Wednesday, 2 April 2014

B is for Batman: Arkham



Developers: Rocksteady Studios
Notable Releases: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City

There have been several Batman games over the years, none of which were particularly noteworthy. But then Batman: Arkham Asylum was released in 2009, a game that was immediately compared to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, and widely venerated as the best superhero game ever made.

Loosely based on the comic, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, the first game in the series not only focused on Batman's detective roots, but also introduced the free-flow combat that has now become a staple of the franchise. The game also featured stealth sequences, and a story and overall tone that was true to its source material.

That winning formula was carried over to its 2011 sequel, Batman: Arkham City, where it was greatly expanded upon, resulting in one of the year's most critically-acclaimed titles. A prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins, was developed by Warner Bros. Games MontrĂ©al and released in 2013.

Batman: Arkham Knight, the third and final game in the series developed by Rocksteady Studios, is scheduled for release in October, 2014.

10 comments:

  1. It is a shame the other folks didn't do as well with Origins. Still Arkham city is hard to follow. I got my AK pre-ordered and I can't wait for it.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. I haven't played Origins, but I'll probably check it out sooner or later. But I can't wait to play Arkham Knight; it could very well be the game that convinces me to put down some money for a PS4. :D

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  2. I figure if I ever got into gaming, this would be a good place to start.

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    1. Yeah. Couldn't possibly go wrong there.

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  3. Arkham City was the best. Absolutely the best.

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    1. I am still making my way through it, funny enough. But I can attest to it being the best one thus far, even though I really enjoyed Arkham Asylum too.

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  4. I've not played that one, just Arkham Asylum.

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    1. It is more or less the same game, but on a much larger scale.

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  5. Hiya

    Here from the A to Z challenge; this is so weird but I know the guy who did the motion capture for this game, glad you enjoyed it!

    Mars
    Curling Stones for Lego People

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