The Joker is dead. Batman’s most iconic and volatile enemy is out of the picture. So how good can a Batman game be without him? As it turns out, it can be extremely good. The struggle between Batman and his erstwhile nemesis can actually be a stumbling block in the way of some much more interesting stories regarding the Dark Knight, but TV, film and comics insist on dragging the clown prince of crime back from the dead for the sake of a more immediately attractive story.