Unbeaten Games: The Untold Saga – Episode II

Welcome back Everyone!

I am sorry that it has taken me so long to create a second entry in this series. I am in the process of buying a house so it’s been difficult finding the time to play video games (refer to first post in the series to see what I mean about real life stuff popping up). Last night, however, I managed to sit down with Batman: Arkham Asylum again and finally beat the story mode.

Without further ado, let’s jump into it.

 

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Warning! – Spoilers to follow beyond this point. If you do not wish for the story to be compromised, stop reading now!

Batman: Arkham Asylum delivered on a great gaming experience. I found that as the second half of the game progressed my complaints about the stealth/stalking system were allievated. The titan ivy plants varied the environment more so that I couldn’t just run straight through the map to get wherever I wanted. In addition, the new tools (line launcher, etc.) and upgrades for the tools (ultra-batclaw, range-extender, etc.) introduces fresh dynamics that separated the second half from the first.

The one negative mark on this gaming experience, however, was the camera angle for the final fight with (Titan) Joker. I understand that most people argue that this is the worst part of the game (and it may be), but I did not have trouble with the fight because of the angle and actually understood their reasoning for it. The Joker went through all the effort to set the stage for this climatic battle, and while Batman did face off against other villians (Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, etc.), the focus of the entire game has been mainly on the sadistic clown himself. In the final fight, the camera remains centered on the focus of the entire game in order to demonstrate his importance. While this could have been executed better, I am not complaining about its placement in the game.

Batman vs. Titan Joker

Despite the slow start to the game and awkward camera angle for the final fight, I can honestly say I enjoyed beating the story mode of Batman: Arkham Asylum. Unfortunately, I still feel compelled to solve/find all the Riddler’s Puzzles/Trophies and try my hand at the Combat and Stealth missions. More than likely, updates for those two components will be the only ones I have for this friday’s post.

At least I can scratch Batman: Arkham Asylum off my list of games to beat.

• Batman: Arkham Asylum
• Batman: Arkham City
• BioShock 2
• Call of Duty: Black Ops
• Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
• Fallout 3
• Halo Wars
• Lost Odyssey
• Ninja Gaiden 2
• Phantasy Star Universe
• Prince of Persia
• Red Dead Redemption
• Sonic the Hedgehog
• Star Ocean: The Last Hope
• Star War: The Force Unleashed
• Street Fighter IV
• The Elder’s Scroll V: Skyrim
• Tomb Raider: Underworld

1 Down; 17 left to go!

Count of Games Completed Since Journey Began: 1/18

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