Largely fixing the control problems of Arkham Asylum on PC, Arkham City takes you and throws you into a large environment that allows you to explore and fight in many different interesting and entertaining ways.
Control problems out of the way, you are largely free to play the game without concern for what is happening next, you can just go with the flow and not worry about a lack of gadgets. Of course, Arkham Asylum's silly idea of RPG elements are still around, and shouldn't be, but the developer needed to shoehorn in a reason to collect things - other than just it being an entertaining set of puzzles.
Unfortunately it does have a problem with game design, Batman does not fight armies of men in hand to hand combat... He fights small groups from time to time, but it is quite rare to see Batman taking on 50 men. Yet in this game, it happens on several occasions, as though the developers wanted you to feel super badass for doing this amazing thing that Batman would think is incredibly stupid and a waste of his time. Batman does not take down armies, he would use a clever gadget to take down most of them, and then mop up the rest.
The game is fun, the story is a bit contrived, but that is kind of standard for Batman stories.
I could easily recommend this game to players.
Julkaistu 25 marraskuu(ta) 2013.