Batman: Vengeance takes place in the Batman animated series. It even has all the actors from the show. The story line for the game plays out like a bad 2 part episode of the show. The Joker has kidnapped a young boy and wants 5 million dollars or the kid dies. We also get to deal with Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze. Although the story isn’t great, it will do for what it is.
For the most part of the game you control Batman from a third person perspective, unless you’re selecting or using an item. You can run jump and glide through Gotham City in all its beauty. The gameplay does have flaws, such as bad camera angles which make some jumps and moves almost impossible to attempt. You also have to deal with being in a first person perspective whenever you want to use an item. The battles also move very slow but the majority of the game plays pretty well overall.
Well this is the best any video game version of batman has looked, but it could be better. There are some break up and even some minor pixelation, but for the most part the game looks good. But what really surprises me was the sounds, which features Dolby Digital 5.1 for all its cinematic. This really adds a lot to game.
Well Batman’s camera angles and pace make this game more frustrating than fun, but if you’re a fan of the TV show you’ll have lots of fun even if the game would make a bad 2 part episode.
Overall, Batman: Vengeance is an OK game that arrived at the wrong time. There’s just too many other great games this month to recommend this, even to someone who likes the show or Batman in general. You should buy this game if you love Batman, but you should not buy this game if you want something worth 50 dollars. The choice is yours.