Watchmen: The End is Nigh – missing the point with(out) style?

The End is NighThe first trailer offering a glimpse of footage of the episodic video-game Watchmen: The End is Nigh has been released.

Hit the jump for viewing & analysis…

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Concept-wise, the game is good – the characters featuring in each episode have differing gameplay styles but must work together to complete the game.

Secondly, it’s worth noting this is a ‘prequel’ (of sorts) which set up the events of the novel/film by portraying the characters before their line of work became illegal.

Maybe the problem is my perception is coloured by the fact that Watchmen was more about a high-concept social commentary of the time it was written and less about superheroes kicking each other in the shins but all that is demonstrated here is Streets of Rage with characters from the novels distorted to make them more game-compatible.

Still, we can but hope.

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