Gotham Knights has been an incredibly divisive headline, sentiment has seemingly changed since we learned of it, though Abandoning the PS4 versionit would be a game It only runs at 30fps on PS5. This, in turn, will be a much more prominent topic in the PlayStation community once we learn about it A Tale of the Plague: Requiemalso It will end at 30 fps. But frame rate isn’t everything, and Gotham Knights is about more than its technical performance.
There are reviews though, and reviews are all over the place, surprisingly so for a AAA game. The PS5 version of Gotham Knights is currently sitting at a critical score of 69 on the general review site. Metacritic. With outlier scores ranging between a high of 95 and a low of 40, there’s something deeply divisive going on here.
Push SquareHis own Liam Croft enjoyed the game, in his review, he rates it 7/10that you can to read gold to watch for our full thoughts on the matter. He writes that Gotham Knights “is a great story with a lot of unnecessary and confusing mechanics on top of it, top-notch cut-scene direction and a fun combat system. If you can look past those, there’s a really great game here.”
Game Reporter‘s Matt Miller felt similarly, scoring the game a 7.25 and noting that “Gotham Knights didn’t wow me with its overly familiar objectives, combat, and activities, but it didn’t leave me sour. It’s fun to control some new ones. The characters, they brood over Gotham’s edifice, uncovering hidden plans against its people.”
Gives 5/10 on the low end, IGN‘s Travis Northup wrote that “Gotham Knights is a consistently disappointing return to Batman’s troubled city, and a distinct step backwards from the last decade-plus of Batman games” and “a step from inconsistent framerates to poor storytelling”—a focus on combat that rarely feels good. Something almost always went wrong to make sure I didn’t have the triumphant return I imagined with my friends.”
VGCJordan Middleler applauded the game, giving it a 4/5, writing, “Gotham Knights provides the blueprint for a great world of Batman-verse games outside of Arkham. While not reaching the heights of Rocksteady’s series in some respects, the ways in which it excels in story and character development match, or in some cases replace, the Arkham series, proving themselves more worthy of wearing the mantle accordingly.”
Finally, GamesRadar+‘s Josh West also scored 5/10, noting that “Gotham Knights has compelling gameplay, but it hides behind a confusing UX, redundant crafting and customization systems, and combat mechanics that stretch paper-thin to accommodate four heroes.” .
What we take away from these dissenting opinions is that there is something undeniable at the heart of Gotham Knights, shrouded in technical hiccups. At the end of the day, only you can know if this will be a bargain for your taste. But for what it’s worth, we think there’s enough good stuff here to justify rolling the dice.
Will you be taking Gotham Knights? Can you think of another game that runs the gamut so wildly in terms of viewership? Let us know in the comment section below.
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