Starting this week, you can download the second set of games made available with this month’s Games with Gold subscription.
Both Batman: The Telltale Series and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy are available for players to download and play now. Telltale’s take on the Dark Knight will be available to players until February 15, and the joyful LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy will be available until January 31.
Both games received positive reception when they were announced for the service, but are the two titles really worth your time and hard drive space?
We did some scouting and we have the results for you below.
Batman: The Reveal Series – Is he good?
Telltale’s games can be pretty hit or miss – some of the series the company offers are phenomenal, but some of them are a bit below par.
Well, this game may be somewhere in the middle. It’s Xbox One Metacritic the score sits at an uninspiring 67, and overall the game is considered one of Telltale’s weakest projects.
“Enter 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 gritty and violent new story from the creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you’ll make discoveries that will shatter the world of Bruce Wayne and the already fragile stability of a corrupt city of Gotham.
“Decide the fate of Gotham City. Determine the fate of Bruce Wayne and his dark persona, Batman. Your choices write a new chapter in the complex and dangerous life of playboy industrialist and vigilante detective.”
OXM (75/100) said:
“A few action missteps don’t stop this first season from being decent”
IGN Spain (60/100) said:
“An interesting new setting for Batman storytelling with classic Telltale style but the result is too bad.”
OPM (50/100) said:
“A disappointing Batman game, but an excellent Bruce Wayne. A satisfying equivalent to Rocksteady’s Arkham games, but it won’t win over Telltale’s naysayers.”
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – Is it any good?
LEGO Star Wars games are widely regarded as some of the most joyous and entertaining titles, taking a slapstick approach to classic films and bringing them to life with the plastic joy of LEGO.
“LEGO Star Wars II takes the fun and customizability of the LEGO playset and combines it with the epic story, characters and action of groundbreaking Star Wars: Episodes IV, V and VI,” the text of presentation of the game.
“With a unique ironic take on the original trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and blast your way through your favorite movie moments. From Darth Vader’s pursuit of Princess Leia aboard his Blockade Runner to Luke’s final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine.”
Here’s what critics said:
The audiovisual club (91/100) said:
“It’s definitely 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 marred a bit by a still-fiddly camera, LEGO Star Wars II is even better than last year’s prequel trilogy-based offering. And, as the first LEGO Star Wars was an incredibly entertaining to the genius of Lucas, this sequel stands on the shoulders of the original as the pinnacle of LEGO Star Wars fun.”
EDGE magazine (70/100) said:
“It’s all decidedly joyful… It’s a shame that later levels start to run out of steam, repeating tasks over and over to lengthen the narrative. [Oct 2006, p.90]”