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BATMAN TELLTALE SERIES: The ENEMY WITHIN

'Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series' System Requirements

PC Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 64Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTS 450+ with 1024MB+ VRAM (excluding GT) - LATEST DRIVERS REQUIRED
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 15 GB available space
Sound Card: Direct X 11 sound device
Additional Notes: Not Recommended for Intel integrated graphics

Optimizing Performance

Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series offers settings which allow users to optimize graphics performance.

The first time you run the game, it will auto-detect the recommended settings for your particular hardware configuration. To further optimize performance select Graphics from the Settings menu and change the appropriate Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field, Bokeh, Render Quality, Texture Quality, and Anti-Aliasing settings.

The table below details various Supported Configurations for Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series at 1080p (1920x1080) resolution:

ABOUT THIS GAME

In this latest chapter from the award-winning studio behind Batman - The Telltale Series, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions. Which of Batman’s new allies will you choose to trust? And how deep into the darkness will you let Bruce descend?

Includes access to all five episodes (Episode 1 available now, Episodes 2-5 coming soon) in this all-new season from the award-winning studio, Telltale Games.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows   Mac OS X   MINIMUM:   OS: Windows 7 64Bit Service Pack 1    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz    Memory: 3 GB RAM     Graphics: Nvidia GTS 450+ with 1024MB+ VRAM (excluding GT) - LATEST DRIVERS REQUIRED    DirectX: Version 11    Storage: 15 GB available space
Sound Card: Direct X 11 sound device. Additional Notes: Not Recommended for Intel integrated graphics. For more detailed specs to optimize the performance of Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series, please

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Alfred Pennyworth and Master Bruce Wayne

   

As you discovered when you opened this page there is a proposed age limit on the game due to the exceptional and horrific violence. The Batman stories in "The Enemy Within" are not the Batman stories of Adam West and Burt Ward. The Riddler isn't the funny extroverted villain portrayed by Frank Gorshin or even Jim Carrey and the Joker is not a smiling face Cesar Romero or even slashed mouthed Heath Ledger, he is deeper, darker and more dangerous, possibly more so than even Frank Miller could imagine. The last of my screenshots on this page shows the Riddler in a black & white shot requesting me to "Try Again" as he had just used a scythe blade to rip open Batman's throat because I wasn't quick enough on the keyboard; mistakes and hesitations are quickly and usually harshly dealt with.

   
The Bat Cave  and Lucius Fox

Gotham (Wayne Tower) City  and  the Bat Cave's computer system

   

When the action pauses you are usually either trying to discover a clue, solve a puzzle, or you are talking to someone. It is the latter, the conversations, that drive the story and the direction of play. Like in the TV Show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" you listen to what the other person/people say and then you select one of the four answers shown on the bottom of the screen. Sometimes these may be simply flippant remarks and other times they are more likely to be your personal answers to pertinent and important questions concerning the next moves you are to make in the play. There is also a timer bar which starts to move, quite fast, as soon as the four options appear. If you don't make a selection one is made for you, so make sure you read and react quickly as there is no back tracking, unless you die just after making the decision (or not) and you restart at the last check point.

   

Bruce with 2 Bat Suits  and Bruce with the Batmobile

Bruce with Commissioner Gordon   and  Batman

    
BATMAN: The Enemy Within is an absorbing game. At the time of writing there are only two of the five episodes available - "The Enigma" - which comes with the original Download to Steam, and "The Pact" (which premiered in August) . The remaining four episodes are "Fractured Mask" (October), "What Ails You?" and "Same Stitch" these last two have yet to be assigned release dates.
 
The game is great to play and extremely enjoyable even being as dark as it is, but for successful action it requires quick thinking, speed and dexterity. The game play is often interspersed and interrupted with delightful cut-scenes, making it feel like you are playing a part in the making of a movie. The voice acting is absolutely spot on brilliant:
Batman - Troy Baker (304 acting credits on IMDB mostly character voices)
Alfred Pennyworth  -  Enn Reitel (135 acting credits including many popular TV shows)
James Gordon  -  Murphy Guyer  (The Blacklist, House of Cards Elementary etc)

    
Bruce (Riddler in background)  and the Riddler

Bruce in the Casino watching Rumi Mori (Keone Young)

  

Lucius Fox  -  Dave Fennoy  (149 credits mainly video games)
Amanda Waller  -  Debra Wilson  (Avatar, Over the Hedge, the Hobbit)
Edward Nigma/The Riddler  -  Robin Atkin Downes  (Babylon 5, The Strain, Halo Wars and many films, tv and games)
John Doe/The Joker  -  Anthony Ingruber  (many short films and video games)


Gordon   and Amanda Waller 

  
BATMAN: The ENEMY WITHIN is a sequel to last year's BATMAN: The TELLTALE SERIES, sadly a game I never got to play; though reading the cast list makes me want to look for it as it contains some very famous Batman story characters :- Laura Bailey (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Richard McGonagle (Carmine Falcone), Travis Willingham (Harvey Dent/Two-Face), Erin Yvette (Vicky Vale) and Jason Spisak (Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin). If the first title in this series is half as good as this, the second title in the series, then all I can say is "bring on number three".

If, like me, you are a long time Batman/Gotham/Bat Villains fan, then I am pretty sure, even though this is a newer side to Batman than we usually are used to, you will thoroughly enjoy Batman:the Enemy Within and also like me, go in search of the previous game whilst waiting hopefully for the third installment.

 

   

Bruce carries his suit in his car boot (trunk)  and  Casino Hostages (these are not in Bruce's trunk)

    
Bruce puzzles over the Riddler's Puzzle Box  and Lucius Fox's Daughter, Tiffany

      

   
Bruce and "John Doe" in Church  and  the Fox Funeral

  
Batman died several times before I got past this bit

 

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