Excerpt: Remember that terrible overpriced download-only Watchmen beat 'em up that came out around the time the movie hit theaters? Now it's packaged with new levels and released at retail in a box. The PS3 version is $50 and includes the movie, and the 360 edition just has the crappy game for $30. The previously released ''Part 1'' follows Rorschach and Nite Owl's pre-film timeline fight against waves of reskinned identical enemies in boring and repetitive locations.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Complete Experience (PS3) Review
2 August 2009
Summary: I came into Watchmen expecting a decent beat-em-up that I could pick up and play for a few minutes and get a good amount of enjoyment from. For once in my life, I was completely wrong. While Watchmen actually does provide for some interesting moments as a brawler, it requires more than just a few minutes to get into.
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Complete Experience Review
24 July 2009
Excerpt: The first episode of the Watchmen game was a short beat-'em-up that starred Nite Owl and Rorschach, two of the masked heroes/vigilantes featured in the movie. Punching and kicking your way through wave after wave of goons was enjoyable, thanks to the great animation and simple yet powerful moveset. As well-crafted as it was, repetition crept in and made the game a fairly shallow experience.
Pros: Varied arsenal of attacks, Animations have a great sense of impact, Resonates well with Watchmen saga
Cons: Still no online co-op, Can get repetitive, Bad value for anyone who already owns any of the components