Hidden Gems of the Gaming World is a new post series here on J Station X that talks about the games that you should buy (though will most likely overlook).
How much money do I want to spend in order to show my devotion to my favourite superhero?
That’s a question that most comic book fans have to ask themselves before putting any faith into the notoriously prone-to-failure section of the video games market that is the superhero spin-off game. Many of these games fall flat on their buttock cheeks before they’ve even rescued a any cats from trees.
Considering that Batman Arkham Asylum and err…Batman Arkham City are effectively the only two games of comic book legends to have both played and sold well, so capturing lightning in a bottle with this genre for a third time would be an infeasible task, to say the least.
Somehow the 6v6 multiplayer mayhem that Gotham City Impostors allows may have done the impossible and Bats is only featured in it by name!
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to find out why Gotham City Impostors is worth your time.
Gotham City Impostors puts you on either the wannabe Joker squad or the mini-me team of hopeful Batmen (and women) and it’s as simple as annihilating the other side with the oddball gadgets in your repertoire. And as if being a Batman/Joker (depending on your views of morality) underling wasn’t enough to get you involved, it’s one of those nifty online modes that allows you to make people on the other side of the world weep with your game-playing ability via the ingenius medium of the Internet.
As is the case with many of the games JSX features in this semi-weekly Hidden Gems of the Gaming World column, Gotham City Impostors is unapologetic silly fun which makes it a fantastic, much brighter alternative to its fellow comic-book-em-up, the Batman Arkham Asylum and City games and will do well to keep you in high spirits before the inevitable sequel to those games comes and makes everything a tad bit moodier (which is handy considering that a Batman sequel is probably a few years off).
Now I’m not one to to say that your opinions are less than mine, far from it in fact, but we’re all susceptible to the online time-sucking behemoth that is Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer so there is a giant risk that you’ll leave the new, fresh-faced Gotham City Impostors in the dirt in favour of that and I’m not saying you’re wrong for that, but you shouldn’t because you’ll be missing out.
GCI really is a hidden gem, part because it’s original and brilliant but because, as I stated, quality superhero games are a rarity and so the fact that it’s a very special, game is the reason that you should spend money (or Microsoft Points) on it.
Gotham City Impostors is out now, available to download on the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Live Marketplace (view the launch trailer here).
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