Batman – Episode 4 Review: Maybe I Am Insane

batman-episode-four-headerThere are a long list of people who belong in Arkham Asylum. For example, Lady Arkham and the Penguin are good candidates to be locked up for being criminally insane. Perhaps the criminally insane are the folks over at Telltale who have been lacking in technical and creative drive when it comes to putting out a quality Batman game. Or maybe I’m the insane one for expecting The Walking Dead quality releases from Telltale every time.

While Batman: Episode 4 – Guardian of Gotham isn’t the worst episode that Telltale has released but it’s also not their best either. At the very least, it’s a promising setup for the concluding episode of the series.

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Batman – Episode 3 Review: The Dark Knight Swerves

batman-episode-three-headerIt took me writing five paragraphs of this review to figure it out but I have come to the conclusion that Telltale’s Batman – Episode 3: New World Order is an alternate universe version of The Dark Knight Rises. Instead of Bane, Penguin is the face opposing Batman / Bruce Wayne and there is even a Talia Al Ghul-esque mastermind behind the whole operation. This revelation doesn’t detract from this episode so much as it explains what Telltale was attempting to do with this episode.

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Batman – Episode 2 Review: My Parents Have Framerate Problems

batman-episode-two-headerTelltale is very hit and miss with its many, may different titles. When the company is focused on putting all of its resources behind a particular game, it gets in the conversation for year-end awards. When they half-ass it, people worry that Telltale was nothing more than a flash in the pan and that it’s poor efforts of the past are more indicative of the company’s quality than its critical highs.

The Batman series finds an odd middle ground for Telltale. The story is largely compelling, even if the characters aren’t, but the actual execution of the game is so poor that you wonder if Telltale was taking notes on PC ports from Rocksteady’s Arkham Knight.

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Batman – Episode 1 Review: My Parents Are Dead

batman-episode-one-headerThe latest in Telltale’s ongoing series of series based on licensed property is one that has a lot of fans excited. Even with the critical flops that were Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, Batman video games certainly generate quite a bit of buzz. Telltale’s take on Batman is very familiar to Telltale Games regulars but is a new take for Batman gamers as it puts as much an emphasis on Batman as it does Bruce Wayne.

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Superheroines vs Supervillainesses: The Women of the DC Universe (Infographic)

So Batman v Superman: Donna Justice isn’t doing as well as Warner Bros hoped that it would do. I hate to say that the whole world told them so but they saw who the director was and told them so.

Now, Batman v Superman puts the names of the two male protagonists front and centre. The Justice League and Suicide Squad are both mostly made up of men. However, beyond just Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, DC actually features a whole host of strong female characters in their universe. To learn a little more about them, here’s a handy infographic that’s a primer to the women of the DC Universe.

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Wayne Manor vs Fortress of Solitude (Infographic)

It’s been a while since we’ve had a fantasy real estate infographic but we’ve been sent another infographic to celebrate the release of Batman v Superman: Prequel of Justice. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve looked at the Batmobile and the cost of being Batman v. Superman. Today, we look at the battle of headquarters. What would cost you more to buy (and heat): Wayne Manor or the Fortress of Solitude?

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The World’s Richest Superheroes (Infographic)

For as many great superheroes there are with fantastic powers like your Superman, Wonder Woman, Thor, The Hulk and so on, there are many more superheroes that aren’t endowed with superpowers to save the Earth. While heroes like Batman and Iron Man might dominate on the silver screen, they don’t have their own superpowers. Both superheroes and supervillains have used their money to become among the most powerful people in the world.

So today, we have a handy little infographic to take us through the finances of some of the most powerful men in the Marvel and DC universes.

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