Thursday, 19 January 2012
Batman Begins (GBA)
Wow, these graphics are a real mess, especially compared to the previous GBA game, Batman: Rise of Sin Tsu.
And I have to admit it does look better in motion. Batman can do uppercuts, headbutts, rolls, double jump somersaults, block, glide around with his cape... all animated fluidly. And the music is very atmospheric and fitting.
And now that I'm bored of doing flips I need to figure out where the hell I'm supposed to go next.
Enemies can block the same as I can, but fighting them isn't much of a challenge as long as I can get in the right position.
Batman really shouldn't crawl along pipes like this, it looks kind of stupid.
He's apparently being literal, but he's brought this guy in pink out to do the killing for him. Okay, let's get this over with.
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu had passwords.
He just sidesteps the question by telling me that if I master my environment I can be a wraith in men's minds.
Halfway through the fight they helpfully teach me that I can press L to block. I hope that if I'm ever in a similar situation, my teachers will have taught me the fundamentals of combat before the 'trapped in a roomful of ninjas with swords' test.
That might have gone better if they'd given me some advice on how to stay undetected. I don't know how I'm meant to be doing this.
Well I'm through with that then. I did actually make it past this bit after the 20th try, but by that time my interest had faded, and I don't look forward to having to do it again at some point.
Don't worry, that's the last of the GBA Batman games now, I'll be playing something different next time.
Other Batman games on GBA:
2001 - Batman Vengeance
2003 - Batman: Rise of Sin Tsu