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Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 5 Review

It’s been a long 2 months. With the entirety of Batman: The Enemy Within leading up to this point, and the end of Episode 4 making a promise that The Joker, come hell or high water, was close, the wait for Episode 5, titled Same Stitch, has been tough. I’ve heard it said though, that the best things are worth waiting for, and while it didn’t necessarily work out for Aaron Burr, I kind of had no choice but to wait for it.

Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 5 Review

Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4 Review

Just when I think Telltale has run out of places to go, and that I’ve finally figured out the hook to their plans with John Doe and his eventual transformation into full-fledged Joker-dom, they pull Crazy Ivan and give me a gift like Episode 4. Titled What Ails You, this episode is less a set-up of the finale then a stack of C4 primed to take out every story thread that’s been built up so far.

Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4 Review

Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2 Review

Have I mentioned that Batman: The Enemy Within may be the best thing Telltale has put out since the 1st season of The Walking Dead? It’s a little early to outright make that claim, with only the second episode behind us, but it’s clear that the upending to the Batman mythos they started with the first season is a train they have no intention of slowing down. And, holy crap, this is one hell of a ride.

Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2 Review

Batman Episode 5: City of Light

Telltale has shown not only a clear understanding of what makes Batman the Caped Crusader, but a deft hand at shifting the details around so that the suit you’re picturing at the beginning is not the same one you end up with at the end. Batman is, without a doubt, the best and most consistent outing for Telltale yet.

Batman Episode 5: City of Light

Batman Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham Review

Telltale’s creative use of Batlore was on full display with their low key use of his most famous villain, and they created an episode that managed to stand on its own while also leaving a jumping off point for the season finale. Guardian of Gotham delivers on all fronts.

Batman Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham Review

Batman Episode 3: New World Order

The story had some wonderful beats, with a beautiful middle section that blends Batman and Bruce’s problems together nicely, but it ends with a hard cut that practically begs for the next episode to start rather than providing a break in the action. Here’s hoping that Episode 4 handles all the promises the ending of 3 makes while still holding its own.

Batman Episode 3: New World Order

Batman Arkham VR

I enjoyed the experience quite a bit but spent more time thinking about all the things I couldn’t do over the things I could when it was all over. It’s a well-crafted experience and one that I would recommend to anyone jumping into the Playstation VR at launch, but my hope is that years down the road we get a more fully realized Batman VR experience.

Batman Arkham VR

Batman: Episode 1 - Realm of Shadows

You could make the argument that it’s a Batman game, which means I’m in it for the duration anyway, and you wouldn’t be wrong, at all, but I am actually genuinely interested to see where this goes outside of that. And because it’s Batman. For their first steps in the Dark Knight’s boots, they made one heck of an entrance.

Batman: Episode 1 - Realm of Shadows

Batman: Arkham Origins: Cold, Cold Heart DLC

A classic Batman story in some less then stellar trappings, Cold, Cold Heart is worth your time if you are in the mood for more of the Dark Knight. Depending on your feelings towards Origins's quirks and flat out gameplay failures, this may or may not be an immediate purchase. However, like the main game itself, there is enough here in the way of charm and set pieces to enjoy, even if the overall package leaves you yearning for something more.

Batman: Arkham Origins: Cold, Cold Heart DLC

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is surprisingly a lot of fun. I wasn’t really expecting to like this game very much and wound up being pleasantly surprised. If you have a Vita then Batman is honestly a game worth adding to your library. It has great combat for a handheld, interesting and challenging puzzles, and is just an overall enjoyable experience. It’s not a game that’s meant to blow your mind and has some flaws in its execution but it’s meant to entertain and it certainly does that. Blackgate should be a good time for anyone willing to pick it up as long as you can look past some speed bumps.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

Batman: Arkham Origins

It's often said that the devil is in the details, and it's a real shame that red bastard was allowed to run roughshod all over this release. While still a good game, it remains overshadowed by those previous entries. Rocksteady got right all the little things that WB Montreal seemed to miss. The flaws won't stop me from trying to continue to enjoy the game as much as I have those other entries, but they do leave a lingering thought, one I can't even believe I am capable of having: we would have been better served waiting for another entry in the series.

Batman: Arkham Origins

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Lego Batman was a pretty great game and Lego Batman 2 really steps it up a notch. When each one of these games comes out I feel like they are always stepping with their best foot forward.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
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Batman: Arkham City

This isn’t a game that you’ll play now and forget about a week later, nor isn’t something that should be excluded from every conceivable game of the year list. To make a long story short: go and get this game.

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Batman: Arkham City

Batman Begins

Batman Begins is a good game but nothing more then that. It has its fair share of problems that should have been taken care of in during development. If they do make another Batman game, I really hope they just go for a more simple open environment approach rather then this linear approach that we are given in this game. Overall if you are a fan of Batman you’re probably going to enjoy this game and if you’re not a fan you’re probably going to dislike it quite a bit.

Batman Begins

Batman: Vengeance

Overall, Batman: Vengeance is an OK game that arrived at the wrong time. There’s just too many other great games this month to recommend this, even to someone who likes the show or Batman in general. You should buy this game if you love Batman, but you should not buy this game if you want something worth 50 dollars. The choice is yours.

Batman: Vengeance