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  • Summary: Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale's vision of Batman featureS a cast of talent including Troy Baker in the role of Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Murphy Guyer as Lieutenant James Gordon,Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale's vision of Batman featureS a cast of talent including Troy Baker in the role of Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Murphy Guyer as Lieutenant James Gordon, Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle. [Telltale] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Aug 6, 2016
    90
    It’s easy to say that Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 1 – Realm of Shadows is one of Telltale’s best first episodes yet.
  2. 90
    Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1: Realm of Shadows offers a tantalizing taste of the new paths this series might forge for its legendary comic book hero. It's got everything you'd expect from a game about the Caped Crusader... plus plenty of things you wouldn't.
  3. Aug 7, 2016
    81
    While it is still quite early to judge its characters development, the first episode of the series manages to deliver its plot with a satisfactory ending, while still retaining the crucial cliffhanger hook. Batman fans will find a satisfying 2-hour long interactive comic experience.
  4. Aug 9, 2016
    79
    A slow start to what will hopefully be a memorable series. Casual fans of Batman and/or the genre should be pleased.
  5. Aug 2, 2016
    75
    The three almost entirely separate characters and play-styles keep the familiar Telltale formula feeling fresh and inviting. While some of the dialogue does feel overly expositional, it’s hopefully only there to provide concrete padding for future episodes, and the gorgeous, high-action combat sequences and creative detective work provide the right amount of contrast.
  6. Aug 2, 2016
    70
    Batman: A Telltale Games Series: Realm of Shadows is a nice setup. It's not as strong as some of Telltale's other work, but it manages to honor the legacy of the series and throw in a few curveballs to keep things interesting (thank God there's no Joker yet).
  7. Aug 4, 2016
    50
    Even ignoring the many technical issues, this isn't a particularly inspiring start to Telltale's newest series. There's plenty of time for it to improve, but I'd hold off and see how the next few episodes go before taking the plunge on the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 36
  2. Negative: 12 out of 36
  1. Aug 2, 2016
    10
    Telltale have shown they really understand the Bruce Wayne character and the Batman character from personality to skills the story is veryTelltale have shown they really understand the Bruce Wayne character and the Batman character from personality to skills the story is very interesting seeing Batman more early on in his career tackling crime from meeting catwoman for the first time to the personal life of Bruce Wayne supporting his freind Harvey dent and the villain being crime boss carmine falcone. The gameplay itself is through choice and quicktime event's and the main highlight for me being this detective segment the voice acting is amazing also troy baker did a great job as Batman i highly recommend this if you are a batman fan. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2016
    10
    I was put off from checking out this game because of the Cinemassacre review and the lukewarm scores on this site, but hooooly crap was II was put off from checking out this game because of the Cinemassacre review and the lukewarm scores on this site, but hooooly crap was I wrong. If you're a Batman fan, then this is the best Batman story told since Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight. Maybe my opinion will change once the next two episodes come out, but I couldn't be more impressed by the first three. Give it a chance, make two save files so you can see how the different options truly effect the story, and have a good time. Expand
  3. Aug 3, 2016
    8
    After the great Walking Dead Season One, I felt like Telltale Games has offered more of the same for many more stories over the last coupleAfter the great Walking Dead Season One, I felt like Telltale Games has offered more of the same for many more stories over the last couple years and it's gotten very old. I haven't played much of their stuff since, but luckily Realm of Shadows breathes new life into the developer's very niche set of games. While the formula isn't new here, it's the refined experience and intriguing story that makes their take on Batman work. Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2016
    7
    En conclusión, Telltale demuestra que sigue sabiendo contar historias y crear unos diálogos y unos personajes muy interesantes (aunque se notaEn conclusión, Telltale demuestra que sigue sabiendo contar historias y crear unos diálogos y unos personajes muy interesantes (aunque se nota mucho lo forzados que estaban aquí para mantener el espíritu de la saga).

    Sin embargo el juego adolece de la poca originalidad a la que se está acostumbrando la empresa. Mantiene la misma jugabilidad y gráficos desde The walking dead: The game, título lanzado en 2012.
    Son 4 años en los que se espera un avance significativo, ya no por la calidad de los títulos si no por saber adaptarse y abandonar la monotonía.

    A falta de probar el Minecraft: Story Mode, este “El Reino de las Sombras” me ha parecido el peor primer episodio de la empresa, hay momentos muy soporíferos, y eso en un capítulo de 2 horas no se puede permitir. Aún con todo, Telltale sabe hacer muy bien las cosas y es un comienzo decente para lo que se nos avecina. Esperemos que suba la calidad en sus próximos capítulos, que esperaremos con ganas.
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  5. Oct 1, 2016
    5
    i thought that batman & telltale combination could be awesome, well its not, it has a boring history, performance issues, full of QTE,i thought that batman & telltale combination could be awesome, well its not, it has a boring history, performance issues, full of QTE, outdated graphics(they said that they improve the graphics for this one), theres almost no interaction.... Expand
  6. Aug 4, 2016
    1
    unplayable on the PC.
    I bought the game only through Steam. Since jerky only and although I have quad-core computers. The life which I could
    unplayable on the PC.
    I bought the game only through Steam. Since jerky only and although I have quad-core computers. The life which I could see was press primitive knobs.
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  7. Oct 25, 2016
    0
    Ive been a telltale apologist for too long. Xbox one controller doesnt work with this game. The official windows 10 pc controller is notIve been a telltale apologist for too long. Xbox one controller doesnt work with this game. The official windows 10 pc controller is not supported. I made it 2 minutes into the game before it became impossible to progress because the triggers dont work. I didnt even have a chance to see the rest of the bugs. Expand

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