February 8, 2015

Batman Returns

Spirit of Discovery, 1992

Batman Returns is an action adventure game based on the popular character of the title. Normally, games attempting to capitalize on movie, TV or comic book hero name-recognition tend to be weak in both story and playability. Batman Returns is no exception. Indeed, it is much worse than even the atrocious action game of the same name that was released by GameTek. You are Batman and you must save Gotham City from the evil Penguin and his gangsters, who are wreaking havoc in every corner of the city. Fight them using different Batman weapons.

Even the most colorful graphics cannot make up for the poor plot, the interface  and the combat sequences that plague this title. The quest is unusually short and a good adventure gamer may end it in one sitting.