I’m not really a big Batman fan. I’ve seen some of the films but I’ve never read the comics. So although I heard a lot of good things about Arkham Asylum, it wasn’t something that interested me much. But when it went on sale recently at three quid, I thought I’d give it a shot. I’m so glad I did.
The game, overall, is excellent. In fact, I
really can’t find any fault with it. It’s paced superbly, slowly
dripping you more skills and tools as you progress, unlocking new
areas and extras at a rate that keeps you wanting to play just a
little bit longer. Combat, despite being a little easy, is a lot
of fun, and there’s a great mix of puzzles, collectibles and
Boss fights are…well, I guess one of the weaker areas of the game,
but that’s really just a nitpick. Stealth is a lot of fun. Taking out a
room full of bad guys silently has never felt so bad ass. My only major
criticism would be that it's quite linear and lacks a little in terms of replay value.
I’ll have to keep an eye on Arkham City and pick that up when it
goes on sale too. I’m tempted to get it now because I enjoyed
Asylum so much, but I’ve got plenty in my backlog to keep me busy
in the meantime.