Excerpt: is carried by the Joker. He isn't just your main adversary — his presence is EVERYWHERE. Due to all the monitors and stuff that's part of Arkham's security system, you'll see his face and listen to his taunts everywhere you visit. If he's not verbally ripping common thugs a new one for their inability to take you out, he'll be cackling over the next deathtrap that's been placed between you and him.
Excerpt: Back when I collected comics in my elementary, middle and high school years, four of my top 10 favorite storylines starred the Dark Knight – The Dark Knight Returns, Dark Victory, The Long Halloween and Hush – with countless others almost equally fondly remembered. But it's been awhile, so I wasn't as excited for Batman: Arkham Asylum as some fans were.
Conclusion: So, is Arkham Asylum finally the game that Batman deserves then? Yes. Yes it is. And a whole lot more besides. Rewarding and engrossing in equal measure, the entire production reeks of quality from the stellar voice work to the jaw-dropping visuals and intuitive control system. Truly this is the Batman game that everybody’s been waiting for.
Summary: For years, all I ever wanted was a decent Batman game. With its superb blend of action, stealth, survival horror, and Metroid-like exploration, Arkham Asylum finally delivers video games’ equivalent to Batman Begins. Arkham’s greatest success is making you feel the power of the Caped Crusader.
Excerpt: Super heroes appeal because they are usually men and women who are capable of extraordinary things. There's an element of wishing you had those abilities, whether it be Spider-man's tingling spider-sense, Superman's flight or Wolverine's regeneration, but some super heroes aren't really so super. Batman is just your average, rich, man who's made himself into something better, using his intellect, detective skills and the latest gadgets to give him an edge over his foes.
Excerpt: Patience is a virtue. The interactive opening to Batman: Arkham Asylum will remind players of this adage as a moody, player-controlled Batman strides behind the maniacal, captured Joker. While the caped crusader escorts his loathed nemesis back through the confines of the continually lax mental hospital, developer Rocksteady introduces their interpretation of the titular institution:
Summary: Batman: Arkham Asylum is a type of game so rare that I have to strain my brain to think of another of its kind: a multi-platform licensed title that is actually so good it deserves serious Game of the Year consideration. It’s a wonderful blend of old school button mashing beat ‘em ups like River City Ransom , sandbox elements and some familiar voice acting talents sure to delight Batman: The Animated Series fans .
Excerpt: There’s a good chance that, by now, you’ve heard Batman: Arkham Asylum is the absolute best videogame ever created based on a comic book license, but this statement isn’t wholly accurate as it limits the bar to which the game can be measured; there haven’t been that many great comic book licensed games lets-be-honest.