Here’s a selection of random short things I read recently, all of which are relatively recent hardcover purchases, though none of which were new reads for me.
This game has been getting pretty underwhelming reviews it seems, though I’m not exactly sure why. It’s a typical Telltale experience, more of an interactive movie than a real game, but so well written that that really isn’t a downside.
It’s all just story, quicktime events, and dialogue choices, like usual. I can only guess that people are upset because some liberties were taken with some major characters. Most noticeably, the fact that Bruce Wayne’s dad was supposedly a secret mobster-lord back in the day. I kept waiting for it to turn out that this was all an elaborate hoax, the kind I’ve seen more than once in the comics, but no, I guess this is what they’re sticking with (at least for this season). I find it hard to really care about this change. I mean liberties have to be taken when you’re switching media formats. I don’t see any angry mobs about the stories in the Arkham games or the Nolan movies not being 100% accurate to the comics, but what do I know?
Also consider the fact that the alternative is making everything the same, which means everything would be mind-numbingly predictable. “Oh wow, someone’s left a bunch of riddles at crime scenes or gassed people to death with laughing gas? WHAT A MYSTERY! WHO COULD IT BE”? This is a different version of Batman and things aren’t the same, which means the story takes some crazy twists and turns that you will never see coming, and I don’t think anyone should be worried about anyone who’s incapable of enjoying such a story, because they’ll probably be sucked into the singularities within their own anal canals momentarily.
Anyway, great game. Loved it. Played the shit out of it needing to know what was going to happen next. Can’t wait to see what the next Season brings.
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