Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 1 – The Enigma Review

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8.0
Good: Excellent story, Many choices available, Unpredictable
Bad: Outdated visuals, Too many Bruce Wayne scenes
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5.0
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Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within is Season 2 of the series that serves as a direct sequel to the first game. Much like every other Telltale video game, this title makes your choices matter and this affects the direction of the story and characters you encounter. There is a lot of replay value you can get here.

If you played the first game, you can continue the story so your choices matter in Season 2. That being said, you can just choose the default settings if you are new to the franchise. Either way, Episode 1 of Season 2 kicks off with a bang as the opening chapter is exciting.

The Enemy Within focuses solely on The Riddler as the main villain. In this version of the story, The Riddler was a criminal in Gotham City many years ago but disappeared. Now he’s back and Batman has to find out why he wants to haunt Gotham City again. As expected, there are many riddles for you to solve and the story plays out in many unpredictable ways.

The opening chapter of Season 2 is great because Batman has to save some hostages being captured in a casino. Commissioner Gordon gives you support, although you can choose to play things stealthily if you wish. Many of Batman’s cool gadgets come in handy here.

If you are new to the Telltale games, you have to know that they act more like interactive stories rather than have traditional gameplay. When Batman fights in this game, all you are doing is a series of many quick time events (QTEs). If you hate QTEs, you are better off playing the Arkham series instead.

However, this does not mean the lack of gameplay isn’t a bad thing. The story is what is most impressive about Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within. The more you play the game, you uncover more about The Riddler’s plan. Even though this is only Episode 1, there is a lot at stake here and your choices affect the outcome of certain characters.

One of may favorite aspects of the entire game is the way you can talk to certain characters as Bruce Wayne/Batman. During my first playthrough, Commissioner Gordon hated the way I talked to him. I chose to work with Amanda Waller instead and Gordon didn’t like that one bit.

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Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 1 - The Enigma Review, 5.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
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