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Batman The Telltale Series - Point and Click?

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:23 am
by Ziggy587
I purchased Batman - The Telltale Series and it's sequel on GOG a while back when they were on sale. I thought they looked interesting and was happy to see the genre listed as "point and click." However, I finally got around to trying this game out and I'm wondering when the point and click part comes.

To me, point and click is like Myst, Monkey Island, et cetera. I've played 20 minutes into Batman The Telltate Series and so far it's 100% quick time events. I thought, well maybe the opening cinematic is QTE but then when you get to the actual game it'll be a true point and click. Well, I got past the opening heist and to the next scene, and it's still all QTE.

I am really disappointed. Is the entire game one big cutscene with QTE? Why do they call this point and click? Is this what point and click means these days?

Re: Batman The Telltale Series - Point and Click?

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:46 am
by Ack
Hey Ziggy, is this your first experience with one of the Telltale point and clicks? I haven't played their Batman game, but from my experience with other titles, I would guess that it will be a mixture of quick time events, interactive dialogue, decision making, and occasionally some traditional point and click gameplay.

Telltale was experimental with its approach to the genre, so it's not going to be what you think of when playing a point and click. It will have some elements, though you will probably have to go deeper to find them.

Re: Batman The Telltale Series - Point and Click?

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:52 am
by Ziggy587
Yep, this is my first Telltale game.

Ack wrote:I would guess that it will be a mixture of quick time events, interactive dialogue, decision making, and occasionally some traditional point and click gameplay.


You've guessed correctly, although 20 minutes in I've yet to experience any traditional point and click gameplay. That sucks that the traditional point and click is only occasional in their games.

I just can't get on board with the QTE gameplay. At least I got them when they were on sale.

Re: Batman The Telltale Series - Point and Click?

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:03 pm
by RCBH928
I didn't play this this or any of the telltale games, but this is not QTE from what I have seen. This is closer to "Choose Your Own Adventure" books.

Re: Batman The Telltale Series - Point and Click?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:44 am
by emwearz
Earlier Telltale titles are similar or are actual point and click adventures (Sam & Max, Bones, Monkey Island), however pretty much everything that came after the massive success that was The Walking Dead, are chose your own adventures (most cases the appearance of choice).

Re: Batman The Telltale Series - Point and Click?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:15 pm
by Reprise
From my experience, the amount of 'point and click' gameplay in Telltale games has mostly reduced with each new game they have released. Obviously they started with more traditional point and click gameplay in their earlier games, but that changed with The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead Season 1 and The Wolf Among Us did feature some 'point and click' gameplay, but the amount featured definitely reduced in subsequent entries of TWD and their other games, I feel.