Been a while since I’ve posted anything, and this would be the spot where I would blame it on my job or perhaps how much time has been taken up by “all the little things in life”. However I’ll refrain from that and just say, ‘I’ve been lazy’.
So to Batman: Arkham Asylum. I recently joined Gamefly so I’ve been playing through quite a few new (and older) games the last few weeks. Up until Batman came in the mail I was convinced the best game I have ever played was Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, I found very little flaws in it and what little problems I had with the game, weren’t enough to tarnish the great story and game play. That all being said, Batman impressed me so much that I wanted to play through it immediately after completing it. This rarely happens to me, I usually just toss the game on the shelf and play whatever is next.
So I loved the game, I think you can guess that, but it does have a few problems that I hope are fixed in whatever the sequel turns out to be. The only major problem I ran across quite often, and frustrated me to the point of yelling at my TV (which brought back memories from the old nintendo days), was the fact that the X button was over used. Let me give an example. X you hold down to run, used to roll or dodge while moving, used to climb things, and used to pick up things. So you’re running towards a wall because the floor is about to get electrified and you have to jump on to the railing to get away? Well you’d better use X to run, then stop completely because if you don’t then you roll instead of climbing. Or I go to pick up an item, no problem, oh it’s on a ledge, oops I was moving and i rolled off and fell and have to climb all the way up again.
The other complain I have is minor. The Killer Croc level is just way to slow moving and because of that, too long. There is really no other big explanation about it. Just boring and tedious.
Recommendations are always based on taste, I believe, when it comes to games. However I’m fairly certain most people will love this game as much as I did. The story is wonderful (in that cheesy comic book way). The Graphics are amazing, when you’re not in detective mode. And the controls are very good, baring the X button problems.