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Batman: The Enemy Within Review (Episode 1)

Approximately one year after the defeat of the Children of Arkham, Bruce Wayne/Batman (Troy Baker) slowly starts regaining his reputation in Gotham City following the unveiling of his parents as criminals. He targets Rumi Mori (Keone Young), one of Gotham City’s most notorious arms dealers, who is seen gambling at a casino. However, a mysterious man in a hood captures Mori and takes the casino patrons hostage. Wayne suits up as Batman and reenters the casino to discover that the man with the hood is Riddler (Robin Atkin Downes), a criminal mastermind from Gotham City’s past who hasn’t been seen in several years. Batman saves the hostages and pursues Riddler, who throws a puzzle box at Batman, telling him that if he doesn’t solve the riddle hidden within it, people will get hurt. After Riddler escapes, Batman meets Amanda Waller (Debra Wilson), director of the Agency, as well as Waller’s accomplices, Special Agents Iman Avesta (Emily O’Brien) and Vernon Blake (Christian Lanz).

After returning to a re-designed Batcave, Wayne finds that the puzzle box is actually a record, and after playing it, receives a soundwave emitting an unknown signal. He goes to Wayne Enterprises and asks Lucius Fox (Dave Fennoy) to decode it. Lucius tells Bruce Wayne that they should bring his daughter Tiffany (Valarie Rae Miller) into the company. After being interrogated by Waller’s agents who accuse Bruce of being involved in recent criminal activity, Bruce is contacted by Lucius who tells him the box is dangerous before he is killed in an explosion. At Lucius Fox’s funeral, Bruce reunites with his acquaintance from Arkham Asylum named “John Doe” (Anthony Ingruber), who has been released for good behavior. John asks Wayne for a favor: to meet his friends and join his group, something Bruce can agree or disagree to. After gaining a lead on Riddler on the East End of Gotham City, Commissioner James Gordon (Murphy Guyer) and Batman are trapped in a booby-trapped hideout, where they must solve a riddle to get out alive. While investigating the area, Batman finds a homing missile and deduces that the signal emitted from the box resulted in an airstrike on Fox’s location.

Determined to find Riddler, Bruce decides whether to go after Mori, who supplied the homing missiles to Riddler, or Riddler’s second-in-command Eli Knable (Alex Hernandez). Regardless of the player’s choice, Batman discovers that Riddler is on a ship and has taken Waller’s top agents hostage. Batman infiltrates the ship, but is captured along with Agent Avesta. Riddler gives Batman an ultimatum if he can solve three of his riddles. If he answers them correctly, Avesta will get deafened by Riddler’s sonic signal.* If he does not answer a question or provides a wrong answer, Avesta’s colleagues will be killed one by one. Batman outsmarts Riddler by redirecting his homing missiles to the sea. After being captured and cuffed, Riddler reveals that he was betrayed by the leader of a group called The Pact before an unknown assassin shoots and kills him with a poison dart. Waller arrives with Detective Renee Montoya (Sumalee Montano) and the rest of the GCPD. Waller demotes Gordon as a result of Batman and Gordon’s interference in the case. After gaining a lead on Harleen Quinzel, a former psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum and who may be able to provide information on The Pact, Waller reveals to Batman that she knows his secret identity.

Episode 1

Fan Review : 43% Good
Excellent: 14%  | Average: 29% | Poor: 14%

Dead by Daylight Review

The Entity, a supernatural being hailing from the ancient blood web, is awakened from its slumber whenever it is summoned by actions of great violence and malice. The killers, exclusively serial murderers, are pulled out of reality by it and convinced to do its bidding. In order to maintain its existence, the Entity requires sacrifices, and demands that they hunt and kill the survivors so it can feed off their hope and steal a piece of their soul upon death. Then they are brought back to life to repeat the trial, endlessly attempting to escape.

The survivors are pulled into the Entity’s constructed world when they wander too close to the places the killers were taken from, disappearing from the real world without a trace. They end up at a lonely campfire, where they rest between trials, until a killer pursues them again. Escaping from the grounds always takes the survivors back to the campfire, and offerings can be created to be burnt at it and appeal for the Entity’s favor. Since the Entity feeds off the hope of the survivors to escape, it helps them just as much as the killers, acting as an impartial observer of the hunt, stepping in only to claim those hanged on its hooks.

Fan Review : 47% Excellent
Good: 17% | Average: 19% | Poor: 17%

Tekken 7 Review

The game’s story is told through the perspective of a reporter who attempts to write an exposé about Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation following the deaths of his wife and son in crossfire during the world war precipitated by Jin Kazama. After the events of Tekken 6, Nina Williams leads the Zaibatsu to find Jin, who disappeared somewhere in the Middle East after defeating Azazel. Heihachi Mishima takes advantage of the vacuum of power to force Nina into submission, thus gaining the Zaibatsu again. Heihachi and Nina then make a deal with Claudio Serafino, head of the powerful Sirius Marksmen organization, to help him expose Kazuya Mishima, head of the G Corporation, as possessing the Devil Gene and turn the public opinion in favor of the Zaibatsu. Claudio senses a powerful force in the Far East that is unconnected to either Jin or Kazuya.

The reporter researches about the history of the Mishima family, learning that Heihachi’s coup against his father, Jinpachi and the disappearance of his wife, Kazumi, happened in the same year he threw Kazuya off a ravine. Meanwhile, the United Nations intelligence group has managed to locate Jin, but Jin evades capture long enough for him to be rescued by Lars Alexandersson. Lars takes Jin to recuperate in the Violet Systems, where Lee Chaolan has fixed Alisa Bosconovitch following her destruction in the previous game. The Zaibatsu attacks the compound, but the trio are able to secure Jin. The reporter, having rendezvoused with Lee and Lars, tries to kill Jin in his sleep, but is discouraged by Lars, who says that Jin is the only person capable of stopping the conflict.

The force sensed by Claudio is eventually revealed to be Akuma. Akuma has made his presence to fulfill a promise he made to Kazumi: that he will kill Heihachi and Kazuya. He defeats Heihachi at the Mishima Dojo and proceeds to the G Corporation’s Millenium Tower. Heihachi, having survived, declares himself dead to the public before capturing and exposing images of a transformed Kazuya to the public. Claudio then uses a satellite to shoot a beam that obliterates the Millenium Tower. However, Kazuya survives and shoots lasers to bring down the satellite, destroying a town and once again slandering the Zaibatsu. The reporter uses this opportunity to inform the Zaibatsu about the exposé he has written about them, but to his surprise, Heihachi offers to meet him in person. The latter recounts about Kazumi and the night he killed her in self-defense after learning that she possessed the Devil Gene and was in fact sent by her family to kill him.

Heihachi and Kazuya go to a volcano to have their final battle. After a long struggle, Kazuya kills Heihachi and throws him down into a volcano. The story finally shifts to the reporter, who completes his exposé and publishes it. In a post-credits scene, the world is in peril due to Kazuya targeting every nation, but Jin wakes up and meets with Lee, Lars, and Alisa, promising to put an end to the war once and for all by defeating Kazuya.

A special match that follows the credits details Kazuya’s encounter with Akuma after killing Heihachi. The outcome of their battle is not revealed.

Fan Review : 43% Excellent | 43% Average
Good: 14% | Poor: 0%