This discussion of Batman: Arkham City contains spoilers.
Rocksteady’s Batman franchise features a very competent Batman by allowing the player systems of play that make playing well very easy. That ease at which the player can slip into Batman’s skin makes some sense, though, since playing a caped crusader that fumbles about at his job would violate the iconic, nearly inhuman qualities of a character whose stock and trade is supreme competence.
That being said, Batman is not quite the same icon as Superman, nor is either one like their Marvel counterparts. Emotional vulnerability and self doubt plague the very humanly drawn characters of the Marvel universe. DC characters most often seem more like gods than men, as they deal not with personal issues but problems of global concern: crime, terror, fear. A vulnerability in Batman that is not emotional or professional, however, is still present in Rocksteady’s version of this DC character (who most often feels less like a human being than an archetypal force of vengeance). Batman is still human, and unlike Superman, he can bleed.