"As open world games continue to increase in popularity, it seems to be turning into the default format for big-budget AAA releases. The developers insist this gives players freedom to do whatever, and play however they like. But is this really a good thing?
So Batman: Arkham Knight was released the other week, and although I haven’t yet picked it up myself, it got me thinking about something that occurred to me when I first played its predecessor Arkham City. Let’s get something straight, I bloody loved Arkham City. It was imaginative, with a gorgeous playable world; excellent gameplay that mastered the rare balance of great stealth and great combat, plus plenty of memorable encounters with Batman’s A-list villains, which are by far the best in the comicsphere. Having said all that, can you guess what game I liked even better than Arkham City? Arkham Asylum." - GameSpew.com