Story - 95%
Graphics - 91%
Audio - 85%
Gameplay - 83%
Replayability - 50%
This compelling Telltale game’s series has carried on giving the public what they deserve; a dark and twisted superhero game with twists and turns that follow the first season.
This season follows a year later after the first season, which is one of the best Telltale series, in my opinion, closely followed by The Walking Dead. This action packed interactive adventure has definitely lived up to the first season, so far. With not all the episodes released as yet, it is difficult to judge the story line as a whole, but I can’t tell you that it has me hooked so far. Your continuity will obviously determine how you start off, like my Bruce, who is missing half an ear. The characters are compelling, however, I feel like the villains aren’t as exciting and crazy as they should be, comparing them to the comics and their characters’ intellectual personalities of the villains. I don’t really want to give any spoilers but just know it with get you emotionally involved.
Telltale is notorious for their cartoons style animation with “realness” physics behind the characters, which sometimes creates a jitteriness or stutters, however, this game was smooth and well optimised. The fluidity in the movement of characters has been enhanced, the small details have been optimised too. Overall, this is one of the most aesthetically pleasing Telltale games I have played. On console, I found that there was no motion blur, which didn’t actually effect the smoothness in movement of the game and that is really impressive.
Audio has never been a problem for me in any game with a story, however, this Batman makes all the other games look like poor quality. The scoring in this game is beautiful, the orchestra going to town during fights and smooth interludes really creates the vibe of the Game in the sounds. The game effect sounds are spectacular, from the sounds of a thrown punch to the sound of shells dropping to the floor, this is easily the best TellTale game when it comes to this. The whole cinematic experience of this game is one to behold.
In conclusion, I would have to say that I have enjoyed this season of Batman more than the first and more than any other TellTale game I have personally played (Minecraft, The Walking Dead, and Batman Season One). The game is definitely one to play, but I am not sure if I could play it twice and hope for different outcomes, I just want to set an outcome and be done, nothing is really pulling me back here. It is very similar to watching a movie that you really enjoyed but you’d be bored as heck if you watch it again. To buy or not to buy? Truth is, if you’re a Telltale fan, definitely buy@ If you’re a batman fan, probably try playing it at your mate’s house first.
Reviewed on: PlayStation 4
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems
Genre: Adventure game
Publisher/Developer: Telltale Games
Estimated RRP: R.300
Release Date: 8 August 2017
- Great Story
- Graphics are smooth and clean
- Villains are not as complex as expected
- Dislike 2