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Batman Begins- Arkham Asylum before it happened...

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Let's face it, Dark Tomorrow is the best Batman game ever. No, just kidding! But actually what I think is that Batman Begins is an underrated movie tie in.
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This game came out around the same time of the movie, and it used clips from it as well. The game centered around fear, like the movie, and it even had alternate costumes. The combat wasn't perfect, but you actually fought like a ninja. The controls were kick strike, counter and evade. (Evade was a biggie back then) You used the environment to your advantage, not gadgets. The game was a little repetitive at times, but it had many elements that the Arkham games have, such as takedowns, stealth, and Batman constantly talking to Alfred(instead of Oracle). Also, the graphics aged pretty well. It is still playable despite being a 2005 game. The game was a movie game. No extra villains or characters. Everyone was from the movie. There were even two Batmobile chases! The game did have its negatives, such as little control over your gadgets, however. But that's all i can think of. Most reviews are average, but I give it a 8.5. While Arkham is faaar better that this, I feel that this game was a great Batman game for its time. it's a primitive Arkham Asylum, if you will.:batty::brucebat:
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Agreed. I really enjoyed the Begins video game (though I had it for Gamecube).
It's rather simplistic in it's gameplay and is very very easy once you know what to do, but it definitely felt like you were playing Batman Begins. The cut scenes, the environments, it all made it tie into the movie very well.
And as far as a Batman game it is certainly not bad. In fact, before the Arkham games, it was probably the best Batman game we'd ever gotten.
I still pop it in the old Gamecube every once in a while, have fun gliding. ;)
 
Yeah, I loved it, too. I don't get the criticism for it... Actually, hell, I don't even get video game criticism as a concept... If it's bad, it's bad, it's probably blatant (I DO enjoy people like ZP and AVGN, though).

But yeah, I never found anything hateworthy about the game, I don't get how people could be poisonous towards it.
 
This game was not part of the "Batman Curse", if you ask me.@ TheWatcher: Turned it in?
 
I remember I would rent this and I must have replayed through the whole game at least 5 times.
 
I loved the Begins tie-in game at the time.

I actually re-bought it on Gamecube not so long ago so I could play it again through my Wii.

Haven't replayed much yet, but it still holds up as a decent action game that actually has a fair amount of polish. The cut-scenes are great.

I still would have loved TDK and TDKR games in the same vein, though I am happy we ended up with the Arkham games instead.
 
I loved the game too was very good for a movie tie in, thought the Tumbler level was the best.
 
Thanks Captain Obvious. But it ain't just my opinion. You want some links to reviews that say it's a bad game, too?

Its still your opinion, you can find links to people been negative or positive about anything.
 
Its still your opinion, you can find links to people been negative or positive about anything.

I know it's my opinion!!!! I know I'm not alone in it like that guy quoted me telling the most obvious thing about it being my opinion and implying as though it was rare and untrue.

Plenty of people don't like that Begins game. Not just my opinion. Lots of people's. Fact.
 
I'm sorry I caused another "opinion" debate. It was just my way of saying I disagree. Sheesh.
 
It was far from perfect, but overall a fun playing experience. The use of fear against your opponents was a great connection to the film. In my opinion, the best part of the game was all of the movie cast doing their own voice work. It made the game much more entertaining for me.
 
Best Batman video game before Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City was easily Batman Vengeance.

THAT was the pre-Arkham Asylum video game.

Used it brought back the all-star cast of Conroy and Hamil. It had a terrific story and solid game play. It was limited by its time, but was a truly, great game.

The underwhelming sequel Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu was a disappointment... I wish they had given us "more of the same" but made it bigger -- they went with a complete overhaul -- making it a repetitive, button mashing brawler. But there's no denying that Batman Vengeance wasn't great. The failure of its sequel was probably for the best -- without it, who knows if the Arkham franchise would have even happened...

-R
 
IMO,Batman Vengeance was Batman Gotham Knights the Game. And that is not a bad thing.
And as for SinTzu, it was annoying, but fun at times.
 
Best Batman video game before Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City was easily Batman Vengeance.

THAT was the pre-Arkham Asylum video game.

Used it brought back the all-star cast of Conroy and Hamil. It had a terrific story and solid game play. It was limited by its time, but was a truly, great game.

The underwhelming sequel Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu was a disappointment... I wish they had given us "more of the same" but made it bigger -- they went with a complete overhaul -- making it a repetitive, button mashing brawler. But there's no denying that Batman Vengeance wasn't great. The failure of its sequel was probably for the best -- without it, who knows if the Arkham franchise would have even happened...

-R

Agreed. Vengeance was a good game. Way better than Begins.
 

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