Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 1 & 2
Great Brawler Game!
First off, you don't have to know who the Watchmen are to enjoy the story here. Each Part has a unique story to the 2 of the Watchmen character that leads into the 2009 movie (they even talk about when they were partners in the movie). The fighting mechanics are solid even though it can feel repetitive at times but what do you expect from an arcade game. Graphics aren't too bad for a 2009 arcade game. However I did encounter one incredibly annoying bug, sometimes when playing as Rorshach (im not sure if it does the same with Nite Owl) when you perform a finisher on an enemy it will fling you around the area, however it wasn't too far so it wasn't terrible just slightly annoying. The game was good, Watchmen fans or even brawler fans will be happy with this game. It would have been even better if you could have picked The Other Watchmen to fight as but that's just me
i just bought this cause i rented it awhile back. and i played it and its cool not bad. the only thing i do not like about this game is sometimes the computer will not fight. brawling is a little slow. you can not run. but then again it is a ok game. BUY IT IF YOU HAVENT PLAYED IT.
Great prequel to the blockbuster 09 movie.
If you liked the movie, and you like fighting games,this one is a no brainer. Both nightowl, and roshack have some brutal looking moves. This is a fun game to play.Good bone-snapping,skull-crushing, pity your antagonists good time.
great brawling game,based on the movie
this game is very addicting to be honest.i just picked it up today,and let me tell you,it's actually a good and amazing game based upon the hit 2009 movie.
i think its a good game i dont know why ign rated it 5.6 i give it a 8.9 i only bought it for $10 and its a good game
this game is great for people who want to be an outraged physcopath, are a man who believes justice always prevails. Are if you just want to beat up evil criminals.
love wachmen the game is fun
i like the book beter then game or the movie and f
this is a great game because you have cool weapons and the missions are cool and you can be Rorschach and night owl and Rorschach and night owl have awesome moves and that's why i think this is a great game.
So Far So Good
Now i am about a hour into this game and on the third chapter but here are my thoughts so far.The story line is thought up well and is very basic but not seen very often and i thought it was alright.The core of this game is combat and thats about it every once in awhile you may have to find a way to get through a door or find out how to open it but most of the time you are fighting.You will see many brutal and punishing moves during the game for example cracking someones arm or slashing someone in the face with a broken bottle.What i like about this game is that you can choose what character you want to play as and there is splitscreen co-op so you can team up with a buddy and take out them baddies!The graphics are well done and very realistic the blood will splatter all on the walls and floor while fighting to the death.Now from the people i have fought it will only sometimes become difficult.I only have died once so i dont know if i will die alot more later on.Also i forgot to mention you will find some weapons the enemies are holding if you counter you can take there weapon from them and use it on them but after awhile the weapon will degrade so be careful.Also aswell the enemies can counter you too it only happened to me a couple of times but it might become more of a problem later.There are two parts currently i am on the first but it seems part 2 might be good as well and it seems to be alot more diffrent then from the first.But my final verdict is you may enjoy the game if you are into very solid brawlers or you really like the comics or the movie i have never read or seen any of these things but i still did enjoy the game as of now i give it a 7 out of 10 but i might change my mind as the game progresses.
A Very Simple Though Solid Brawler
Gameplay - These 2 episodes are straight up brawlers in the vein of Final Fight or Street of Rage. From the start of the game to the very end its just beating up badguy after badguy. If your into this specific genre then you'll have a good time here. Rorshach and Nightowl are the 2 playable characters and each have different combos and finishers to pummel the enemies. Right off the bat I gotta say that Rorshach is the more fun of the 2 being that he borders on being a psychopath and his combos and finishers are much more brutal, while Nightowl is the more traditional goodguy type. Again, if your into mindless brawlers you'll have a good time here. Graphics - For something thats originally a downloadable title, Watchmen looks absolutely fantastic and is probably the best graphically looking game that has come out of XBLA. Both characters look and animate great with good detail (especially Rorshach's ever changing inkbolt mask) and the same can be said for the enviornments. Overall I was very impressed with what I saw. Controls - As simple as can be. Since its a brawler its just remembering the combonation button presses. Example - X,Y, X to stun your opponent, Y,Y,Y to knock down your opponent, etc. Nothing here that isnt immediately accessable. Sound - Nothing outstanding, nothing terrible. Music does its job even though its hardly memeroble and the sound effects of punches and kicks sounds good. Bonus points for Jackie Earl Haley and Patrick Wilson voicing Rorschach and Nightowl, respectively. Achievements - HUGE dissapointment. Since the achievement cap of XBLA games are 200 the total points you get here are 400 (200 each episode). I was hoping that they would have added more achievements being that it was put on retail disk, but it was not to be. Achievements while not hard do take a while. Examples would be to do 250 finishing moves, completing the game no less then 3-4 times (depending how fast you can complete it), taking out a certain amount of thugs in a certain amount of time, etc. Definately achieveable, but it kind of drags after a while. Overall Watchmen The End Is Nigh is a decent buy for the asking price. If your not into brawlers STEER VERY CLEAR of this one as you'll get bored very quickly, for everyone else who enjoys beating the crap out of thug after thug you'll have a good 5 hours here.