So I’ve been playing Batman: Arkham Asylum lately for the PC, and I must say it is an absolutely brilliant game.
I’ve overheard several people claiming that it should be Game of the Year, but I’ve felt that it was too soon to say such as thing, as Arkham is a relatively early contender for 2009. Most of the games that receive awards come out in time for the Holiday season.
Without going into too much, I have to say that Batman: Arkham Asylum is definately a contender for Game of the Year for 2009. Even if it is ousted by another contender, Batman is easily the best game based on a super hero or comic book.
The graphics are amazing, as it uses the latest Unreal engine. The gameplay and action is easy to use, but difficult to master. The level design is also amazing, as it mixes up many platforming and puzzle elements in a way that doesn’t get tedious. Add into that the tons of bonuses and secrets, and you have a very satisfying game.
Batman: Arkham Asylum will certainly be on the OCModShop list of Top Games for 2009. We’ll take a look at the other games as they are released in the coming months. There are several titles worth looking at, but the lineup doesn’t feel as strong as 2008 or 2007 for that matter.
Batman is a great game that just about every one will like, and it’s out for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Do yourself a favor and just go buy it. Trust me.