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Here is my review for Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
Intro: The story places after Batman has finally captured Joker and is transporting him to Arkham Asylum. He senses something bigger is happening, but isn't sure what it is. After entering Arkham Asylum, Batman becomes just another inmate and must battle his enemies and restore order the Asylum.
Gameplay / Sound: Batman AA plays like a super advanced version of crackdown. Don't know crackdown? Well its a action adventure game where you use buttons to chain together attacks and combine with Batman's arsenal. It involves kicks, batarangs, batman's cape, explosive gel and many other items. While in combat you can chain these weapons along with dodge and counter button to quickly wipe out the enemy. The second part is part stealth action game, where you can take down enemies without alerting anyone, in classic Batman fashion. There is great satisifaction from taking on 6-10 enemies and just picking them all off, one by one. The only issue I have with this is that you have to watch "slow mo" kills on the last enemy. Granted you can skip it, it almost doesnt feel really necessary to also cut to that. All the inmates are like mini hulks and just look like the can bash your skull in, luckily Batman is a master of combat. After about the first couple of hours the combat begins to grow stale and repetitive. If you complete 100 % everything like I do, than it almost becomes a grind. Other than that a normal playthrough will be enough for most players. The sound effects whether you are solving riddler challenges or destroying Joker's toy teeth, each sound is unique that you'll always remember what each sound indicates. The voices of fan favorites shows up in Batman AA and makes the game very nostalgic.
Story : The story of Arkham Asylum revolves around Batman trying to escape from AA and stop the Joker from unleashing a weapon upon Gotham. The story is fleshed out between common knowledge, background audio tapes dubbed "patient reports" and through dialogue. In terms of complete story Batman AA has it all. A clear Beginning, Middle and End. You never are lost and are always free to continue the main story whenever. This means going on "side quests" to collect all the goodies hidden in the asylum. The story mainly focuses on Joker and Batman, but many other villains show up to help move the plot along. The story is almost purely confinded to the island, whether it is above or below, you grow to love the asylum, no matter how many enemies reside within its walls.
Replayability: Batman AA has tons of replayability for players who are looking to collect all the achievements, records, and solve the riddlers questions. Outside of all those things, there isn't any main story to complete after you run through it. Extra modes like the fighting, stealth and reward challenges will keep you busy, but after that the replay value decreases. Batman AA is meant for a story playthrough and includes all these extras to keep you interested. Most people will just complete the story and will be satisfied with their time on Arkham Asylum.
Controls: The controls are fluid and really smooth. Rocksteady worked hard on this and makes it very easy for anyone to pick and a play. There is no big learning curve which makes this a very attractive game to new users and veteran players.
Conclusion: If you are looking into buying Arkham Asylum or a Batman fan, this is the game for you. It has tons of juicy story content, great characters and voice acting, and a great open world system. The combat can get reptitive and some tasks might repeat themselves, but overall Batman Arkham Asylum is a great addition to everyone's collection.
Final Score: 9 out of 10