REVIEW: Batman: Arkham Asylum

Posted by PixelResponse (32 posts) -


I grew up as a fan of Batman.  There are few memories I remember with such fondness as getting the Bat-mobile on Christmas morning or coming home to watch the original Batman cartoon that my grandmother had recorded for me on VHS while I was stuck at school.  Growing up as a Batman-kid, I have been with the “world’s greatest detective” to “the caped crusader” to “the dark knight” and have loved most of the representations of such for differing reasons, however the Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth graphic novel absolutely blew me away.  Arkham has long been more of a representation of the criminally insane than a fictional building in a fictional universe, and it seems appropriate that a Batman game step back into the dark comic world that Frank Miller (The Dark Knightseries) and Alan Moore (The Killing Joke) helped create rather than follow the new Christopher Nolan trend as of recent.

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#1 Posted by PixelResponse (32 posts) -


I grew up as a fan of Batman.  There are few memories I remember with such fondness as getting the Bat-mobile on Christmas morning or coming home to watch the original Batman cartoon that my grandmother had recorded for me on VHS while I was stuck at school.  Growing up as a Batman-kid, I have been with the “world’s greatest detective” to “the caped crusader” to “the dark knight” and have loved most of the representations of such for differing reasons, however the Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth graphic novel absolutely blew me away.  Arkham has long been more of a representation of the criminally insane than a fictional building in a fictional universe, and it seems appropriate that a Batman game step back into the dark comic world that Frank Miller (The Dark Knightseries) and Alan Moore (The Killing Joke) helped create rather than follow the new Christopher Nolan trend as of recent.

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#2 Posted by LiquidPrince (15950 posts) -

Really nice review. Well done, and I totally agree. I loved that they used the voice actors from the animated series, and was delighted to hear that Harley was voiced properly as well.

#3 Posted by MAguilera (90 posts) -

Magnificent review, and I completely agree about detective mode.  I've had to force myself to turn it off so I could actually see the game at some point.

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