Review of Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 1

TellTale has recently released the first episode of its new gaming series “Batman”

Telltale’s games are well known for their adaptation of famous stories and turning them into a point and click games that provide a different story perspective for the gamer.

Batman’s first episode Realm of Shadows will provide Batman fans with a different experience by focusing more on Bruce Wayne instead of his alter ego Batman. The story starts off with a younger version of Bruce Wayne and his social life in Gotham City. Bruce seemed blinded by his will to ensure justice in Gotham which makes might make him cross the thin line of being Gotham’s savor or its Vigilante.

The conversation options are tricky as the gamer cannot get a feel if the sentence chosen is right or wrong. In previous TellTale games, the different selected conversation lines of decisions did not make a lot of difference as it led to the same ending for each game. However, I’m hoping it will be different for Batman..the only way to find out is when the rest of the episodes are out to see the consequences of the decisions I’ve made earlier. Besides selecting conversations, there are fighting scenes that will require a fast reaction to ensure Batman is actually doing his job of protecting Gotham. Also, since Batman is known for his detective skills, the gamer will be able to investigate and solve crime scenes

The story is dark and interesting which makes the gamer eager to play the rest of the episodes. The gameplay felt too short (around 2 hours) since it was filled with exiting events and story development.

The first episode included a lot of Gotham’s well known characters such as Cat Woman, Alfred, Harvey Dent and more. When it comes the voice acting, I liked Troy Baker more as Bruce Wayne but when it comes to him as Batman I found myself cringe when Batman uses the voice enhancer to change his voice…it sounded more like a Robot instead of Batman.

I enjoyed the first game and I would rate it 8/10 ..hoping for better story development in the next episode!