David Hego, the art director for Batman: Arkham Asylum has some reservations about the game’s Detective Vision mode. Speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton today, Hego expressed regrets about how powerful the mode was, which resulted in many gamers missing out on Arkham Aslyum’s gritty look…
Above: A trailer for Arkham Asylum 2. According to Hego, Rocksteady Studios won't be making the same mistake with the Detective Mode again
The mode was certainly useful, maybe too useful. Hego joked that when he hears about players going through most of the game with the Detective Vision on, he would “want to cry a little bit.” “It was a gameplay decision to make Detective Vision so strong… we’re going to try not to do that mistake again,” said Hego.
Above: If you play through Batman: Arkham Asylum again, turn off Detective Vision once in a while or the game’s art director will be sad
How does Hego’s observations about the Detective Mode jive with your memories of playing Arkham Asylum? We certainly remember having to make a conscious effort at times to turn Detective Vision off so we could drink in the game’s amazing visuals.
July 14, 2010