The Secret Comedy of Batman: Arkham Knight

This isn’t exactly a serious analysis of Batman: Arkham Knight. The Rocksteady-developed game that has supposedly ended the epic saga had huge set pieces, emotional moments, and thrilling action – but in amongst it all is a much-unknown comedic secret. The glory that is video calls.

Occasionally in the story, Batman uses a heads-up display video projecting from his arm in order to talk to Alfred or other characters. All it takes is one swing of the camera, though, and suddenly any character can be Batman. Commissioner Gordon, Alfred, or even The Joker. Look, I’m not apologising for this, OK:

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Games can be dumb sometimes. It’s great.

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