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: It was dark and very quiet. The objective was at the other end of the square and everyone could see it was being heavily guarded. There were searchlights in the watchtowers and numerous guards patrolling the area. The agent took off his goggles and had a grim expression on his face.
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.