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More mischief and mayhem in 'Watchmen' sequel

Sept 11, 2009

By John Powell - G4 Canada

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Watchmen 2Poor Nite Owl and Rorschach. No matter how many times they save the world, it always manages to get messed up again. It never just stays saved. No sooner then have they trashed Underboss and his gregarious gang of goons in part one of ’Watchmen: The End Is Nigh’ than another baddie has come to stir up more trouble.

Available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, ’Watchmen: The End Is Nigh: Part Two’ has our very diverse but very dynamic duo urgently trying to locate a missing girl who might have ended up in the clutches of the Twilight Lady, a depraved porn producer/evil baroness.  To make matters worse, the city police are on strike and that means the streets are ablaze and it is open season on anyone wearing a cape, mask or both.

I know what you are thinking.

Watchmen 2Blah. Blah. Blah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

Enough of the stinking plot. Let’s just snap some spines and bust some heads.

Well, you will get your fill in ’Watchmen: The End Is Nigh: Part Two’. That’s a promise.

The tour of the city’s sleazy underbelly begins in a strip club and comes to a close in Twilight Lady’s kinky porno palace/studio. Disco dancers, street thugs, cart-wheeling dominatrices and blubbering S&M slaves dressed in leather are out to put a serious hurting on you. Due to the content of the storyline and the settings themselves, ‘Part Two’ really does earn its ‘M for Mature’ rating, although there isn’t any nudity or sex. There is however plenty of cussing and cracking skulls, which is exactly what fans of game want and get.

Watchmen 2The gameplay hasn‘t changed, albeit the foes seem harder in ‘Part Two’. Once you exit the strip club and move past the waves of greasy disco dancers, you will die and die often as it takes a lot more effort to render some of the street thugs and S&M slaves unconscious. That could be because there is lots of close quarters combat in hallways, alleyways and parking lots. It is not that the enemies are more strategic as compared to the last go-around. They just have thicker skins and hit that much harder, if you let them.

Like its predecessor earlier this year, ‘Part Two’ has the same strangely gratifying and gratuitous button mashing mayhem that we who love our guilty pleasures, have come to enjoy. For someone who grow up during disco’s horrific heyday, there is the extra delight in being able to break every bone in a disco dancer’s body without having to you are sorry. There is nothing sophisticated or complex about ’Watchmen: The End Is Nigh: Part Two’ and that’s just the way we like it.

 

Watchmen 2'Watchmen: The End is Nigh: Part Two'
Format: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Games
Developer: Deadline Games
ESRB Rating: M for Mature
Official Site: http://www.watchmenvideogame.com/

Rating: 7 / 10

 

 

 

 
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