OK! So you’ve been following all the updates, you’ve seen all the renders, the screen shots and the footage available. You’re incredibly excited about the game, but if you’re honest with yourself, you are quietly cautious about it. Comic book games have let you down before, you weren’t too keen on some of the renders, the screen shots looked fine and yet some of the FMV lacked polish.
Overall the game looks great but then Eidos throws a spanner in the works by (supposedly) only allowing early reviews by offering shady deals. What you really need to make up your mind is a good old fashioned demo to help you decide once and for all to buy it now, or give it chance to hit the bargain bins so you don’t feel quite so bad about knowingly buying a stinker.
Good news everyone! Batman: Arkham Asylum will get itself a demo this Friday (7th August) for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PC, giving you until August 28th (you might need just five minutes) to research your answer.
PC gamers can download the demo from the official site
Here’s a snippet of what to expect from the demo:
The Batman: Arkham Asylum demo opens as the Dark Knight and Commissioner Gordon return The Joker back into confinement at Arkham Asylum. But things soon fall apart as The Joker gains the upper hand and springs a trap, setting Arkham Asylum’s occupants upon Batman. The demo offers gamers a taste of the fierce FreeFlow combat system, the cunning stealth of the Invisible Predator mechanic, and the feeling of becoming the World’s Greatest Detective as they navigate Arkham Asylum’s imposing Intensive Treatment facility. Players can unlock character bios, as well as get a sneak peak at some of the infamous foes that Batman will encounter within the cavernous and macabre confines of Arkham Asylum.