August 26, 2009

Some Things Really Are Worth The Wait

So before I begin, I understand that there is about a 1% chance that someone will actually read and/or give a crap about this post (down from the usual 4% for my other posts), but I don't care...

So Batman: Arkham Asylum came out yesterday after a couple delays and it is sublime. I don't play nearly as many games as I used to, but it seems like truly great games are a lot fewer and far between these days. That said, Arkham is the best game I have played in a long time (even though it was hyped up about as much as The Dark Knight).

Destined to do this forever?

Even if you are not a big Batman fan this game would still stand out as a great action/adventure game. If you are a Batman fan though this game is a little slice of geek heaven. It is amazing how much Batman miscellanea they have crammed into this game, and it is all presented in a very rewarding and easy to access way.

One last thing (because again, I realize nobody cares), while all the voice acting in the game is really well done Mark Hamill steals the show as the Joker. He was always great as the Joker in the old Batman animated series, but he takes the creepy hilarity to a new level here. There were moments where I literally laughed out loud, and I'm only a couple hours in.

So yeah, if you have a 360 or a PS3 do yourself a favor and pick this game up. You won't be sorry.

August 6, 2009