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  • Author's Saving Throw: For those disappointed with The Reveal that Black Mask was Hijacked by the Joker at least, considering that he's a credible threat in this game.
  • Game-Breaker: The Blackest Night Batsuit, which makes you immune to all damage. Some may find this the only way to defeat the Final Boss (see That One Boss).
    • Not quite a breaker, but the Deluxe Edition has the Beware the Batman costume available from the start of the game, and it reduces all gunshot damage by 50%, making stealth sections significantly easier.
    • The Dark Knight Returns suit is even more broken. On top of damage immunity, you also get a 50% damage increase.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Fact that Catwoman is the main antagonist of this game despite the fact that she was a protagonist in Arkham City (Which takes place later in the timeline) Bruce and Selina's relationship really did get off to a rocky start....
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Catwoman's scheme revolves around releasing Bane from his cold-storage vault. Batman would see this as especially reprehensible, considering that in Arkham Origins, Bane invaded the Batcave and nearly killed Alfred.
  • Stupidity Is the Only Option: Batman never questions Catwoman more than once for all the weird stuff that contradicts the instructions she's giving to you and the fact that the Arkham wing seems too small for all the hostages it's supposed to have.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: While not a terrible game per se, Blackgate could be seen as a less engaging rehash of Asylum.
  • That One Achievement: It's easy to pick up 4 out of 5 pieces for each of Batman's bonus costumes. Finding the belts to each suit, however, can cause Cluster F Bombs when trying to locate the crates containing them. (The Blackest Night belt is in the Arkham Wing; the other three belts are gifts from Catwoman if you go back to the last crate you're supposed to find in the last section of the game)
    • By the way: unlocking all of the batsuits (including getting the belts) and unlocking all of the cutscenes requires playing through the game no less than three times, beating a different boss last each time.
  • That One Boss: The final boss, Catwoman, not only appears out of nowhere, but takes almost exact timing to successfully counter. Oh, yeah: and for much of this fight, there is no flashing Counter icon. And she also keeps up a string of annoyingly witty remarks while kicking Batman's ass. Luckily, players who can find all the pieces and equip the Blackest Night Batsuit are immune to damage, so they will have plenty of time to figure out their strategy without dying in the meantime.

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