The side scrolling Genesis portion isn't terrible and is on par with any similar game of the era. I liked it OK. Batman feels a bit clunky, but he has a neat array of moves available to him like gliding and grapple swinging like in Bloodlines (hell, it even has an entire level of angled platforms just like Bloodlines). I like the level design so far as they levels sometimes have a couple of different paths to the end, and the secret areas encourage exploration. The game just lacks inspiration to be especially memorable or fun, but it's far from horrid. I think with a Batman game, people want fast action, but Batman Returns is a pretty slow moving game.