Excerpt: One of the first things you’ll notice, and never forget, about Deep Black is its lack of a run button. That might seem like an odd thing to mention first, but it’s the prime example of the many bad design choices that hinder enjoyment throughout the game.
Summary: I hate to pigeonhole Biart, but this independent Russian developer definitely has a type. In the past few years they have announced Fish & Reefs, Reef Aquarium and Underwater Wars. It's clear that this is a company as in love with water-based games as Koei is with ancient Chinese wars.
Excerpt: Some titles, when they come out, just need a little fine tuning to make them perfect, some need a little more than that, and others just seem to need a complete overhaul or to start over from scratch.
Conclusion: Given how much the water mechanics in Deep Black: Reloaded have been promoted, it is surprising that there isn’t more of it. The underwater sections are much more enjoyable and interesting to play than the dry land parts, and there are so many missed opportunities that could have been built on to...
Summary: Deep Black: Reloaded is an underwater Gears of War clone. While a good idea in theory, the execution here is all wrong. Frustrating action, poor checkpointing, boring level designs and enemies that take far too many bullets to kill.
Summary: This game offers a mediocre third person arcade style shooter. With the heavy competition on the PC, this just can’t live up to any modern standards. The graphics are technically decent, just not enough variety to show it off.
Conclusion: If you have some concept of the value of money, you'd be best investing in something like the original Gears of War, if you must play a third-person shooter thing with a guy in armour. At least that has an intro.
Conclusion: With around eight hours gameplay, and mediocre gameplay at that, the main campaign is rather short. The linearity certainly doesn’t help to increase the replay factor. The multiplayer may keep gamers interested for a while longer, but at the time of writing, it was often difficult to find players to...
Deep Black: Reloaded squanders its potential on broken cover-based shooting sequences.
13 March 2012
Summary: A few decades from now, or so goes the story in Deep Black: Reloaded, the various nations of the world will have formed alliances so that they can more effectively wage war against one another.
Pros: Some nice visual touches
Cons: Dull story, Broken cover system, Sluggish controls, Lack of varied environments, Poorly executed checkpoint system