(Editor’s note: In this bi-weekly feature, Pixelitis staffer Matt Brown shares his “down the rabbit hole” look into gaming history. Having admittedly missed what many consider “classics,” join him as he dives in head first. We ask that you just be gentle with him.)
"Batman: Arkham Asylum, how I love thee. How your beautiful, brutal countenance doth draw mine eyes away from the gilded glow of the laptop, toward the luster of the living room. Are you enamored with the allure of alliteration? I am.
These past two weeks have been almost as illuminating as the two preceding. I find myself again spoiled and over-stimulated and therefore mostly un-enthused with Baldur’s Gate. But currently I find myself with an easy excuse for such a fickle sensibility and that easy excuse is Arkham Asylum.
As I mentioned before, I’ve played Arkham Asylum before and loved it. Like having a cheeseburger after a year of “trying” to be a vegetarian, it never loses that delicious flavor. The tone, voice acting and writing, atmosphere, and combat are all reason enough to play this game, over and over again. At length. A bunch. Can’t stress that enough."