Batman The Telltale Series: Episode 3: New World Order Review

Publisher:  Telltale Games

Developer:  Telltale Games

MSRP: $4.99

Rated:  M

Release Date:  October 25th, 2016

Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC

Rating: ★★★★★

Episode 3: New World Order gives us the chilling truth behind why the Penguin has targeted Gotham and most importantly Bruce Wayne. Episode 3 takes on a wild ride of emotions. Starting with finding out that Bruce must step down as CEO of Wayne Enterprises and also finding out that Oswald Cobblepot will be his active replacement.

Episode 3 allows us to possibly dive deeper into the relationship between not only Bruce and Harvey Dent, but also Bruce and Selina. We get to see the mental breakdown of Harvey Dent and the slow transformation into Two Face. On the flip side of the coin, we get the option to pursue a romance with Selena. Episode 3 also gives us one of the best scenes so far between Batman and the leader of the Children Of Arkham as Batman finds out what their plan is with the mysterious toxin that has plagued both Officer Montoya and the dead officers from the first episode.

The choices that are made in this episode will definitely define the rest of the series. It appears that we may have a face to the leader of the Children Of Arkham in the most unlikely of characters. I’ll stay spoiler free, but to me it seems like it could be just a misdirection, but it’s definitely a good one. This is by far the best episode of the 3 that are out simply because it goes where the other 2 haven’t. It goes not just into the mind of Bruce Wayne, but it also digs and digs at what drives Harvey into being the psychopath that he is. What being a target of the Children Of Arkham can do to a person.

Episode 3 also allows us to get more insight on Selena Kyle. She admits to being a thief and a common crook, but the emotions and actions shows that she doesn’t want to be that way or at the very least she has accepted that’s who she is and is able to deal with it.

Episode 4 has a lot to deliver if it wants to top New World Order. The story is just hitting what I feel could be the high point and now it has to be able to deliver. I’m both excited and nervous to see what’s to come and how my choices have shaped the following events, which is all a good sign that Telltale is doing their job at creating a unique and power story.

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