Last updated on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:42 pm
Batman: Arkham Asylum, written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini, is based on the long-running comic book mythos, as opposed to most other Batman games which are adaptations of the character in other media besides the source material. The Joker, Batman’s arch enemy, has instigated an elaborate plot from within Arkham Asylum where many of Batman’s other villains have been incarcerated. Batman investigates and comes to learn that the Joker is trying to create an army of Bane-like creatures that threaten Gotham City, and is forced to put a stop to the Joker’s plans. The game’s main characters are voiced by the actors from the DC Animated Universe, namely Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin reprise their roles as Batman, the Joker, and Harley Quinn, respectively. The game is played as a third-person perspective action-adventure game with a primary focus on Batman’s combat abilities, his stealth and detective skills, and an arsenal of gadgets that can be used in both combat and exploration.
To test we set everything to maximum, but disabled phsyX and Multi Sample Anti Aliasing.
While we could push the resolution higher we would imagine that this resolution or even 720p for an HD television would be a viable option. The frame rates might also have a hard time time remaining smooth throughout some of the more intensive sections.
At these settings we get really smooth frame rates from the Sapphire HD5670 Ultimate. An end user playing Batman on their HD TV at this resolution will experience great results.