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The last conversations I read about Styx described it as the spiritual sucessor to Arkham Asylum's gameplay.
Wait what? I was under the impression it was all stealth and that Styx had perpetually about 2 hit points. Can I freeform combat my way through a medieval castle? Because that's a thing I would like to do.
Your initial impression is correct. Not sure how anyone could think the game was like Batman. Maybe the predator sections? But even that's a bit off.
I liked what I played of Styx, it just came the same week as Alien Isolation, Costume Quest 2, PC ports of Ryse and FFXIII, and a week before Legend of Grimrock 2, Evil Within and Borderlands. So it got lost in the shuffle for me. I'll be going back to it though. October 2014 was kind of a crazy packed month.