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  • Summary: With Gotham City's first family mired in corruption, and an old friend now a dangerous adversary, the life of the Dark Knight is turned upside down. What was Thomas Wayne entangled in, and why was he killed? Determined to learn the truth about his father, Bruce sets out to question thoseWith Gotham City's first family mired in corruption, and an old friend now a dangerous adversary, the life of the Dark Knight is turned upside down. What was Thomas Wayne entangled in, and why was he killed? Determined to learn the truth about his father, Bruce sets out to question those involved in Gotham's criminal past. But which mask will he wear - The billionaire, or the bat? Huge decisions will forever change the Batman and the lives of those around him, as he meets the Children of Arkham. Expand

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. Sep 20, 2016
    90
    Telltale’s Batman looked to be a disaster in the making that didn’t quite grasp the Batman source material, but is now shaping up to be a unique take on this beloved character that everyone should play. "Wow” moments are plenty in this episode, and they hit you when you least expect them. Best of all, this story makes you think about Batman’s storied history as much as it wipes the canvas clean to tell a new tale with faces you’ve never seen before.
  2. Sep 21, 2016
    85
    I’m finally getting a sense of direction from the narrative, although I’m sure Telltale will find some way to surprise me. With three episodes left, Bruce’s story is far from over.
  3. Sep 21, 2016
    80
    It’s definitely aimed at the Bat-fans, but Telltale is busy crafting a superb story starring the dark knight that manages to feel fresh and brutal.
  4. Sep 21, 2016
    80
    Though the score accompanying this review is lower than the score I gave the premiere, in some ways "Children of Arkham" is the superior episode. This game exists first and foremost because it wants to tell a story. While the first episode set the table and promised a lot to be excited about, this follow-up begins to deliver on those promises in ways that are fresh, riveting, and challenging to Bruce, Batman, and the player alike.
  5. Sep 28, 2016
    80
    Batman is gaining steam, a development I hope Telltale can maintain for the rest of the season. I am enjoying the narrative focus on Wayne and the dialogue that, while maintaining a familiar comics camp, can also be genuine when necessary. Children of Arkham easily surpasses Realm of Shadow.
  6. Sep 21, 2016
    75
    With its second episode Children of Arkham, Batman: The Telltale Series brings ahead its original viewpoint on the story of the Dark Knight. The key gameplay elements are still the same as most Telltale games, but this is pushed into the background by an extremely captivating plot.
  7. Oct 5, 2016
    75
    Children Of Arkham is great for anyone who is into Batman or Telltale, or both. The story gets deeper and it focuses more on Bruce as a person, which is refreshing. However, the episode suffers from framerate drops and the QTE's still aren't great.

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  1. Jan 3, 2017
    9
    Batman: The Telltale Series- Episode 2: Children of Arkham is a significant improvement over the first episode. The story actually movesBatman: The Telltale Series- Episode 2: Children of Arkham is a significant improvement over the first episode. The story actually moves forward with better pacing, and there is definitely great setups for the future. Expand

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