Monday, September 24, 2012

Gotham City Impostors Review

Hi, my name is Nik and today i am reviewing:



Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer FPS, that takes place in Gotham City.  

The setting is really unusual and unique. For some reason Batman and Joker are gone. Therefore some of Gotham's citizens dress as Batman, and continue his mission of protecting the city. But every "hero" needs a villain, so the criminal organizations cosplay as Joker, is an effort to bring chaos to Gotham. 

As you can probably see it is a funny, batshit crazy story, that doesn't take itself seriously.

This craziness is present in every aspect of the game, from the funny tutorial, to the impractical costumes. For example, you can have a fat Joker, wearing a kilt. You can have a skinny Batman, with a bat symbol taped to his chest.
This game will just make you smile.

But what really matters is the gameplay, and it doesn't disappoint one little bit. The weapons have great sound effects, which gives you the feeling of power, every time you shoot. I can even go as far, as to say that it feels better the Call of Duty in some places.


But the thing that really sets Gotham City Impostors apart from other modern military shooters, is the gadget systems. They are usually things that utilize thevertical elements of a map, like a Grapple Gun, or a Jetpack. That type of vertical play is usually a feature of arena shooter, like quake, so its nice to see it making a comeback. 



One of the problems that the game has, is that it doesn't know what it wants to be. Some of the weapons are strange and funny, like the slingshot that fires grenades, or the cannon that shoots homing parrots. And on the other side, you have normal machine guns, SMGs and Sniper Rifles, and that is boring, I would really like to see the developers embracing the batshit crazy nature of the game, and give us crazy weapons. 

Speaking of Sniper Rifles, that is the only imbalanced thing that i have seen so far, and i really hope that it gets fixed soon, because it really gets on my nerves.


Now, since this game is free-to-play, on PC, i have to address their model. I can very happily say that it is not pay-to-win. You can get every non-cosmetic item, if you just play for free. But if you decide to pay, you can get XP boosts, cosmetic stuff and items don't impede the balance in any way.

Still as other free-to-play games the matchmaking is a bit of a problem. If you want to play Team Deathmatch, good because that is the only mode that you can get enough people. If you want to try Capture The Flag, or Kill Confirmed, you just cant.




To top it all of, Gotham City Impostors is a game with a lot of customization, good sense of humor and fun combat. 

I hope you liked my review of  Gotham City Impostors.
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2 comments:

  1. Nice write-up. I haven't had a chance to play this one too much yet. I did grab it when it was a PS+ freebie on the PS3, and my son played it a fair amount and seemed to like it, but it did not keep his attention like some other shooters he still prefers.

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    1. Before it went free to play, the there where not as much weapons as now, and the new once are crazy and very fun. Although i dont know if that is on the PS3, because i only own a PC.

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