Published on December 9th, 2016 | by Krystine0
Batman: The Telltale Adventure
Batman: The Telltale Series both astounded and delighted me for hours on end. Loading up the game, I was greeted with the familiar style that is accompanied with Telltale Games.
Feeling more like an interactive movie, this is a game that revolves around quick time events and a riveting plot. Giving the already dark Batman an even grittier feel, this story draws you into the
depths of Gotham City. Here, every choice you make shapes and molds the story to give you a unique playthrough each time.
With a total of five chapters, the biggest disappointment this game presented me with was that the fifth and final chapter had not been released yet. So far,
the series is set to finish on Dec. 13th. Each chapter, while varying in length, awarded me on average two hours of game play. With eight hours of game time under my belt, I was only met
with a few complaints. When loading up the game for the first time I was largely disappointed.
A game that so heavily relied on QTE’s became almost unplayable when mixing lag into the situation. A quick look into the graphics requirements and a little fumbling with the settings, placed the game back into a playable state. During the game, there were times where tv’s would be shown. In my playthrough I was not able to see what was on the tv’s, I was just met with a blank screen and audio. I do not know if this was a bug, my graphic settings, or if that was just
the gameplay, but it did detract from the overall esthetics.
While still not perfect, it was easy to
overlook most of the flaws. If you are a person, like me, who holds the plot and storyline over gameplay, then this game is perfect for you. With natural feeling keybinds accompanied with the
ideal amount of QTE’s, this game had a nice flow. One of my favorite aspects of the game were the predetermined fight scenes.
You are given the option to look at each of your opponents and decide from there what you do to them. Linking the “generic bad guy” to the “generic bad guy
disposing tools,” leads you to have more control over your game, for that is what it is, your game. This is an experience that is tailored to your personal style and preference.
Overall, this game brought a lot to the table; a true Batman adventure.
4 Stars out of 5