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Batman: Arkham Asyum: "Best Batman Game Ever Made"?

Although we still don't have a release date, we keep hearing whispers of highly positive feedback from sources who have already gone eyes-on and hands-on with Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Australian site GamePlayer is one of those sources, and not only is the feedback positive, it's downright glowing. You'll want to read the entire full-length preview for yourself - there are new screenshots to ogle, too - but as a brief summary, they say that Arkham Asylum could end up being the best Batman game ever created. With multiple gadgets, multiple villains, and apparently, multiple reasons for fans of the Caped Crusader to enjoy this game, GamePlayer was fittingly impressed.

"Allow us to introduce Batman: Arkham Asylum. We were utterly absorbed, and we think you will be too. This is sizing up to be the best Batman game ever made. Not just for the combat, which is fluid, intuitive, and brutal. Not just for the gadgets and gizmos in the Caped Crusaders Utility Belt. Not just for the rich detail, and daring design work. Theyre all great, but the most promising aspect of all is the rogues gallery: the villains."

The game itself is described as a "third/first-person action-adventure" that doesn't use only one Batman venue as its inspiration. Evidently, this title draws from everything; the cartoons, movies, comics, and even other games. They compare the architecture to that of "something right out of Bioshock," which is excellent news as far as we're concerned, and in the end, Batman: Arkham Asylum could end up being the perfect game for all you superhero fans out there. We'll have to keep a close eye on this one; when they provide us with a solid release date, we'll fill you in.

Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum

11/17/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

coverton341
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 12:03:27 PM
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I hope this game will be great. From the first time I saw it in GameInformer I thought it had promise, but if hype is starting to swirl I am becoming a bit iffy. But, to their credit "The best Batman game ever" shouldn't be too hard to pull off I mean has there really been a good one yet?

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recks1jtp
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 3:23:06 PM

Batman Returns for the SNES was great fun and a good one IMO.

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GoldenShadow
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 12:07:43 PM
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This game does look O.K. but I won't buy it, I just can't get into these types of games, I would much rather be playing a game like LBP or Fallout 3

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 12:30:52 PM
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Like Bioshock? I hope that means in atmosphere rather than 1st person, still, comic translations are rarely fantastic. I still think people were too hard on the Spiderman games, but I suppose this will do well as hype grows around a third "next gen" Batman movie. Plus Ledger made the Joker more popular than the Bat Man.

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CH1N00K
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 12:45:26 PM

That and Christian bale made a great Bruce Wayne, but his batman left a little to be desired. Although sometimes I get the feeling that because of the circumstances, this movie was all about Ledger anyways. I don't know if I'll look into this game or not. I've pretty much made it a rule to not buy Movie based games. They are always rushed to meet release deadlines, and at the end you have a mediocre product. But that's just me.

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Aftab
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 6:09:41 PM

I disagree: It's not just you. No games based cheaply on marketing of movie franchises, or movies based cheaply on popular video games for me, either...

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RustEDalex
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 1:39:57 PM
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I hope you can be able to play with DICK

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Jed
Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 9:42:02 PM
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that game looks awesome, hopefully they will put me in it.

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