Ready to feel old? 10 years ago today, 'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (@batmanarkham
) was released for @playstation
360, and @microsoft
Windows. The game was developed by @rocksteadygames
, and featured 'Batman: The Animated Series' regulars Kevin Conroy (Bruce Wayne/Batman), @arleenfsorkin
(Harley Quinn), and the legendary @hamillhimself
(The Joker). Even better, it was written by 'Batman: The Animated Series' regular Paul Dini. The plot is fairly straightforward: after being caught by @batman
(as was his plan), the Joker takes Arkham Asylum hostage, and Batman has to fight through many of his rogues gallery.
While the game is more linear than its successors ('Batman: Arkham City', 'Batman: Arkham Origins', and 'Batman: Arkham Knight'), it still has an open world flavour. The free-flow fighting mechanics are very well executed (and thus have been copied by many games since), Detective mode (via Batman's cowl) is very cool (though 'Origins' - a game I don't understand the hate for - has the best Detective mode in the series). What I love so much about the game though is that it REALLY makes you feel like @batman.
The gadgets, the grappling and gliding, the stealth, the fear stuff, the inverted takedowns!
While the following games became more technologically advanced, this remains my favourite installment in the series for one specific reason: The Scarecrow. There are three nightmare hallucination sequences that @batman
must endure, and they get progressively more disturbing. These sequences are pretty well perfect. Designed to break Batman down psychologically, they are scary, intense, and absolutely brilliant.
It's a great game, and you can find it remastered on the latest gen consoles. Give it a go! 🦇🦇🦇 #ahealthyappreciation #batmanarkhamasylum #batman #kevinconroy #arkhamasylum #batmanarkham #batmanarkhamcity #arkhamcity #batmanarkhamorigins #arkhamorigins #batmanarkhamknight #arkhamknight #thejoker #markhamill #harleyquinn #pauldini #batmantheanimatedseries #batmantas #detectivemode #dccomics #brucewayne #gothamcity #thebatman #dcuniverse #playstation3 #xboxone #thescarecrow #invertedtakedown #batman80 #longlivethebat