I recently purchased a brand new XFX Nvidia GTX 260 Black Edition graphics card and the good folks over at Nvidia included a free code to download Arkham Asylum off from steam. I usually would have waited to buy a game like this for a couple of months until it came down in price, but since it’s free I looked forward to this one coming out.
Today Batman Arkham Asylum came out for the PC. A couple of hours into it I’m impressed with it’s pretty visuals and great animation. The voice acting includes a lot of the talent from the Batman animated series which makes it sound perfect. Now that’s all well and good, but do you wanna know what I really like about this game? No, it’s not the detective-I can-see-and-know-everything-god-mode.
It’s the fighting. The combat has an incredible weight behind it so that when you punch people you can almost feel their bones break. It’s well paced and has top notch animations with many different ways you can take out your opponent. Add to the great batman style punches, the enjoyment of sneaking around and dropping down silently from gargoyles to kill from behind and you just made my day.
Now all we need is a mod to make every punch flash “Kapow!” or “Wham!” on the screen while re-skinning batman to look like Adam West.
Holy video games Batman! Keep on gaming people!