Bart Motes writes: Batman: Arkham City, the wonderfully realized sequel to 2009's sleeper Batman: Arkham Asylum, is a flawless return to Gotham. Simply put, it gets just about everything right.
Video game sequels are a tricky business. Follow the original too slavishly, and everyone yawns. Deviate too drastically, and the original fanatics will become the game's biggest enemies.
If the developers of Batman: Arkham City wrestled with that dilemma, it doesn't show. Arkham City is more of the same, with only cosmetic changes. Oh, but what a same it is.