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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Dec 19, 2016
    90
    City of Lights has some of the best storytelling that Telltale has ever accomplished; it’s no wonder story is what they’re most known for.
  2. Dec 13, 2016
    90
    A wonderfully different dive into the Caped Crusader’s past culminates in a worthy chapter that further defines his future, and small problems aside, I could not be happier with the way it all went down.
  3. 90
    A fantastic conclusion to this great series. The episode is a perfect amalgamation of everything that has worked so well in the series so far. It is also a massive improvement over its predecessors in a number of ways, and it takes the story began four episodes ago and ends it in a very satisfactory way. This is all on top of fixing most of the technical problems that have plagued the series over these last few episodes, delivering a finale that cements this as one of Telltale's best series to date.
  4. Dec 13, 2016
    75
    While I didn't have any trouble seeing this season through per se -- as the amazing action choreography helped -- City of Light did run out of gas once most of the major players bowed out. But truth be told, Telltale has created a strong universe to keep expanding on, and as long as it can keep supplanting well-known characters in the future, I can see an excuse to keep making this series more than any of its other projects to date.
  5. Dec 18, 2016
    75
    City of Light is a good season-finale, which concludes all narrative lines of the previous episodes and introduces a new way to look at Bruce Wayne as a character.
  6. 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.
  7. Dec 16, 2016
    50
    With Batman, Telltale took a huge gamble by reimagining established heroes and villains, and skewing the comic’s plot in a different direction. It could have been a tremendous success but, lacking the foundations of a story worthy of its characters, the end result is storied and often incohesive, even within individual chapters. Gotham deserved better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 22, 2017
    10
    This episode proves that it can do much more things that's expected, as well as opens up new grounds for the future of the The Dark Knight'sThis episode proves that it can do much more things that's expected, as well as opens up new grounds for the future of the The Dark Knight's Telltale Series as a whole. Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2016
    7
    good game but this isn't the game that batman franchise needs
    this game isn't a good action game and it can't be continued on next seasons
    good game but this isn't the game that batman franchise needs
    this game isn't a good action game and it can't be continued on next seasons
    and the framerate is very bad
    i dont reccomend it for you
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  3. Dec 31, 2016
    7
    This episode of Telltale's Batman isn't bad at all, but it had a lot of problems. First of all, it barely makes any sense why Vicki was theThis episode of Telltale's Batman isn't bad at all, but it had a lot of problems. First of all, it barely makes any sense why Vicki was the main villain, but it doesn't really effect the gameplay. What does is that if you watch the first 2 episodes, they give you so much mystery and excitement for the next episode. They could have made this episode a lot stronger, as this episode felt like a clean-up for the other episodes. Overall, the game has framerate issues and the choices do matter a bit, but it feels like a Season 2 wouldn't fit in. Expand