posted by guzzlamiamor (LOUISVILLE, KY) Jul 17, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
I cannot understand for the life of me how this game is rated so highly. Started the game on hard mode as I am always looking for the best challenge in any game. After getting whipped in the very first battle about 5 times I decided to switch to normal. Note that I hadn't played any Batman game since the NES so I had no idea what to expect. This is where the problem came in. On normal the baddies didn't even challenge. I didn't even really have to take the time to counter or evade, just keep mashing attack over and over while moving around. When this method got me through the first few groups of baddies I abandoned normal mode and went back to hard. Figured out the combat system and realized that the biggest difference between the two is that you have to counter regularly and evade occasionally to be successful (at least for the first few groups that I played). So I went from mashing one button all of the time to mashing the same button while countering strategically. Not satisfying at all.
Meanwhile, the production value on the game is sweet. The graphics are nice, the theme is well integrated, and the atmosphere is perfect. The camera is ok most of the time, but I also found it to be a bit clunky in certain cases. This game reminds me exactly of how I felt when I first played God of War. Go in a room, spend a few minutes mashing various buttons, solve a rudimentary puzzle (maybe), wash rinse and repeat. Unlike that game which I made the mistake of playing half way through hoping it would get better, I abandoned this one early. I know there are many who love this game but it is not for me. Still gave it a 4 because the production value is good, but the game play is not satisfying at all.