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Despite all the technical problems of the game which most of them are fixed via post release updates and the lack of gameplay elements, Telltale starts Batman: The Enemy Within with a brilliant episode which we hope this trend remains until the end.
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Batman: The Enemy Within hits the ground running with Episode 1 "The Enigma". The series looks extremely promising and this single episode is worth checking out all on its own. Players will be instantly hooked on the drama, and will be dying to see what happens next. Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2 can't come fast enough.
Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 1: The Enigma, thanks to an interesting plot, new relationship system, good balance between dialogues, action and adventure, promises one of the most profound and interesting projects from Telltale Games. We hope that the creators will continue to be able to maintain strong dynamics and the presentation of the season.
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Batman: The Enemy Within returns us to Gotham, and shows that darkness never really goes away. Full of twists, turns, surprise arrivals and cameos, and a deeper relationship system, "The Enigma" gets us very excited for what's coming.
Despite some performance hiccups, the introductory episode of Batman: The Enemy Within explosively creates the foundation for a new and grand adventure in the Batman universe. Featuring excellent writing, impactful choices and strong voice acting, Episode 1 is a gripping, intense introduction to Telltale's new adventure.
When I sat down to play Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 1: The Enigma, I was glued to my seat until its thrilling conclusion. While lengthier than most Telltale episodes, the time still went by in a flash. In the end I was left on tenterhooks, shocked and eager to get stuck into the second part of the story.
The episode itself spans about 2 hours long, which I believe is longer than your typical Telltale episode, so I very much enjoyed that (think is something characterized for Batman, I do believe the game’s episodes were longer than usual, or maybe that’s just the feel I’m getting … but I believe they are, because Tales from the Borderlands had that feel … feel only, so I can differ). In any case, I will definitely be eagerly awaiting what comes next in store for Batman…
The Enigma is a remarkably strong start to Season 2 of TellTale’s Batman. While some minor issues are still present, the storytelling, voice-work, and music are all absolutely stellar, and I can’t wait to dive even deeper into TellTale’s seedy interpretation of Gotham.
Batman: The Enemy Within opens with a fantastic episode, turning the world of Batman on its head once more with new foes and new allies that you'll have to work with. It drags Bruce and Batman further down into the murky grey area that he inhabits, keeping players constantly guessing as to whether or not they're doing the right thing and bringing relationships new and old into the foreground.
Episode One The Enigma is an excellent opening to season two which pretty much begins with a level of tension and tough choices that are more commonly seen in later episodes in a Telltale Games series.
Season 2 of Batman: The Enemy Within is off to a much stronger start than Season 1 and with the twists, turns, and startling revelations that capped off last season's Finale, I cannot wait to see where Telltale takes this series next.
Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 1 has more action and character building with better writing than previous entries. The Riddler is a terrifying, yet oddly sympathetic villain, and he is a great contrast to Batman. These are the perfect ingredients in an episode that felt very contained and complete by the end while still leaving you hungry for more. Please do not make us wait too long, Telltale.
Telltale's first episode of Batman: The Enemy Within shows an incredibly promising start for the rest of the season thanks to its original story, refreshing takes on iconic characters, and lack of technical flaws.
In the end, Telltale has befittingly started off Season 2 with the enigmatic Riddler. It strays from the comics and what Batman really is, but that's their approach. They have explored the dual life of Gotham's Playboy thoroughly and have presented it in a great manner.
Improving and expanding the universe established in the first season, The Enemy Within is a great start for the new Batman series, with a screenplay that explores every facet of the hero, delivering action, dialogue and drama in the right extent, refreshing for both Batman fans and those accompanying the Telltale games.
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Season 2 of Telltale's Batman saga is off to a grand start, nailing all of the traditional beats that you'd expect from a dark knight game while staying true to its vision. Epic and ready to set up the caped crusader against an even deadlier menace in the months to come, Bruce Wayne's world is once again fraught with peril and tension.
At first, I didn't think that I would get into this game but as I played it more, the story seemed to grab my attention and now I am interested in seeing what the next episode of The Enemy Within has in store.
‘The Engima’ offers a great action-packed introduction to Batman: The Enemy Within, with the main players of the season clearly established along with some exciting teases of what’s to come. The action sequences were top notch, the decisions you had to make tense, and the overall presentation as dark and gritty as you’d expect from the depths of Gotham City – it really is a fine showing for the Caped Crusader. The frustrating issues that come with Telltale Games’ releases were present and I did feel like a few tricks were missed with the game’s puzzling, but overall it’s got me incredibly excited to see what’s going to happen next. It’s a welcome return to Batman – The Telltale Series, and Episode Two can’t come soon enough…
The Enigma is a strong start for This Batman: The Telltale Series The Enemy Within, and I definitely look forward to seeing what Telltale Games does with this new season. I liked the liberties they took with Batman's origin and how his extended family of rogues reacted to him, so after enjoying this new episode I'm sure Telltale Games is going to give us a good second season.
I hope this series persists as long as Telltale's Walking Dead series has. I'd love to see how their interpretation changes and grows as they have more time to work with the characters.
I wish I'd been given the chance to actually solve more of The Riddler's puzzles on my own – adventure games are traditionally all about that, after all – but the tension and drama that permeate The Enemy Within's first episode make it a winner. This strong start also leaves me very excited to see how John Doe's inevitable transformation into The Joker plays out, and morbidly fascinated to see what scars this version of Gotham City will leave behind on its inhabitants.
In addition to shaking up old ideas, The Enemy Within also introduces some new things to its mechanical and narrative tool belt. The Riddler makes an early and violent debut in the game with an interesting new backstory, and with our new big villain, there's a new big ally ... maybe. Amanda Waller has brought her mysterious government task force, known only as The Agency, to Gotham on a hunt for the Riddler. Indeed, we are in something of an Amanda Waller renaissance these days, with her featuring in no less than three concurrent franchises in television, movies and games.Batman: The Enemy Within makes incremental improvements on a successful formula — and the introduction of a new, relationship-focused choice mechanic was a big hit. It might drag here and there, but it sets up for big things to come in further installments. If Enemy Within is anything like its predecessor, a little patience will pay off.
In one of the stronger starts to a Telltale season, Batman: The Enemy Within builds on the new mythos Telltale has created for the classic DC Comics hero. Villains are still villains, but Telltale gives them enough twists to feel new. Great pacing, good tension, and what looks to be an improved engine make for a great Batman adventure. Hopefully they can keep the momentum up for the whole season.
Aside from improvements to the story overall, the first episode looks and feels much better than other Telltale Games I've played recently, with a marked upward shift in dialogue choices, graphics, and quality.
The Enigma (both the episode and the villain) is a good addition for this promising second season in which Telltale should make Bruce Wayne's sections more enjoyable and less static.
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Despite being someone that ended up hating The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, I had a great time with the first episode of Batman: The Enemy Within. It plays to Telltale's strengths of putting a compelling twist on an established property, and it helps that there's a story that finishes by the time the credits roll. Batman's latest adventure is still far from over, and it's clear that there's a bigger tale waiting to be told, but The Enigma will leave players satisfied even if they don't continue the series.
It's going to be an exciting season if The Enigma is anything to go off of. While some of the characters aren't as interesting, the story is going in a really exciting direction. Thanks to the reworked technical side, this is one of the most fluid and enticing Telltale titles to date. Hopefully, the rest of the season measures up as well as this episode has.
The second season of Telltale's Batman adventure starts with a solid episode. Great story telling, superb character development and exciting combat will keep players engaged for a few hours. However it's interesting to see how choices can affect future episodes and whether or not different players can create different jokers.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 1: The Enigma is easily the best episode of Telltale's Batman story so far. While Season One put the wheels in motion, The Riddler's return to Gotham invites "The Agency" into town to make its presence felt, while Lucius Fox, Alfred, and Bruce Wayne are still trying to fully come to terms with the events of the first season. The story is a lot tighter, and the animations are well-polished and cleaner, setting the expectation for what to expect throughout the second season.
The Enigma is a great starting point for Telltale's new season of its Batman series. It has plenty of content, action, albeit in QTE form, and a great narrative that is only the start of this season's nefarious arc.
After Batman Season 1’s finale, I said that it didn’t leave a memorable mark and I hoped that Season 2 will be better. I am happy to say that I was captivated with Batman: The Enemy Within – The Enigma. Despite the mediocre voice acting from Troy Baker (I still prefer Kevin Conroy), the pacing was great and I can’t wait how the story slowly unfolds in the next episode.
By the time the first episode is over in The Enemy Within, you’re going to be left wondering just how far Telltale can push Bruce Wayne, and just how dark this series can get. It’s a fantastic example of Telltale at its best, and if you’re a fan of these games, you need to pick The Enemy Within up and get playing. If you’ve yet played the original Telltale Batman series, get it too. This one is made richer by playing its predecessor.
I can’t do anything but recommend getting stuck into this very good start to Batman: The Enemy Within, especially if you enjoyed season one. Big things are coming and it’ll only get better!
Telltale Games has really gotten into a rhythm in recent years with churning out game after game and yet they still manage continual quality output. If you enjoyed the first season, there is no question you need to check out Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 1 – The Enigma. If you haven’t, you really should get on that sometime.
I have played numerous Telltale Games titles over the years, and there are certain trends I have noticed along the way. Usually the first and penultimate episodes tend to drag a bit, for example. While I cannot yet speak for the latter scenario, I have to say I was very impressed with how Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 1: The Enigma kicks things off.
This season of Telltales Batman starts off with a bang and it really never lets up. It's savage and unpredictable and I can't wait to see where it goes next. If you like Telltale games, Episodic games, Narrative Adventures or Batman you should buy this game.
"The Enigma" is a strong episode 1 for this new series, in which Telltale tried to add something new to its formula, with different kinds of QTEs and interesting bounds between the main characters. Now, we just need to see how much of this will actually make the difference in the next episodes.
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Don’t go in expecting miracles, but given the expectations of many fans that The Enemy Within was going to be a bit of a phoned-in cash-grab, it’s a genuine surprise to see the IP rebound with one of the company’s very best episodes of any kind in a long time.
Anyone who isn't a fan of the "Telltale interactive story" style will find nothing at all here to change their mind on the genre, but fans of previous games will find themselves thrown into yet another adventure filled with questionable loyalties, tense confrontations, morally-grey decisions and that ever-nagging thought that maybe, just maybe, you should have turned left instead of right.
At over two hours, Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 1: The Enigma is meaty instalment which picks up as strongly as the previous season left off. As a self-contained story, the Riddler's unique brand of psychotic behaviour makes for a satisfying arc – but it's the bigger picture involving Bruce and the deranged John Doe that promises plenty for the remainder of this series, and we're excited to see where it goes.
All in all, The Enemy Within starts off strong, even if it does stumble a little here and there. Thankfully, the new story arc seems a lot less bloated and self-involved than the one we got last season, and the new characters are rather well-written, too.
Gameplay and production-wise, Telltale Games doesn't reinvent the wheel with "The Enigma." But what the studio does, it does well. The game tells a new story that can grab the attention of both old and new fans of the Batman. Let's now hope that the following episodes will be as interesting.
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Bruce begins the episode confident in his role as Batman, but he meets his intellectual match with this enigmatic adversary. Does he have what it takes to take on this new foe?
Most Batman fans will enjoy the first episode of Batman: The Enemy Within. However, waiting for the entire season to release first might be the best course of action at this point, if only to see what new material Telltale will bring to the table.
Batman: The Enemy Within's first episode named The Enigma is troubled by the mistakes that have been characteristic for Telltale' titles over the years, but the character of Batman himself and the whole universe around him have just enough power to attract the player. We'll see how the second season will continue, but the beginning is not at all bad.
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The Enigma is an explosive start to Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within. Apart from a handful of unusual character interactions that didn't feel like genuine reactions to the situation and some emotional moments that fail to land, this episode is action packed and once again boasts a tonne of originality.
Enemy Within’s first episode has done a great job at drawing me into the series, and it has left me wanting more straight away. The emotional attachment that grew from the roots of the first game has definitely helped, but we cannot wait to jump into Episode 2 right away!
The Enemy Within has some great action sequences, but it leans too much on the wider Batman universe as a crutch. It doesn't put in the effort to make you care about the characters or the situations, and because of that, none of the choices feel meaningful.
Episode 1: The Enigma is not what the first chapter of Batman: The Enemy Within should be. Similar to season one, the gameplay segments are subpar, and the small power that choices have over the course of the storyline ruin the replay value of it all. Sure, the story offers some interesting twists and turns that Bat-fans will definitely enjoy, but the World's Greatest Detective can certainly do better than this.