Conclusion: East India Company turned out to be very difficult to judge. I started looking at the game as a whole and couldn't quite figure out what the game was. Looking farther, I found that the reason for my puzzlement was that the game has some trouble deciding what it wants to be. Does it want to be a trading game? No, since even for a trading game the economic model is too simplistic. Yet the game isn't solely a sea combat simulation either.
Pros: Competing for control over India with other European nations is a blast. Diplomatic system is well worth exploring.
Cons: Patience is a virtue in the game's lengthy sea battles.
Excerpt: You'd think Midway would have learnt its lesson after the painfully flawed WWII FPS Hour of Victory bombed earlier this year. And for a while I genuinely thought they had. Action packed shooter Stranglehold is one of the most entertaining games released this year and Midway Austin's Blacksite looked to be one of the more promising first-person shooters coming this winter. Things, sadly, don't always turn out as you hope.
Excerpt: A game that tries to be a tactical shooter, it just can't hide its true roots as an arcade game. If you don't take the game too seriously like say a full blown awesome sci fi shooter, you will be blissfully oblivious and may actually have some fun with this game. In the end that's what it's all about right? The fun factor? So while Shael and I did not think much of the game for our tastes. We can say that it may be a fun game depending on what platform you get it on.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Midway made two critical errors that wrote the death sentence for this game in big bold bloody letters. First, they released the game in a packed month of triple-A titles. And second, they made a rushed release even though it was clear the game had not even passed its Beta stage.
Summary: BlackSite: Area 51 is an ordinary first-person shooter that's held back by a collection of bugs and other issues.
Pros: Good-looking characters and environments, Campaign is of a decent length
Cons: Squad tactics never seem to work out quite as well as you want them to, Lots of little bugs and issues that add up over time, It'll be tough to find enough players online to get into a full 10-player game
Excerpt: Давно ходят легенды о существования неких внеземных цивилизаций, про их якобы опасность для людей нашей планеты. Эта тема активно используется в сфере компьютерных игрушек разнообразнейших жанров и окрасок. Казалось бы, часто используемые темы вроде второй мировой войны быстро приедаются и выходят из моды, но шутерам про злобных пришельцев ( Crysis , Halo , Gears of War ) хоть бы хны.
Excerpt: Die feindlichen Roboter sprengen nach einigen Treffern ihren Oberkörper ab, der sich dann krabbelnd auf den Spieler stürzt. [Quelle: ] Abgefuckt. So nannte Harvey Smith angeblich die Produktion von Blacksite . Smith gilt als Branchengröße, drückte Deus E x und Thief 3 seinen Stempel auf. Zu Blacksite zog man ihn hinzu, als das Projekt kurz vor dem Scheitern stand. Doch zur Schadensbegrenzung blieb kaum Zeit: Der Shooter wirkt unfertig.