Video Game Review: Batman Arkham Asylum
Video Game Review: Batman Arkham Asylum (
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360
Developer: Rocksteady, Eidos
Plot: Batman (Kevin Conroy) has captured the Joker (Mark Hamill) and upon returning him to Arkham Asylum, witnesses him break out of his restraints and escape deep into the compound. However, Joker’s plan isn’t to break out – it’s to get something inside the island.
I know the game’s been out for a while, but I just finished my play through. Took forever because of work, and other obligations. The game’s tons of fun – the first time I’ve ever felt like a superhero that the source was based on. You feel like Batman – in combat, in sneaking around, and in the handful of opportunities you get to be a detective.
The game was so popular, in fact, that it has a Game of the Year edition coming out, and a sequel in the works.
The fact that they got some of the voice actors from the Animated Series was a great touch as well. Mark Hamill is my Joker. Any time that he isn’t heard is time wasted in the game. Thankfully, since Joker has access to the PA system of the facility, you have the chance to hear him a lot. He easily steals the show.
This game is worth playing and worth owning.