Rorschach's Journal, August 20, 2009.
Almost finished Part One today. Game bugged out just before Underboss fight. Couldn't restart from last checkpoint. Furious. Turned off console. Found some drug dealers. Hospitalized a few of them. Went back and beat Underboss . Took several tries. Totally unrealistic. Other enemies die in five hits. Undertaker took dozens. Usually a black eye and he's singing like a canary. No achievement for beating boss. Added to my anger. Beginning to question if I should keep playing. Comic like scenes between levels highlight of game. Wish rest was as enjoyable.
Rorschach's Journal, August 21, 2009.
Decided to visit Daniel today. Lock still cheap, easy to pick. Asked what he knew about video game. Denied knowledge of it. Mumbled some video game talk. Told me to send him a friend request, whatever that is. Went out to streets, broke fingers, asking about this "Xbox Live". Discovered you can play some games over internet. Watchmen not one of them. Unacceptable. Doubt Daniel would play with me in person. Thinks I smell bad.
Started up part two. Environments prettier, more varied. Opens in strip club. Could almost smell the fornication. Used to controls now. Game too easy. Block or dodge, then counterattack. Beats all enemies. No matter how many surround you. Takes forever though. Got bored, wanted to do more than block, ended up dying. Learned to run away, health regenerates. Feels a bit dirty to cheat like that. Not as dirty as the strippers and girlie shows and S&M perverts, though. Can't believe this passes as entertainment.
Rorschach's Journal, August 23, 2009.
Can't take it anymore. Watchmen game is horrible. Little merit obscured by too many bad design decisions. In a city full of the stench of vice, the odor of this refuse rises to the top. Found new purpose: hunt down developers. I have seen their true face. The accumulated filth of all the bugs and boring combat will foam up around them. Designers and developers will look up and shout "Save us!"
And I'll look down, and whisper... "No."
The Co-Op Experience: Players control Rorschach or Nite Owl II in this co-op beat em up.
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