Batman: Arkham Asylum Review

23 09 2009

Batman Boxart

Intro

RockSteady’s newest game is a third person action adventure game with a creative mixture of stealth elements based off the famous DC comic book superhero Batman titled Batman: Arkham Asylum. This game was recently released on August 25th 2009 for multiple platforms including the PlayStation 3.

In Arkham Asylum you play as Batman who has just easily captured the Joker which leaves The Dark Knight very wary. Upon returning him to Arkham Asylum Batman’s instincts are proven right when apparently the Joker deliberately allowed himself to be captured and with the help of Harley Quinn escapes the watchful eye of Batman. The Joker soon takes control of the island and reveals his grand scheme. So with only radio help from the oracle and armed with his full arsenal of gadgets Batman must investigate and stop the Joker. Of course the Joker has other plans and leads Batman through an elaborate journey of Arkham Asylum where coincidentally many of Batman’s other villains are being held.

The one true question is whether this specific title can cleanse itself of the problems that have riddled the previous Batman titles and other comic book based video games or break the mold and truly be unique? Continue reading to hear my take.

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Dates Announced for Fallout 3 PS3 DLC & More

17 09 2009

FO3 PS3 GOTY Art

One of my favorite games of lat year was Fallout 3 — the story was immersing and the world was expansive with plenty of room to explore. I enjoyed it so much that it was the first runner up in last years Game of The Year list.

However because I played the PlayStation 3 version I was unable to play any of the DLC, which was “exclusive” at that time to the Xbox 360, much to my disappointment. So when Bethesda announced a few months ago that the DLC would be coming to the PlayStation 3 I was ecstatic.

However the initial date has long came and passed but good news was announced today by Bethesda that the PlayStation 3 DLC is just around the corner. How close you ask?

Well the first piece of DLC, “Broken Steel”, will be available next Thursday September 24th. The following will be released weekly starting with “Operation: Anchorage” and “The Pitt” and lastly “Point Lookout” and “Mothership Zeta”.

Also if you haven’t yet picked up Fallout 3, and why not?, then the following week October 13th the Game of The Year edition which includes all five of the DLC packs will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $59.99. Before you ask, Yes all of your old save files will work with the game of the year edition so there is no excuse not to play.

I hope to see you out in the Wastelands…

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