Batman has a famous moral code that keeps him from killing people, even ones as maliciously homicidal as The Joker. It’s presented as an integral part of his character, and a vow he will never break under any circumstance*.
HIGH I just killed two guys and Batman isn't whining about it! Amazing!
LOW I kept dying from environmental damage during the Joker's 'defeated' cut-scene.
WTF Is this whole thing just an ad for Suicide Squad?
When Firefly is the highlight of your Batman game, you have a serious problem
HIGH Everything involving Firefly, minus his dialogue.
LOW Everything involving Bane, including his dialogue.
WTF If I need to sneak into the police station without drawing attention, why am I fistfighting the entire Gotham Police Department?
Bats & Cats
HIGH Putting Batman in a 2.5D world works wonderfully
LOW you want me to collect 5 hostages right before the end? Really?
WTF how did this map system ever get approved?
Holy bat-mulligan, Batman!
HIGH a strong premise, great story beats, and Deathstroke.
LOW it’s super buggy, and counters/takedowns don’t always work.
WTF why can’t I pummel Deadshot until he’s unconscious?!?
For review, I've been playing two games at once… Not my favorite thing to do, but it is that time of the year and they aren't at all alike, so playing one is kind of like taking a break from the other. The first is Batman: Arkham Origins, as mentioned in the last post. I'm finding this is a very interesting title on many levels, but not necessarily for the reasons that you might expect.
If you haven't been paying close attention it's probably been pretty easy to miss, but I would like todraw your attention to a recent Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) to release called How To Survive, from Eko Software.
It's not a backlog title, but I managed to get a copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening for Nintendo 3DS, and I've been putting some time into it… it's not title I was eagerly anticipating, but I needed a portable title and word of mouth from people that I trust was almost universally positive.