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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: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  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. Dec 29, 2016
    8
    Five Word Review: Batman and TellTale, good match.
    Favorite Thing: Story was cliche but enjoyable and full of action.
    Least Favorite Thing:
    Five Word Review: Batman and TellTale, good match.
    Favorite Thing: Story was cliche but enjoyable and full of action.
    Least Favorite Thing: The game hitches a lot. Once or twice it was really bad and impacted the flow of the story.

    Playtime: ~ 8h
    Enjoyment: 8/10
    Recommendation: If you're a fan of TellTale or Batman.
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  3. Feb 15, 2019
    8
    Batman – The Telltale Series is probably the best version of the Batman story I've experienced in any media: the multiple plot twists, tragicBatman – The Telltale Series is probably the best version of the Batman story I've experienced in any media: the multiple plot twists, tragic villains you feel sorry for and the exploration of the thin line between good and evil are really what makes the game stand out. To complement the gripping plot, the game has a top-notch soundtrack by Telltale's composer, Jared Emerson-Johnson and there are even some minor tweaks to the gameplay thanks to the new crime scene investigation and attack plan segments.

    Unfortunately, the game does suffer from what every Telltale adventure I've played since The Walking Dead suffers from which includes laggy animations, lip-synching issues and audio issues. If the game were better polished, it would've received a higher score but even in its current state, I would still recommend it.
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  4. Aug 3, 2016
    7
    The Good: very good improved gameplay with replayable variables; new kind of story in Batman's universe.

    The bad: I didn't really feel
    The Good: very good improved gameplay with replayable variables; new kind of story in Batman's universe.

    The bad: I didn't really feel characterized with Bruce/Batman, probably because he is a protagonist known worldwide for almost a century, very different of protagonists of previous games ; mostly of the choices only affect Bruce/Batman's reputation.

    Conclussion: i hope next episodes have choices more difficult to select.
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  5. Oct 22, 2017
    6
    Story - Despite another Batman game came into our hands and despite the general knowledge of Batman/Bruce's story of crime fighting and howStory - Despite another Batman game came into our hands and despite the general knowledge of Batman/Bruce's story of crime fighting and how it is complicated in this generation to make a Batman storyline that is unique and different than the others. Telltale Games still did a fine job of making their OWN Batman/Bruce Story. Unlike others, they did not only focus on The Dark Knight but also highlighted the man behind the mask as well as other characters which are usually ignored or isn't touch upon in the batman universe and some known villains and characters that they changed that fits their story. I really cant say anything about the story that wont spoil but I can guarantee that if you are a die hard batman fan and you want something fresh and new. Then take it. My only issue is that the decision making part of the game doesnt really change much in the story. Regardless, A great score of 9/10.

    Gameplay - As a interactive Story-Driven game, gameplay is not their forte as well I had doubts at firs on how they could execute batman's action scenes. However, I was surprised and really am impressed how they executed the action scenes in this game decently. Its fun, cool and fair. Though I would have preffered more difficulty in it, they still did that aspect well. The stealth and strategy sequence of the game is also interesting and fresh that is showed in that genre. Thus, a score of 7/10.

    Graphics - Well, this is the part where Telltale really struggles. Despite the obvious improvement in their graphics, fps and lighting due to a better engine. It is still disappointing or below average in this generation of games. The classic Telltale stutters that you see in their games is still in here as well as the fps drops in certain cutscenes and dont forget that occasional awkward body motion or movements you will see during its scenes. In addition, the character designs of their characters and environments are still on the negative even though you could consider them as improvement. Overall, It is an improvement but is still bad. A bad score of 3/10.

    Sound - First is the voices, It is really good. Troy Baker's voice acting is truly top notch on how he could change to a calm and collected voice of Bruce to the monotone rugged pitch of Batman. Other good voice acting is also performed from almost everyone in the character line up that fits their persona, the only one in my opinion I have reservations is to the Joker. As to sound, I liked the intro sound that comes out at the first and last part of the episodes though I cant say this part is good because it isnt put well inside the episodes there are parts in the action scenes that is awkward cause there are no music played and some sounds are delayed in certain parts of the game. Overall, a decent score of 6/10

    Fun Factor - As someone who loved Batman media (Im a big fan of Dark Knight Trilogy and also played all of the Arkham Series games.) I have first doubted if Telltale can make a Batman that can be distinguished from the titles I mentioned in terms of gameplay and story. But alas, my doubts been extinguished since I really like how they made an original story of Batman while maintaing the core parts of the plot they also added their own twists in the game which didnt hurt the story, in fact, it made it even more interesting. On the gameplay side, I liked the action sequence they made as well as other aspects like the stealth, the Boss fights are pretty plain though. Overall, I really enjoyed Telltale's version of Batman and it is distinguishable to the others. A good score of 8/10.

    Average Score = 6.6
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  6. Dec 19, 2016
    6
    What can I say, every next Telltale game seems more boring and less interesting and it's not because the Telltale games are worse, but becauseWhat can I say, every next Telltale game seems more boring and less interesting and it's not because the Telltale games are worse, but because the formula for making those game don't change at all.

    So the only thing I have to say is: This game is the same as all the Telltale games except this one is about Batman.

    If you are not bored of the formula, this game is for you. If you are a fan of DC Comics and Batman, this game is for you.

    Myself as a fan of Batman can actually recommend it, it's not canon, but let's be honest, what's canon in DC in those days?
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  7. Sep 6, 2017
    4
    If you look long and hard you can find here my review of the first episode. Didn't like it, or rather, my recommendation was to re-found it.If you look long and hard you can find here my review of the first episode. Didn't like it, or rather, my recommendation was to re-found it. Got a whole season as a gift and decided to give it another shot.
    Most of the bugs and technical issues I saw back when the first episode was out got fixed, the game keeps the resolution, bugs and glitches, although still there, aren't as prevalent and they've fixed the controller issues on PC. Nice. Now bugs are mostly reserved for animations, like Batman's head looking to his let for a whole episode, to the point where it looked like he had a broken neck. Funny, but didn't happen after I tried to get it again to get a screenshot, so... good.
    Graphics look dated, animations are stiff and really funny (walk animations are just laughable!). In game assets are being reused for different locations and that's distracting. Sometimes audio just cuts off, that awkward silence, sometimes lip syncing is so bad that people talk without opening their mouths, sometimes dialogues refer to options I didn't pick in previous episodes, yet are considered as something I did anyway... There is a lot of bad here, but the meat is the story and characters...
    Story is predictable and boring, at this point perhaps, I'm too familiar with Batman to be surprised by anything. Characters don't look like anything you've seen, the designs aren't from any known incarnation of Batman making them rather forgettable and bland. Harvey Dent doesn't look like a district attorney but more like an athlete, Oswald Cobblepot is British despite being from Gotham and looks like any normal guy would, no deformities we associate with Penguin are present. Okay, the cast looks like they belong in Archer, Perhaps Telltale wanted to make a game in Archer universe, but got Batman instead...? The story and plot point are predictable and, in my opinion, too much is crammed into it. Did we really needed Two-Face so soon? Wouldn't it be better to keep him as Harvey, build up a relationship with Bruce then use Two-Face in season 2? The only character that faithful to the original is Catwoman and she's a blast whenever she's on screen, be it in costume or not.
    Overall, it's not bad, not great either. Telltale, at this point, should start changing their way, improving upon the formula that gave then success, yet they prefer to stick to what works, washing down all the good will build up until now. They need better writers and new animators, perhaps stop relying on QTE for action sequences and implement more player driven mechanic. I think Batman is a prime example of Telltale running out of creativity... I won't say to re-found this, but get it only if you're a huge Batman fan or if it's cheap as dirt. I got it as a gift from a friend as I would never buy it myself.
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