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: Deep Black combines action-packed battles with an immersive story line, of complex science-fiction mystery, espionage and bio-terror. Offering realistic physics in an underwater environment brings new “depths” to in-game challenges in Deep Black.
Summary: Deep Black is a third-person shooter that feels like Dead Space, Halo, Gears of War, and Call of Duty all got together and produced a mutant offspring. Frankenstein's monster comes closer to being a part of humanity than this game comes to being playable, or fun.
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.
Excerpt: From independent Russian developer Biart comes Deep Black: Reloaded , a third-person shooter and a port of a console game that hasn’t come out yet. The story revolves around main protagonist Pierce, and the first thing you notice is how much Pierce looks like Isaac from Dead Space .
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.
Excerpt: Deep Black has some good ideas, but they’re hidden behind so many bad ones that they’re not worth finding. Wait for a bigger developer to decide they’re going to do the underwater shooter right. You’ll save a little money now, and you’ll have more fun later.