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Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

The Dark Knight returns for an epic but violent new chapter.

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The review

Great but a little vilance

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Gotham's greatest hero returns in an incredible tale that is engaging and graphic and truly emphasizes the fact that consequences of your actions matter. Telltale Games' first foray into the mean streets of Gotham didn't just put players in the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight, it opened a window into the heart and mind of the man behind the mask. Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series continues Bruce Wayne's journey of self-discovery and his evolution as the hero Gotham needs. Once again, this is a story about making tough decisions and learning to live with the consequences of those decisions. Players of the first season can carry over their choices into this new season or start fresh with the default options. Either way, this is still a Batman unlike any other. This is your Batman, shaped by your choices and your personality.

For the second season of Batman, Telltale apparently decided to push the envelope even further than it did the first time around. Right out of the gate, the violence is more intense and graphic than before. The Riddler's introduction alone leaves no question about his ruthlessness, spilling more blood in his first 10 minutes on-screen than many horror films do in their entirety. The game also feels more interactive, with more reliance on quick time events (QTE) than before. This doesn't take away from the drama of the story, but rather pulls you deeper into the action, heightening the tension and the adrenaline rush. It's still a far cry from a reflex-driven arcade experience, and the primary focus is still on the development of the characters and their stories. In fact, The Enemy Within manages to take the best parts of the first season and raise the bar even higher. This may not be a Batman for the kiddies, but it's easily one of the most engaging Batman tales in recent memory, and one of the best games to ever put players in control of the World's Greatest Detective.

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