I liked the beatdown. It made the cape stun more useful and showed what Batman can do to one guy when focused on him. An improvement over Arkham Asylum was that the people with knives and swords don't automatically block attacks, but I can't say I like the blade dodging. The multiple counters was a good addition, but strangely I never found anything that said how to use it. I figured it out of course, but it seemed weird considering everything else would constantly tell me how to use it. I did not like the fact that I couldn't shut off the combat tips. I understand why they're there and to start of with them is fine, but there should be an option to shut them off.