Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 3
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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.
When it isn't dragging its feet, the latest episode of Telltale's take on Batman offers some engaging twists and turns.
Telltale digs deep into Bruce Wayne's relationships, as things get complicated for the Dark Knight.
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.
I'm still very much enjoying Batman: The Enemy Within, and the way Telltale are forcing Bruce Wayne out of his punchy vigilante comfort zone
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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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.
I enjoyed episode three quite a lot, and I'm really looking forward to see how the big reveals are going to effect the rest of the season.
With only two episodes left, Telltale needs to raise the stakes and ramp up the urgency of Batman's mission.
There is no interesting plot, deep characters and villains. And all the cult heroes look bleak and naive.
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