Batman Arkham Asylum

You’d be surpirsed how much you can get done in such a short space of time. Some might call it a waste of time. But in preparation for the new Batman Arkham City game coming out tomorrow, apparently I wanted to play through the entire of Batman Arkham Asylum first – that was on Tuesday.

With nineteen minutes to spare I finished the game in about 10 & 1/2 hours over three nights, and with the exception of tonight I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it again. It is another perfect example of a Metroidvania game done well. It’s a toss up between a platformer and a Metroidvania genre that I think it gaming’s purest form. I am a massive fan of linear games because the stucture allows the games makers more control over the storytelling part of the game, and this game succinctly and concisely tells a decent story, that fits in very well with the location, the characters and the items you’re given to use. In my opinion, in terms of games, this is on par with the quality of the recent Nolan Batman films.

Can’t wait to play the new game tomorrow!

~ by shepherdnick on October 20, 2011.

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