It kind of pisses me off that people are just assuming this will suck, but not giving reasons they feel that way.
No one is required to explain their opinions, of course, but it'd be nice to get some clarification on all your views concerning this.
And for anyone who argues that gross commercialism is the only reason, I must say, WAKE UP! As soon as Watchmen became a confirmed movie, anyone who thought we wouldn't see a gamut of associated merchandise along with it must have been living under a rock for the past 40 years. How did you all not see this coming?
I'm not saying I support it or agree with it, I'm just saying I'll reserve judgement until more is known, and recommending others do the same.
it sounds like a silly beat-em-up, where rorschach kills too many, and goes on a "violence orgy killing fest" because thats what the producers think the gamers will like... but that misses the point- rorschach in the book is typically only violent out of necessity, or when he gets angry- not all the time.
i just am not fond of the idea of a "mindless beat-em-up" for the video game of one of the most, if not THE most, intellectual comic titles of all time.
i was hoping for something with a little more depth- a'la Beyond Good & Evil or something
Its a year away. Hopefully it'll be fleshed out more.
But, I have to say it: I think you're expecting far too much out of a licensed video game property.
Seriously, despite the quality of the work its based off of, when was the last time you played an amazing, mind-blowingly epic video game based off a movie, etc? And I mean as a tie-in to theatrically released movie (so don't start listing Star Wars games, Mole...
). This isn't to say it can't be done...but when was the last time it was, if ever?
As for the motivations of the characters, reserve judgement until those motivations are fleshed out. Hopefully in at least an acceptable story.