Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Watchmen fans. One of us payed too much for the Watchmen game tonight. Somebody knows why. Somebody knows."
"Watchmen game is overpriced. What do you suggest we do about it?"

I just finished playing the demo for Watchmen: The End Is Nigh, an Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network "beat 'em up" game. The graphics are fantastic, with excellent animations and textures. Unfortunately, the game is priced at a high $20 (or 1600 MS points) and is only 3 hours in length, with little to no replay value. Plus, the gameplay is reportedly quite shallow and repetitive. You just beat up people with braindead AI for 3 hours, apparently.

Still, I enjoyed my time with the demo, and thought the writing for the game fit well with the graphic novel's. It was cool seeing Nite Owl and Rorschach argue politics. Hearing Rorscach condemn Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein as crazy conspiracy theorists with a "Commie agenda" was great.

Hurm.... will have to watch Youtube for videos of the full game's story segments...

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