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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Excerpt: Like most movie tie-in games, Batman Begins (the video game) follows a cookie-cutter formula for action/adventure gaming where you're exploring stuff, fighting stuff, hopping over stuff, avoiding select stuff, flipping switches and stuff...