I am leaving Liberty City to move to Gotham. BAA has been crafted to pure perfection

User Rating: 9.5 | Batman: Arkham Asylum X360
Upon first reading the previews and seeing the video clips, I was skeptical that BAA could deliver a fully packed game with many hours of on going fun and excitement. I was worried that the focus would be too much on bat gadgets, and not an enhanced storyline. But BAA has far exceeded the expectations and surprises of other games in the genre including Star Wars: Force Unleashed, and Wolverine: Origins.

The game play of BAA is not repetitive as I was dreadfully expecting. Instead you are constantly introduced to new locations and villains, making use of every hour you spend playing. While locations are visited more than once, there are always differences, mostly depending on the mission you are trying to accomplish.

The graphics, and sounds of BAA for the Xbox 360 are suburb! Shadows, textures, skins, and all graphical work seems to be nicely polished with little AA jaggies, or shimmering.

The combat system of BAA feels just right, as it is not too easy or too hard to brawl and fight your way through waves of villains. In the beginning you will only make great use of the X button, but as the game and your XP build, you will find greater use of most of the 360 controller.

The story line is orgasmic for any true Batman fan, excellently written, planned, and executed. You will find yourself feeling more true to the comic series of the 80's and 90's then you will the cinematic experiences.

I am shocked on how well Arkham Island is played out, and all that it has to offer. I never thought that it could be so big with so many secrets and locations to dwell upon. This in my opinion beats Liberty City.

Though there are not playable vehicles in this title, I do not feel that anything is missing. Maybe a sequel will even provide open world madness in Gotham City complete with a Batwing, Batmobile, and any other Bat transportation devices.

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