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Buy this now!,
This review is from: Batman Begins - Xbox (Video Game)
I've just finished the game and i have to say this is really great!
It really fits in well with the film, using the same actors voices and the characters look very similiar to their real-life counterparts.
As well as Batman, you get to play as Bruce Wayne in training before he becomes batman and also as Bruce in a tuxedo in a level which has the Wayne Manor in flames. Very cool.
The driving bits are great fun as well, very Burnout, with extra racing modes being unlocked after you beaten those levels.
The main gameplay consists of a mixture of combat and stealth. If Batman comes accross a group of heavily armed enemies, he will end up dyingh if he tries to tackle them directly. you need to use stealth to sneak up on them or even beter use your fear-gadgets or a batarang on your surroundings (e.g throw your batarang at a gas-pipe to burst it), to scare them a bit beforehand, making defeating the enemies easier.
The game isn't too difficult (though the combat seems to be a lot tougher in Challenging mode) and took me about 9 or 10 hours to beat in Normal mode.
The graphics are simply amazing. The levels graphics are some of the best i've seen on a XBox game and the Batman charcater looks very cool in his bausuit and cape.
The game could have had a bit less linear with more ways of solving the situations that you come accross but at least it means you never get stuck for too long.
The controls are pretty straight forward, with 2 butons for combat (punch & kick) as well as another button for soing special finishing moves and other buttons for batarang and fear gadgets.