Batman Arkham series is based on the DC comics character Batman, developed by RockSteady studios in the year 2009.
The first game in the series was Batman: Arkham Asylum which was released in 2009. In this game, the motive of Batman was to prevent joker from destroying Gotham once he takes over the Arkham Asylum. It involves a constant fight between Batman and other villains whom Batman had once incarcerated.
The second game was Arkham City (2011) and is when Batman himself is incarcerated and he tries to unravel the mystery behind the “Protocol 10”. The third installment the Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel which traces back to 8 years before the Arkham Asylum events took place and here the Batman tries to uncover more mysteries about joker while trying to deal with eight deadly assassins who have been sent to Gotham city.
The fourth series of the game is the Batman: Arkham Knight which is pretty much a conclusion to this series of games. This is the game which has been finally adapted to VR and we would be able to get the entire game on the launch day of the PlayStation VR. The plot here involves the interaction of Batman with Scarecrow who has attacked Gotham city and teams up with the Arkham Knight to finally destroy Batman.
The VR demo of this game in the E3 event involved just moving around the manor and wearing the Batman suit using the Move Controllers which makes you feel great because for once you can actually be Batman (Even though it is in the VR world). You will be using move controllers to put the Batsuit on and that enhances your involvement in the game. There were totally two demos that were happening at the E3 event, one of them being just like an experience where you get to move around the manor and get a peek into the Bat Cave and the other involved a murder mystery to be solved where the Batman tries to figure out what happened at the crime scene.
Both the experiences seemed very realistic and intriguing. Although the full game which releases on October 13, promises two to three hours of gaming experience but many felt that there could be a lot more that could be done with the demo game. However, it isn’t that disappointing because it was just a demo and wearing the bat suit is a dream come true for all the Batman fans. Wearing a Batman suit and fighting crime or solving puzzles and mysteries isn’t something we get to do in real life, although this dream did come true for all fans who got to see the demo in the E3 event.
Motion sickness was tactfully handled by the RockSteady Studios for this game, as there are a few movements in the game where you could get a slight sensation of being nauseated although if the movements in the game aren’t way too fast, then it can be avoided.
Overall not many people have been motion sick playing this game, so this another game for the PlayStation VR which can be played for long hours. The game retails about $20 now at Gamestop, so I think it is fairly priced as compared to other VR games.