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GF Rating
7.6

1665 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Got worse as it went along

posted by Aerogems (SAN JOSE, CA) Mar 30, 2014

Member since Aug 2013

The game started out pretty fun, but it felt like instead of making the game legitimately difficult the developers just opted to take the easy way out and make it cheap. Killer Croc, Copperhead, Bane (especially Bane), Deathstroke, Firefly were all highly annoying and cheap fights. This was all made worse by the fact that the controls have gotten rather sloppy compared to the previous two games. In particular the counter move would only work correctly ~75% of the time, so plenty of times you'd be on the verge of death or even die because of it, and forget trying to do takedown moves. Even if the enemy was literally right at your feet, the game wouldn't execute the move. If you did die, the obnoxious cut scenes you can't skip through take forever (I recommend just pausing and using the restart option if you're close to death, since it's about 2-3X faster). Then there was the inconsistent tips offered up by the game on solving a puzzle. Towards the end of the game I was stuck trying to figure out a puzzle. I set it down for the night and come back the next day when all of a sudden I can't get batman to shut up with a hint that all but spells out how to solve the puzzle. The grapnel aiming was inconsistent, and when there were gargoyles to hide on, enemies always flocked to 1-2 so you had to keep cutting guys down. In the end, I just gave up when I got to the last boss fight with Bane and will find the ending on Youtube instead of suffer through it myself. Mark Hamil doing the voice acting for The Joker was the only real high point of the game for me. The Asylum formula has grown stale and with the sloppy controls, it makes for a mediocre game at best.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Awsome Sauce

posted by Raul12 (NEW ROCHELLE, NY) Mar 28, 2014

Member since Mar 2012

I have no complaints about none of Rocksteady they keep the pace of all Batman games like they do this company would be around for awhile the flow everything still matches would the first game keep it up guys.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Why The Low Review Scores?

posted by Omens (MOUNT HOOD PARKDALE, OR) Mar 11, 2014

Member since Nov 2012

I really enjoyed this game. It was far better than most games I have played in the last 3 years. This series ranks with Mass Effect, Halo, and Devil May Cry. I have read reviews about glitches that forced gamers to restart levels, but I personally experienced no glitches what so ever. I Highly recommend this game to anyone who is not afraid of learning how to play with multiple options. It's not just run around and shoot. The gadgets, moves, and story were great!

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