Episode Two ‘The Pact’ picks things up in the aftermath of the closing events of the first episode, with Batman reluctantly teaming up with a new government agency called, err, The Agency. As detailed in the closing moments of Episode One, the new goal for Batman and The Agency is to try and track down The Riddler’s mysterious friends. Where The Pact excels over the first outing is in the pacing department, with each new set piece and narrative beat introduced at a steady clip.
The only real downside to this sort of presentation is that none of the clever puzzle solving or crime scene investigation really comes into play. With the World’s Greatest Detective becoming little more than a sidekick to John Doe aka The Joker for much of the running time. And much fun as it is to be his wing-man as he tries to impress Harley Quinn, we wanted more, as The Joker would call him - Bats.