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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: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Aug 3, 2016
    90
    Fans of the studio, and especially fans of the character, can rightfully get excited for the season ahead. Under the cowl, and just as often not, Episode One: Realm of Shadows is a worthy introduction to comics' greatest hero.
  2. Aug 8, 2016
    80
    Batman: The Telltale Series still has a ways to go before it can prove that it can live up to its potential, but the first episode has the series off to a good start. The ending offers a fantastic twist that leaves me intrigued for where the story will go next, and I eagerly await episode two.
  3. Aug 23, 2016
    80
    Without a doubt an awesome way to kick-off the series. It does a great job balancing out play time between Bruce Wayne and Batman and the gameplay was varied enough to keep me engaged the whole way through.
  4. Aug 7, 2016
    75
    Batman: The Telltale Series starts quite slowly, mixing great Batman scenes to sometimes boring Bruce Wayne dialogues, all in just a couple of hours. Moreover, it looks like yet again Telltale completely forgot about Italy during localization, something quite penalizing seen the often very quick dialogues. It shows potential however, and the next episodes should be able to put more meat on their bones.
  5. Aug 10, 2016
    75
    But story is what you pay for, and ‘Realm of Shadows’ will certainly leave you in a position of wanting to see more. The episode ends in a position far more confident than where it begins, and with equal focus placed on both Bruce Wayne and Batman, we’re probably in for quite a ride.
  6. Sep 6, 2016
    70
    This episode feels significantly shorter than episodes from other franchises, but it isn't. Three hours just flew by and you won't miss any achievements because they're all chapter based.
  7. Games Master UK
    Oct 3, 2016
    40
    One of Telltale's weakest opening chapters yet. [Issue#179]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 5, 2016
    10
    The game is great, am absolute in love with every game made by Telltale.
    This game has a frame rate problem but isn't annoying while playing.
    The game is great, am absolute in love with every game made by Telltale.
    This game has a frame rate problem but isn't annoying while playing.

    Further The anti aliasing is really really bad.
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  2. Oct 16, 2016
    10
    Utterly fantastic. Telltale really understand Batman. And the updated engine really shows, the loading times are much faster and there is aUtterly fantastic. Telltale really understand Batman. And the updated engine really shows, the loading times are much faster and there is a lot more detail. I have high hopes for the rest of this series, and I have a feeling Telltale won't let me down. Expand
  3. Aug 4, 2016
    10
    Telltale has done it again, gritty, dark and the story is mesmerising and more than fulfilling for even the most seasoned of Batman fans. TheTelltale has done it again, gritty, dark and the story is mesmerising and more than fulfilling for even the most seasoned of Batman fans. The whole feel of the game keeps you on the edge of your seat and I for one cannot wait for the next episodes ! Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2016
    8
    This is a "visual novel", "choose your own ending" type of game. It does a great job of letting you play Bruce Wayne and Batman the way youThis is a "visual novel", "choose your own ending" type of game. It does a great job of letting you play Bruce Wayne and Batman the way you choose. Being a choose your own ending. It gives you some actions to do during combat but it's all about the story. It's best to buy the whole story as the chapters are very short and you save money buying the whole package. As a bonus, it saves your options and lets you see what percentage of other players shared your morals or lack of thereof. Expand
  5. Aug 4, 2016
    8
    Good game but

    this time is more action like adventure. Press the silly buttons will stay with us. The story is well so far. I got myself
    Good game but

    this time is more action like adventure. Press the silly buttons will stay with us. The story is well so far. I got myself the other episodes and am curious whether Catwoman and Batman come closer.
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  6. Sep 6, 2016
    8
    If you're familiar with a Telltale Game then I don't really need to explain how they work. If not, well, consider them part action, partIf you're familiar with a Telltale Game then I don't really need to explain how they work. If not, well, consider them part action, part investigation, and consequence driven gameplay in the style of some of the old point and click games of the past. If you're not a fan of Quick Time Events, then these aren't going to be the games for you.

    Sign up if you're a fan of twisting stories, great characterisation, interesting applications of QTE mechanics - and meaningful choices that have far-reaching consequences across each episode of their series. Yep, just like the others, Batman is an episodic game - with Episode 1 out now, and 2 soon to follow on September 20th.

    I've got a good feeling about this series, and it's off to a cracking start, introducing some great moments and some really solid action in this episode. The voice work and acting, along with the music and the writing are stand-out, bringing Gotham to life and nailing many aspects of my favourite Batman show of all time: the Classic Animated Cartoon Series starring Kevin Conroy.

    Only this time you get Troy Baker as Batman.
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  7. Aug 4, 2016
    4
    Good Story and desings, perhaps the best detective mode and here is where all the good ends.
    - Bad animations, when the characters walks they
    Good Story and desings, perhaps the best detective mode and here is where all the good ends.
    - Bad animations, when the characters walks they look like androids, and some scenes are full of glitches
    - Only one QTE make sense and is the last one of the episode, there you can die, the rest don't matter even if you fail the secene go straight
    - the frame rate drops dramaticaly in the game with no action.
    - Several parts don't have traduction and other have a bad traduction

    They still think that Spanish peopel speak like latin americans, names like Gatubela instead of Catwoman ruins much of the atmosphere
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