Having got this on the recommendation of a friend, without having played Arkham Asylum, I was somewhat hesitant as to whether or not I'd be able to pick up the story and enjoy it. However, I was pleasantly surprised! It's a really great story, with awesome characters and voice acting. They get plenty of the classic villains in, without it seeming "crowded".<br /><br />The combat is absolutely amazing, some of the best melee/beat-em-up combat I've had the pleasure to enjoy. At first, I thought it was a bit simplistic, but as soon as you unlock some new gadgets/combos, the options are limitless. The game PERFECTLY nails that feeling of "predator in the shadows" what Batman is all about.<br /><br />Only loses half a star for lack of multilayer, but to be honest, with all the achievements and the fact the game is a sandbox with genuinely enjoyable side missions, you're really not losing much longevity.