I finished Batman Begins yesterday making it the 46th game finished this year.
Despite the mediocre reviews and gameplay that’s a bit simplistic, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of enjoyment I received from playing this game. This was probably because I checked my expectations at the door before starting and left the idea of a Batman: Arkham Asylum like experience behind.
The look and the atmosphere of the game were great and it was really what made it fun for me. There’s not much replay value outside of three classic batsuits and the camo colored Batmobile which you earn once you beat the game for the first time.
To get an honest take of the game I suggest checking out ebbderelict’s review. He says pretty much what I’ve been saying and would say if I reviewed the game myself.
GIFT GIVING FOLLOW-UP REDUX
I have narrowed my choices for the games I wish to give down to four. Those games being Brain Age or Namco Museum 50th Anniversary for my niece and Sonic Rush or Wario Land 4 for my nephew.
With little time to find my first choice of Astro Boy: Omega Factor for my nephew, I decided on Wario Land 4 that I’d seen many times at the local It’s About Games store. At least that was the case until I cleaned and tested the GBA games. I switched out Wario Land 4 (for my own collection) for Sonic Rush as I know the latter game is frustrating and I wasn’t planning on getting back to it anytime soon.
For my niece I decided on Namco Museum 50th Anniversary for a couple of reasons. 1) The math, as simple as it is, would probably be a problem for a 6-year-old and 2) Namco Museum is a guaranteed hit as she specifically named that game. I own the 2001 release, which I do think is better than this 2005 version, but the best games are still included.
While I was at the previously mentioned store, I also picked up another RPG in the form of Dragon Warrior II for the NES. I liked the original and Usagi704 played the sequel on the Game Boy Color compilation aptly titled Dragon Warrior I & II and liked it.
The subtraction of Sonic Rush and the addition of Wario Land 4 and Dragon Warrior II to my collection has brought the number of unique games to 700. I’m still amazed that all of that fits within a small corner of one room.
Like always I’ll put up another blog here soon so thanks for reading.