CVG: Expectations are high for Arkham City. No, we'll rephrase that: expectations are astronomical. While other big game franchises such as Call Of Duty and FIFA are known quantities, the recently rejuvenated Batman name still has the potential to surprise.
The original, Arkham Asylum, shattered expectations by nailing the sensation of being the Dark Knight - but it was the level of detail and fan-pleasing touches that really piled on the praise from both players and critics.
And that's precisely why the sequel is carrying such a weight of expectation - everyone wants to be blown away all over again.