Excerpt: It’s always the same. Every time a new Hollywood blockbuster is released, it comes with a licenced videogame that always lacks a proper finish. There are exceptions to the rule (Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King…), but they are rather rare.
Excerpt: You can sense the panic breaking out amongst gamers everywhere. Panic bred from a potential catastrophe. Yes, it's a movie licence and it's being published by EA. After the travesty on a disc that was Catwoman this would not appear to be a recipe for success.
Excerpt: Batman Begins is one of the more enjoyable movie games to come out in recent memory. With a combination of nice visuals, great sound, and the epic way the story unfolds all come together in a nice package, though it’s got its shortcomings along with it.
Excerpt: Batman Begins follows the plot of the movie currently in theaters. Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered, and he blames himself. A lost soul, he wanders the Earth, ending up in prison. He's then set free, and given the opportunity to join a group who want to destroy Gotham.
Conclusion: No surprises here, but it's still a pretty handsome souvenir of the movie, combining some well-worn but effective bits of business from platform games, combat adventures, and destruction-heavy racing games. Call it Batman's Acceptable-tastic Video-Game Adventure .
Pros: Some levels require you to drive the film's tank-like Batmobile, smashing enemies at high speeds that turn into slow motion on impact, allowing the camera to capture every bit of flying debris. This is rarely challenging, but also rarely less than awesome.
Cons: You encounter yet another control panel that requires you to bust out the "Electro-hack," a device that requires you to spend 10 seconds mindlessly pressing buttons—er, "electro-hacking"—before the action continues. It's pure busywork.
Excerpt: I'm back! Oh don't act you like you forgot! I reviewed games for this site for 2 years before I even knew there was an open forum. What's that you say? Okay, I'll shut up and get on with the review.