Starting this week, you can download the second set of games available with this month’s Games with Gold subscription.
Batman: The Telltale Series and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy are both available for players to download and play right now. The Dark Knight version of Telltale will be available to players until February 15, and the cheerful LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy will be available until January 31.
Both games received a positive reception when they were announced for the service, but are both titles really worth your time and hard drive space?
We’ve done some research and we’ve got the results for you below.
Batman: The Revealing Series – Is he good?
Telltale’s games can be pretty hit and miss – some of the series released by the company are phenomenal, but some of them are a bit below par.
Well this game can be somewhere in the middle. Its Xbox One Metacritic score sits at an uninspiring 67, and overall the game is rated as one of Telltale’s more mediocre projects.
“Step into the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and profound consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight,” reads the game’s blurb.
In this brutal and violent new story from the creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you’ll make discoveries that will turn the world of Bruce Wayne and the already fragile stability of a corrupt city of Gotham upside down.
“Decide the fate of Gotham City. Decide the fate of Bruce Wayne and his dark character, Batman. Your choices write a new chapter in the complex and dangerous life of the industrial playboy and the vigilante detective.”
OXM (75/100) said:
“A few action-related missteps didn’t stop this from being a decent first season”
IGN Spain (60/100) said:
“An interesting new environment for Batman storytelling with classic Telltale style but the result is too bad.”
OPM (50/100) said:
“A disappointing Batman game, but a great Bruce Wayne game. A satisfying equivalent of Rocksteady’s Arkham games, but it won’t win over opponents at Telltale.”
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – Is It Good?
LEGO Star Wars games are widely regarded as one of the most joyful and entertaining titles, taking a slapstick approach to classic movies and bringing them to life with the trademark plastic joy of LEGO.
“LEGO Star Wars II uses the fun and customization ability of the LEGO play model and combines it with the epic story, characters and action of the revolutionary Star Wars: Episodes IV, V and VI,” the text reads. presentation of the game.
“With a tongue-in-cheek approach unique to the original trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and weave your way through your favorite cinematic moments. From Darth Vader’s pursuit of Princess Leia aboard his Blockade Runner to the Luke’s final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine. “
Here’s what the critics said:
The AV Club (91/100) said:
“It’s certainly not the biggest challenge in the game, but it’s absolutely fun. If you’ve seen the original trilogy, don’t resist! Join the LEGOside.”
GamesRadar + (60/100) said:
“With solidly rebuilt controls only slightly spoiled by a still tough camera, LEGO Star Wars II is even better than the offering based on last year’s previous trilogy. And, like the first LEGO Star Wars was a tribute Surprisingly entertaining to Lucas’ genius, this The sequel sits atop the shoulders of the original as the pinnacle of LEGO Star Wars fun. “
the BORD magazine (70/100) said:
“Everything is unabashedly cheerful … It’s a shame that the later levels start to run out of steam, repeating tasks over and over to lengthen the narrative. [Oct 2006, p.90]”