we will encounter some thing that we didn't even expected. Well.. if you are playing this game, get ready to chant WTF. For the people who didn't get me--just leave it, it is not for you.

    Pros: Predator mode, Voice Acting, 3 Encounters with the Scarecrow, unique boss battles, 240 Riddle challenges, provides lot of info about the dark world of Batman, and the list goes on and on....

    Cons:Giving free roaming capabilities while on a mission can be misleading,You don't want to stop playing the game even after the ending, Some Riddle challenges and trophies are way too challenging.


    Verdict: If you are a person who don't care about the Batman then you are the person who deserves to play this game..coz I did. It is the best super hero game ever created. Somebody claims that it is Infamous, let us face it.. I didn't played infamous(yet). So, for me BAA is the best super hero game ever designed.
     
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  2. saqib_khan

    saqib_khan I M A *STAR*

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    How about some screenshots :D This game was even awarded Guinness World Record.
     
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    You find riddles challenging?They may seem tough but search the area a little and you will find it. .I completed on 140 Riddler challenges.

    BTW very good review. But i donot seem to agree that free roming capabilities can be misleading. I find it more interesting and helping, plus just get the map if you are stuck and dont know what to do.

    I find batman comparatively short as i expected it to be long and lack of villains and bosses.But the bosses are very well
    situated during the story and they make complete sense.
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    Looking foreward to the DLCs . I cant wait to continue the story.:)
     
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    @Saqib, Sorry dude.. I am playing at extremely low resolution and visual settings.

    @Jojo...why you have solved only 140 riddles out of 240? That's what I call challenging. Althought It won't kill if it is challenging but I have completed 195 Riddles now.. and long enough to say this... Some of the Riddles are mind blowingly Crazy and difficulty to find.

    Free roaming will be helpful if you have given a chance to approach the game in any direction. In batman the free roaming is fantastic but you should approach a game in only one direction.The challenge comes in the big buildings like Arkham Mansion and Botanical Gardens where there will be only one way to exit but you will be given full freedom to roam the entire building. I didn't liked this part.

    Short ,eh? Just pep your difficulty level.. there goes the 1-2 hours. Complete all the challenge modes scoring above 18000 in free flow combat system and taking out thugs in less than 2 minutes in Predator mode. here goes another 3 hours(believe me!). Collect all riddle challenges and trophies and not to mention interview tapes. here goes another 3 hours. The story mode can be beaten in 9 hours which is a healthy playtime for any action adventure flick. These all are purely my opinions and no offense meant to you.
     
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    Pep difficulty? I see your point. I have unlocked most challenges but played only once. i guess i will have to do what you did. :)
     
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    Excellent review vamsi. I suggest you borrow some screenies from Ethan_Hunt and post 'em in the review and just credit them to Ethan's S2409W! ;)
     
  7. ico

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    I'm downloading this game at the moment.

    The download will get finished by tomorrow, I guess. Stay tuned. :p
     
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    man u r digging such old thread.... :lol:
     
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    ^bhai download bole to???!!!
     
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    ^ he purchased it through steam. :)
     
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    ^^ may be rhitwick thought ico bhai is pirating games.... :D :D
     
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    ^^ Well I guess he is downloading from steam AFAIK because he is kinda serious guy who don't like piracy at least not on this forum eh.:D:D
     
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    Couldn't really find a Batman: Arkham Asylum thread. :)

    I've actually played this game before and had completed around 80%. This time I'm gonna complete it full. :)
     
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    I stopped it after the main story.
     
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    I stopped it because I had a weird issue that batman was not gliding at all he just use to jump down on the command of gliding. He wasn't even giving glide kick whatsoever.
     
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    ^ Say no more, all you need is a legal dose of the game! :D

    Enjoy! :)
     
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    So this is the issue of ** copy of batman game????
     
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    ^Yes. I bought the game to play it :D
     
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    But Year old threads r closed by mods generally :grin:

    How this Steam works (I mean Buy & Download principle)???
     
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