Review of Batman: The Telltale Series
Five days ago, the recently released video game, Batman: The Telltale Series released its second episode, Children of Arkham. Even though I have played the first and second episodes only once, I will attempt to give a spoiler free review of the second episode and a rating at the end.
The second installment is essentially a Bruce Wayne episode. However, that does not mean it isn't fun. The episode is actually a good mixture of mystery, action, and decision making.
There are certain parts of the game that will require you to make crucial decisions that may alter the next episode in many ways. Some decisions could change how Gotham looks at Batman or how those closest to Bruce Wayne look at him. What got me the most was the twist at the end, since it was such a significant change from the comic books. Normally, this would upset hardcore fans, but I found it interesting and thought it strengthened the mysteriousness of the story.
While the story does linger a bit with the Bruce Wayne aspect, the episode has no dull moments. It made me want to find out more. I would recommend this to any Batman fan or any fan of Telltale style games.
Overall, the Children of Arkham chapter was interesting, and I am excited for the next episode. It is a solid eight out of ten stars.