So what would happen if amoral Balkan sociopath Niko Bellic was in everyone's favourite cute and cuddly cartoon racer? Would Mario and chums accept him into the line-up with grace and humility? Would Niko keep the lid on all his murderous rage when Yoshi was firing red shells up his tailpipe? Of course, not. This is what would happen if the worlds of Liberty City and the Mushroom Kingdom clashed...
And that got us thinking. What
Quote of the week: “I was too old to be stupid enough to buy an Activator.”
How do you follow a game like Batman: Arkham Asylum? You’ve just created arguably the greatest superhero title of all time. You’ve just raised the bar for every licensed adaptation to come. You’ve just won over the critics, the customers, the hardcore nitpickers and the casual fans. What can you possibly do next? Easy. Make another one.
The Bat’s latest adventure is amazing. Don’t believe us? Then read our Super Review. It’s guaranteed to have 93% more Columbo than any other Arkham critique on the webs. But what exactly makes Mr. Wayne’s new game so great and what can other superhero titles learn from it? Below you’ll find our five favourite things about Batman: AA and how these elements could reinvigorate the likes of Spidey’s and
Are you finished with Batman: Arkham Asylum? No, you’re not.
You may have reached the ending. You may have solved all the riddles and collected all the items. You may have visited every room and unlocked every character bio. Until you’ve read this article, however, you won’t fully grasp what those things mean.
The end of summer means the beginning of the game season, and today is the last Friday before the game industry’s big holiday push. Publishers jam the fall with games to challenge the true worth of your credit card – a double dog dare in the uncertain economy of 2009.
Top 7… trendy game design crutches – gravelly voices and hoods unite!
Batman: Arkham Asylum kicks all our asses – we’ve dubbed it “the Bioshock of 2009,” and brought some moody audio for your discerning ears.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy voiceovers – are as stilted and plodding as ever. Anyone tell Square that it’s 2009, not 1999?
Arkham’s insane-o inmates aren’t simple pushovers for Batman. Sure, Batman’s a badass, but he’s also vulnerably human, and if you’re having trouble taking down the worst of The Joker’s entourage, check out our succinct guide to get you through the rough spots.
The latest build of Bayonetta is looking superb and playing superberifically. Yes, we've created a monster of a word blend there to get the point across because our hands-on with the latest build at Gamescom has left us very excited.
If you doubt the potential of Sega's new lady-shaped action fest, then read on. If you don't, then this'll whet your appetite still further…
The voice of Gearbox’s founder Randy Pitchford cuts through the air: “These players were coming up to the crest of a hill and this wall of flame shot up. Some dude emerged and had an Alien-style flamethrower under his arm, and I was like: ‘What the f**k’s that?’”