Batman is another great story line developer Telltale is exploring into – and the Season has come to an end with Episode 5. I always have been a great Batman fan, and when this series came out I was quite excited to play this, because Telltale gets into such great story telling that had me excited to play the game as both Batman and Bruce Wayne unlike the Arkham series that just kept the story to Batman. In this game, Bruce Wayne plays a part which makes the decisions important and turns the story around. I would say I was a bit down when I initially played the first episode, but it did improvise a bit from next episode. Please only read further if you are fine with the spoilers.
Episode 5 has given a great conclusion to the story so far. It was just around 1 and half to 2 hour long, somewhere in between there. This episode came with a mix of conversation as well as action, which as a player, I would rather go for. The outcome of the episode is different based on choices we have made in the previous episodes. For my choices, I saved Lucius Fox and let the Wayne Manor get controlled by Harvey Dent. So, the episode starts with Batman saving Detective Gordon, and then Bruce Wayne going to save everyone from Harvey Dent at Wayne Manor.
This episode also explained all the remaining characters Selina Kyle taking her leave from Gotham, Bruce Wayne taking his place back as the CEO of Wayne Enterprise. And the conclusion is when Alfred Pennyworth, the butler, to Bruce Wayne gets kidnapped by Lady Arkham, and Batman using his great mind of the world’s greatest detective, and finding all the locations of Lady Arkham aka Vicki Vale. The great thing that comes is though, was at the end after the climax action sequence, where we have two choices either to show up as Batman or Bruce Wayne in front of public. And the assassination attempt was made towards Bruce Wayne, which comes out to be surprise, that is done by Jon Doe (Joker, not yet officially confirmed name in series).
This game gave a great conclusion but it still left a lot of loop holes, which I have faith in Telltale are surely going to work on for the future series. For this conclusion, it did connect a lot of dots but still left something. I played the game, it felt so good playing Bruce Wayne as well as Batman, but there was something amiss for some reason. Harvey Dent has been a really great antagonist, but for Lady Arkham and Penguin, I cannot say, Harvey Dent’s spree was short written, and it could have been longer. The only things that Batman games and story make it great are the antagonists, and this game lacked those a bit. I would give this episode 8 stars.
Here are several BATMAN – The Telltale Series Episode 5 gameplay trailers:
The final of five episodes in the season, Episode 5: ‘City of Light’ is available digitally worldwide on PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One and Xbox 360, and on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The episode will be available the same day for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play.