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.




Gotham City Impostors Release Date Out of the Box.

2 02 2012

Contrary to my previous beliefs, Gotham City Impostors will in fact be released this first week of February.  Per the Gotham City Impostors website you can download it for PSN on Feb. 7 and XBLA on Feb. 8th.  I’m unsure as to why the different dates, but those of you who are part of the beta should be pretty excited about this announcement.  With 1,000 levels and plenty of customization you may never have to leave your house again.


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.


*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.


More Gotham City Impostors

2 12 2011

I take it by now you know I’m more than a little excited for WB’s new parody first person shooter Gotham City Impostors. The video doesn’t show any of the actual game play, but you do get a chance to see a little into the games premise.  And I use parody in the lightest sense, GCI is very much a “real” FPS, it just adds fun gadgets similar to Team Fortress 2 and weird and wacky character customization.  I had plenty of fun times playing it at PAX earlier this year and hopefully get my grubby hands on GCI’s console beta later this month.  So who you going to be?  A joker or a bat?  Decide January 10th on XBLA, PSN and PC.


Gotham City Impostors Gets Release Date!

10 11 2011

I woke up today with some glorious news, Gotham City Impostors has a release date!!!  WB announced Gotham City Impostors will be releasing January 10th on XBLA, PSN and Windows PC.  This is a very wacky and fun first person shooter arcade game.  I’ve had the opportunity to be part of the Steam beta and had a blast.  The console beta is planned to start in December, and you can register for it here. Do not miss this game and be sure to mark this joyous day on your calender.


Season of the Betas

23 09 2011

Two Beta invitations received over the last two days, and two beta invitations accepted.  I’ll be taking part in the Call of Duty Elite beta and also, wait for it, the Gotham City Impostors beta!


The Call of Duty Elite beta invites went live and the site is now active and accepting feedback.  I’ve perused around the site and all of it looks pretty impressive.  After I spend some time on Black Ops and see some more detailed records being  kept I’ll let you know some of my first impressions.  Expect a more in depth post on elite in the next coming months before Modern Warfare 3’s release in November.




And the beta I’m super stoked to be a part of, Gotham City Impostors contacted me today stating, “We wanted to let you know ahead of time that you’re invited to take part in this round of testing.  We Will be announcing the official start of beta soon. As we get closer to the actual start of the TBP, we will be sending out another email with all of the information you will need to download the game and get started.”  I nearly peed my pants when I received this email and literally got up out of my seat and double fist pumped.  I really can’t contain my excitement for this upcoming title, you may remember my fun time at PAX regarding GCI, but if you somehow missed it, you can see my post here .  The post also shines some light on Gotham City Impostors and will hopefully get you as psyched for this beta as I am.  See you on the other side nerds!