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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. In this gritty and violent new story from the creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you'll make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne'sEnter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. In this gritty and violent new story from the creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you'll make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne's world, and the already fragile stability of a corrupt Gotham City. Decide the fate of Gotham City. Determine the fate of Bruce Wayne and his dark persona, Batman. Your choices write a new chapter in the complex and dangerous lives of the playboy industrialist and the vigilante detective. [Telltale]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 24, 2017
    85
    Batman: The Telltale Series started strong and ended the same way, and with many characters’ fates left undecided and new characters appearing in the final act, a second season seems inevitable — I look forward to it.
  2. Dec 29, 2016
    80
    Perhaps Batman: The Telltale Series’ greatest flaw is inconsistency; playing each episode separately can make some of the weaknesses of the lesser episodes, like technical issues and poor pacing, more apparent in a way that most other Telltale series do not suffer from. But, for players who can dive into the full series all at once, Telltale’s Batman easily stands strong as one of the Dark Knight’s greatest video game outings, providing a gripping tale that clearly separates itself from a standard Batman affair.
  3. Dec 21, 2016
    70
    Telltale Games’s take on the Dark Knight is a much-needed step forward in terms of placing gamers in Batman’s boots.
  4. Dec 21, 2016
    70
    Fresh, agile action is what Batman, the new series of Telltale game is about. Fantastic OST and Troy Baker as Bruce. Telltale needs to take care of some issues with the coding of their games so they can be perfect.
  5. Jan 9, 2017
    70
    Telltale keeps making the same mistakes as usual, with technical issues that burden the overall experience. Even so, this Batman is interesting enough to keep you playing for the whole five chapters where Bruce Wayne gains the spotlight he didn't have outside comics.
  6. Feb 7, 2017
    70
    With so many Dark Knight adventures in our movies, TV, comics, and video games, you have to do something special to stand out. In the first few episodes, it looked like Batman: The Telltale Series might actually bottle lightning and create something excellent. But as the finale rolls in, it series fails to separate itself from the many Batman outings we’ve already experienced elsewhere.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 19, 2017
    50
    An underwhelming Batman game, but a great Bruce Wayne one. A satisfying counterpart to Rocksteady's Arkham games, but it won't win over Telltale naysayers. [Feb 2017, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 54
  2. Negative: 7 out of 54
  1. Dec 19, 2016
    10
    Really enjoyed it. Was like experiencing a Batman comic through a different narrative.
    Story was interesting, enjoyed the characters, didn't
    Really enjoyed it. Was like experiencing a Batman comic through a different narrative.
    Story was interesting, enjoyed the characters, didn't appreciate telltales unique take on the characters design at first but I have got to admit, It grew on me while playing the game.

    Good game, recommend getting it on sale since it doesn't have much of a replay value.
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  2. Jan 27, 2018
    8
    I would venture to say it is the best Telltale game I have played together with The Wolf Among Us, though I am perhaps biased because I loveI would venture to say it is the best Telltale game I have played together with The Wolf Among Us, though I am perhaps biased because I love the Batman universe.

    I had read the game was full of bugs and that it was quite poor technically, but the truth is that I have only suffered two relatively significant problems, and they happened only once.

    That said, I think the game is highly story-wise and has a bit of everything: dialogues, decissions, action (obviously through QTE), detective-like parts... Besides, it is not as long as other Telltale games, which I believe is a good point. It actually makes you want to play another game of the series.
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  3. Sep 8, 2018
    8
    I played a Telltale Game for this first time this year and the first one I tried out was Game of Thrones. After playing the game, I found aI played a Telltale Game for this first time this year and the first one I tried out was Game of Thrones. After playing the game, I found a whole new gaming genre that fit my interests. I enjoy action based games but sometimes its nice to sit back and enjoy a well written story. After that I tried The Walking Dead (Season 1), The Wolf Among Us, Life is Strange and of course my favorite Tales from the Borderlands. So when I found out that Telltale Games was making a Batman game, I was ecstatic. I found a new game genre that I love, throw in the fact that I’m a bit of D.C. nerd and you have a game thats right up my alley.

    Some of you might not even know what Telltale Games are so they’re a small/indie Developing (and Publishing) company that specialize in graphic adventure video games. The games are usually split up into 5 episodes and each episode is approximately 2 hours long so the entire games usually takes about 10 hours to complete. The gameplay itself is usually simplistic, you have very limited movement when controlling your character and all action sequences are handled by quick time events. The biggest aspect of the gameplay is the very in-depth talk paths, you ultimately get to chose everything your character has to say. This may not sound very exciting but these games are driven by the narrative and by putting you in difficult moral dilemmas. Even if it is just a video game, its never easy choosing gets to live and and has to die.

    That’s a quick run through how Telltale Games play and work but how does that translate to this new Batman game? Knowing that Batman doesn’t kill so I was very curious, how Telltale was going to deal with this since most moral dilemmas revolve in Telltale games revolve death but with this game that obviously couldn’t happen. I think Telltale did a great job with this, you often times have to chose between saving one person or another who (is it whom?) are not necessarily in life or death scenarios but they’re certainly in precarious situations. There are also situations where you have to chose between going to an event either as Batman or Bruce Wayne. Both options have their pros and cons so you have to weigh it out and pick what you think is the best option.

    Where this game really nails it is, its not necessarily an interpretation of Batman but rather it gives you option for you to chose the type of Batman you want to be. Do you want to send a message to the criminals of Gotham by being absolutely Brutal or do you want to work within the law a little more and by more merciful when it comes to dealing with the criminals. A cool feature at the end of the game actually rates you between being merciful and brutal. In case anyone is wondering, I ended up with a 92% merciful rating so obviously I chose the law-abiding approach.

    Although I really enjoyed this game, it does have some issues that need to be addressed. The biggest issue of this game is the fact that it has some serious frame rate issues. In some cutscenes, the frame rate ends up tanking and it can make the gaming experience a little less enjoyable. It bothers me because if a game has frame rate issues in cutscenes that means its poorly optimized. The good news is there have been patches released to fix most of these frame rate issues but if you bought the game in 6 months, you’re still likely to run into a few.

    My only other complaint with the game is, episodes 4 and 5 just feel shorter than usual. Both of these episodes ended up taking an hour and a half so they feel shorter than the first 3 episodes. It certainly didn’t feel like the story was poorly edited and moments were cut out but I can’t help but feel like the game could have been an hour longer.

    I have watched a lot of animated Batman movies, TV’s shows, Live Action Batman Movies and have even played a few Batman video games and I think Telltale did the best job with Bruce Wayne. Instead of the game feeling like another Batman story, its Batman and Bruce Wayne. You play as both equally and they both have very interesting story arcs. In some ways, its almost more fun to play as Bruce Wayne than it is Batman.

    Since this is a narrative based video game, the story is obviously the most important aspect of the entire game and Telltale does a great job of it.The game kept me on the edge of my seat for most of it and although I don’t want to spoil anything but I do want to mention that they had a very interesting story arc with the Wayne’s family history. What also got me very excited about the story is, its not all about the Joker. Nothing against the Joker but it just seems like he’s a bit overused and its nice to see some other Batman villains get a chance to be in the spotlight.
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  4. Jan 29, 2017
    7
    This new Telltale series is about a myth of the pop culture, Batman ! Needless to say the expectations were high. Did the game meet them ?This new Telltale series is about a myth of the pop culture, Batman ! Needless to say the expectations were high. Did the game meet them ?

    Technically each episode suffered from various glitch, sometimes even freeze which is unacceptable for an interactive story and a studio with so much experience in this domain. It's probably because they improved their engine a lot which offers much nicer graphics (very close to an actual comic) but I'd have preferred a flawless game with the older graphics.

    The gameplay is the same that in every Telltale game, meaning you'll choose different course of actions/dialogues as the story unfolds. You'll pass the action sequences with QTEs. It's not really a movie, it's not a full gaming experience neither, it's something in between like all their games and not everybody will like this.

    The story is a new interpretation of a young Batman (he doesn't know any of the classic super villain yet) with their own new touch. The extremely rich lore of Batman offers a infinity of scenarios possible and on this point the game doesn't disappoint, unfortunately there will be some moments that don't mean much. But the biggest disappoint is how little your decisions will change the events and you'll have to wonder if there's really a choice. In addition the game is very short (between 1 hour and 1 hour and half for each episode) when you remember that for their first games it was 2 hour per episode and a lower price tag it hurts a bit.

    In conclusion this series will please Batman and Telltale fans despite multiple bugs and a short story that doesn't change that much depending of the choices. But if you don't know how Telltalle games work there are better options to try it out.
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  5. Jan 5, 2018
    6
    el juego está chulo como todos los juegos de Telltale, aunque técnicamente es muy pobre con fallos en los subtítulos y tirones de framerateel juego está chulo como todos los juegos de Telltale, aunque técnicamente es muy pobre con fallos en los subtítulos y tirones de framerate incomprensibles para los gráficos tan básicos que tiene

    la historia va de más a menos, con buenos personajes y gran doblaje
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  6. Dec 29, 2018
    5
    Игра шидевр! Просто лучшая игра всех времён и народов. Какая графика, какой графон!
  7. Jan 5, 2018
    0
    this is one of tje worst games i’ve ever played the story is bad and characters are very different from thier comic source visually ithis is one of tje worst games i’ve ever played the story is bad and characters are very different from thier comic source visually i understand there is multiple batman universes but this is by far the worse
    regarding gameplay there is little effect for your actions the story is weak and thier is little gameplay in the game
    regarding the preference i played on ps4 it had huge frame drops and freezing in action and out of action the game crashed alot its one of the worst game regarding the prefomance on ps4
    by far the worst game i had ever played
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