There are lots of boring games that come from comic book characters. Most developers wont spend any real time or thought into making a beloved comic book character/s come to life in a video game (think any licensed game from a movie licensed from a comic book in the past 20 years). This game picks those expectations up in the air, plants its foot on the ground and breaks expectations over its knee. This game looks pretty good. From the way that batmans physique is presented to the wear and tear that his batsuit takes over the course of the game. By the very end of the game you look like you have been fighting for yours and others lives all night long. Then you have combat that is not as simplistic as you might believe. There is an attack button, a counter button, and a stun button. You can just run around trying to hit everyone and make it through the game barely (on normal). We all know batman is not about just running around smacking people down. He is a master of combat as well as using his brains. This game does well to make sure that you feel that exhiliaration of working a couple of knife and stun rod yeilding thugs over. The combat feels fluid and you move very smooth in combat. Plus there are so many different ways to go about combat. You can use your batarang in combat as well as your grapple to pull enemies towards you and reign an elbow in the middle of their forehead. The story is pretty cool. I liked hearing joker throughout the game. I wont give this a 10 or a game of the year award because I wont play this more than once. There is no replay value at all. Once you find everything there is no point to play it again. If you want to hone your skills you can just do the challenges. Then you wont have to listen to the story being retold. How many hours will you really spend there? By the way I am a firm believer in once a story is told to me it will never have the same magic as it did the first time. Other than that one complaint this game is sick.