Conclusion: For those of you that are still skeptical as to whether or not video games should be considered art, I present to you: Killzone 3 . Mock the idea of an over-the-top shooter being classified as art all you want. Killzone 3 delivers incredible story pieces and plot devices like the best movies. It delivers stunning eye-popping visuals that are superior to anything we’ve seen before.
Excerpt: My initial reaction to the cover-art of Blacklight: Tango Down was, “Equilibrium style futuristic warfare eh? Sign me up!” 10 of my earth pounds for multiplayer goodness without all of the trim… sure, why not? Unfortunately my fantasies of shooting motorcycle helmeted goons will have to remain unfulfilled for the time being.
Conclusion: Not really worth even the $15 price tag. You are better off putting that money towards a higher budget FPS title. There is nothing wrong with budget online shooters, such as Battlefield 1943 , but they need to stand out in order to provide value.
Excerpt: Downloadable games are getting more and more impressive with every passing month. Developers are able to jam more quality goodness into a digital file and due to the significantly lower retail prices for such productions, gamers often benefit.
Conclusion: Blacklight: Tango Down turns out to be too much fun for the slowness of the matchmaking system to prove too much of an obstacle. The clever level design, quick pace of play and good variety of play modes will prove to be enough to get most FPS fans hooked. With rumours that multiplayer subscriptions for Call of Duty are on the horizon, at just 1200 MS Points Blacklight: Tango Down might just have arrived at the perfect time for fans of the online FPS.
Excerpt: With Medal of Honor out of the gate and Call of Duty: Black Ops coming this week, fans of the first-person shooter should have no problem finding a game to suit their tastes. Unfortunately, these two big budget titles have inspired a wave of "me too" games, and that is where Blacklight: Tango Down comes in. This download-only FPS tries way too hard to be a contender in the ever more crowded shooter market, and it fails on nearly every level.
Excerpt: The ever crowded FPS genre has a new member joining the ranks, and while its frenetic multiplayer experience offered up enough fun to sway our reviewer, the relatively high price tag, long waits inbetween rounds, and the lackluster 'Black Ops' mode keep Blacklight: Tango Down from joining the ranks of the big boys. Still, reviewer McKinley Noble sees some value in the game's team deathmatch modes, so shooter fans looking for a change of pace should take note.
Pros: Lots of maps, decent graphics, extensive unlockable armory, plenty of modes. In multiplayer matches, high-ranking players don’t have an overwhelming advantage over low-ranking newcomers.