New PC Games Sept 18th: Majesty 2 and Batman Arkham Asylum

By BlueZeroBlueZero


September 18th, 2009 is going to be my favorite day of September. Majesty 2 and Batman Arkham Asylum both are coming out on that day. I'm not sure what I am going to do because I NEED both games and will buy both games as soon as I can. It's going to be a tough decision for which game I should play first. Let me start off by explaining why I am very hyped for these games. It's been such a long time since I was excited for any game, much less a PC game.

Majesty 2 is a day one purchase just from the fact Paradox Interactive has secured the old narrator, kept the old humor, and seems to be remaining faithful to the original gameplay. I didn't know the game was actually coming out this month until I saw an advertisement when I booted up Steam. Thank you Steam, I'll just be picking up the physical disk. Also, since I already have Majesty and its expansion pack, I don't need the digital pre-order bonus.


Frankly, I am picking up this game without reading any reviews. My decision is based on Paradox Interactive being a reliable studio, my love of the Majesty franchise and the inclusion of the old narrator. I hope the multiplayer this time doesn't drag on forever with healers being overpowered and a huge bounty on the enemy castle not being enough to end the match.

Batman Arkham Asylum has been out on consoles for about a month and I have restrained from playing the slightly inferior, PhysX-less version even though the game is very well received on consoles. The graphics and presentation of the game are top-notch. I've watched about 3 hours of gameplay when my friend was playing the PS3 version. I might start the game on the PS3 so I can play the Joker Challenge rooms and get the Home space, but I will primarily be playing the game on my new PC.


The inclusion of the real voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy and my favorite Joker, Mark Hamill means it will be an audio treat. I love Batman the Animated Series and have enjoyed the more adult oriented dialogue from the early parts of this game. The fact that it is on the Unreal Engine on PC means that the mod support for this game is going to be amazing. I expect to see full mods of other superheroes using this game engine. I'm very excited about mods and the modding community will provide much more support than challenge room additions.

At the end of the day, I will buy both games. Majesty 2 being similar to the original Majesty making me want to buy the sequel. Batman Arkham Asylum has been hyped as one of the best superhero video game adaptions ever created. At least I can afford buying both these games as there hasn't been any games I have bought recently. Red Faction Guerrilla comes out on PC on the 15th of September, but I am going to probably get around to playing later.

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