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Solid First Person Shooter From EA

posted by tbarney (BAY CITY, MI) Apr 26, 2006

Member since Feb 2006

32 out of 33 gamers (97%) found this review helpful

Electronic Arts, normally known for its sports games, has kind of stepped out of that genre with this game. "Black", though, differentiates itself from other first-person shooters in that there is more emphasis on the weaponry that is available than on the actual central storyline behind the game.

To be honest, I tried to keep up with the story that was being presented before each level began, but I just couldn't follow what was supposed to be going on. It seemed as though the central plot kept jumping around and didn't have any cohesiveness whatsoever. "Black" reminded me of "SOCOM" meets "State of Emergency" in that there is alot of stealth and and tactical movements involved, but, in the end, you are just supposed to shoot everything that moves while arming yourself with bigger and bigger weaponry. While this is a novel idea for the first level, it begins to become repetitive by the third or fourth level.

One area where this game truly shined was in the attention to detail given to it by its developers. Every little detail was given attention. From the grass to the enemy to the weapons themselves, it is clearly evident that this game had a lot of time and energy invested into it.

As other reviewers have stated, the game itself can get a little repetitive at times, and the levels do seem to drag on with no direction. After awhile, you completely forget that there is a reason why you are supposed to be unleashing mass violence.

Another drawback to the game is that if you are in the middle of level and you decide that you want to stop playing, don't turn the console off!!! You will lose whatever checkpoint you were at in that level, and you will be forced to start that whole entire level again from scratch.

Overall, if you like big guns and first-person shooters, this is your game. If you are looking for interesting storylines, though, I would choose another game, as this game comes up short in this area.

A good first attempt from EA!!!!

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posted by zacknix (RADFORD, VA) Apr 7, 2007

Member since Feb 2007

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

BLACK was a great game to play. It took me about 3 days to beat because there were only 8 missions. Granted the missions were pretty long and I didn't go through to beat the game at any other levels of difficulty besides normal, but a good game none the less. All the missions basically consist of is killing everyone, blowing things up while killing everyone and finding stuff while killing everyone. A pretty straight forward game with little variation.
One of the biggest bummers about the entire game is that it's not online. If the developers had taken the time to make an online engine for this game, it would make BLACK so much better because this game BEGS to be online.

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Good shooter

posted by cb7tuner (MONTEBELLO, CA) Mar 26, 2007

Member since Nov 2006

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Great game. Realaistc. (for a game)Some users whine that the game is too hard but thats because you cant just run around shooting and expect to live. You have to have some degree of patience. Nice graphics and a decent arsenal. Only down side is the long levels and you cant save the game mid level.

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