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Batman: Arkham Oranges Has Terrible Facial Animation

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

That’s because the developers of Batman: Arkham Origins are clearly using a joypad in this 17 minute walkthrough. Ahahahahahaa! Now the fun part of the story is out of the way, it’s time for me to get serious. I was hoping that this video of Arkham Origins would do me until the game is released this Friday, but there’s just one problem. I watched it and now all I can see about the bit 3m35s in, where Batman and Albert have a conversation in the Batcave. It was sneaky, punchy Batfun until that moment, but then Bats and Alfred started talking and it all just crumbled. It looks like someone attempted to reanimate a corpse and only succeeded in bringing the lips to life. It’s appalling.

Here. Watch it. Weep with me.


Okay, so the rest isn’t as awful (though some of the developer narration is awful), but I’d quite like to not have to hide behind my hands when the story takes over from the punching. I hope all the villains have full face masks, or it’s going to be a long Christmas Eve.

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