Excerpt: Have you ever wondered what it’d be like if Batman decided he needed to kill some fools? Of course you have. But have you ever wondered what it would be like if it all took place under a Team Fortress /CoD scope, ya’ know, without actually playing as Batman? Me either. But you know what? Monolith did – and Gotham City Impostors would have been a great game if it weren’t for some hang-ups.
Excerpt: (Note: This review was written after the matchmaking and DLC patch for Gotham City Impostors was released, which means a number of issues the community had been experiencing on Xbox 360 have been ironed out. These issues are still mentioned in the review for context.
Excerpt: game without any of the property's principal characters seems like it'd be a complete farce, a failure without end. But somehow, Warner Bros. and FPS-creating veterans Monolith Productions have made magic in this budget-priced, online-only competitive shooter, and they've even managed to do this without relying on the culture and attitude from any of the movies.
Excerpt: You can forgive Warner Bros. for wanting to milk the Batman license a bit; with the massive success of both the Chris Nolan films and the Rocksteady games, it would be foolish not to try and get a few...
Pros: + Great use of the license, + Fun Gameplay, + Lots of customization
Cons: Lack of modes, Poor matchmaking and server issues, Too many ingame transaction options
Excerpt: Once you get past the head-scratching absurdity of a first-person shooter inspired by a character who loathes guns, playing Gotham City Impostors is an insanely silly amount of fun. A Batman game without Batman, it pits a team of gun-toting, Dark Knight–obsessed vigilantes (the Bats) against a gang of well-armed clown-faced criminals (the Jokerz) in iconic Gotham settings. Make no mistake: these aren’t sanctioned members of the Bat-family.
Pros: + Goofy setting + Solid team shooter = Winning formula., + 1,000 levels of advancement keeps you playing; first DLC pack (which adds a sixth map to the five included with the game) will be free.
Cons: ? Is Batman asleep in his cave while all this is going on?
Summary: A great game is hindered by technical problems at this time. Should they be resolved, this will become one of the best titles in the XBLA catalog. Until then, it’s still fun but only recommended to those willing to tolerate the above-mentioned issues.
Gotham City Impostors Offers FPS Fans A Change Of Pace
8 February 2012
Conclusion: Concept: Take frequently used elements of the genre and place them in the comic-book world of Batman and the Joker
Graphics: Exaggerated Team Fortress-like characters fit right in with the Gotham-based maps
Sound: There are some recycled lines, but the quips do a good job of reflecting the game’s comic roots
Playability: Everything from shooting to gliding and skating around the maps feels great
Entertainment: The wacky gadgets, impressive customization, and fast-paced...