I got this on DVD-Rom to avoid some hassles, and well - seriously - lets face it - STEAM cost a whopping 25% more then the DVD - and that is being nice to STEAM....
The game? Well it is fantastic, especially (and this is important) if you like Batman. Then the game is just incredible, after seeing the Batman franchise first getting the royal dork treatment and then Bale started the renewal - this game shows that Batman is the best hero of them all. The gadgets are fun to play with, the fighting easy to initiate and battle but not hard to control - it is a show to watch and marvel at. it doesn't have to be Street get-your-re-n00bed-ass-kicked-at-easiest-level-go-and-die-of-shame-in-the-corner-your-mouseandkeyboarduser-assFighter IV to be fun. Batman AA is giving you adrenaline filled action where you time the buttons hit/kick/flip/elbow-in-the-teeth/sedate and the block buttons and sometimes you flip the cape or do a take-down stunt. Enough so you can marvel and enjoy the flipping kicks that turns Batman into a nightmare of hellish combos and whoop ass hero that he should be. Love it!
The puzzle solving is OK, not too hard and not to easy. Some are challenging enough and some are easy. High and lows. Balanced and OK IMO.
There is a big flaw though, and that is the SecuROM shit that comes with the game. I couldn't install it because it kicked off the DVD reader one third into installation and I couldn't re-install until I had gone detectived my ass out on the Internet, did some Reg-edit and holy reg-edit deleted some shit and tried again, and again an again and finally did the same thing as with the SecuROM infested storm of Zehir DVD - copied it to hard drive and installed it from there. Worked.
Man, such a great game and such a fakking hassle to get to it. The SecuROM issues gives this game with the Xboxy/consilly over-friendly controls and dated PC setting for chaining and controlling them a 8.8/10 from me. Good controls and no SecuROM shit would have raised it to 9.7 easily because this game is fun to play and very rewarding for the Batman fans out there.