Gotham City Impostors Wins Heroically.

11 02 2012

Gotham City Impostors Review

I thought this day would never come.  I’ve wanted Gotham City Impostors since the first time I laid hands on it at PAX ’11, and it arrives stronger and better than ever.

Gotham City Impostors is a downloadable first person shooter arcade title brought to you from WB and Monolith.  GCI puts you in the position of wannabe Batmen and Jokers who aren’t afraid to use any means necessary to inflict pain and trauma to their enemies.  As serious as all that sounds, every character is a goof and the game has a very joke oriented feeling.  But underneath it’s cartoonish exterior is a serious FPS title.

Gotham City Impostors has 3 multiplayer modes, 1 challenge and 1 tutorial mode.  The 3 multiplayer modes include Fumigation, Psyche Warfare, and the standard Team Deathmatch.  Fumigation is a conquest/domination type mode where each team tries to capture and hold 3 points in attempt to poison the other team with toxic gas.  Classy right?  In Psyche Warfare you attempt to connect a centrally located battery  to your bases “demotivational loudspeakers”.  The demotivational infomercial music bores into the opposing teams psyche forcing them into a slap happy frenzy.  Be on your toes though, slapping can still kill.  If you’re tired of the same old grind, “Challenge” maps are available for you to improve or test your skills with gold/silver/and bronze rewards.

A huge successful portion to Gotham City Impostors, besides the obvious creative concept, is your characters “Secret Identity.”  This is where GCI far surpasses Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and has it heading into the same arena as Team Fortress 2.  Loadouts, costumes, calling cards, and gangs are all customizable.  Each loadout includes weapons, support items, gadgets, fun facts, psyche profiles, and a body type that leads to almost endless possibilities and a deeply engrossing experience.  I’m a chick when it comes to customizing my characters, so I’m in hog heaven with each piece I can change on my impostors costume.  If customization isn’t your thing and you’re only content knowing you’ve slayed everything in sight,  GCI lets you check your progression to stardom with record tracking, feats of prowess, stamps of excellence, achievements and the all important leaderboards.

Gotham City Impostors isn’t all unicorns and rainbows, it does have some chinks in it’s bedazzled armor.  Matchmaking and joining a match with your party are still having issues even after the beta.  And unless your actually in a party you MUST listen to everyone speak because there is no mute player.  Seriously, no player mute.  It’s like having all the losers of American Idol in your ear and having to endure their train wreck performance.  Funny as that may sound, it’s not an enjoyable experience after about 10 minutes.  But all is not lost true believers, WB and Monolith have already detailed a piece of DLC that’s dropping sometime next month that includes a new map, weapons, a support item, costume choices, and a fun fact.  There will also be patch fixes for joining in-progress matches and the all important ability to mute players.

Gotham City Impostors is a fresh take on the first person shooter genre while still managing to stay true to it’s roots.  It’s a solid, fun, comedic title that deserves a lot of attention.  With a $15 price tag, 1,ooo character levels, and 106 downloadable cosmetic items with more scheduled to drop next month, GCI promises to make sure you never have to leave your house again.  Unless it’s to fight make believe crime in game.  Don’t try vigilante justice in a cape in real life, this isn’t Kick Ass, so behave yourself.

Gotham City Impostors scores an A.

Burke

 





Gotham City Impostors Beta Now Open To Consoles.

27 01 2012

Yesterday marked day one of the Gotham City Impostors open beta for consoles.  Go ahead and download the beta  from the PSN store right now, but Xbox 360 owners hold up, you have to do a little more work.  Head over to the Gotham City Impostors website and Join the Cause , after signing up a beta key will soon arrive via email.  It’s not as simple as PSN but it sure isn’t that much of a hassle.  The beta runs until Feb 6 leading me to believe if everything during this beta session goes according to plan we could see Gotham City Impostors as early as February 14th.  Cross our fingers and hope to blow up some bats…

Do “Simple Math”, you want to be in this beta…trust me.

Burke





*Snooze Button* Gotham City Impostors Delayed

5 01 2012

Sadly the Jokers and Bats will not be arriving for their battle royal on time.  Screw the excitement and hit the proverbial snooze button.  I did become a little concerned when I didn’t receive a beta invite for the console version in December, so the announcement that Gotham City Impostors has been delayed to February comes as no surprise.  I’m super excited for this tongue in cheek FPS and will try to wait patiently for its tentative arrival in February…of this year.

Burke





Top 5 on the Fly! Capes and Cowls!

28 12 2011

If you were late on this one, or just haven’t experienced all the brutal, visceral goodness of Arkham City, you NEED to get this one. Throughout the game, I severely wanted to go back and pick up Arkham Asylum as well. This game gives you everything you want in a Batman game but leaves you begging for more. From insane gadgets to insane clowns, there is NOTHING in this game that isn’t needed. No filler, no plot holes, from top to bottom, this is the quintessential game: perfection! Not to mention you get all the original cast of Batman: The Animated Series doing voices which portrayed through their new images leaves a cold chill in your spine with the new and improved Joker as voiced by the one and only Mark Hamill. When it’s all said and done, you still have challenge modes, multitudes of costumes to play with Batman, DLC that includes Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.  Even a secondary mode called New Game+. Word to the wise: DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS GAME. Spoiler Alert: There may be a Threequel 😀

This just might sweeten the deal:

Nic





The Dark Knight Returns!

9 12 2011

Just a reminder to all you Bat-Fans this month, just a couple days ago new content came out for Arkham City. The Batman Skins pack dropped, and it includes what I believe to be much better choices to play with instead of the pseudo biker costume that you start with in single player for Batman: AC.

  
70’s Stylin’!

So...Much....Rage!

Blast from the past!

Possibly not portrayed by Terry.

Possibly constipated...

So from left to right, top to bottom you have : Retro Batman in blue and grey, Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, Batman Year One, Batman Beyond (who is grossly over muscular in comparison to the show) and the Sinestro Corps Batman. Also for those of you who haven’t downloaded it yet, there are still Nightwing and Robin DLC packs to pick up for about $4.99 each I believe.

Tim Drake

Not Tim Drake

Now while the Nightwing and Robin DLC offer new gadgets and moves, you should know that the Batman skins are just that: Skins. No new gadgets or upgrades, just aesthetics. But the Batman Beyond skin does feature a slight difference, he does sport wings instead of a cape when flying.

Now you guys got the goods, so get back out into Arkham City and stick it right down that Joker’s cake hole!





Batman Beyond Skin from Nos

18 10 2011

Don't worry, you have time.

You too can have this bad ass Batman Beyond skin in Batman: Arkham City for the small price of an energy drink.  I was a huge fan of the Batman Beyond series as a kid, so when I heard the news of this skin, I sent my Fiance on a journey down the street to the local mini-mart to pick me up a Nos.  This skin was previously only available with Australian pre-orders, and Nos only had 100,000 codes to give away (50,000 Xbox, 50,000 PS3), thinking these were in high demand I signed up and got mine early.  Don’t worry, there’s still around 48,000 PS3 codes left, take your time.  You can get the skin from Nos Rewards by logging in at drinknos.com , or you can also pick up the skin with a few others for $4.99 at your local Gamestop.  And the Nos is good to, get yer nervous tic on.

nerdfarm

 

 





Gotham City Impostors Beta Opens!!!

1 10 2011

It’s official, the Gotham City Impostors beta will be going live the first week of October,  and I’m grinning from ear to ear knowing I’ll be a part of it.  Gotham City Impostors is easily one of my most anticipated games of the season.  Who cares about Battlefield 3, Modern Warfar 3, and Rage?  Hell, who cares about Batman: Arkham City, I want the fake bats.  GCI blew my mind at PAX, I had never seen anything like it, and 10 minutes was not enough to really sink my teeth into.  Starting October 5th, don’t expect to hear much from me because I’m going to be seeing every little itsy bitsy detail GCI has to offer.  See ya Bats my boy!