Summary: Beneath the neon-bathed futuristic sheen and jagged dubstep warble of Blacklight: Retribution's cyberpunk vibe lies a shooter that plays it too safe for its own good. Minor excitements such as a mech-like robo suit, a flamethrower, and hacking minigames don't tip the scale far enough into innovative...
Pros: Core shooter gameplay is simple but satisfying, Doesn't require PlayStation Plus to play online
Cons: Texture pop-in and visual glitches hurt presentation, Meager player base means long matchmaking searches, Expensive upgrade/unlock model is unforgiving to your wallet
Summary: When I first heard that Blacklight: Tango Down was getting a sequel, I was stunned. While the original game looked pretty, this particular reviewer found it incredibly tiresome and miserable to play. I was reluctant to tackle its free-to-play successor, but decided to give it a try anyway.
Blacklight: Retribution doesn't stand out from the crowd, but this free-to-play shooter offers a decent amount of bang for your non-buck.
10 April 2012
Summary: It's the future, that grim era some years ahead of us in which skies are almost always overcast, giant holograms of corporate mascots compete with each other for our attention, and opposing teams of agents shoot at each other in urban and industrial zones for reasons that no longer matter.
Conclusion: This game is good. It is easily the best free-to-play experience I've found outside of the RPG genre and it is to be commended for raising the bar for other games in this rapidly growing sector of the industry.
Excerpt: When Blacklight: Tango Down released on consoles two years ago it was met with mixed reaction. It did some things right, but it generally felt like yet another shooter that didn’t really stand out.
Excerpt: Война, она никогда не меняется. На протяжении всей истории человечества она шла по пятам, отнимая жизни у всех, невзирая на ранг, статус и вероисповедание. В ней никогда нет победителя, как нет ни героев, ни злодеев, они всего лишь жертвы величайшего проклятья, что было названо «войною».
Summary: "Immenser Umfang, jede Menge Spielspaß und das für lau? Fehlerfrei ist "Blacklight Retribution" nicht, aber für einen Free-to-play-Ableger beeindruckend. Das faire Bezahlsystem tut sein Übrigens und das Balancing stimmt auch - wenn da doch nicht diese Menüs wären..."