BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT
- Review HERE
Options include separate sliders for sound effects and music, system or custom cursor, Windowed or Full-screen, Tutorial (OFF by default), and Advanced Mode (also OFF by default.)
At the bottom of the screen is our standard inventory bar, whilst at the top are buttons for Menu, Map, Hint, and Navigation (highlights exits and items you can zoom-in on). By default these items retract until you bring your cursor to the top or bottom of the screen, but if you'd like them to stay visible, you can "lock" them in place by clicking on the skull in the bottom left corner of the screen.
The graphics are quite nice, although some of the animations of people speaking and moving (especially early on) is laughable. I really loved the "guardians" (no spoilers!) and the way they were animated... It's just the humans that didn't move naturally. The music is a nice mood-setter, the voice-overs fairly good, and the sound effects appropriate.
The flow of the game is simplistic. "Here's an interesting lock, I wonder where the key is... Oh never mind, here it is, right in the next room." Sure there are things you have to do that will take a bit longer, but very little thinking (or waiting) is involved, and chances are that if you need something, you'll find it within a scene or two.
The achievements are all obtained via playing the game... In other words, you don't have to work for them. No point to having them there, really.
Something I really appreciated about the game is that there are some items that stayed with you throughout the game. You know, those useful things that most games take out of your inventory after you use them once? Another thing I liked was that there was at least one (that I found) instance where -- when something I wanted to do wouldn't work -- the game told me WHY it wasn't going to work.
There's nothing unique or groundbreaking about Cursed, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. The game took me less than two hours to complete, but at the current $0.49 price point, that's quite a steal.
Recommended for those who are seeking a non-challenging game with some spooky moments, and those who enjoy pretty graphics.