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By Jonathan Balofsky On 3 Aug, 2017 At 02:39 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Citizens of Gotham City,

 

Today we are excited to share the official launch trailer for Batman: The Enemy Within, a new five-part episodic game series that continues Telltale’s unique take on the Caped Crusader. You can download the trailer by following the links above.

 

Episode one, ‘The Enigma,’ launches August 8 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac. The series will become available on iOS and Android-based devices in early October, and will also be available at retailers across North America on October 3 on a special ‘Season Pass Disc’ for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The disc will include the first episode of the season, as well as download access to all subsequent episodes as they are released through an online connection.
In this latest chapter, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions. Which of Batman’s new allies will you choose to trust? And how deep into the darkness will you let Bruce descend?
This new season will be accessible to both returning fans and newcomers alike, though players’ choices from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series will optionally carry over into The Enemy Within. This season will also include Telltale’s unique multiplayer ‘Crowd Play’ feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an online connection.
Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent including Troy Baker, who returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, as well as Anthony Ingruber, who will reprise his fresh take on ‘John Doe,’ better known to fans as The Joker.
Batman: The Enemy Within will be a standalone product separate from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series and is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC’s iconic character. Episode one, ‘The Enigma,’ has been rated ‘Mature’ by the ESRB.
Telltale’s Batman was an interesting series, and this one looks even more unique. Fans of Telltale and Batman should look forward to this!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 2 Sep, 2016 At 05:45 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Today At PAX West, Telltale announced, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier  which will be Season 3 of their episodic game series.

“This third new season will serve as both a continuation of what’s come before in our story, as well as an all-new beginning set nearly four years after the outbreak events of Season One,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “As a harrowing and horrific drama, ‘A New Frontier’ will explore beyond what it means to survive in a world ravaged by the undead, and will see our characters confronting the new rules of order and justice in a land being brutally reclaimed and rediscovered by what’s left of humanity itself.”

Players will take control of series newcomer Javier, a man struggling to keep his family together in the new world, while also playing as Clementine, now a teenage survivor holding secrets of her past while fighting to protect family of her own.

“When we began this series, we explored what it meant to protect a character like Clementine at all costs,” said Kevin Boyle, Executive Producer on the series. “Years later, meeting her for the first time, Javier will begin to unravel the mystery of who Clementine has become, as her story intersects with his – both of them still driven by the things they value most long after society’s collapse.”

‘The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier’ will be premiering this November.

This is excellent news for those who have been awaiting season 3 of the Telltale series

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By Amy McGarey On 16 Apr, 2014 At 04:37 PM | Categorized As Featured, PC Games, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, Reviews, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Have you ever wanted to see your favorite childhood fairytale characters as scumbags, liars, criminals, and prostitutes? The Wolf Among Us is a five part point and click game by Telltale Games letting you do just that. Based on the Fables comic book series, you play as Bigby – the human version of the Big Bad Wolf. You’re the sheriff in Fabletown – an underground community of fairytale characters who have lost their home world. For the past two episodes, Bigby has been investigating the murders of two prostitutes, with the help of Snow White.

In this episode, everything you thought to be true about the villains is wrong. By the end of episode three, you find out that there are bigger powers at play – not just Ichabod Crane acting out his sick and twisted fantasies. We find out about a new villain – The Crooked Man. He might be the real mastermind behind the crimes, but with the way the plot twists, you never know.

I think episode three has been the best so far because the plot is paced better than the other two episodes. I never felt like I was in a cut scene too long, or clicking on clues too long. There were just enough quick time events and dialogue woven throughout the game to keep it interesting. There was never a dull moment and I didn’t feel like the episode was too short, like I did with episode two. I never felt like the creators put all their eggs in one basket in one scene. Because of this, I say The Wolf Among Us – A Crooked Mile is a must buy.

The Wolf Among Us is available on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

By Amy McGarey On 6 Jan, 2014 At 06:46 PM | Categorized As Featured, PC Games, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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The Wolf Among Us is one of my recent purchases from the Steam Winter Sale and one of the games I’ve been most excited about playing. Developed by Telltale Games, The Wolf Among Us is a point and click game set in the world of Fables, a Vertigo comic series. Just imagine Once Upon a Time had a baby with Taxi Driver and you’ve got Fables. The game is available as a digital download on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC/Mac.

The Story

The comic book series tells the story of all the famous fairy tale characters we all grew up with who have been exiled from their home kingdoms and made to start their lives from scratch in New York City. In this game, Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow fame is running Fabletown, the underground community that the Fables reside in. He is very unpopular with the Fables, so he is aided by Snow White as an assistant.

You play as Bigby Wolf, also known as the Big Bad Wolf, who is the sheriff of Fabletown. One day he busts up a fight between the Woodsman and a call girl named Faith. Later on in the evening, Faith’s severed head is found on the doorstep of Bigby’s apartment building. With the help of Snow White, Bigby must crack the case to find out who did it. Was it the Woodsman, or did someone set him up?

 Bigby and Faith

Gameplay

If you’ve never played a point and click game before, the way it works is you control the choices that the main character makes, in order to drive the plot forward. For instance, you make a lot of dialogue choices. You can be nice, you can be intimidating, or you can say nothing at all or anything in between. The characters you interact with are smart and can form opinions based on your actions that might have consequences later on in the story. For instance, my relationship with Toad got off to a bad start early on in the game, and later when I needed information from him, he wouldn’t cooperate and had plenty of choice words for me.

Since this is a murder mystery, there is a lot of clue collecting and scene investigation that you click your way through. Sometimes you control Bigby’s movement. There is also some combat that is controlled by quick time events such as pressing Q, T, or E or clicking on a certain area of the screen at the right time.

Bigby and Snow White

Graphics and Sound

The graphics reminded me of Borderlands because of the cell shading and rough outlines. It really makes sense for the game, since it is based on a comic book. The colors are bright and vivid, but I still got a sense for the gritty, dark environment that the Fables live in. The incredible voice acting in The Wolf Among Us makes the characters seem more real, instead of cartoon-ish comic book characters. When I chose the more intimidating, violent dialogue options, I actually felt guilty about the responses I got from the person I was roughing up.

What’s Next?

The Wolf Among Us is an episodic game, much like The Walking Dead, which is also made by Telltale Games. Although I finished the game within two hours, this game has high replay value. Because of all the different choices you make on how to treat people, you can come up with many different outcomes that will carry over to the next episode.

When you beat the game, you get to see statistics on what percentage of other players made the same major plot choices as you. I thought this feature was interesting because it gave me a chance to see if I made popular choices or not. It also showed some inconsistencies to my play style. For instance, I accused one person of a crime, but arrested someone totally different.

The game ends on a major cliff hanger, so I can’t wait to see how my murder investigation progresses. Although there is no official release date, Telltale Games considers Episode 2 to be nearly finished with a possible release at the beginning of 2014.

 

By Bladez L. Stryker On 6 Jul, 2012 At 10:50 PM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, Reviews, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWelcome to the latest addition to the LEGO game family, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. For fans of the LEGO series, you can expect all the fun and entertainment of the previous games. If that is not enough to peak your interests, there are new features which go where no LEGO game has gone before.

 

 

The core format of LEGO games makes up a large part of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Once again, there are story levels, which assign you specific characters to play as. After completing the level in story mode free play mode will be unlocked, which allows you to switch freely between any characters you have acquired. Other returning mainstays are gold bricks, red bricks, mini kits, and citizens in peril.

 

 

Heh meh blah ro mmm rah, concentrate on the subtitles and miss the cut scenes. The standard we have come to expect from LEGO games. Well not this time around. Yes that’ s right, the LEGO people finally speak with real words! On top of that, Telltale Games used some high profile voice actors, including both Steven Blum and Nolan North.

 

 

If that is not a big step forward in itself, how about the vastly expanded game environment? Traditionally, LEGO games have a main “hub” area of varying size. In this hub you can access both story and free play levels, along with additional sections to explore. This time, the Batcave becomes the central hub. In the Batcave, you can select any of the vehicles you have unlocked and jump right in the driver’s seat. The vehicle automatically begins its exit, and once outside, a brand new experience begins. Now the whole of Gotham City is at your disposal. Indeed, an open world Gotham City is now your personal playground. Everything is there, from Ace Chemicals to Wayne Manor, Arkham Asylum to Gotham City Zoo.

 

 

So what exactly is there to do in Gotham? Plenty! The map can be accessed at anytime and begins covered in a black cloud. As the story levels are completed, sections of the clouds lift revealing what lies underneath. There are also remote Bat Computer Terminals placed throughout the city. Activating these terminals will reveal more sections of the map. Once activated, you will gain access to either land, sea, or air vehicles based on the terminal location, such as street level, rooftop, or at a dock.

Depending on play style, game completion can be rather easy or somewhat challenging. If you prefer the easy route, any clear section of the map may be scanned, revealing items of interest for a few seconds. These include villains, vehicles, gold bricks, red bricks, citizens in peril, and gold gates.

 

 

Hovering the Batman Logo cursor over a villain’s head gives the option to “show villain”. This will trigger a brief cinematic, transitioning from a far view and zoom to a close up of the particular villain. Using the details of the video, you will search for and find the villain and battle it out until they have been defeated. When victory is achieved, you will be given the opportunity to purchase the character. The gold gates are also scattered around Gotham, with each one having a minimum number of gold bricks collected before you can build them. After having the required number of gold bricks and erecting the gate, a hero will emerge which can then can be purchased.

 

 

The remaining items to gather in Gotham are  studs (in game currency), red bricks, gold bricks, and citizens in peril. Having a difficult time finding any? Just scan the map and set a marker to guide you to it. Red bricks give you access to game modifiers, such as stud multipliers, invincibility, brick detectors, and more. There is also a puzzle aspect to obtaining all these Gotham Goodies. Many are located on rooftops, and even with a flying character, it will not be as simple as landing and picking it up. Most will require you to start from the ground and will make use of some or all of Batman’s and Robin’s special suits to reach the summit and unlock the gold brick’s container.

The core game controls and mechanics are on par with the LEGO series. Lego Batman 2 does have a couple of downsides. Upon obtaining a gold brick, auto save activates. While the game is saving, your character will be stuck in place until the save is completed, which average about 15 seconds per brick found. Other than that, I only came across some minor game freezing issues. This only happened much further in the game when I had many of the red bricks activated and had been continuously playing for 6 hours or more. The game graphics are sharp with well designed environments that display in resolutions up to 1080p. To add to the fun, you can grab a friend and enjoy the dynamic split screen co-op mode.

 

 

As part of the title states, DC Super Heroes, there is a generous amount of unlockable characters. All the classic heroes and villains from the DC universe are to be found. The same can be said for the vehicles as well. The Batmobile, Batwing, Batboat, Batcycle, and separate vehicles for each of the villains.Grab one to navigate your way around Gotham or just cruise around and enjoy the scenery.

All in all, this is the most impressive LEGO game to date. Even after completing the story, you will have countless hours of enjoyment exploring Gotham. Having finished the game to 100%, I can say I will continue to play because of the abundance of fun. I rate this game a 4.6 out of 5. Enjoy!