Batman: Arkham Asylum   Leave a comment

Batman: Arkham Asylum is the best superhero videogame. I am super late in playing this game. It came out back in 2009 and I just played and finished it in 2015 thanks to PlayStation Plus’s free games per month.

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The story begins with Batman in the Batmobile, racing towards Arkham Asylum with Joker in handcuffs in the passenger’s seat. Supposedly, Joker broke out of Arkham Asylum. Batman found him and is taking him back. Batman sensed something wasn’t right. He thinks Joker just handed himself easily. He accompanies the staff in making sure Joker won’t try anything funny. It turns out he did. He put the entire facility on lock down for the staff and got most of the dangerous patients freed, including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and the Scarecrow. The entire area also includes Blackgate Penitentiary. Now it’s up to Batman to investigate and save the Arkham Asylum staff from Joker.

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Joker’s ultimate goal is to complete a serum (Titan formula) based on Bane’s blood and some of venom from Poison Ivy’s vines and inject it to a few Asylum inmates to transform them into deformed, powerful titan like creatures. While Batman is busy stopping Joker, the Riddler is also leaving behind puzzles and clues to mess with Batman (I managed to solve all of the Riddler’s riddles and sent his coordinates to the police).

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The Scarecrow also managed to inject Batman with his fear toxin. Batman started hallucinating about his childhood, Commissioner Gordon dying and switching places with Joker, who shoots him in the head. Somehow Batman was able to overcome the effects of the fear toxin, despite being injected multiple times (Scarecrow lamented on how Batman could still be standing). While running away from Batman, Scarecrow ended up in Killer Croc’s lair and took him out.

As far as enemies go, Harley Quinn was the weakest. Batman put her out and locked her back in her cell. Poison Ivy is a special one. Of all the patients in Arkham Asylum, she is locked up in the Botanical Garden.

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In the final battle, Joker got Batman to fight two titan henchmen. After that, he injected himself with the Titan formula and transformed. Batman was able to beat him. The police from Gotham stormed in and locked up the prisoners again. Scarecrow somehow survived and will probably come back in the next game, Arkham City, set a year after Arkham Asylum.

Apparently, the Arkham Asylum director took credit for stopping Joker and became a major. He deemed both the asylum and Blackgate Penitentiary no longer suitable to hold all of Gotham’s dangerous criminals. Instead, he purchased Gotham’s most notorious slums and converted them into one huge prison they called Arkham City.

I’m done.

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Posted June 7, 2015 by StupidSystemus in Games, Reviews

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