I see A LOT of negative reviews for this game and it seems fitting I am huge fan of everything Batman especially the previous games, but this they ruined it all with this
The first thing I noticed about this game is how they changed the combat system, not by some large margin, but little things the counters do not work as they used its very difficult now to maintain combo with out making mistakes it used to be effortless now its just frustrating to the extreme, The cape stun has been dumbed down, Snipers on rooftops have Deadshot's accuracy, I have gotten shot by snipers around corners while I was gliding it made absolutely no sense.
The fast travel was a good idea but its just a cutscene to Bats flying in his Batwing ( We should be able to fly it come on what a tease!) you used to be able to grapple almost any darn thing you pleased they changed that and it seems you can only do it from certain distances.
No 100% completion achievement, The challenges to get upgrades is completely ridiculous because by time you complete them the game is over. The dark knight mode is crazy hard and you are only given 1 LIFE! If you die you start at the beginning!
Multiplayer is unplayable (for me) because you cant find any matches or it takes forever to find one.
Glitches, Freezes, Slowed framerates at certain times and certain cutscenes, and the interiors do not repopulate. In the previous games if you cleared out a building and left then came back in all the enemies would spawn again but not this time which is repugnant considering you have to complete challenges, that run parallel to the predator challenges to get upgrades
Boss fights were cool and fun but challenging....
Only reason why I played this game was for the story sake I was really disappointed with the games performance and gameplay I had reservations to buy this game but after playing I canceled that decision, If the same people are in charge of making the next one I probably wont even bother pla
posted by 3rd_St_Saint (PORTLAND, OR) Jan 11, 2014
Member since Nov 2011
I actually bought the game on its first day (after getting beaten by several Deathstrokes on Injustice) and, though this game gets a lot of criticisms, it's quite nearly as good as you were hoping.
I had problems with my game freezing during auto-saves (which predictably led to corrupt saves), but then they fixed it. During that time, I would have given the game half this score. But - I digress.
The game is fun - almost as fun as Arkham City in terms of combat and travel, but new players to the game will be frustrated with the sudden (but sensical) shift of "getting jumped" actually feels right this time; one missed counter will have you eating two or three punches at times consecutively. Gotham is a little too big for the lack of interactivity, the Riddler data packs are easier to acquire than in Arkham City (which was right, given the Story), combat is initially hard to adjust to, and there are realistically less Predator encounters than in the previous two installments.
Now that the bad is out of the way, let's look at the good. The boss battles (namely against the female, Deathstroke and the pyro) are fun, interesting and nice to look at, Multiplayer is only for the die-hard fans who are patient enough for it, but feels nearly as fun as Assassin's Creed's Multiplayer (the Gunmen have limited X-Ray vision), the Story is more than compelling (and in my opinion, less hokie than Joker's blood almost killing Bruce in >24 hrs.) as well as being the primary motivator to play this game. Things really get moving in this game, and you can watch it all unfold as your Batsuit gets ridiculously damaged during the adventure.
Whereas, it's not much different from Arkham City, Warner Brothers was playing it safe by doing that, and it could have been a lot worse if they hadn't stuck to the tried-and-true. It's definitely worth the rent for the story. If you're gutsy, Online is decent too - just remember that these are thugs and not trained U.S. military.