Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 1 Reviews
Batman: The Enemy Within opens in a pretty mediocre way thanks to a poor script.
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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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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.
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.
Telltale kicks off the second season of Batman with all the power and momentum it needs, meaning if everything goes right, this will be an outright success.
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.
Some interesting story developments can't save the first episode of Batman: The Enemy Within from being a tired, simplistic reuse of Telltale's usual techniques.
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.
"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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The Batman returns, after the traumatic events of Season 1, Bruce Wayne and his closest friends must deal with the aftermath while facing new foes.
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?
Batman returns in a plotline that finally includes the traditional Joker and a few other fan favourites.
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.
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.
The Enigma provides both an extremely strong start to Batman: The Enemy Within and one of the best single episodes that Telltale has made in a long time.
In its very first episode.
Honestly feels like an epic Batman movie.
The Enigma offers plenty of teases for the season ahead while also improving upon the combat and presentation for Telltale's take on the powerless superhero.
Episode 1 has emerged from the gate strong and has set a pace and tone for the rest of the series.