Although it may start off slow, the conclusion of the fourth episode of the Batman Telltale Games series, “Guardian of Gotham” ends with a bang, mainly due to the game-changing effects of two decisions.
For a series like this, that lives and dies on the decisions it forces the gamer to make, it has to be looked as a huge success. Simply put, while many factors, one being the role of the people during the turmoil in Gotham, have been largely ignored, Batman is at his best and thanks to a trio of charismatic villains-mainly the appearance of an iconic one, there’s just too many things to think about at once.
That’s the reason why this episode, despite a few warts, is still an uber solid one.
While this episode may lack in storytelling depth, the action scenes, particularly at the end, are incredibly frenetic and capture the sense of drama wonderfully. You truly get invested during this time and you’ll definitely want to go back and see if something different happens if you decided something else. Regardless however, the action is always there. If you were waiting for an episode to truly get your ’70s Batman “BAM” and “POP” on, this is the one.
With one episode left, anything can happen. That’s the point of every Telltale adventure, but the Batman series has captured it better than any other.
Patrick Hickey Jr.
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