Sunday, August 16, 2009

Batman: Arkham Aslyum

I must say I am pleasantly surprised by the Batman: Arkham Asylum demo for the PC, and this coming from a person who isn't in to the whole "super hero" thing.

I downloaded the demo on a whim after I saw that it incorporated
nVIDIA PyhsX technology.

The visuals were simply amazing as was the audio. Gameplay was extremely fluid and intuitive. I used a wired Xbox 360 controller and didn't bother with the PC controls. A game like this just naturally lends itself to a gamepad.

I was amazed at how simple yet engaging the fight mechanic is. You can counter attacks as well as effortlessly string attacks together much like
Jeff Speakman in The Perfect Weapon. I also enjoyed the stealthy aspect of the game.

All in all, the game had a extraordinarily polished feel.

I highly recommend one
try out the demo. I liked it so much I went ahead and pre purchased my copy on Steam.