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Title: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: Lukehi on August 07, 2009, 06:52:06 AM
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW**



Thought I'd scribble down my first impressions of the Batman:Arkham Asylum demo, firstly the demo weighed in at 1.6GB which for my struggling connection took a couple of hours to download - bloody Virgin Media!

The menu options screen is a little boring but within the 'factfiles' of the characters are some tit-bits of information, Commissioner Gordon is an 'expert marksman'...well I never!  The section detailing some the of 'Patient Interviews' are good but a little stale, hopefullly as more become unlocked they get more interesting.

The initial credits depict Batman driving/arriving at the Asylum, smooth animations and looks quite sinister.  From that you're straight into the action.

The controls are easy to use  three main options for combat.  The 'counter' option is good at first but gets a little tedious as does the combat 'slo-mo' for the powerful attacks, but you can knock together some decent combos and some of the hand to hand attacks look very painful.  Perhaps a little bit too hack 'n' slash to some peoples taste? 
The 'dectective' mode enable you to view the world using computer aided vision and comes in very handy.  I didnt like using the 'Batarang' which is the main projectile weapon, it feels like you dont have much control over it.

Environments are well thought out and look dark and dinge, which i 'spose for an asylum is a good thing?  It plays out slightly linear and you cannot stray too much from the selected path.  There's lots of small details which dont serve any purposes but are nice touches.

Batman moves well during combat but can be a pain to mve around quick turns (and he's a bit fat!) and like all good games has a sprint option.  The main annoyance is his bloody cape, it obstructs your view constantly... >:(

The voice acting is good Batman's not too gruff the Jokers not too jokey, if you know what I mean although Harleyquin is annoying!

So a quick summary so I can play through the demo again would be that its a nice introduction to the game (tutorial?!?) and it looks like its a must buy for me now...7/10
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 07, 2009, 08:56:55 AM
Good stuff Luke, i'm gonna download it now.
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: TaraJayne on August 07, 2009, 10:11:56 AM
Thanks Luke. I have  put it on the site :)
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: nCogNeato on August 07, 2009, 10:46:17 AM
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW**... Harleyquin is annoying!

You shut yo derrty mouf!




Don't listen to him, baby.  He doesn't know what he's saying.  He's crazy jealous of our love.  It's me and you against the world.
(http://i32.tinypic.com/1pxxe1.jpg)
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: Lukehi on August 07, 2009, 11:07:31 AM
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW**... Harleyquin is annoying!

You shut yo derrty mouf!

She does look sext though Neato, in an insane way!!
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: nCogNeato on August 07, 2009, 02:15:07 PM
She does look sext though Neato, in an insane way!!

When I first saw Harley on the trailer, she reminded me of the crazy boss in Condemned 2.

(http://i26.tinypic.com/k2d5ol.jpg)




I would hit that as well.   ;D

Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: Failed on August 08, 2009, 05:48:53 AM
Neato, lately theres very little you wouldn't hit ... what about me, i could dress up for you  :-*
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: DFUSIONITE on August 08, 2009, 10:11:50 AM
spot on luke. I played through the demo last night and i really want the game now!
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: nCogNeato on August 10, 2009, 10:23:26 AM
Neato, lately theres very little you wouldn't hit ... what about me, i could dress up for you  :-*

(http://i28.tinypic.com/4sjgp5.jpg)



I'm going to need a few pints.   :-\   :-*

Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: Failed on August 11, 2009, 05:59:53 AM
A few pints ... well it isn't a 'No'


woooooooooooooooooooooooooo got a date !!
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: Kyuubi on August 13, 2009, 04:51:54 PM
I enjoyed the demo enough that I am probably buy it.
I can see areas where it may get a little samey from time to time but there seems to be enough to explore and plenty of ways to change is around and try again only differently.
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: sambo on August 13, 2009, 05:09:11 PM
Neato, lately theres very little you wouldn't hit ... what about me, i could dress up for you  :-*

(http://i28.tinypic.com/4sjgp5.jpg)



I'm going to need a few pints.   :-\   :-*


Failed. You look HOT.... If I liked that kind of thing.. ???
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: Failed on August 14, 2009, 05:10:30 AM
Which you do! I've seen your collection.
Title: Re: Warning: Hitch-hikers may be escaped patients!
Post by: sambo on August 14, 2009, 10:26:05 AM
Which you do! I've seen your collection.

 your in my collection. ;)