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Batman a Telltale Game Series. © Telltale

Batman A Telltale Games Series is the latest video game featuring the iconic caped hero and it was released in the second quarter of 2016. It was developed by the Telltale gaming studios, the ones who took the world by surprise when releasing The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. The videogame is a point-and-click adventure game that takes a steep departure from the previous games and also promotes an original narrative.

Key facts about Batman A Telltale Games Series

  • Batman A Telltale Games Series is a point-and-click adventure video game offering a fresh interpretation of the Gotham universe.
  • Players are invited to assume the roles of both Bruce Wayne and Batman and are presented with several ways of tackling the same situation.
  • All decisions in Batman A Telltale Games Series have an impact on future events and determine how the narrative unfolds.
  • The games series will be compatible with PC and Mac computers and it will also be compatible with mobile devices.
  • Batman A Telltale Games Series features a non-photorealistic look, capturing the charm of the original comics.

The Batman A Telltale Games Series games

Batman A Telltale Games Series is the latest release featuring the famous hero, but it doesn’t build on the popularity of any of the previous titles. Telltale dares players to think outside the box and be ready to embrace an entirely different reality, without any ties to previous iterations of Batman in video games or comics. For the first time, players can play simultaneously as Bruce Wayne and Batman, therefore go for the straightforward solution or choose a covert alternative.

The game can only be played in single player, but the multiple choices keep players hooked and they can return to replay the same missions. There is always more than one way to tackle a challenge and with the videogame featuring a branching narrative, the story is every bit as exciting as the gameplay. Batman A Telltale Games Series bears some resemblance with previous titles produced by the video game developer but only in regard to how the story is told.

Easily recognizable characters such as René Montoya, Alfred Pennyworth, James Gordon and Vivky Vale will return. Batman A Telltale Games Series has an interactive storytelling and it is supposed to be the beginning of a new franchise. Unlike other video games dedicated to the caped hero, this one challenges players to get more involved and dive deeper into his complex lifestyle. At the cornerstone of the new game, players will find the struggle of responsibility and the duality of his identity.

What is Batman A Telltale Games Series

Batman A Telltale Games Series is a point-and-click videogame that tells the story of Batman in an original manner. Players examine the environment, interact with other characters but also get to better understand the protagonist. It uses the latest gaming engine developed by Telltale and it promises to be similar in maturity to the other popular titles released by the game studio.

Screenshot of Batman a Telltale Game Series © Telltale
Screenshot of Batman a Telltale Game Series. © Telltale

Gameplay of Batman A Telltale Games Series

Batman A Telltale Games Series will appeal to those who have played The Wolf Among Us and got fascinated with its original gameplay. The setting is different and the same goes for the characters, but the challenges have similar game mechanics. The interaction with objects and other characters has been improved thanks to the new game engine, but players are still pit against the same difficult choices.

The conversation trees are quite complex and the decisions made by players influence future events and determine how the story revolves. Instead of blasting their way through obstacles and gunning down opponents, players are supposed to use their wits and find the best solution. All the choices made by players are recorded by Telltale, so players can revisit their decisions as well as the general statistics.

Batman A Telltale Games Series will enable players to interact with the entire community much easier, thanks to these detailed statistics. This will be presented to players after they complete their mission so they can draw comparisons with the choices made by their peers. The magnitude of these decisions is amplified by the fact that they can even affect parallel events, in addition to the main quest.

The Batman A Telltale Games Series gameplay is also action oriented and players who respond quickly and have good reflexes are rewarded. Attention to details remains the most important quality, as players need to respond to a string of events. Mistakes can lead to the untimely demise of key characters, has forcing players to replay the same missions several times.

Screenshot of Batman a Telltale Game Series © Telltale
Screenshot of Batman a Telltale Game Series. © Telltale

Plot of Batman A Telltale Games Series

Telltale Games went to great lengths to keep the details of Batman A Telltale Games Series plot secret, but some information has surfaced. We know that the new game will take place in Gotham city, but this looks very different to how fans of the franchise imagine it. Action unfolds in the modern-day city, one swarming with wrongdoers and criminals that don’t feature in any comics, video games and films.

The narrative focuses on Batman and Bruce Wayne, with players also shifting between the caped hero and his alter ego. They need to stay consistent in their decisions and also play the long game, because the choices they make influence the narrative. There is an indissoluble link between the two characters and depending on how Bruce acts throughout the day, he has to face different obstacles and villains at night.

Players are not restricted to one character or the other and they can assume the role of both Bruce Wayne and Batman during both day and night. While it is possible to approach the same scene with any of the characters, the consequences will differ depending on how players choose to tackle the challenges. Telltale decided not to spoil the fun by revealing the names of the potential villains, but we know that Alfred, James Gordon, Vicki Vale, and Renee Montoya will feature in this new release.

Development of Batman A Telltale Games Series

Batman A Telltale Games Series spent a decently long time in the making, with developers wanting to make sure that it is perfect when released. They are using the latest technology and a brand-new gaming engine, so players should expect a stellar experience. The team has been working round-the-clock with industry experts and engineers, to deliver the best non-photorealistic rendering tech possible.

Screenshot of Batman a Telltale Game Series © Telltale
Screenshot of Batman a Telltale Game Series © Telltale

Telltale chose not to disclose too much information about the characters, the plot and gameplay and only came up with a teaser trailer. It is only fair to assume that it draws inspiration from other games produced by the videogame developer, with enhanced graphics and animations. The new Batman series will tell a brand-new story, completely unconnected to the existing franchise and is expected to hit the stores in July

Where can I download Batman A Telltale Games Series?

Batman A Telltale Games Series will be available for download on the official Telltale website, where players can already watch the teaser trailer. There is no information regarding the possibility of purchasing the Batman videogame in a bundle with other Telltale products.

What are others saying about Batman A Telltale Games Series?

Batman A Telltale Games Series was announced last year and The Game Awards 2015 and the developers are on track with the release date. Based on the information available so far and the trailer, the critics were enthusiastic and the same can be said about the players. If there are no delays and the game is released in summer as expected, it’s very likely that the early reviews will be just as positive.

Batman A Telltale Games Series tournaments

Batman A Telltale Games Series is supposed to be played in single player format, with no multiplayer, therefore there is no possibility for tournaments. ESports fans should focus on Hearthstone, Dota 2 and League of Legends or action packed shooters such as Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Counter Strike Global Offensive. Diversity will be insured by the fact that players can shift between Bruce Wayne and Batman, while seeing how their decisions differ from their peers.

My rating of Batman A Telltale Games Series

I’ve played so many video games featuring Batman in the leading role, that I didn’t expect a new title to surprise me in any way. The fact that Telltale chose to walk down the less traveled paths and take a steep departure from the conventional depictions of the masked hero was refreshing. The non-photorealistic technology and the brand new gaming engine should propel the new release to new highs and ensure a review score of 8.5 out of 10.

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