Gotham Knights has become a surprisingly divisive title, with sentiment seemingly changing ever since we learned that, despite the release of a PS4 version, the game will only run at 30fps on PS5. This, in turn, would become another hot topic in the PlayStation community when we learned that A Plague Tale: Requiem, too, would cap out at 30fps. But framerate isn’t everything, and Gotham Knights is more than just its technical performance.
Well, there are reviews, and opinions about it are all over the shop, surprisingly for a AAA game. The PS5 version of Gotham Knights currently sits at a critic score of 69 on the review site Aggregate. Metacritic. With scores ranging from a high of 95 to a low of 40, there is something going on that is deeply disturbing.
Push Square’s own Liam Croft enjoyed the game, awarding it a 7/10 in his review, which you can read or the clock For our full thoughts on the matter. He writes that Gotham Knights “has a great story with top-notch cutscene direction and a fun combat system, topped off with a lot of redundant and confusing mechanics. If you can watch them, Here’s a really good game.”
sports reporterMatt Miller of The New York Times felt similarly, scoring the game a 7.25, and noting that “Gotham Knights didn’t wow me with its overly familiar objectives, battles, and activities, but it didn’t leave me sour.” . It’s fun to take control of something new. Heroes as they raise Gotham from its building overhangs and uncover hidden plots against its people.”
On the lower end, giving it a 5/10, IGNTravis Northup of Gotham Knights wrote that “Gotham Knights is a consistently disappointing return to Batman’s troubled city and a distinct step backwards from Batman games over the past decade,” and that “from the inconsistent frame rates, to the weak story, the one-note Battles that rarely felt good, something was literally always going wrong to make sure I wasn’t experiencing the triumphant return with my friends that I had envisioned.”
VGCof Jordan Midler praised the game, giving it a score of 4/5, writing, “Gotham Knights provides a blueprint for the world of great Batman-Verse games outside of Arkham. Although it is in some respects the height of Rocksteady’s series Can’t Beat The Level , the way it excels in narrative and character development matches, or in some cases transforms the Arkham series, proving itself, appropriately enough, more than worthy of wearing the cowl. “
finally, GamesRadar+Josh West also gave it a score of 5/10, noting that “Gotham Knights has a compelling game, but it hides behind a messy UX, redundant crafting and customization systems, and combat mechanics. which is paper-thin to accommodate the four heroes. .”
What we take away from these differing views is that there is something undeniable at the core of Gotham Knights that is perhaps obscured by technical constraints. At the end of the day, only you can know whether or not this will be a deal breaker in terms of your own enjoyment. But for what it’s worth, we think there’s enough good content here to justify rolling the dice.
Are you picking up Gotham Knights? Can you think of any other game that has played so brutally in terms of review scores? Let us know in the comments section below.
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