Excerpt: It was dark and very quiet. The objective was at the other end of the square and everyone could see it was being heavily guarded. There were searchlights in the watchtowers and numerous guards patrolling the area. The agent took off his goggles and had a grim expression on his face.
Excerpt: If you’re the kind of gamer that likes your action intense and packed to the gills with destruction, Criterion Studio’s Black may just be your Holy Grail. This title is all about throwing as much stuff (both to destroy and to be destroyed by) as technically possible.
Excerpt: Emptying magazine after magazine out of the chamber of a gun must cause quite a mess to not only the unfortunate victims, but also the surrounding environment. There’s not many games that truly convince in the aftermath of a gun battle, with only stray bullets lodging themselves in walls, whilst the...
Conclusion: Black is a marvellous game, and playing it really does give you a thrill if you at all like FPS; however, if a storyline is a must for you, then you might consider looking elsewhere. It isn't exactly disengage brain, but it's damn close.
Conclusion: Overall, if you only own a PS2 and are dissatisfied with its somewhat lacking FPS library, BLACK is probably worth at least one rental. If you own an Xbox however, there’s definitely plenty more to choose from which makes paying $40 for the game a questionable purchase at best.
Excerpt: Set in Eastern Europe, Black places you in the role of Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, a veteran of the US military and a member of a Black Ops team sent into the field to bring back a traitor.