Neither Batman game really grabbed me.
When AC came out, Flea bought it for me for Christmas. She gave me the package and said "I looked around to see what the big new game was and got you this". My mind immediately said "Skyrim!" and then I had to hide the fact that I felt like the Simpsons episode where Bart gets Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge
instead of Bonestorm
Also, I knew she had paid way too much for it since it was a retail box and was currently on Steam Winter Sale for 50% off. I think that part made me feel worse
Ya see the thing is I went through a Batman phase in the 90's. We watched the animated series like it was high* art and my buddy had a collection of all the best stuff like "Killing Joke" etc. *(because we were high all the time back then)
So I almost feel obligated to like it. I mean it's neat. I like flying around the city and being all brooding on top of gargoyles. But there is a part of me that has moved on and some of the magic of the early discovery of the characters and storyline is gone.
Plus some of the game-play elements are just overdone. There seem to be way too many riddler puzzles and random explodable walls. I just can't be assed to hack, explodey foam, electro motor power crap every 2 inches of the game. But it hurts my OCD sometimes to just say F it that often every map while trying to get to more fights and story.
Also guys with guns rooms make Batman seem like a wimp. One part of me appreciates the bat ninja stealth of it but Batman should not get shot so easy. Especially since the best way to clear them is kill one, smoke around the room on the statues and do that 4 more times. It just gets kinda tedious.
Take the fighting in Sleeping Dogs in comparison. Similar counter, dodge combo play, but I can smash dudes faces into a telephone booth and everyone enjoys that! Oh and just shoot guys with guns. I know that killing is Batman's hang up and he has deep issues with guns though... so yeah.