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As a verdict, I see no reason not to give this another 10/10. Nothing really I want to complain about. Engaging story, mixed up with enough gameplay sections, put in a mix of good OST and pleasant smooth graphics and we have a recipe for success.
Season 2, or 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's third episode continues the forward momentum from the first two, leading to another episode where I've been engrossed in Batman's drama.
Despite the lack of introducing new mechanics to set off the mid-season, Telltale Games took the helm with its narrative direction for Episode 3: The Fractured Mask. It’s a good way to spice things up as we get closer to the season finale, and hopefully, the next episode would not screw this momentum up.
Acting more as a transition episode, Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 3 "Fractured Mask" is another great episode in the series, even if it isn't as fantastic as the first two. The tension is running high here and Telltale's writing is at the top of its game. If the last two episodes can live up to the first three this will easily go down as one of the developer's best.
The highlight of Batman: The Enemy Within‘s third episode is definitely the interactions with Catwoman, but it also does a great job of moving the story forward. The overall picture is becoming increasingly clear, and the episode ends with a fantastic cliffhanger that left me on edge. The wait for episode four will be rough, but I'm excited to get out of this mess that Bruce Wayne finds himself in.
I am still heavily invested in the story of Batman: The Enemy Within, and I'm excited to see how things develop from here. But little niggles like inconsequential ‘big' decisions still feel too heavy-handed and put into the story for a bit of shock value that doesn't really amount to much in the end.
'Fractured Mask' isn't the most eventful episode, but it's still fun, all the characters are clashing wonderfully, and it's fun waiting for the hammer to fall and your choices to bite you hard. Which will probably happen in Episode 4. We can't wait.
Fractured Mask offers some of the season's best scenes in yet another strong episode in Telltale's latest season. The consistency during the two hour tale leaves a little to be desired, but Batman: The Enemy Within continues to be among the best Telltale has to offer.
Fractured Mask is another thoroughly enjoyable episode of Batman Season 2. Though some of the decisions characters make are questionable, the re-introduction and further development of Catwoman and John’s decreasing sanity are a joy to take part in.
The Fractured Mask was a much needed step in the right direction after the previous fumble. It seemed to get back to the basics and had a much narrower focus. Not to mention the setup for the next episode has me all kinds of excited.
Players new and old took to the spotlight in Batman - The Enemy Within Episode 3, and it was clear just how your decisions would affect those around you. "Fractured Mask" indeed.
The arrival of Catwoman not only introduces us to a very interesting character per se, but also makes the Telltale versions of Harley Quinn and Bruce Wayne/Batman better.
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An overabundance of subplots aside, this solid episode reinforces the fact that Batman: The Enemy Within is on a trajectory to be one of Telltale's better series.
A slower episode that sacrifices action for more character development, Telltale's Batman game is shaping up to not only redefine the dark knight but also his greatest nemesis as Bruce Wayne finds himself caught up in a dangerous game.
Fractured Mask is a well written and engaging episode that restored our trust in Batman: The Enemy Within series. For the first time in a long while for a Telltale's game, we are very interested in the possible outcome that awaits Bruce and the other main characters in the next episode.
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Fractured Mask was a great episode with plenty of character moments I loved. But my favourite thing about the episode was ending it, realising there are two episodes left and I really can't see the direction the story is heading -- which is exciting.
The episode three of Batman: The Enemy Within seems a real link to the first chapter of the saga, using some themes and characters that have fallen into oblivion and which now come back with force.
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If they can trust themselves to focus on the stronger points like this romance and not sell out to hit some punches thrown quota, this season could feel uniquely different than other Batman stories.
Episode 3: Fractured Mask doesn't quite hit the same highs as its immediate predecessor, but the tangled web that Telltale's cast in Batman: The Enemy Within is getting increasingly intriguing with each episode. This particular instalment may pump the brakes slightly in order to include necessary setup for the impending finale, but it feels meaningful, and the scenes with Selina and Bruce are particularly engaging.
Fractured Mask takes the story to a new direction by representing Catwoman and focusing more on Batman's role. The only downside is that the choices from previous episode aren't really in effect here and one might feel that this will continue in the future episodes too.
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This isn't the worst or the best of the one and a half seasons of Batman that Telltale Games has provided us. It's good, but not great as the story itself feels as though it is setting us up for the last half of this season, but thankfully this is not one of those episodes that just treads water and completely stalls out the plot in favor of some new character introductions.
Rebounding from a weak second episode, Batman: The Enemy Within's third episode restores my hopes that this season will turn out well. Major developments around Batman's big secret and strong interactions with Harley Quinn, Selina Kyle, and John make Fractured Mask work, right up until the extremely abrupt ending.
Due to poor dialogues, not necessarily complicated plot and the game being too easy; The third episode of Batman: The Enemy Withing is deeply troubled. Although the gorgeous comic graphics and good characterization of Joker and Bruce Wayne still saves the whole experience somehow.
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This episode drags the momentum of this second season down a bit, so if you haven't already been playing The Enemy Within, I'd wait on picking it up until the full season ends to see if the final two episodes can make up for this rather boring third one.
With "Fractured Mask," Telltale Games offers a satisfying third episode. Bruce "Batman" Wayne has a lot on his plate and its getting harder and harder for him to please everybody without blowing his cover and revealing his secret identity. Unfortunately for non-English speakers, the game wouldn't start with French subtitles enabled.
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Although there is some excellent work put in by Catwoman and John Doe, Fractured Mask is ultimately just a series of "Choose A or B" conversations, taking place in overly-familiar locales, with stakes not quite as high as the game would have you believe. With only two episodes remaining, it's going to take something special to kick this story into high gear for the climax. It certainly isn't impossible; even when the chips are down, you can always bet on Bat.
Batman's third episode from season two does enough to keep the overall story ticking over, but a crowded narrative and confusing relationships mean this is the low point so far. Episode four will have to do much better.
A little better than The Pact in some ways and a lot worse in many others, Fractured Mask feels as if Telltale Games just wants to "get it over with," and, as a result, just churns out another uninteresting chapter, where nothing really seems to ever happen.