Most definitely a game of the year candidate. You can tell this game is by Warner Brothers because the combat system is identical to any of the Batman games. It has your standard attack, counter, flourish, vault and dispatch at 8x combo. Don't fix what isn't broken, right. Where the game really shines is the organic way that the story takes place. You have the normal story campaign and then you have the warchiefs who make the game very interesting and compelling.