Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 Review
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Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 box art
System: X360, PS3, PC Review Rating Legend
Dev: Deadline Games 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Warner Bros. 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: July 21, 2009 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-2 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Mature 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

The Lock Pick mechanic is a little more refined than the first, giving you prompts that are a little easier to recognize when you are supposed to catch the locking mechanism. It gets a bit cumbersome, but it does break up the combat if you are getting bored with the onslaught of thugs and villainy. There is one thing about the villains that I found humorous though. Boob physics have been in video game fighters for a long time. While those are still present in this title, The End is Nigh Part 2 has Belly Physics. The male villains you square off against in the last chapter are all overweight, bondage, leather wearing fellows and when you take them out, their bellies will shake just as much as the female characters' "assets."

Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 screenshot

Visually, this entry is just as polished as the first, maybe even a little more. The character models, even though they're so repetitive, all look impressive. Rorschach and Nite Owl still have the same look and excel in their own combat style. The only problem, just like the first, is a few framerate issues and the occasional screen tearing, especially near the end. The first entry, Watchmen: The End is Nigh, was impressive, and that stills holds true for the second part. However, just like the first, when you go for the co-op experience, you'll be missing out on most of the visuals due to the still questionable split-screen display.

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Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 is not a horrible game; it's not a great game either. It is more of a game that is just there. It gives respect to the traditional street brawler and leaves the rest on the cutting room floor, along with Alan Moore's vision of compelling characters and story.

By Matthew Walker
CCC Project Coordinator

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.0
Graphics
Graphics hold together like the first, though there's a little more screen tearing this time around.
2.5
Control
Same as first - simple and bothersome all at once.
3.1
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Hearing more of the witty dialogue of Rorschach and Nite Owl by the original actors adds to the authenticity of the game.
2.6
Play Value
Just like the first entry, this one doesn't try to escape from the simple button mashing, combo street brawler.
2.6
Overall Rating - Average
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Play as two distinctive Watchmen characters with unique abilities: Rorschach, a feral, streetwise fighter who can disarm enemies to use their own weapons against them, and Nite Owl, a refined fighter who uses martial arts expertise and high-tech wizardry.
  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 features three new chapters of gut-wrenching action allowing for hours of intense gameplay action and a fully developed storyline.
  • Intense, visceral battles: Fight up to 20 enemies at the same time in bloody street fighting action.
  • Play with friends in split screen co-op multiplayer competition, or solo with an A.I partner.
  • Visually stunning graphic design stays true to the moody tone of the Watchmen world.
  • Strong replayability from different characters' perspectives, combat styles and co-op play.


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