Well, shit. You people should know me by now on this here community, but if you don't? It's all good. I'm Epic-Kx. Most people either call me Epic, Silky, Silkers, Silk-Silk, Silky Milky, or that one faggot.
I like videogames. My favorite videogame of all time for ever and ever are as follows.
Jet Set Radio Future
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
I'm a 90's faggot, but I've gotten the blessing to play a LOT of games.
Favorite adventure/platformer: Sonic series, vectorman, Earthworm Jim, mario, kirby, Super Meat Boy, Splosion Man, RAYMAN!!!!!!!
Favorite puzzle: Portal 2, Super Monkey Ball 2, Catherine.
Favorite RPG: Musashi: Samurai Legend, Chrono Trigger. Arc the Lad.
Favorite fighter: Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters, Vs. Series
Favorite shooter: Half Life, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, Counter Strike, Halo, Goldeneye 007, Resistance, Quake
Favorite Point and Click: Monkey Island
Favorite XBLA: The Dishwaser series
Favorite PSN: Pain
Favorite lisenced game: Riddick.
Favorite sports game:NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz, THPS, SSX, Skate.,
Favorite Casual: Tetris DX, Plants Vs Zombies, Peggle.
Favorie MMO: APB, WoW, FFXIV
Favorite Music: DDR Supernova, GH, Rock Band 2, Parappa the Rapper
Favorite Racing: Modnation Racers, Crash Team Racing.
I bought Gotham City Impostors on Saturday. Itís safe to say that it isnít the first time I've experienced the shooter at all. Iíve played the beta extensively for sometime, enjoying every aspect that the shooter provides (BEAR STALKER, SON) and some of the things that I've hated (Broken party system is broken.) After a good few days with the game, Iíd like to give a solid look back on my thoughts of the game, and what I would like to see in the future to improve it.
I must warn you: Iím going to get hype.
Now to start off, letís talk about the atmosphere a bit. Now when I play GCI, I am instantly reminded of The Adventures of Batman and Robin/Batman: The Animated Series. All of that charm that came from the cartoon series is perfectly emulated in this game. The environment (Specifically Amusement Mile and ACE Industries) just has that mixture of realistic and crude charm perfectly placed in the game. The charactersí seemingly infinite customizations gives me smiles--especially the Jokerz. You wonít believe how funny/infuriating it is to get sniped by a Bear Stalker (BEAR STALKER, SON) by a muscular man with a sultry Russian voice wearing nothing but a tutu. Or get stunned by a boomerang by a Bats character wearing nothing but leather. All of the quips and lines shot out by the Leader of Bats/Jokerz are equivalent to that of the administrator from Team Fortress 2. Theyíre /that/ well written and /that/ well expressed that gets me excited to play the game.
Now letís talk about the weapons.
When you play Initiation, the leader of the Bats explains how Batman acts out his work through brute yet non lethal force. The Bats are the opposite, obivously. He also stresses how the gear Batman has is much more advanced from the weapons they Ďfound.í Crudely made Rocket Launchers, makeshift ninja smoke bombs, Slingshot grenades, pipe-bombs, Bow and Arrows (BEAR STALKER, NIGGA) a bearing ball assault rifle, a mr. freeze makeshift rifle, and among other things, the Gadgets. The Gadgets make the game stand out. The top Gadgets--The Spotting Goggles, Grappling gun, and The Bat-glider--shows how far the characters will go to emulate Batman and enforce his justice to the villains of Gotham.
But this game /does/ have itís flaws.
Itís obvious that this game wanted to be a Free 2 Play shooter, what with the 200+ DLC releasing, and the Black Market system. I donít want to focus on that, but I will give my final thoughts: The game does have 1000 levels for the person to rank through, and earning coins is difficult. If people want to buy the costumes, or double XP, let them. People are stupid. Aside from that, the gameís connectivity issues are a drag, especially when you use gadgets. The fact that the game has only three game modes and five maps are a bother too, considering it has so much more content for people to play on. Hopefully with the upcoming DLC (thatís free!), theyíll continue to stream in more content for the supporters, because I predict this game to stay afloat on the LIVE/PSN/PC servers.
GCI is a really great shooter. It has flaws, yes, but it takes that generic modern shooter formula (CoD) and spins it into something more enjoyable and original. I applaud Monolith and WB games for providing such a fresh take on the Batman franchise, and wish nothing but the best for this game.