gamers (72%) found this review helpful
I mainly wanted to write this review to warn everyone that this isn't actually the "Complete Experience" as it is titled. I was expecting to get the blu-ray movie as well as the two part game The End is Nigh with this rental since GameFly decided to name it the same as retail versions with both but no such luck. The Complete Experience is supposed to include the blu-ray movie as well as the two part game, but they only send the two part game with this rental. So I wish GameFly would have named this title Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts I and II to avoid confusion, especially since the cover in the picture they use says "Includes Blu-Ray Movie and Game" right on it.
Anyway, the game isn't that great. I was hoping to be able to use the "Keep It" feature to get the movie and the game besides for only $10 more because that is all it is worth. The controls are very simple but the character response time seems very slow. The gameplay is also very very repetitive. The only changes in gameplay are the various finishers you can use on enemies. Other than that you're just beating up numerous baddies the whole time. The graphics are pretty good considering these games were originally intended as downloadable budget titles and the dark and gloomy lighting effects fit the entire "Watchmen" theme. Overall I would say the game is about a 5 out of 10 and I gave it a 4 just because I was expecting the movie to come along with the game.
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
Now the storyline is what it is all about. Look at God of War. Without that awesome storyline it would be another hack and slash. Saying that, the game has to also be good and running around, (slowly), pulling off weak combos on a generic crowd of baddies with no sense of self preservation is just sad. Move on to another game my fellow gamers. I literally dozed off while playing and how can you do that with your fingers moving? When your best move is shocking someone or taking the enemies weapons on a counter there is a real problem. God bless Gamefly for allowing us to play this !#$! without having to vest $60 nonrefundable dollars. It ticks me off even more because I liked the movie mostly.