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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

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Rating: 8/10
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was not at all the game I expected it to be. I am a humongous Spidey fan, as should you all be. For those who have only seen the movies, I'm sorry you had to sit through Spider-Man 3. This game is almost pure fan service, but that's really not a bad thing. It does a great job of capturing the essence of Spider-Man, namely the cheeky humor.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions does an interesting thing by blending together 4 different Spider-Man universes. Amazing (current Spider-Man), Noir (an interesting take on the 1930s, a much darker version), Ultimate (a lot like Amazing, but not quite), and 2099 (the future, non Peter Parker Spider-Man). The plot revolves and the Tablet of Order and Chaos, a mysterious tablet that Mysterio wants. As Mysterio is stealing it our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man stops the party. The tablet breaks and the pieces are scattered throughout the 4 dimensions. Madame Webb brings you all together and you f…

Batman: Arkham Asylum

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Rating: 8.5/10
Alright, so first things first, I will admit, I'm a huge Batman fan. The characters are terribly interesting, the atmosphere varies, and some of my favorite authors have penned the Dark Knight's adventures. When I first heard about this game I will admit I was not that excited. Batman, while great in comics, novels, and films, was lacking in the game world. But low and behold Rocksteady studios shocked the gaming world with this insanely well done and thought out Batman game, showing non-fans what fun it can be to be Bruce Wayne's alter-ego.

The premise is simple enough, The Joker has escaped and taken over Arkham Island. Naturally the Caped Crusader is not ok with this and takes upon himself to save the police, doctors, and even a couple residents of Arkham. For those who aren't aware of the connection to the comics, Arkham Asylum is where most of the "super villains" of the Batman universe are taken. A few of the more famous residents, such a…