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  • Summary: Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. The fate of Bruce Wayne, his dark persona, Batman, and Gotham hang in the balance.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 22, 2016
    100
    One weird bug aside, this was a tremendous episode. Telltale’s creative use of Batlore was on full display with their low key use of his most famous villain, and they created an episode that managed to stand on its own while also leaving a jumping off point for the season finale. Guardian of Gotham delivers on all fronts.
  2. Nov 28, 2016
    88
    I say this each time but it deserves repeating… I both hate and love Telltale games. I really don’t like episodic gaming… I’m four chapters in now and still find it frustrating to get so invested in a story only to have it stop and then I have to wait for a month or so to pick it up again. But on the other hand… they really know how to tell a story (the solution to this problem is arguably to wait until the whole experience is released and then simply purchase it as one complete package).
  3. Nov 25, 2016
    78
    After the very intense Ep. 3: “New World Order”, Guardian of Gotham feels lackluster in narrative, along with uninteresting dialogue. The player is left with the impression that Telltale tried to invest more on the future of the series, with the establishment of origin stories, rather than the development of the current story itself.
  4. 70
    While the Children of Arkham story kind of takes a backseat, what is presented here is engaging and fun. It also does a good job of tying up a couple of its many loose ends, and setting up for a climactic finale in the next episode. However, the minor technical issues that have been present since the beginning are massively exacerbated here, to the point that they impact the enjoyment players can have with the game. Perhaps after an update is issued things will get better. Hopefully the final episode is crafted with more care.
  5. Mar 23, 2017
    70
    An enjoyable experience with a disappointing final act. There's still plenty of potential left, if Season 2 ever comes along.
  6. Nov 22, 2016
    70
    I went into the fourth episode expecting intense turmoil that would lead to an exciting finale, but instead came out thinking, ‘Oh, that’s it.’
  7. Nov 25, 2016
    60
    Guardian of Gotham is an improvement on the banal Episode 3 then, but is not without its share of technical and narrative faults. The caped one has an uphill battle ahead of him before the year is out.

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  1. Jan 4, 2017
    8
    Telltale takes a whole new take on Batman Universe. The characters are presented differently than before. This universe has been reused soTelltale takes a whole new take on Batman Universe. The characters are presented differently than before. This universe has been reused so many times by so many games and movies, that it is really hard to somehow make the backstory fresh, but Telltale handles it pretty well, in my opinion. Just as an example (which is not a spoiler)- Oz Cobblepot is a skinny tall person and not a fat, short one as presented in many comics and other entertainments. The story itself is also pretty good, but in the beginning it's quite slow, however by the end it actually gets more and more interesting and so I caught myself wanting to play more of the game and see the ending. The gameplay is also good, the combat is really good, but I can't compare it to other telltale games, since I didn't play any except this one. Your choices don't matter as much as expected. The outcome of the situation is still the same, unless it is a big choice, which is mostly who to go to save and go as Batman or Bruce Wayne

    Overall: The game is really good and with Episode 1 free, I think you should try it out, but consider the first episode to be one of those mediocre pilots, so if you won't like the pilot, there is no guarantee that you won't like the full game.
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  2. Nov 27, 2016
    7
    After so many sequels and just bad games not worth getting a new console for; this game as a whole is worth buying from the start. It has theAfter so many sequels and just bad games not worth getting a new console for; this game as a whole is worth buying from the start. It has the best executed and deep story since DA:Inquistion and is right up there with the 1st season of the Walking Dead. The combat is the best Telltale has done and the brutality of the detective work reminds me of L.A Noir. While most of the choices don't have much of a impact it still gives the player freedom that the absence of free moving gameplay leaves. This could be the last great 360 game. Expand