In a world with Batman, who else do you need to fight crime in Gotham? Well, while most people would answer no one because it’s the goddamn Batman, The Bats would wholeheartedly disagree as they wage war against the Jokerz every time the Batsignal goes out ( neither side being quite sane). This downloadable game from Warner Bros. Interactive has you taking to the streets to wage war in this first person shooter as a member of one of these two groups.
To be honest, since I first saw the trailer for this game last year I had nothing but high hopes for Imposters. Imposters is a fun take on Gotham city which is normally shrouded in a heavy level of seriousness seen in the Arkham series and replaces it with over the top craziness. The art style, the character designs and just the custom voices to characters all add to the lightheartedness of gunning down your enemies with an assault rifle in Crime Alley.
The gameplay is fast and addictive with each round rolling into the next so you never lose your groove between matches. You have your standard multiplayer modes such as territories and capture the flag matches, but they always through in a little twist. I won’t go into more details as to ruin it for you, but all I will say is it is quite interesting. The gadgets you can use also change up the gameplay as you can grapple across the battlefield, rollerblade or glide meaning you get get in and out of trouble at the drop of the hat. You’re never out of the fight for long.
Like Call of Duty, you can customize your characters to look different and give them access to an arsenal of weapons and gadgets to use on the battlefield most which have a home-made feel to them . However, Imposters goes the extra mile giving you a wider range of perks for your character and a plethora of character customization which actually effects the way you play the game. If you like to play like Rambo, you can choose a heavier and slower body type with more amour, of if you play a scout you can choose the smaller, faster body type with less armour. It’s more choices than you get in most FPSs these days.
The game is much more than you would expect from a downloadable title featuring graphics and gameplay mechanics that even disc titles seem to lack these days. Like I said earlier, I had high hopes for this game and I was not disappointed. If you fancy yourself a Batman fan in any way shape or form, this downloadable title is a must. Gotham City Imposters is now available on XBLA and PSN.