Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4 Reviews
'What Ails You' takes The Enemy Within's biggest and boldest step yet toward redefining the Joker's role in the Batman universe – should you choose to push him in that direction (which I did). It's the other characters whose final impacts on Bruce Wayne/Batman's life have yet to be determined.
What Ails You serves as the payoff to the slow burn that has been this season so far, and it's an satisfying one
Telltale puts Bruce Wayne and John Doe's relationship under the microscope in the strongest episode of the Batman: The Enemy Within.
What Ails You is the best episode of The Enemy Within since the season opener.
The shortest chapter, but i does not lack in depth. The genesis of the Joker is the most interesting in an episode that also explores more about characters like Amanda Waller and Tiffany Fox. It's a pity that we only have Bruce Wayne and not Batman.
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What Ails you is a superb fourth episode, and gives us plenty of great set pieces and character progression as the series reaches its climax
Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4 "What Ails You" is the weakest episode of this highly regarded series. It's nowhere near a disaster though, still offering a great new Batman tale set within Telltale's interesting splinter universe. The real test of this series will come in its finale, when we see whether these last two episodes of build up end up paying off with something special.
What Ails You is the strongest episode so far, giving Batman: The Enemy Within a much-needed injection of verve as it speeds toward the conclusion of the series.
John Doe's unpredictability continues to be the highlight in a season that's seen Bruce Wayne's role become ever more important than the titular Dark Knight. While short, this is a solid episode that puts plenty of interesting plot threads into play, but with the finale around the corner, there's very little resolution – merely setup for that all-important fifth episode.
Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4: What Ails You is slightly better than last episode, but the main theme with opportunity to give player to create his own friend-opponent of Joker does not look convincing enough.
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They could still turn it around with a memorable finale. Maybe this episode's most vital maneuver is to have cleared some of Batman's — and Telltale's — path to success.
Continuing the great work of previous episodes, What Ails You sets up the season finale of Batman: The Enemy Within wonderfully.
In 'What Ails You,' there's enough positives to make this a strong instalment.
With only one action sequence and not a single challenging puzzle in sight, The Enemy Within Episode 4 is clearly not the most intense Telltale episode ever made. But its portrayal of the Joker manages to make this second to last episode interesting.
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I've been very vocal in the past about how I don't find the Joker to be the most compelling Batman villain, but I have to give credit where it's due. Telltale has not only managed to make one of the most interesting incarnations of the Harlequin of Hate, but the slow build has paid off wonderfully over two seasons. It doesn't feel rushed at all, and it has all built up to a natural point where John Doe is finally embracing his madness in a way that was impacted by the player. I'm incredibly excited to see what happens next, and to see what sort of chaos I accidentally helped cause.
The line between hero and villain is further blurred in Telltale's latest Batman episode, as a world of half-truths and lies comes crashing down on players in the most unexpected of ways.
Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4: What Ails You moves its plot along quickly and in some fascinating ways. It just can't save the entire season.
Batman: The Enemy Within: What Ails You may hurl a lot at the wall, but in doing so it's very exciting and, at times, will have you genuinely intrigued as to what's next. As that's the point, it's hard to be overly negative about it.
The first episode is by far the best one of Season 2 and Telltale has yet to reach the same highs. 'What Ails You' picks up at the end thanks to the Joker, but it's not as exciting as other episodes. Hopefully The Enemy Within ends with a bang with episode 5 in a few week's time!
I do look forward to seeing how everything ends this season. They've got a perfect setup, now let's see if they execute it.