The fact of the matter is that if you haven’t played the original Arkham Asylum, you missed out. If you did, you probably already own this game, and might have even wrapped it before me. Either way, this is a stellar title that absolutely everyone should have to play to continue holding the title “gamer,” “geek,” “nerd,” or even “Batman Fan.”
+Improved free-flow combat system.
+Enhanced 'side-quest' system, featuring all of Gotham's fave villains.
+Bigger, badder world of Batman to explore.
+One of the single most impressive Batman stories of any medium, ever.
+Awesome new gadgets that change-up the combat and stealth.
+Everything in the game has a purpose, time-line and consiquence, making even mundane collecting tasks become 'life or death' situations.
-Review scales simply don't go high enough to represent this game accurately.
It would probably be a little bit of an understatement to say that Rocksteady had a bit of a high bar to hurdle, expectations wise, when they decided to release a sequel to Arkham Asylum. It was a game that was heralded by many game critics as the best of the superhero (and for Batman I do use that term loosely) genre. Beyond that it was considered to be one of the best games of 2009, winning all kinds of awards on all kinds of gaming enthusiast sites, including a game of the year nod from Shogun Gamer.