Reviews and Problems with Watchmen: The End is Nigh
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Watchmen: The End Is Nigh (Xbox 360)
27 March 2014
Excerpt: If there exists a comic series more grisly, brutal or morally undecided than the Watchmen series, I don’t think I want to see it. Alan Moore’s vision of a world with superheroes is a bleak place, filled with masked vigilantes combating what crime they can and a super-powered being dealing with his own existence. Unlike the worlds of Spider-Man and Superman, there are no moral absolutes.
Conclusion: Watchmen: The End is Nigh wins the award for the oddest Gamer Score point totals for Achievements ever. 8 points? 11 points? While some of the scoring is paltry for what are some pretty tough tasks in Watchmen: The End is Nigh , there are a few 36-point (again, ??) hits that make completing the game—and the Achievement list—worth your while. Here’s a look at the entire lot of Achievements: Psycho—Complete the game in Rorschach mode.
Excerpt: A groundbreaking graphic novel with an extraordinary story...made into a button-mashing beat-’em-up? It sounds like a lame angle for a licensed game, but the Watchmen game is an unusual case. Unlike the recent film, it distills the comic’s marvelous complexity into a core element — and the result is oddly appealing. That element is violence — an aspect of the graphic novel that rocked readers back in 1987 and saturates this Arcade spinoff.
Pros: + Street-brawling combat is fun, gleefully violent., + Great graphics for XBLA; enjoyable co-op.
Cons: - No online co-op; way overpriced; blah ending., ? Can we please play as Dr. Manhattan in future episodes?
Excerpt: Watchmen: The End is Nigh, developed by Deadline Games and published digitally by Warner Brothers, is the first in a two part downloadable game set roughly thirteen years prior to the events in Watchmen and focuses on the two main characters Rorschach and Nite Owl II. Available on the Xbox Live Arcade, this game has one big surprise in store for you; it does not destroy the fantastically envisioned universe that both Alan Moore and now Zack Snyder have played in.