So many questions…
WARNING: Spoilers for Season A person comply with.
If the initial time of Telltale’s superb Batman journey collection taught us something, it’s that awful, everlasting items can take place to iconic franchise figures. The Enemy Inside of picks up a 12 months following the functions of Season A person, and in my carried-over save file, Bruce Wayne is lacking a chunk of his ear, and Alfred suffers from what is correctly PTSD adhering to the climactic come upon with Woman Arkham. That norm-disregarding, convention-flipping dynamic is specifically what I appreciated about Telltale’s M-rated Batman, and if The Enigma is any indicator, Season Two is heading to be a further violent, unforgettable journey.
Players know that the man-who-will-be-Joker will snap sometime before long…
The Enigma re-introduces The Riddler, who’s been mysteriously absent from Gotham Metropolis for many many years. As in most Batman tellings, he’s bought a grandiose ego to go with his significant brain. Here, however, he’s also ruthlessly violent, carrying a scythe in the condition of a question mark and strapping hostages into “torture boxes” that slice off fingers just one by just one. His absence from the limelight is never defined, and it doesn’t appear to be like it will be. That’s no significant offer, but his first come upon with Batman doesn’t really feel particularly created. A head as inquisitive as The Riddler’s would no doubt consider a a great deal deeper psychological fascination in the Batman, but we never see that explored in their meetings. Irrespective of becoming the central villain in The Enemy Within’s premiere episode, The Riddler is arguably its least powerful character.
Rather, The Enigma’s spectacular rigidity arrives from the periphery: John Doe, Amanda Waller, Jim Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, and Lucius Fox. In John, seeds sown in Season A person get started to “blossom” – in quotations since players know that the man-who-will-be-Joker will snap sometime before long, it’s just a matter of when and how. I’d created a offer with the Devil in Season A person in purchase to escape Arkham, and John’s recurring insistence that it was time to repay that financial debt created me awkward all through The Enemy Within’s initial episode.
Meanwhile, Alfred’s continued suffering in the wake of Season One’s functions led me to make psychological decisions that added to this series’s spectacular success. Waller, on the other hand, is both equally friend and foe as head of the mysterious federal device The Company, and how you opt for to interact with her will have a considerable and, in accordance to the traditional Telltale “god text” at the best of the screen when key decisions are created, everlasting outcome on your romantic relationship with Jim Gordon.
As for Lucius, he is really the star of this episode. We’re launched to his whiz-kid daughter Tiffany as she begins operating at Wayne Enterprises, and she’s clearly foreshadowed to have a even larger function as the time rolls on. But Lucius and his involvement in the Season Two premiere drive many of the key decisions and domino-outcome implications of The Enigma, and I discovered myself eager to see what the fallout will be in the coming four episodes – particularly with regards to the cliffhanger we’re remaining with just just before the credits roll.