James Bishop of TheGameReviews considers just how important the inclusion of Kevin Conroy and other voice actors from Batman: The Animated Series were to Batman: Arkham Asylum's commercial and critical success (Spoony Bard 4)
I'm ashamed to say I can't remember the Batman animated series although I'm sure I saw it as a kid :/ Greatly appreciated the voicework in Arkham Asylum though
You missed out - good times ;)
You are really missing out imo its the best super hero cartoon made.but if your interested I'm sure there are some episodes on you tube or outer sites.there isn't a better joker then Mark hamill or a better batman then Kevin Conroy.Batman: The Animated Series(Gotham knights)is better then all the batman movies put together.some episodes i would recommend would be: beware the creeper,all most got em,joker fish/the laughing fish. This game is amazing start to finish, hopefully there making another one then ending kinda leaves a hint that there will be a squeal. i hope to see Harley Quinn in the next dark night movie shes hot :P
"Batman: The Animated Series" was the only superhero cartoon I ever watched beyond my childhood (though I haven't seen it in about 15 years.) And though Batman's voice was not entirely definitive for me, Mark Hamill was indispensable as The Joker.
Mark Hamil is amazing as the Joker...
I can definitely remember watching this when I was a young lad. Mark Hamil is an awesome Joker.
Good article. I agree that the excellent voice acting adds a tremendous amount of atmosphere and authenticity to the game. Special props especially to Mark Hamil. A special nod also to the game's writer, Paul Dini. He was the producer/writer of the animated series who shows time and time again that he really gets Batman.
Ya know, now that I think on it, this has been a fantastic year for voice-acting on the whole. Recently we've had this, Brutal Legend, and Uncharted 2- any of which have some of the best voice-acting the medium has ever seen. One sticking point with Arkham, however; Gordon sucks. I realize the guy who played him on the animated series is retired, but I was hoping they could have found a better match. Thankfully, he's not in it much.
As nitpicky as that point is, I agree totally. Missed Gordon.
Mark Hamill really puts himself into a role, even if there is the chance that he will look silly as a result. I remember on one of the BTAS DVDs he said he was practicing The Joker laugh on his commute to the studio, and forgot to stop when he rolled down the window to pay the tollbooth cashier. Thus is the commitment Mark Hamill brings to the role of The Joker; doing to great lengths for our entertainment, even if he risks being committed in the process.
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