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Video Game Review Batman: Arkham Asylum

When The Dark Knight hit our cinema screens, it was somewhat of a revolution for superhero movies everywhere. It brought out that dark, gritty side that Batman has been needing on the big screen for some time. Jump forward a year to 2009, we ended up with Batman Arkham Asylum. This did for superhero video games what The Dark Knight did for superhero movies. But does the game hold up just as well in 2018, nearly a decade on from the games original release? I decided to finally pick the game up, after having it in my Steam account for many a year.

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Top 10 Boring Boss Battles

Whenever we say ‘boring’, a few images can be put to mind. A boss battle should never be boring; they should be a test of all that you’ve learned in-game up until that point. It should be a celebration of everything you’ve done, every key item that you use. It should never be boring – But lo and behold, we scoured video games for some of our most boring boss battles. Before we continue with this one, our definition of a boring boss battles is either:

  • A boss battle that’s excessively long without being sufficiently interesting or unique
  • Mechanically dull, to where the fight is just ‘do the thing over and over again’
  • Too easy or too hard, to the point where it’s completely unfitting to the rest of the level/zone you were in
  • Just poorly written, giving you absolutely no desire to fight it.

With these rough definitions in mind, let’s check out our Top 10 Boring Boss Battles.

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Top 10 – Intense Boss Battles

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Boss battles are a staple of video games, usually combining all of the skills you have learned up until this point with some extra challenge on top. They’re built in such a way to test that the player has understood the core mechanics of the game: But if you haven’t, then you’re not going to succeed (At least, not easily). These are our Top 10 Intense Boss Battles, where the rules are very simple:

  • The battle must make you feel like you’re experiencing a challenge.
  • The battle does not have to be a final boss.

We will not be focusing purely on action games: But RPGs can make an appearance. Heck, even puzzle games sometimes have an intense battle. Here we go… (more…)