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Who here has been playing the the Telltale Batman series? What did you think the of the conclusion of Season 2? This is probably become one of my favourite non-Canon Batman incarnations... It gets very dark, but the characters are so very compelling.

Some of my choices behind the cut

Just wow the fun house confrontation with Joker is amazing. Especially the Never Have I Ever game.

I can't wait to do another play through of both seasons.

Date: 2018-03-28 10:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucean
I absolutely loved what they did with the Joker in this season. For me, it isn't exactly correct to state that Batman created the Joker, but rather that the Joker is a reaction to Batman if that makes sense. Yet the way this game approached that and how we saw proto-Joker struggle with who he was with those interactions with Bruce ultimately resulting in the birth of the greatest monster Gotham would ever know. And with the Villain Joker path, his introduction was just chilling in its brutality and creativity.

My only confusion with the final choices and the ending, which were brilliant and gut-wrenching, is that this game ends in such a dark place that it feels like there should be a third game, but at the same time there are so many ending states that I don't know how they could do a third game.

Date: 2018-03-28 10:54 am (UTC)
lucean: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lucean
As for my final choices, I went with Villain Joker, had the regretful Gordon reinstated as the commissioner, wiped out Catwoman's record, recruited Avesta to Wayne Corp, felt that Tiffany should face justice and had Bruce remain Batman.

Especially that final choice was so brutal as at the same time you could completely understand Alfred's demand, but it would have just felt wrong for Bruce to be able to turn his back on the Bat. I can't put into words how much I loved this game.

Date: 2018-03-28 08:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucean
There is also Gordon variable, which is also really wide open. And that's not even touching on Avesta and Selina choices. It isn't impossible, but it would be a gargantuan task to pull off in a satisfying manner.

I do hope, though, that they have a plan as I really think that this game needs a sequel for so many reasons. For example I feel there is so much story still to tell with Lady Arkham as that character can truly only exist in this canon.

Date: 2018-03-29 10:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucean
I can see that Lady Arkham argument, but to me it felt like we only had the half of the story with that. We got to the point where she realized that the force she almost seemed to admire in Batman was also the man whose legacy she despised. Since we can't get this character in the actual comics, it would be fascinating to see what she does next. It also helps that she is such a great twisted reflection of this version of Batman.

However, if there is a sequel series, I think we are about to see R'as arriving to this mythos and the neat twists they can come up with him. He just feels like a natural choice to have the story affirm what makes Batman inspirational.

Date: 2018-03-28 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] astrakhan42
As far as I'm concerned the Team Four Star playthrough is "canon" and just like them I fell in love with John Doe as a Batman fanboy. They ended up with John on the vigilante path (maybe as the Red Hood?).

Date: 2018-03-29 01:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
I liked it. Really felt bad for Joker at the end although in my playthrough Bruce visited him at the asylum.

Kept Bruce as Batman, continued working with Gordon and offered Tiffany a chance to redeem herself.
Edited Date: 2018-03-29 01:03 am (UTC)

Date: 2018-03-30 02:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] every_spiegel
I, uh, feel very guilty and a bit emotionally traumatized! :D The vigilante!Joker path contributes to the former, the villain!Joker path - to the latter.
I always play TG games at least twice in a row, so I can see all the variables, and I'd say that vigilante Joker is extremely funny, some moments are just hilarious, but the rooftop "break-up" and all the events afterwards seem to paint Batman as a real creator of the Joker, while the second route puts a_part_ of that guilt on him.
I don't know which one seems "darker", I really enjoyed both routs. Joker's expressions and voice acting are superb, and overall this story was an emotional roller-coaster for me. I've never particularly liked Joker/Batman's, er, anti... broship... thing... you know what I mean! - but the game really highlights and explores that connection and you feel invested into it. Poor Bruce <3

Date: 2018-03-30 05:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] every_spiegel
Yeah, this season sure has more replay value! (Overall, Telltale games taught me that being nice to people lead to more disasters, I'm not sure now what to do with this knowledge %))


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