The main purpose of this blog is to discuss games and review them. Pretty typical stuff. But sometimes I’ll have articles put up that are about more than simply playing a game and giving it a score. It’ll never overpower what the blog is all about, of course, but sometimes it’s nice to dive into other fields that relate to the gaming world that are a bit more tangible. In this case it’s a book based on Arkham Asylum, City, and Knight, from Rocksteady. This book that I’m going to review came out just a few days ago and I bought one off of Amazon, thinking it would be nice to have a cool art book that not only shows some of the designs of the major Batman games, but that also have interviews and things like that as well. Let’s get started!
First things first, this book is huge. It’s heavy too. I’m pretty sure you could chunk it at a criminal breaking in and take their arm off. Okay not really, but you get the point. This book offers a lot to see, which makes the price tag that much more worth it. There are over 300 pages, which means you’ll have a lot of great images and concept art to see, alongside interviews and the like. If you consider yourself a fan of the Batman games then you’ll be happy to have this book, just as a “normal” fan. If you’re a major fan, however, I think you’ll appreciate this book even more! The illustrations are vivid and look awesome and this book gives you a different view of the Rocksteady trilogy that you’ve not seen before, and that is pretty cool. It’s an angle of things that’s both familiar and brand new.
There is another Arkham art book coming out in August, which isn’t too far from now, that very well may have some of the same things in it that this book has. But that doesn’t mean this book isn’t worth an immediate purchase! It has a great amount of content, is beautiful in its own way, and dives deeper into the Arkham Batman world. What more could you want? I give it a 10/10 since its such a great book!