Originally Posted by tgable
I'm not feeling this game so far. The story seems contrived, just to get different bad guys into a game at the same time. The play mechanics are still boring, either button mashing combat or sneaking around using gadgets. I just got past the part where
. Does the game get much better? If not I may move on to something else for now.
I don't think there will be whole lot more new with the gameplay mechanics from what you've experienced--just a bit more complexity with the challenges, boss battles, perhaps a few gadgets/moves that you haven't unlocked/upgraded yet. The story certainly evolves and questions are answered, but if you already don't like the set up ...
The thing about this game is you can pretty much get through it just like you did the first Batman, or you can work on incorporating the various new gadgets and moves in both combat and stealth missions. If you are not a completionist or trophy hunter (some of the Riddler physical challenges require using the various gadgets/moves in certain ways) or like experimenting with something different, then you might not see any need.
The one ray of hope for your enjoyment of the game may be the new game+, which is supposed to be much more challenging (I haven't started it yet myself), but to get there you'll have to beat the story mode.
I personally had a lot of fun in all phases of the game. I especially enjoyed exploring the open maps and figuring out the right combination of gadgets/moves to unlock the 400+ Riddler trophies scattered throughout, and doing the various side missions. But then again, I'm a compulsive completionist when it comes to things like this. I also liked the story quite a bit, though I'm not a comic book geek or well versed in Batman lore from the various cartoon series.