Batman Arkham Asylum – Going back for just a bit

So I’m taking a little trip back to November of last year, this is when I decided to start writing a little about the games I’ve been playing. So let’s just see how this all went.

Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham Asylum – Popping that trophy – Born Free

I bought the game for 5 dollars in a bundle with Arkham City. I last played these games in 2010 and 2011, respectively. I started up Asylum yesterday and am already near the end. I’m enjoying the faster pace of this game compared to Red Dead Redemption 2 (which I finished before this). The graphics in this game are surprisingly good for a game so old, I last played it on PS3 back in the day. You can see why the Unreal Engine was so dominate on those consoles.

Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham Asylum – Detective Mode on Display

One thing that really bothered me in this game, and is becoming a growing issue in a lot of other games, is the way detective mode provides it’s information. When activated the colorful environments get washed out and instead, your given a dull view of the world with easily visible highlights for items or enemies. With me going around trying to suck up all the trophies I can, this means I’m in detective mode an awful lot and all those colors are nowhere to be seen. It’s just annoying. Another game that bothered me with this is Horizon Zero Dawn.

The gameplay is a blast, Batman moves with speed and grace. All of his gadgets are fun to use. It’s a nice palette cleans from Red Dead. I’m also going for the platinum and the trophies have been coming at a steady pace, which is fun. Looking back at my trophies, I think I should load up the PS3 version (if I still own it) to see if I can get the trophies on that one also. I have a memory of not being able to get the riddler stuff since it was glitched, I’d like to see if that’s still true.

The Next Day

I played a bit more today, got all the riddler trophies using the IGN wiki for it. I think I realized the Joker teeth that I was missing when I played it on PS3, they are in an office above the room that you have to zip up to. Seems like that would make sense, still not really sure.

Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham Asylum – We all know what this is about

I’m also trying to get the trophy for using all of Batman’s moves in one combo, it’s a fucking bitch. I keep practicing and am getting better at it, so I think it should happen soon at least.

Meanwhile, in December

Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham Asylum – What a fucking headache…

Beat the game, got all the trophies except for two that have to do with the combat arenas. I was able to get the combo one done after a good amount of practice, it was definitely needed for that one. I just gave up on the combat ones because they are really hard and it seems like it’d take way too much time to get good at it for the reward. So it goes back on the shelf.

Original Release – 25 Aug 2009

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