Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (GBA)
I just hope this turns out better than Batman: Vengeance, the last GBA Batman game I played.
Vengeance. The art looks perfect to me, like it's straight out of the cartoon.
Batman: Vengeance. The animation on Batman himself is excellent, and the music is much better quality.
I love his climbing animations though. He doesn't just step onto the ladder, he jumps onto the ladder. He's a very agile, graceful Batman.
I'm not sure this is actually hurting him, it just knocks him down for a second or two. But then I can pick him up off the ground and throw him off the ledge.
At least it's a chance for me to show off his excellent running animation.
He gives up. Because I'm going to go to Tutorial mode and learn how to play this game properly before I jump that gap again. It's okay, the game's got passwords, I can get back here.
I just wanted an excuse to show I'm actually making progress now.
And then I picked myself up off the sidewalk, restarted the level, and did it properly.
I did actually win this fight though, and made it through the door. Then on the next level I was almost immediately killed by a falling box, which I thought was a good place to stop playing.
This is actually a much better game than I was expecting, and definitely more entertaining than Batman: Vengeance. Plus it looks a lot better. When I figured out what I was doing I was able to get around the levels very quickly and even started to find ways to get rid of enemies at a tolerable pace.
It's not a great game, but to be honest I kinda like it. So it gets the shiny gold award for competence.
Other Batman games on GBA:
2001 - Batman Vengeance
2005 - Batman Begins