Re: Arkham Sidescroller
> With more than three combatants, you can't knock anyone out without their buddy coming along and interrupting the sequence. Not to mention being surrounded by seven guys with automatic weapons and all I can do is knock one down for four or five seconds.
You aren't supposed to focus on just one goon when swamped for this very reason. Hit goon A once, switch direction and try hitting goon B. Even if goon B is out of reach bats should leap towards them and the hit should connect. Keep bouncing between the goons and it stuns each long enough for you to hit a few more. If you pick your directions carefully you can keep yourself away from attacks. Sometimes one might get close to you before you are ready so just use a counter as the counter will interrupt the combo.
I messed up inside GCPD and got swamped by about 30 cops but survived by doing this. It is also how you get the really big combos by chaining the goons in the same combo.
> The repetitive moves to take down a boss are also irritating. Having to repeat the same sequence three times over is just unimaginative.
I'm not too far into Origins but they seem to have addressed this to some degree. The Deathstroke fight requires you to mix it up and if you keep doing the same thing you are dead pretty quick. I really enjoyed that one as each time I thought I was making progress he switched tactics on me.