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Batman: Episode 1 NextGenerationGamer Review

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Telltale Games has officially outdone themselves with the release of their newest title Batman: The Telltale Series. From the second the episode began all the way through its nearly 2 hour runtime, I have to  say that I have never been happier or more into one of Telltale’s titles than I have with this game. The game starts by throwing you into a crime taking place in the beautifully portrayed Gotham City. The game really makes the player feel as if they are controlling Batman’s every move, as he fights all of the opponents we see in the opening scene. The game’s first 30 minutes fly by, as we get to see Gotham from both the perspectives of the Caped Crusader and the billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne.

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While the Batman segments of the game are extremely intense, and offer scenes similar to what you may find in the movies, the Bruce Wayne half really pushes the humanity of the universe on you, as you find yourself making some very weighted decisions. You are given the choice to stay to your roots and honor your parents, or work alongside a feared crime boss with many connections in Gotham. The game’s narrative will most definitely throw players for a whirl, as many unexpected twists and turns occur, along with many secrets being revealed about Bruce Wayne’s family in Episode 1.

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The first episode also does an incredible job of introducing us to Telltale’s unique take on Gotham City. The environment looks beautiful alongside the new and improved visuals of the game, and it is the most graphically unique game from the developers since The Wolf Among Us. Telltale has upgraded their engine for Batman: The Telltale Series, and the game runs smoother than any of their previous titles. There are also many scenes where you can really see the beauty and detail in the game, like a part later on in the episode where we find Batman standing atop a roof in the rain. These moments really add to the already great experience, and help in making this the best Batman game available on the Xbox One so far.

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Batman: The Telltale Series perfectly balances action, storytelling, and detective work to a point where no one aspect of the game feels as if it overshadows the others. I loved getting the chance to fight crime and plan my attacks via drone as Batman, and I thoroughly enjoyed the crime-solving aspects of the first episode from his perspective as well. However, being able to control Bruce Wayne as he talks with Harvey Dent, Jim Gordon, and the reporters of Gotham during press conferences is something I as a player have never had the chance to do before. Seeing the world through Bruce Wayne’s eyes opened up Telltale to a whole new way of storytelling, allowing players like myself to see how the decisions made by both Bruce and Batman can affect their other half.

Batman: The Telltale Series

Overall, I have to say that Batman: The Telltale Series is, by far, the best singular episode ever released by the Telltale Games team. From what I have seen so far, this game is shaping up to be my favorite episodic game series I have ever played. Telltale Games does an incredible job of bringing us a brand new story with a more mature tone, while still keeping all the famous characters from the Batman license true to form. I can’t wait to dive into the next episodes of the series, For more on Batman: The Telltale Series, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

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Red Dead Redemption Coming to Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility July 8th!

Rockstar Games has announced on their official Twitter account that the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption will be making its way to Xbox One consoles via the backwards compatibility program on July 8th! For those of you who have yet to play the game, it is currently on sale for $7.50 as a part of Xbox’s summer sale! For more on Red Dead Redemption, and for all your gaming news, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

Telltale Games Shares First Details + Screenshots for their Batman Series!

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Telltale Games has finally released new details on what to expect from their upcoming take on the beloved character of Batman, which will be releasing this summer! The five-part episodic series will be available on PC/Mac, home consoles, and mobile. The game will put you behind the mask of Batman, and will also have you playing the Bruce Wayne half of the story.

The game will have a comic book-esque art style in hopes to immerse players fully into the world of Gotham City. Telltale’s Batman will also feature voice actors such as Troy Baker, Travis Willingham, Erin Yvette, and Laura Bailey, along with many other well-known video game voice actors! For more on Batman: The Telltale Series and for all your Telltale Games and E3 news, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo Review

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo  is an incredible continuation of the Telltale series, and has one of the most emotional scenes in the series yet. The scene does a great job showing how the universe we know from the Borderlands franchise can be affected by Telltale’s series, and it has a real impact on the players.

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4

In this episode of Tales from the Borderlands, the gang is thrown into space in an attempt to break into Hyperion’s headquarters. Most of the episode focuses on Rhys and Fiona, and gives us more of an insight into their relationship. The most important part of Escape Plan Bravo is that it shows how connected the Telltale Games series is to the beloved franchise from Gearbox Software. Continue reading Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo Review

Activision Releases Tracklist for Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5

Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Activision has unveiled the tracklist for the upcoming Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5. The game features songs from names like Skrillex, along with many others. You can check out the full tracklist below. Tony Hawk Pro Skater releases on September 29th for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will release on November 10. For all your gaming news, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer! Continue reading Activision Releases Tracklist for Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4 Release Date + Screenshots!

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4

Telltale Games has announced that the fourth episode in their Tales from the Borderlands series will be heading to all platforms this August! The episode, titled Escape Plan Bravo, will be available on August 18th for PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The episode will be available on August 19th for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game will also be heading to iOS and Android-based devices on August 20th! You can view some all-new screenshots from the episode below! For an in-depth review of Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

 

Disney Infinity 3.0 Teases Ant-Man Announcement

Ant-Man Disney Infinity 3.0

On the official Disney Infinity Twitter, a picture was sent out showing some of the Marvel heroes crowded around Hulk, who is holding a tiny figure in his hand. Above the image, the text reads “Something Big is Coming to Disney Infinity.” It would make sense that Ant-Man would be added to the next installment of the critically-acclaimed Disney franchise, due to the fact that his debut movie released on July 17th.

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