Hmmm...I really should write this huge paper for my IT course. Meh, I'll do it later. I'm in the mood for some vidya games.
Batman Returns is an awesome beat 'em up from Konami. It is based on the very dark and gritty movie by the same name. In this game, you suit up in the cape and cowl to face against clowns with rocket launchers, knife throwing injuns, and obese enemies that can launch themselves through the air with their gas. It sounds pretty badass, right? It's a Batman game made by Konami. Of course it's badass.
The intro to this game is pretty damn good. Decent cut scenes from the movie play as we are given a brief synopsis of the story thus far. The Penguin is running for mayor, and Catwoman is prowling the city, doing whatever it is that hot chicks in spandex do. Shit has gone down. Go fuck some people up, Batman.
The controls are really easy to learn. We've got an attack, a jump, a weapon, and a special. Choke slam a bitch through the wall, slam some heads together, or just jump at them in a really awkward chest-bump type move. He's the Goddamn Batman.
Audio is pretty rocking, starting off with the theme we all know and love. The stage music is alright as well, but it can get a little repetitive at times. Not a whole lot to talk about here, so lets move on.
Graphically, this game shines. The cut scenes from the movie are great. The stage designs are excellent. All of the sprites are done very well. There isn't a lot to complain about here. It's an all around good job.
The gameplay is nothing unique. This is your basic beat 'em up in which everything is done very well. As I have said before, Konami knows their shit. They have successfully managed to make a Movie Licensed game that didn't suck.
I can't quite give Batman Returns a perfect rating. The music does get annoying, and the game itself is very repetitive. I kept hoping for something new after every stage, but instead I got more of the same. I'm giving it 4 bat signals out of 5. Still a damn fine game, and tons better than the last one I reviewed.