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  • Summary: Enter the fractured pysche of Bruce Wayne in this dark and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead - A Telltale Games Series. Batman - The Telltale Series comes to retail as a Season Pass Disc, which includes Episode One, and grants access to the remaining fourEnter the fractured pysche of Bruce Wayne in this dark and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead - A Telltale Games Series. Batman - The Telltale Series comes to retail as a Season Pass Disc, which includes Episode One, and grants access to the remaining four episodes in the season as they become available to download. The Season Pass Disc will give you access to a total of 5 episodes as they become available. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Dec 30, 2016
    90
    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.
  2. Dec 21, 2016
    84
    The usual Telltale's formula, applied to a superhero story, with some smart ideas and a plot focused much more on Bruce Wayne rather than on Batman himself.
  3. Feb 1, 2017
    75
    If you can accept the studio's adventure game formula and the fairly large deviations to the canon, then Batman: The Telltale Series is a good game. The story remains gripping, and the additions to the gameplay formula make this feel more refined over the studio's previous efforts. The lack of further technical polish, however, is unfortunate; fixing those issues would've placed this game in the upper echelon of the studio's offerings. As it stands, Batman fans will certainly want to check out this title.
  4. Dec 20, 2016
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jan 26, 2017
    60
    It's a game for Batman fans who really don't care about the form. Or for fans of Telltale's products who aren't picky about the content.
  6. Dec 19, 2016
    56
    About the only nice thing I can say about Batman is that it’s short. It only took me about eight hours to complete the game’s five episodes, and I was happy when it was over. So obviously, I don’t recommend this game to anyone for any reason, unless you’re an obstinate fan of the Dark Knight.
  7. Dec 14, 2016
    40
    Batman: The Telltale Series squanders its potential with a messy story obsessed with retreading older Batman tales.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Sep 29, 2018
    9
    let me tell you that Batman - The Telltale Series bring both movie and video game together by adding movie style game play thanks to Telltale.let me tell you that Batman - The Telltale Series bring both movie and video game together by adding movie style game play thanks to Telltale. The game play it is same as other Telltale games of course with some changes .This game have advanced graphics then other Telltale games so please check the system requirement before buying this game .

    Story 10/10
    Realistic 9/10
    Graphic 10/10
    Game play 10/10
    Sound 10/10
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    Total 9.8

    Single player time max 4 to 8 hours
    Worth to buy this game with $ 24.99 no you can wait to get it around $ 15
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  2. Nov 8, 2020
    9
    The game is a great batman story with lots of alternate choices and quick time events. I always enjoy these types of games because the storyThe game is a great batman story with lots of alternate choices and quick time events. I always enjoy these types of games because the story is usually great. The graphics are great even though it's a cartoony art style, its unique and I think it works for all telltale games. Expand
  3. Jan 24, 2018
    8
    Play very rhythmic, cartoon graphics, beautiful voiceovers. Frantic and pressing original story perhaps too original. Once started is thePlay very rhythmic, cartoon graphics, beautiful voiceovers. Frantic and pressing original story perhaps too original. Once started is the desire to never break away to know the continuation of the story and what will happen. Excellent mix of QTE and dialogues. only many flaws in the secondary plots. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Batman Telltale Series is a good game. Contains an engaging, original story. It shows that heroes also have a dark side. The game allows freedom of choice, so that Batman personality can be defined by the player. It would need to improve on the gameplay, which gets repetitive throughout the game. The investigation process should be much better. Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2021
    7
    Сам, не любитель интерактивного кинца, но все равно решил попробовать. В итоге; это игра на разок, некоторых местах, можно получитьСам, не любитель интерактивного кинца, но все равно решил попробовать. В итоге; это игра на разок, некоторых местах, можно получить удовольствие от прохождения. Expand
  6. Dec 24, 2016
    6
    I held off my reviews until I played the entire series. While this series does a lot of things right, it is a subpar experience even byI held off my reviews until I played the entire series. While this series does a lot of things right, it is a subpar experience even by Telltale standards. Playing the new walking dead at the time of righting just further illustrates the amount of care, both to the story and the technical side of things, is vastly different between these two games. It could be due to the fact that this series was rushed.

    Pros:
    1. Good Batman atmosphere, Bruce Wayne is even more fun to play.
    2. Not a retread of a familiar story, the lore is changed somewhat allowing you a fresh experience while still feeling true to the essence of Batman. (Would suck if we had another Hush or Arkham Knight kind of twist where fans would see it coming).
    3. Visual style is nice, voice acting is on point

    Cons:
    1. Runs like diarrhea. Scenes just feel like someone is inserting a DVD in between interactions. Fight scenes that have this pause between camera switches completely break the enjoyment.
    2. Illusion of choice is always a telltale issue, but I almost never felt my choices mattered here. There's no weight to any decisions, even if they pretend there is.
    3. Gameplay is hilariously bad, even for a game based on quick time events (I enjoy telltale, so I knew what I was getting myself into). There's a gameplay mode that literally asks you to pick what you want to do, watch a quick little cut scene of it happening, and once you're done choosing all your cutscenes, it plays the QTEs. This is not gameplay, this is just work. On top of that the detective parts require zero thinking and just linking obviously related objects which allow Batman to inexplicably figure out things in ridiculous ways.
    4. Character interactions: Just awful. You can see certain characters arcs and the thoughts that would lead to their arcs very obviously. There's nothing you can do to stop the inevitable from happening. Interacting with Catwoman is just cringe worthy, with some of the choices making me feel like Telltale is predicting what their target audience wants in very cynical ways. Interactions with Alfred are basically just reassuring him over and over that he's family. Illusion of choice is very strong here.
    5. Pacing: This is where the game falls apart. The episodes follow a very formulaic design where you can see what's coming next easily. The game focuses on uninteresting characters like the main villain while more personal conflicts are just swept under the rug. The game plays it too safe, and rush through way too much detail at the last second to give the finale any real weight.

    It has it's moments, and it's hardly awful, but this is more like Game of Thrones (barely acceptable cash in) rather than their more polished and enjoyable Walking Dead/Wolf Among Us/Borderlands series.
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  7. May 6, 2021
    4
    Batman is a good game. But I think this game, which have on main theme Batman and this galaxy, me don't like for so strong cliche charactersBatman is a good game. But I think this game, which have on main theme Batman and this galaxy, me don't like for so strong cliche characters and plot moment. As first game in this genre look rather not bad. But if you want play in game as so genre, I think this game bad choice.
    In other moment we have bad background draw, sometimes have axe animation. But plot sometimes surprising and roll us to other side thought.
    Game is not bad, but not good.
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