This game is a must play for any Batman fan and a must play for any Telltale fan. The story is different and refreshing but has the best of Telltale baked in with the decisions and the flowing dialogue. It was a pleasure to play and another shining example of great story telling in a game and had some of the best QTE I’ve seen in one of their games.
Once upon a time, gaming was all about intense multiplayer battles in CS:GO, Dota 2, and Hearthstone. I was never truly drawn to story-based games, although I did appreciate them; my heart belonged to competitive multiplayer. That all changed when I stumbled upon Cryaotic, a fantastic YouTuber whose series had me hooked. But it was one particular series that broke the mold for me, making me pick up Batman: The Telltale Series. This game blew my mind with its ability to let me craft my own story, engage in dialogues with characters, and make life-altering choices. Batman: The Telltale Series has earned an everlasting spot in my heart. In fact, it was this very game that introduced me to the world of Telltale games, and for that, I'll be eternally grateful.
The experience of playing Batman: The Telltale Series was truly unique. It felt as if I had stepped into a real-life movie, assuming the role of the "real" protagonist and steering the narrative with my answers and choices. It was an exhilarating feeling. Every character was carefully crafted, and the entire game exuded a polished, high-quality finish.
I must admit, I didn't expect this game to offer completely divergent routes that would overhaul the whole storyline from A to Z. However, the choices did matter, albeit to a certain extent. They shaped the way the story was told while keeping the core idea intact. And you know what? I didn't find that disappointing at all. Some choices carried more weight, influencing the long-term, while others affected only short-term outcomes. The beauty lay in never being certain which decision would lead to which consequence. Characters changed, their interactions with you transformed, scenes unfolded differently - the possibilities were vast. I cherished the opportunity to mold Batman/Bruce according to my own personality and desires. Nonetheless, consequences did loom over every decision, and that's something not to be forgotten. Although we're not talking about alternate dimensions where Batman fights aliens in Budapest, the impact of some choices is still pretty significant. Nonetheless, certain elements remain constant, yet the game weaves such a compelling web that it's hard to discern which ones they are.
Gameplay-wise, there's nothing groundbreaking to boast about. Each episode offered brief segments where I controlled Batman or Bruce, solving puzzles or engaging in various activities. Occasionally, I got to interact with objects, and the dialogue choices gameplay was a key part of the experience. And let's not forget the Quick-Time events, which surprisingly, I enjoyed quite a bit - and I'm not usually a fan of them in most games. Admittedly, the gameplay lacked significant challenges, but that wasn't the main focus anyway. Batman: The Telltale Series thrives on delivering an immersive story rather than challenging boss battles. As a result, this game is accessible and enjoyable for almost anyone. Even my girlfriend, who usually sticks to smartphone games, got swept up in this adventure.
Oh, by the way, let's clear one thing up: Batman: The Telltale Series is not just another adaptation of the original Batman universe. It is an entirely separate entity, standing firmly on its own ground. This means you don't need an ounce of prior knowledge about Batman. You can dive into this game without any influence from previous Batman experiences.
In conclusion, Batman: The Telltale Series is an unforgettable journey of choice and adventure. It transformed a multiplayer enthusiast like me into an avid fan of story-driven games. The power to shape the narrative and the richness of the characters truly make this game shine. While not a gameplay revolution, its focus on storytelling allows virtually anyone to savor this gripping tale. So, if you've ever yearned to become the Batman and explore a captivating world of choices, consequences, and self-discovery, this game is an absolute must-play.
Despite a weak ending, Batman: The Telltale Series remains a great story for whoever loves the Dark Knight. Nevertheless Telltale needs to solve a lot of technical flaws and vary mechanics that are becoming too old and a little bit stale.
Mostly I just lament that we’ve lost 2013-era Telltale. It hasn’t been that long, but the studio’s meteoric rise has seen them ditch The Wolf Among Us and properties of that caliber in favor of huge blockbusters like Batman and the newly-announced Guardians of the Galaxy. And I get it. There’s money to be made...Smaller titles played to Telltale’s strength though, I think. There was a freedom that came from their niche appeal. When you’re handling something as beloved as Batman or Game of Thrones, you just can’t take the same chances, and Telltale’s structure doesn’t work so well when it’s chained to an 800-pound anvil made up of fan expectations, as much as the writers try.
Eine wirklich gute Story!
Es gibt auch etwas neues: Gegenstände analysieren und den Fall wie ein Detective erfahren. Ist jetzt nicht so meins, das Laufen in Telltale Spielen hat mir noch nie gefallen, aber es ist ein wirklich guter Einfall!
Episode 1 hatte mich noch nicht so überzeugt, weil man dort erstmal nur Bruce spielt. In Episode 2 - 5 spielt man genügend Batman und man hat öfters die Entscheidung, ob man Batman oder Bruce spielen möchte, top!
Zudem fand ich die Seasonübersicht am Ende sehr gut, wie brutal, etc. man im gesamten Spiel so war.
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