Children of Arkham bizarrely excavates a lot of the groundwork laid in the opening episode, only to relay new foundations in favour of pursuing an altered path. The result is a second episode that's full of exposition and not conducive of an engaging series narrative arc, but one that will likely benefit those to come.
Some scenes don't do Batman’s intellect justice, and further pulled us out of the experience, whilst continued technical issues and unimpactful decision-making didn’t help the situation. Telltale have stated that they don’t need to innovate, due to already having a winning formula on their hands, but if this form continues they’ll soon be flirting with a stale one.
Throughout the episode’s course, even seasoned fans will continue to be surprised by subversive twists and turns that ensure they'll remain eager to see how things progress, despite the slight misstep. So many potential narrative strands are severed, however, that we aren’t left with much to keep us guessing in the meantime.