Once again, I think I’m moving sites. I’ve made a Tumblr, which can be found HERE.
I AM THE NIGHT!!! This is probably the best Batman game ever, by far. The title is self explanatory, you play Batman, and you have to kick ass in Arkham Asylum when the Joker starts a prison riot. Game-play is fairly linear, and you get new items that unlock new areas to explore. When exploring the environment, you can activate detective mode, which points out interactive materials and has X-ray vision. The items all seem fairly useful and most are effective in combat too, which is very nice. You’ll be outnumbered, so you have to go in quiet and stealthy. That is unless they have no guns, if they don’t have any guns, feel free to engage them in hand to hand combat. Hand to hand combat is very smooth and requires some finesse, but it feels awesome when you chain together an awesome combo. Boss battles are usually against famous Batman villains, which keeps things nice and interesting. There was some points in the game where they didn’t really tell you what you needed to do, which was beyond frustrating. Beyond that though this game is excellent, even if it gets bogged down sometimes by annoying game design.
Final Rating: 4/5
I’m giving away a Steam copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum. Here are the rules:
1) Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “BATMAN” in the subject. A winner be chosen at random.
2) The contest is open until 2/24/2011.
3) At least a 100 people need to participate in order for there to be a winner, so tell your friends about it, or post this post on your Facebook.
Noby Noby Boy is made by the creators of Katamari, the wacky game where you pick up small objects with your ball so that it grows larger so you can pick up even larger objects. The story in Noby Noby Boy is this, you play Boy, a creature that can stretch his body, and you try and help Girl (a much larger version of Boy) reach all of the planets in the solar system. As you make Boy grow, so does Girl. Every player playing adds to Girl’s growth, so it’s a combined effort. The problem is though that there is no objectives, no point. Your not forced to make yourself grow. You can do whatever you want, but there isn’t much to do. You can eat people, which is a plus, and then crap them out. When you arrive at a planet the only thing you gain is new environments to explore, and by explore I mean walking around for a couple of minutes looking at the little area they gave you to explore. Is this game worth a $5 download? That’s debatable. I don’t think it is, but that’s just me. The fun doesn’t last very long.
Final Rating: 3/5