Posts Tagged ‘Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series’

The Joy of Telltale’s Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle

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As an actual adult human being who still reads DC comics, I have to put up with a lot of BatBullShit. It’s not the brooding that gets to me or even the weird and sudden flips between psychologically scarring street-level crimefighting and wacky Justice League space adventures. It’s not the callbacks to events from previous decades that I don’t care about or understand, and it’s not even the fact that the world’s greatest detective solves far too many problems by punching people until they stop moving.

It’s the romance that bothers me. The sexytimes. I really don’t care if Batman and Catwoman are making out on a rooftop, or tearing off each other’s costumes in Crime Alley or some other unfortunate locale. It’s not that I object to any of these mostly miserable characters having a bit of fun every once in a while, but just as in a computer game when two doll-like faces smash together and I’m supposed to pretend I’m witnessing a passionate and intimate moment, these caped and costumed comic characters don’t seem real enough for anything other than the kind of sex-free coupling that Ken and Barbie might engage in.

How remarkable, then, that Telltale’s Batman Series actually had my favourite romantic moment in any game I’ve played for a good while.

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Best Frenemies Forever – Batman: The Enemy Within’s final episode is live

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The worst kept secret of Telltale’s digital choose-your-own-adventures is that there’s really not much choosing involved. While incidental details may change, the main thrust of the story doesn’t. That may also be the case for the final episode in Telltale’s well received second season of Batman adventures, but while your decisions may eventually lead roughly to the same end, it feels like every call carries extra weight this time, as you help define your personal origin for a truly legendary antagonist.

Concluding Batman: The Enemy Within, the fifth and final episode – Same Stitch – is out now, and its two launch trailers paint two very contrasting pictures of the man who is to become The Joker.

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90 people lose jobs at Telltale

Telltale Games have laid off 90 people today, shrinking the company’s workforce by around 25%. The company says it won’t affect any of their currently announced projects, which includes The Walking Dead’s fourth season, Batman: The Enemy Within, and a second season for Wolf Among Us. Read the rest of this entry »

Batman: The Enemy Within removes photo resembling real murder victim

Telltale Games have hastily updated the latest episode of Batman: The Enemy Within [official site] to remove an in-game photograph of a murder victim which bore a striking resemblance to a real-world photo of murdered Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov following his assassination. Telltale avoid addressing how this happened, but do say they “regret this incident occurred” are “taking appropriate internal action”. Read the rest of this entry »

Enter The Riddler’s torture chamber in Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within trailer

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Feast your eyes on a new trailer for the Batman: The Enemy Within [official site], the second season of Telltale Games’ trip to Gotham. I say feast, it might be more cover-and-squeal, because there’s a particularly nasty sequence of The Riddler, the villain of choice this time around, torturing a man for information.

You don’t actually watch the gore but you see the choppy-choppy contraption and hear the saw blades and the screams and your imagination does the rest. Oh, and The Joker makes an appearance too. Read the rest of this entry »

Telltale announce more Batman, Walking Dead, and Wolf Among Us

Episodic storytellers Telltale Games have announced a trio of new seasons for some old games. More Batman, more The Walking Dead, and more The Wolf Among Us are in the pipeline. Batman’s second season will start in August while the others are expected in 2018. Click on for a blast of Taletellers gabbing about the games. Read the rest of this entry »