A game I’d like to play #6

Steam game description:

‘Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark

Knight.'(http://store.steampowered.com/app/498240/)

Brief idea/synopsis/concept:

‘The player takes the role of Batman, both as the superhero and as his alter ego Bruce Wayne. Telltale Games CEO Kevin Bruner has stated that playtime will be split evenly between them, though at times the game will offer the player a choice of whether to approach a situation as Wayne or as Batman.[16][17] The game’s narrative offers a “fresh interpretation of the universe set in current times, not tied to any existing iteration of Batman in games, film, or comics”, according to Telltale Games.[16] According to Bruner, the game is set a few years after Wayne decides to become Batman, giving them flexibility in their writing and game play to give the player some control on how they want to play the character without ties to any established narrative.’

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Telltale_Series#Plot)

Why do I want to play it?

After the success of Telltale’s ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Wolf Among Us’ series, this game seems to be the next defining story for these clever developers to tackle. I have played ‘The Walking Dead’ and genuinely fell in love with the animation style, story telling techniques and the general feel of the game (Also super excited for the next season to come out!).

And with the announcement of a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Telltale series on the way… BEAUTIFUL!

But I am a huge fan of the Batman comics/films/cartoons… and this looks like a very clever adventure for the caped crusader. I like the idea of equally playing as both the Bat and Bruce, defining choices and moments in Gotham’s history that are, as is the way with Telltale, completely your choice.

Say what you will about Rocksteady’s version of Batman in their series, but I loved the classic adventure feel of the game. If they had made it into a film, I’d pay to sit through all of those interactions again. This new game feels like the much later new 52’s and, being released in episodes, gives it a certain feel of the comics. When we are left with a cliffhanger, we have to wait to find out what we can do to save the day!

I hope that this series can continue to a second season, but what with all of the great reviews I’m hearing, I’m sure they won’t have a problem.

Here’s a link to a review I found, I hope you have enjoyed reading. Let’s see what Bats has been up too!

http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/2/12347266/batman-the-telltale-series-review-pc-ps4-xbox-one

James

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