Batman: Arkham Asylum Demo Review

I finally had a chance to download the demo of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum on Xbox 360.

The verdict?

It looks like we are going to finally get a good Batman game.

The combat and stealth controls feels intuitive within a couple of minutes; I had a blast skulking around and darting in and out of combat.

The voice acting is perfect, with many Batman the Animated series veterans reprising their roles:

Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) as the Joker, and Arleen Sorkin as the lovable lunatic, Harley Quinn.

The graphics are pretty slick, although I’m not crazy about Batman’s cape (it’s really hard to animate a cape properly), and sometimes things look a little too shiny. Nothing unforgivable here.

You can expect a more through review after the game is released on August 25… but for now, this game is looking like it will be a “must play.”

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