Re: Batman: Arkham Asylum
After playing this for a while, this is honestly one of the best video games I've ever played. I'm generally a harsh critic too.
Almost everything in this game is polished to near-perfection. The atmosphere is amazing and you feel like you're actually in a comic book. The gameplay is perfectly done. It's not really an open world but it creates the illusion of an open without holding your hand throughout it all.
If I didn't already have Ico/Shadow and Dark Souls pre-ordered, I'd jump all over Arkham City but I can wait for a price drop or a GOTY edition later on.