[PS4] Batman: Children of Arkham Review

by EdEN, Owner

In the second episode of Batman – The Telltale Series, titled Children of Arkham, things pick off right after the end of the previous episode. Since this is an episodic release, there’s bound to be some spoilers in the review, so be warned! Are you ready to take one step closer towards finding out what will happen to Bruce Wayne and Batman after the cliffhanger from Realm of Shadows? Then come read our Children of Arkham review!

After Carmine Falcone reveals that the real crime family in charge of Gotham is the Wayne family, Bruce must find out what exactly is going on and why his family is under investigation. Is there some truth to all of this or is there something else in play? It is time for us to investigate some more both as Bruce Wayne and as the Dark Knight… and it all comes back to the night when Thomas and Martha Wayne were murdered.

The first scene in Children of Arkham sees Bruce return once again to the spot where his parents were shot after a family night out at the movies. With Alfred by his side, Bruce beings to remember how everything went down, trying to find some new information he might have missed. Things are certainly more graphical in this retelling when compared to what most of us remember from the comics (and from the many times Batman’s origin story has been shown in movies), and there’s plenty of twists that change the status quo.

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Remember Catwoman’s former client for whom she couldn’t complete her previous assignment? Well, that man is Oswald Cobblepot, which you all know better as the Penguin. As you can imagine, this means things are about to get crazy… fast. It turns out that the chemicals that were stolen during the last episode are about to be used for something big that can end up unleashing pandemonium on Gotham. Penguin wants a revolution to sweep the city, and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants.

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That’s as far as I’ll go with talking about this episode’s story since it’s a good one that you have to experience for yourself. While this episode felt a bit on the short side (around an hour and 30 minutes or so), it did set up a lot of things for the rest of the season. I enjoyed playing it for my Children of Arkham review, and I’m not only waiting for the next episode but also hoping that a second season is in the cards because I’m loving what Telltale Games is doing with the Batman franchise.

This Children of Arkham review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Telltale Games.

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