Reviews and Problems with Watchmen: The End is Nigh
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Watchmen: The End is Nigh
27 September 2009
Excerpt: Taking place 12 years prior to the events in the movie and comic book on which the game is based, Watchmen: The End is Nigh focuses on the characters Nite Owl and Rorschach. The plotline features story elements that are mentioned very briefly in the comic book. Rorschach and Nite Owl intervene to quell a prison riot, but soon find that the "riot" is a carefully orchestrated ruse to hide a more sinister plot involving the evil Underboss, Watergate, and the upcoming...
Summary: Based on DC Comics '80s graphic novel, Watchmen, developed by Deadline Games (known for Total Overdose) and written by comic editor Len Wein, is a brawler set in an alternate 1985 America that will initially feature anti-hero Rorschach and Nite Owl.
Excerpt: Watchmen: The End is Nigh (PlayStation Network) Tapping into the vein of a comic book opus, Watchmen: The End is Nigh faces odds nearly as insurmountable as the ones shouldered by its big screen brother. Can a series, said to be impossible to be converted to film, be just as difficult to translate into a series of bits and bytes?
Summary: With all the critical acclaim for the Watchmen comic series and all the hype surrounding the new movie adaptation, it's possible that folks might have certain expectations for the new video game set in the same universe. However, if you are hoping to find some of the comic's depth and maturity here, or are looking forward to reliving your favorite scenes from the movie, you will be sorely disappointed.
Pros: Enjoyable array of different attacks, Lively animations pack a punch, Impressively detailed environments, Dramatic lighting
Cons: No online co-op, High price point, Can get repetitive
Summary: 2009 lijkt een goed jaar te worden voor de fans van de DC Comics. Games als DC Universe Online, Batman: Arkham Asylum en Watchmen: The End is Nigh bevatten allemaal de optie om in de huid van een superheld te kruipen. Laatstgenoemde wil profiteren van de populaire film van Paramount, maar van te voren werd de kans op kwaliteit van de game logischerwijs veel lager geacht. Watchmen: The End is Nigh is, net als de film, gebaseerd op de comics.