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  • Summary: In Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, Batman faces a new enemy unlike any he has ever faced before. The faceless foe plunges Gotham City into chaos on the night of the anniversary of Bruce Wayne's parents' murder. Who is responsible for unleashing havoc on Gotham City? The truth will be revealed after you battle evil forces and super-villains, including Bane, Clayface, Scarecrow, and the new formidable foe--Sin Tzu. In addition to Batman's martial arts attacks, Batman has an arsenal including the Batarang, Grappling Hook, and Smoke Bomb. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. A nice beat 'em up that is pleasant to look at, offers a wide variety of different moves and chracters and a nice two-player co-op mode that makes the game a lot more valuable to adults and kids that want to pal around Gotham as their favorite super hero.
  2. The straightforward combat system and satisfying method in which new moves and combos are acquired will be a sheer delight for anyone looking to get down with some no-nonsense button mashing.
  3. A good game with high production value, but it is just too repetitive and boring as you go through wave upon wave of the same enemies using the same punches and kicks every time.
  4. While a lot of good ideas went into Batman: ROTS, the execution turned Batman goodness into controller-throwing-near-DVD-in-the-microwave frustration.
  5. Button mashers will undoubtedly love it. But shouldn't the debut of a super-villain based on a master strategist be less...shallow? [Dec 2003, p.154]
  6. Though the action is on the repetitive side, unique aspects help the game rise a notch above average. [Nov 2003, p.73]
  7. It's too bad none of this care and effort went into the actual combat engine, which is a simplistic throwback to 8-bit brawlers like "Double Dragon", minus the old-school charm. [Nov 2003, p.167]

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JoeS.
    Mar 19, 2004
    Die Hard, if not normal Batman fans should get this. However people that either hate or never liked but never hated Batman by all means flee while you can. Expand
  2. BaronS.
    Jan 12, 2004
    Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu might not have a great amount of variety in it but what it does offer is a bit of fun. It's not the sort of game you're likely to sit and play for hours but it does give a few moments of mindless enjoyment as a release from more in-depth games. Repetitive as it may be, this is (without doubt) one of the better Batman titles available and is well worth the (normally low) price, especially if you have any friends to play it with. Expand
  3. BlueFalcon
    Jul 30, 2005
    I like the cel shaded graphics a lot, but jeez the fighting is terrible. If I had the chance to own this game for free, I'd pass.