Yesterday the demo of Batman: Arkham Asylum has hit PSN, and now the review scans of the OPM UK has leaked on the internet. They give the game a beautiful 9. Enjoy!
this might be the best batman game ever.
I played yesterday the demo, and i say, it had suprised me :) I think i will buy it ;)
Dug the demo. If that's reflective of the rest of the game I think we'll all be happy. I went ahead and preordered off Amazon (just $48 after their lower starting price combined with 5$ off code). Good timing on Ubisoft's part. Not much competition in the month of August.
Does it say how many hours this game was? If it's over 12 hours.. i'm buying it. Not that i choose quantity over quality, but i just don't want to waste 50-60 buck on a game i'll put aside and never use again after 10-12 hours.
@Cwalat Thats my main concern. I already have it pre-ordered from amazon (48$ total), but I'm seeking some info about game length. I'll piss me off big time if game is 5 hours long. I dont care about challenge rooms or Joker playable.
I like the combat. Visuals are above multiplatform standards, audio is ok. Production value seems to be there.I think i may get this just to beat the story. The demo might have been on easy,hopefully the fullgame is harder and more than 16 hours. It would help if they throw in huge maps and "batwing/mobile/bike/boat " levels to make use of the nice visuals. Wonder if they will add in replay value somehow. Still the game is impressive, but im a huge batman fan so there may be a bias there. What i would really like to see is someone make a sandbox batman game with all of gotham city and wayne estate as the map. Open world with vehicles and loads of criminals and bosses with a city that feels alive @ 25-30 hours gameplay... someone needs to jump on that.
I think it's 12-15 hours long
@above Where did you get that info? I'm really interested. 12-15 hours is fairly decent.
Rocksteady really may have delivered a triple A title. I shook my head when they made those claims but if the scores remain consistent, this may be on of the best games this year.
I think Sefton Hill said that, or close to that.
I can confirm that a german PS3 magazine gave it a 9 also.
And if they bundle it with PS3 ($ 299 price tag), it's gonna be like a new launch for TDK movie on blu-ray. CastlevaniaX
Good Idea, I mean they did it with Terminator Salvation and we all know how good of a game that was, imagine how it would be with this heck of a game. Ah I cant wait for Batman:AA
im definintely picking this one up.
This game shocked me when i played the demo it's really awesome 100% i'm gonna buy it
Awesome score. loved the demo.
for the pc. Slick demo. There are a fair amount of secrets too. Anyone else find the Riddler trophy? I found a wall that could be destroyed if I had the item (not available in the demo).
ya me too i find 2 of them. MAN this demo Rock played 4 times "till now" and never get bored of it it's awesome
I guess thats a sign that it's non-linear, especially when it comes to exploration, like Metroid design.
Anyone find the Riddler question mark on the window (using detective vision) in the last room of the demo?? Don't know what it's for.
i found it, got the Riddler's bio, and maybe their for collection purposes for achievements/trophies?
Eidos are apparently fixing reviews so I am definitely gonna take this one with a grain of salt and wait for more.
Don't. Just play the demo. Convincing enough for me at least.
If they are fixing reviews and the full game lives up to the demo, Eidos are wasting their money :-) The demo rocks, and I'm sold anyway.
i'll wait for the ign review
I played the demo and thought it was alright. The combat looked really "clunky" IMO but the rest of it was alright ill see how the other reviews go
i loved it i will rent it and than pick it up next pay day
This game is badass. This is the first Batman game that actually captures the essence of Bats. I hope with a sure to be sequel, they take it to Gotham.
The demo is simply amazing.
Wahey first one dead on the mark. If anyone hasnt been following the story Eidos basically offered journalists the chance to get their reviews up early before the standard embargo by rating the game 9/10 or higher. Dead on the mark at 9/10 first review in the wild before anyone else ;) Not saying the game doesn't deserve it however as I absolutely loved the demo! Pity OPM bit the bait
Though I have to say the Hand-to-hand combat was too easy.
Really??? Is it THAT good? Damn first movie game ever that would get a great score. Nice. EDIT Dude below hold your facepalm under your arshole and sh!t in it. What I meant was a game that is made from a movie franchise, not being a one on one movie related one. Batman started out as a strip/movie and wasn't a game at first. Get it, got it? Tard.
"facepalm" it's not based of a movie
"double facepalm " it's not even related the the movie it's based off the comic book which was before the Tim Burton movies and before the Adam West Batman show and i lol at how juvenile you are with ppl correcting you and than throw a b!tch fit lol