I can’t lie – I’m pretty excited to get a copy of the new PC game, Batman: Arkham City (poverty dictates that such things are exceptional, of course). It looks pretty awesome, as you can see here.
However, upon randomly seeing something on Youtube about it, I found that they have just released the album for the video game. While that is not surprising, I was surprised by the bands which are playing music for the game: Panic at the Disco, Coheed and Cambria, The Duke Spirit, Daughtry, and the list goes on! The game itself is highly rated and should come close to winning, if not win, Game of the Year.
Ironically, I bought the first game, Batman: Arkham Asylum based on a review of it in National Catholic Register (that’s the Catholic weekly that’s not produced in the vortex of chaos and evil in the heart of R’yleh). I don’t wait gasping for the video game reviews from most Catholic magazines, but I randomly read a review of theirs which lauded how wonderful the message, graphics, and overall experience of the game. It also endorsed the moral implications of the story, on top of all that. I supposed that there must have been substance behind it and looked into it further. It was, simply, a wonderful game. You can read the review of the older game, Arkham Asylum, in the National Catholic Register. The reviewer is an interesting dude. He’s a catechist for the Diocese of Trenton, NJ and video game reviewer for a mainstream video game magazine by day, NCR video game reporter by night!
Also, here’s the music video by Panic! at the Disco that caught my attention:
Yours in Christ,
Br. James Dominic, OP