gamers (82%) found this review helpful
It's not bogged down by story, but it has enough to keep the player interested. The controls are easy to learn and once you get the hang of it, you feel like The Bat.
As a comic book fan (and in particular Batman), I've wanted a game like this forever. Watching some of the old cartoons, I just get the urge to jump around, beat up bad guys, go toe to toe with his villains and play with his gadgets and this game allows me to do this without buying the tights and getting hurt because this Batman has all of that stuff, which really is something I wanted from other Batman games in the past, but this one delivers and delivers it well.
On top of that, the voices are great! Batman is voiced by Kevin Conroy who is best known for voicing Batman and his co-star, the great Mark Hamill, who reprises The Joker. Neither of them have lost their edge and the both are just as great as they were in the Animated series.
The graphics look great, too. They created their own, fairly open Arkham Asylum, which is fun to explore and fight in. The costumes are original, but still remind you of the character they're supposed to. They could've easily have gone The Dark Knight route (which I wouldn't have minded), but they didn't. Instead, they created their own and it looks great. Batman in particular looks awesome. His costume combines the old gray and black with body armor. It's subtle, but you can see the details in the cutscenes.
Story--8/10, Graphics 9/10, Fun 10/10, Controls 9/10, Music 9/10, Overall 10/10 (I know, it doesn't average out, but this is really a great game. I bought it not long after I got it from Gamefly.)
This game is the best Batman game to come out. The graphics are wonderful and the fighting styles are very good. The villans are very great and they are some of the most popular ones. Also the story line is very addicting because you are waiting to see what the Joker will come up with next or where he will want you to walk into. I also like the stuff you can do as Batman you can use detective mode and see enemies in a room and you can use batrangs and much more. Like hanging from gargoyles and grabbing enemies. I think this is the most complete Batman game to come ouy so far and i hope that they kkep on making them better.