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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. NF Magazine
    Feb 26, 2018
    80
    Amid a glut of other Batman stories, this has become one of my all-time favorites. [Issue #32 – March/April 2018, p. 72]
  2. 80
    Batman - The Telltale Series completely caught me off guard in the best way possible. The scene direction combined with the truly exhilarating action and drama made for an unforgettable experience from start to finish. There can be frequent load times and frame rate drops, but they don't really matter as it never gets in the way of the fun and exciting story. What did tarnish an otherwise fantastic game was the awful save system that failed me multiple times, making me repeat 3 hours of gameplay I had already experienced. But if you can get past that and are a fan of The Dark Knight trilogy or Netflix's Daredevil, you should feel right at home and won't want to miss experiencing this new series.
  3. 70
    Fans should definitely check this game out, though the Nintendo Switch version does lack a lot of the polish seen on other platforms. But if you want to take your Batman experience on the go then this is your best choice.
  4. Nov 24, 2017
    70
    If you’re a fan of Batman and don’t mind the style of Telltale’s episodic point-and-click games this title is worth checking out. Despite its underwhelming technical performance and watered-down visuals, it’s a gritty and violent story that captures Gotham City in a similar way to other modern stories about Batman. Else, if you’re not really a fan of Bruce Wayne and his after hour activities, maybe hold out until another episodic Telltale game based on a different series is released.
  5. Nov 29, 2017
    70
    Batman: The Telltale Series brings together some of the franchise's most iconic heroes and villains, weaving a story that is intriguing and thrilling for the most part. It can be predictable at times, and the game engine is well past its sell by date, but fans and newcomers alike will love what Telltale have crafted here.
  6. Nov 27, 2017
    65
    Not bad by any means, but the seriously plodding pace for the first few episodes kills much of the excitement in Batman - The Telltale Series. Though the game really picks up for a great crescendo in the latter two episodes.
  7. Nov 15, 2017
    60
    While Batman: The Telltale Series pulls off a novel retelling of the titular Bat's origin, it still falls into the same traps that plague much of Telltale's catalogue of games. Low stakes choices, inconsistent storytelling, and short episodes all culminate in a season that squanders all its potential by the finale. This is especially disappointing since there are genuine high points. The relationship between Bruce and Selina is handled excellently, and the concept behind Harvey Dent's downfall is arguably more iconic than ever thanks to the intimate nature of the game. Unfortunately, these moments aren't enough to save the story from unearned twists and a lacklustre conclusion. Batman: The Telltale Series is worthwhile enough for Batman fans looking for an original story sporting a fresh-faced Bruce Wayne, but this is one series that will struggle to win over any Telltale detractors.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Jun 16, 2018
    8
    A great telltale game that works well on the Nintendo Switch. Totally recommend it especially to DC fans and Batman fans.
  2. Apr 14, 2018
    8
    Tras la primer actualización de Batman de Telltale pasa de ser un juego problemático a uno muy bueno, la historia no se congela y finalmenteTras la primer actualización de Batman de Telltale pasa de ser un juego problemático a uno muy bueno, la historia no se congela y finalmente uno puede sumergirse de lleno en éste universo del detective encapuchado.
    La jugabilidad es la de siempre, tomar elecciones y quick time events para crear situaciones de acción. La narrativa es la protagonista, y en esta reimaginación de Batman, logran crear una historia que gustará y dejará tensos a quién lo pruebe.
    La experiencia en Switch ya es perfecta, poder reproducir esta serie en cualquier momento es genial, sobretodo porque los gráficos animados no te piden que lo veas en una pantalla gigante. Si tienen Switch una buena opción para los fans de las historias interactivas.
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  3. Nov 16, 2017
    7
    Really enjoyed it. Batman: The Telltale Series is a fantastic game that rethinks the well-trodden universe of Bruce Wayne. Perhaps Batman: TheReally enjoyed it. Batman: The Telltale Series is a fantastic game that rethinks the well-trodden universe of Bruce Wayne. 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. The Nintendo Switch version does lack a lot of the polish seen on other platforms. Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2017
    6
    Always like heavy rain series kind of games. Every thing is good for this game except its a little too short. I spent only less than 10 hoursAlways like heavy rain series kind of games. Every thing is good for this game except its a little too short. I spent only less than 10 hours to finish the whole game, i'm expecting it to be a lot longer. With a price like that, simple visual effects, and not too complicated game play, i'm pretty disappointed about the game length.

    Overall, it is fun though, just that it is too short, not worth the price paying.
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  5. Mar 27, 2018
    0
    I expected an adventure game where my choices would affect the outcome.

    Instead I get an pseudo-interactive movie where my choices are
    I expected an adventure game where my choices would affect the outcome.

    Instead I get an pseudo-interactive movie where my choices are mostly cosmetic, when they are not blatantly ignored by referencing a choice I specifically didn't do. (Plot-hole galore)

    What I certainly didn't expect are the QTE that sometimes take you by surprise and can be more difficult than for an action game. Which would be bearable if on top of this, there was a rewind feature (It use to be the case I believe). Most of the time it does not matter, but when it does and you've failed a critical QTE by one press, you can only restart the whole chapter or accept the pitiful outcome.

    When I want an action challenge, I play Demon Souls, Monster Hunter or Bloodborne. This was meant to be relaxing.

    I see no point enduring more of this : I'll never play another Telltale, ever.
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  6. Jan 20, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Although Im not the biggest fan of Telltale, I kinda enjoy The Walking Dead by telltale,but this game is stupid. The story is bad, too much drama for a Batman game. The dialogues are bad. There is too much Bruce Wayne , and the Batman is a terrible fighter. The game reinvention of classic DC characters are bad and stupid. Oswald Cobblepot was turned in a stupid and useless dude. Vicky Vale was turn into Lady Arkham , wich is a terribly bad written character . The time attacks are stupidly easy . Through the gameplay I had several issues with bugs and bad optimization. Expand
  7. Mar 10, 2018
    0
    Please save yourself from this headache.

    I bought the hard copy of this game and enjoyed the first three episodes. Unfortunately, upon
    Please save yourself from this headache.

    I bought the hard copy of this game and enjoyed the first three episodes. Unfortunately, upon entering episode 4, none of my choices were saved and the game proceeded with what I assume to be the default story choices. To add insult to injury, I cannot finish Episode 5 - literally. The game freezes at different points and when I load it up again, none of my progress within the chapter has been saved. QC has always been spotty on Telltale games, but nothing holds a candle to this.

    I hope no one else has to deal with this, but from what I've read on the forums I'm not the only one.
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