The puzzles are fiendishly tricky, the writing is witty, and once you get to grips with the not-particularly-slick controls, you may even love it. But we just keep coming back to that tragic voice acting. We can’t see past it. We can’t hear anything other than the stiff delivery. And it ruins the immersion of a game we desperately wanted to enjoy.
Expect perfect gameplay that’s as wonderful as you remember, let down by lazy and unnecessary remastering. And part of us thinks that the Clown Prince of Crime is behind it all, because the last laugh is on you. You may don the cowl and cape, but don’t expect to see Arkham in a different light.
Combat is solid and satisfying, with an element of strategy involved. Well-presented graphics gives it its own style. Fighting can become tediously slow and repetitive. The story makes no impact and leaves no impression. RPG elements are poorly executed – like most of the slaves you run into.