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Batman: The Telltale Series review impressions: Slow burn

Hayden Dingman | Aug. 4, 2016
The Dark Knight begins.

It’s not a very hard puzzle, but it plays to Telltale’s strengths. It’s slow, it’s deliberate, and it involves something a modicum more interesting than pressing the right button at the right time and watching a movie unfold. I’d love to see more of Batman, The Detective in later episodes.

Bottom line

For now? It’s a good start. I’m not hooked like the first season of The Walking Dead or Wolf Among Us, but it’s looking like more of a slow burn with a lot of potential. Telltale sets up a lot of plot threads in this first episode, and it’s actually pretty impressive how many bit players they’ve introduced in just an hour and a half.

We’ll revisit Batman: The Telltale Series when it’s fully released. Hopefully the final result will be a much more stable version of the game, and one with full controller support.


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