The TellTale Batman game has me absolutely in love with it which in some ways is a shock. Because it wasn’t the Arkham Batman. But those worries have been buried by how awesome episode 1 is of this game and now we get our chance to continue it! I’ve only barely just begun but I can already see where my choices from the first episode are influencing things in this round and I absolutely love that, it means my version of how this game is may very well be totally different than yours, and that’s always a good thing and is cool too. Sure, each game has a difference in how each person plays, no matter how subtle but in games with choices all over the place like this it’s much more obvious how things go and affect the story and I’m certainly seeing a lot of that 10 minutes into the 2nd episode.
This isn’t the type of thing I want to write too much about because I don’t want to spoil anybody, even in spite of how the different choices make it essentially a different game depending on who’s playing. But the game does a great job at remembering what you’ve done in the past and I love that, plus it has a lot of great player choices in the second round. I still wish the entire game was all out at once, for sure, but I don’t mind the waiting if it delivers on as much depth as it has so far. The Arkham games, for the masterpieces they are, didn’t offer much in the way of dialog choices and consequences (though some of them in Arkham Knight…man….) but this game is all about choice, which I’ve stated before that I’m a sucker for.
Suffice it to say that it’s a great, if not short, addition to the TellTale Batman lore and it has me even more excited for what we shall see in the future! But let me tell you, short or not (maybe it just felt that way to me?) the episode is more than worth diving into, especially if you’re the type of person who’s interested in Bruce and Selina. I won’t go into detail to save spoilers but their relationship, depending on your choices, seems to be growing and unless I’m mistaken it’s based purely on your choices, and I’m a big fan of that. I wish we had more to play right now and didn’t have to wait so long, that’s a bummer, but all in all this is a great Bat adventure set post Arkham Universe.