Telltale's games force you to make tough choices, and choices have rarely been tougher than those faced by the titular Caped Crusader in Batman - The Telltale Series - Episode 1: Realm of Shadows. Batman, and his billionaire alter-ego Bruce Wayne, has always been more intriguing and complex than his contemporaries, and this complexity should play to Telltale's strengths.
Here, Realm of Shadows sets up a story that interweaves politics and relationships - the relationships between Batman and the bad guys, Bruce Wayne and the supporting cast, and - perhaps most interestingly - Batman and Bruce Wayne.
With such rich lore and complex characters, no Telltale game has ever made us question our ability to make decisions as much as this first episode of five. Telltale games are all about the story and we have come to expect deep characterization, plot lines that play with our hearts and our heads, mysteries, and cliff-hangers.