Excerpt: On paper, I'm sure Black Ops and Electronic Arts thought they had a winner. Their new game would only have Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2 to contend with, and it would be featured on the powerful, and (relatively) new PlayStation 2.
Excerpt: If you’re the kind of gamer that likes your action intense and packed to the gills with destruction, Criterion Studio’s Black may just be your Holy Grail. This title is all about throwing as much stuff (both to destroy and to be destroyed by) as technically possible.
Excerpt: Emptying magazine after magazine out of the chamber of a gun must cause quite a mess to not only the unfortunate victims, but also the surrounding environment. There’s not many games that truly convince in the aftermath of a gun battle, with only stray bullets lodging themselves in walls, whilst the...
Conclusion: Black is a marvellous game, and playing it really does give you a thrill if you at all like FPS; however, if a storyline is a must for you, then you might consider looking elsewhere. It isn't exactly disengage brain, but it's damn close.
Excerpt: I’ve watched several interviews with the developers of Black and went into this game knowing it was made to be a fun, intense shooter in the same vein as the classic 80s Hollywood blockbuster action movies. And in this regard, Black excels. There’s bullets flying from every direction.
Pros: One of the best looking current gen shooters. Weapon and explosion sounds are massive.
Cons: Extremely short. No multiplayer. Less than stellar A.I.
Summary: It's been long awaited, the hype that has been built up around Black is incredible, claims have been made that it was due to raise the bar for FPS games, its one that a lot of people have been saving their pennies for but is it as good as people have been making out, are all the screenshots and...