Just finished Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Needless to say it was fantastic. The game shows no sign of its age and looks stunning. Let’s do this in bullet point pro’s and con’s for the ADHD amongst us.
Sound is fantastic – music builds atmosphere, all characters fully voice acted
Length – felt suitably epic
Metroid but 3D – Arkham follows the classic level up to gain access to new areas
Insane amount of secrets and extras – you could spend another 5 hours once finished just hunting for collectables.
Punching is satisfying – backed up by an astonishing amount of animations.
Variety of characters – makes full use of the DC universe.
Stealth action – does not slow the game or make for boring sections.
Combat can lack variety – enemies can feel generic, even some later boss battles are just multiple versions of the tougher enemies.
Always in detective mode – I played 75% of the game never seeing the true colour of the world. Detective mode allows you to see things you cannot afford to miss so it rarely gets switched off.
No batman vehicles directly controlled - though a wealth of gadgets does make up for this.
Enslaved – Xbox 360 ShopTo.net – £12.85
I am going on holiday tomorrow but before I do I am going to start – Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Not sure what to expect, I played the demo and found a sort of Uncharted crossed with Avatar thing going on . From the looks of these screen shots it shouldn’t disappoint.