Telltale’s Episodic Batman: The Enemy Within Hits Android

October 5, 2017 - Written By Daniel Golightly

A new episodic Telltale game has now hit the Google Play Store, bringing a brand new Batman experience to mobile users called Batman: The Enemy Within. Before anybody gets too excited, there are one or two caveats that need to be gotten out of the way. For starters, the game appears to only be officially supported on a relatively small number of devices, likely owing to computational intensity. For starters, according to the app’s description, users will need a device with a substantial GPU – specifically including the NVIDIA’s Maxwell, Tegra K1 or X1, Adreno models 418, 420, 430, 505, and 530, or Mali’s T760 or T880. As to the operating system, Android 4.4 (KitKat) or newer is also required. In short, the software most likely won’t perform well on low-end to lower middle-tier devices.

Gameplay for The Enemy Within, in the meantime, should be familiar to anybody who has played any of Telltale’s episodic titles. Users take the role of Bruce Wayne – A.K.A. Batman – and must deal with the return of Batman antagonist The Riddler. They’ll also be forced to match wits with several other characters as the game progresses, including the caped crusader’s long-standing nemesis, The Joker. Telltale series games focus heavily on choice-driven mechanics, so users will mostly be tasked with making difficult decisions about what actions and interactions the protagonist will take as he works to solve the puzzles left behind by the supervillain.  Decisions made and actions taken will have lasting effects on the way the story plays out and the player’s overall success in reaching one of the various possible endings to the drama.

It should also be clarified that the title is rated for mature audiences because of violence, blood, and language. That isn’t too surprising for a Telltale series, which have a tendency to follow a much darker approach to a given story. With that said, this probably isn’t an app that parents will want to let their children spend time with. Finally, as with many other games from the developer, the game is free-to-start, so only the first episode is available at no cost. Episodes two through 5 can be purchased in-app for either $4.99 a piece or at a discounted $14.99 for the bundle. Since it is currently rated at 4.5 stars from 102 reviews and the first episode is free, it may very well be worth a look for anybody interested.

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