This has to be the most overrated game of this current gen. Days before it released all you saw was 10/10, 9.5, 9, 100% from the reviews.
I loved Arkham Asylum because it had a sense of mystery to it. You didn't know who you were going to run into next. In this game, you run into most of the major villains within the first 10 minutes.
AA also had a much better atmosphere and was more immersive imo. It seemed like for AC, they thought bigger is better, but to me this just killed all the charm of the first game. The city is well done, but it's just dull.
Two-Face who I thought would have a big role, is in the game for hardly 10 mins and basically just gets his @@@ kicked by Catwoman (hardly a spoiler).
And the game is constantly contriving the length by giving you countless fetch quests. As a matter a fact, this game is basically a fetch quest, with a lackluster story sprinkled between beating down a bunch of goons.
The riddles are so ridiculous. They're pointless. It really felt like they phoned it home on this game. And did they really need 400 trophies?
Am I the only one who feels this way?
I will say the combat is amazing, technical, and finessed. Probably the best combat ever in an action adventure game imo. Graphics, specifically the character models are incredible.
BTW, I played and beat the PS3 version (only one Gamefly had available) on hard, got all the riddles and collectibles, completed all side quests ect. I also completed all of Batman's challenges with all three medals.
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