I like Mr. Freeze and really like the Penguin, but overall, this DLC leaves me in the cold. With the exception of the freeze ray and the warming functionality, there just doesn't seem to be much new added. Further, the map is much smaller than Arkham Origins
, even though this is DLC for that game. Also, it's awkward that Cold, Cold Heart
is a completely separate story sharing nothing more than a Main Menu. The progression is completely separate, even though Cold, Cold Heart
occurs after the events in Arkham Origins
; When you want to start the game, you now have two options: start the original game or start Cold, Cold Heart
The other thing offered by Cold, Cold Heart is a glimpse at some new locations: Wayne Manor, replete with a secret door very reminiscent of the 60's television series, Gothcorp, and a nasty little nightclub owned by the Peguin with the imaginative name, "My Alibi."
If you want to go toe-to-toe with Mr. Freeze, you'd probably be better off (re)playing Arkham City, as this encounter is much like the one from that game. I mean, yes, this is their first encounter, which may carry some extra weight for those who are sentimental, and it is intended to introduce Mr. Freeze with his exquisite sadness and character complexity. And, yes, his story is tragic: he only wants to find a way to bring his wife back - but you only get so much disregard for everyone else's safety and then I no longer care about your motivations. Perhaps I'm funny that way.
Unless you love Mr. Freeze and didn't get enough Penguin in the last game and you feel compelled to buy anything "Batman," you may not want to shell out your cold, hard cash for this one.