Excerpt: Basically, the story is the same as the film. It begins as Batman enters the scarecrows lair, and is drugged with Crane\'s toxin. At this point, he flashes back to his training with the league of shadows. At this point, the story unfolds just like the film.
Conclusion: While Batman Begins tries to introduce the concept of fear into the stealth/action genre, it needs a bit more fleshing out. The linearity of the gameplay prevents you from creating your own “fear events” and keeps things limited to scripted cinematic events. It’s a shame that most decisions are spelled out so clearly as it really takes away from the overall challenge of the game.
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. It is a pleasant surprise then that Batman Begins follows in the footsteps of its cinematic brother and coming out the better for it. The game follows the path of the film almost exactly.
Summary: Batman Begins is yet another movie to game translation, but unlike most that goes through that transition, Batman Begins shows that there is hope for these type of games and they don’t always have to be bad. While the game itself is not really too good, it will still provide a good few hours of fun for anyone looking for a good story and a little action on the side.
Pros: Sound and Visual Presentation done very well.
Cons: Too short, Gameplay was repetitive & needed work.
Excerpt: Batman is back! With a new look and a return to the dark style without the fruity colors (or the Jim Carrey), Bruce Wayne returns in a new prequel that shows how Batman was born. Batman Begins is both a big summer blockbuster movie, and a console game that attempts to boil down the fun of the movie onto your controller. Sadly, the game doesn't nearly live up to the flick. I'll come right out with it: Batman Begins is downright boring most of the time.
Excerpt: Like most movie game tie-ins, Batman Begins loosely follows the plot of the film itself, remodeling footage of the movie into the various cutscenes of the title. Essentially, without spoiling the story for anyone who hasn’t seen it, players take up the cape and cowl of Bruce Wayne, billionaire playboy who fights crime on the streets of Gotham. As a response to his parent’s brutal murder, Wayne travels to the other side of the world to escape his privileged life.
Excerpt: Of all the comic book superheroes, perhaps no one holds a candle to merchandise quite like Batman. Since his debut on the printed page in the 30s, the Caped Crusader has done his fair promotional share, covering everything from television shows and movies to lunch boxes and action figures. But for every Batman or Batman Returns, there’s a Batman and Robin waiting in the wings to ruin the vigilante’s image.