This review will contain spoilers for all previous episodes and the current episode of Batman The Telltale Series. Here are our previous reviews for episode 1 and episode 2.
The hardest part of being a superhero would be the decisions of who to save and what dangers to take on. No matter their super abilities, heroes can’t be everywhere at once, especially dealing with things in both their personal and heroic lives. New World Order begins shortly after the climactic events of episode 2. Penguin and the mysterious leader of the Children of Arkham have dragged Bruce Wayne’s family name through the mud, revealing to the whole city that his father was complicit in some atrocious acts, particularly one involving the Cobblepot family.
Now Oswald Cobblepot wants his revenge, both as Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend, and as the callous Penguin, ruthlessly culling Gotham’s financial and political elite. Penguin takes a backseat in New World Order as his non-criminal alter ego manipulates a takeover of Wayne Enterprises. While it makes for an interesting dramatic shift — stripping Bruce Wayne of the power and money that allows him to be most effectively be Batman — it’s not an entirely unique idea, having been previously explored in many DC comic adaptations of billionaire vigilante heroes. The tension between Cobblepot and Bruce is delightful though, throwing away a childhood friendship for a family grudge, and putting the decision of how Bruce handles the situation into the players’ hands made me feel solidified in keeping my cool, or justified in punching the bastard in the face.
There’s precious little Batman in this episode, most of the masked hero’s moments revolving around taking on the Children of Arkham in some form or another. Will I save Harvey Dent or will I provide backup to the Gotham City police" I’ve been trying to make sure that I am as friendly as possible to the man that is destined to...