Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4: What Ails You (PC) Review

By Ofisil 27.01.2018

Review for Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4: What Ails You on PC

What Ails You is the penultimate step towards the end of Telltale's second episodic foray into the world of Batman, and, fortunately, it's actually better than most of the previous ones (if only by a little bit), mostly because some things actually happen in here… Too bad that this chapter feels as if it came a little bit too late.

Clocking in around 70 minutes or so, this must be the shortest Telltale story concerning the adventures of Batsy. Is it because the developer has experienced a severe decrease in its workforce? Who knows? The good news is that What Ails You almost feels as if it does more things than all previous chapters combined - it doesn't, of course, it just feels that way.

To be more specific, it finally decides to offer some answers, especially when it comes to the reasons why the team of villains of the Pact do what they do, and how The Agency's Amanda Waller fits in with all of this. More importantly, though, this is the chapter where John Doe "transforms" into Joker - and while it's something that could be pulled off a bit better, it will please most Batman fans, and especially those who loved this incarnation of his universe.

Screenshot for Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4: What Ails You on PC

While a decent-to-good episode, however, don't expect something to rock your world. Apart from the typical Telltale issues (boring gameplay segments, lack of meaningful choices, and formulaic direction), due to the time constraints of such a short episode, this sort of pushes aside most of the cast, and especially the more promising ones, like Harley and Tiffany Fox, with the latter's appearance feeling more like a cameo, or a Batgirl teaser at best.

The most important thing about this chapter is that it should happen way sooner. Yes, things actually do happen in here, but there are the sort of events that should happen somewhere closer to the middle of it all, instead of just before the very end. In other words, What Ails You is fine and all, but it mostly sets the mood for a simple continuation, instead of getting you worked up for some epic finale.

Screenshot for Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4: What Ails You on PC

Cubed3 Rating

5/10
Rated 5 out of 10

Average

Some interesting things happen in Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4: What Ails You, and it is better than previous efforts, but they are the kind of things that should have happened a long time ago, as they don't really have the necessary "power" to make you as eager to experience the end of this journey as it should.

Developer

Telltale

Publisher

Telltale

Genre

Adventure

Players

1

C3 Score

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Reader Score

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