Re: Batman:Arkum Asylum
Overall score: 9/10
Fighting gameplay is very easy to use but deeply satisfying and really responsive. Theres a trophy for flowing together 40 consecutive strikes).
A terrific sense of care to DC’s heritage – rivals Bioshock in terms of depth and detail.
Riddler’s puzzles are brilliant and add depth and longevity to the game in an unforced way.
Batclaw mightly be slightly overpowered, and along with the Detective Vision they seem ‘almost too easy to use’.
The convenient placing of the gargoyle statues stretches believability to breaking point.
Overall – “Basically, the whole game is a class act. the fighting is sophisticated but acade-addictive, the visuals are stylish, and the Lara-like exploration is smartly done. Plus the Dc heritage feels all-encompassing like a big blanket. Akham Asylum is comfortably the best comic book game that PlayStation’s ever had, and is up there with the system’s best actioners, full stop.”