Summary: I bought this game when it first came out - I'm a big fan of FPS, and this looked to be just the ticket. Down the years, changing from the original XBox to several versions of the XBox 360, I've played this on and off every once and a while.
Excerpt: Black is a sad example of a game that is all style, no substance, and it makes for a game that attempts to distract you with its lovely visuals long enough that you don't realise how painfully mediocre the cheap gameplay mechanics are.
Excerpt: This is quite easily my all time favourite first person shooter game. There is hardly any requirement for strategy, simply run in and annihilate enemies with a wide variety of weapons in a number of different environments.
Excerpt: As a great fan of first person shooter games I was looking forward to Black, unfortunately the game is a bit of a let down, the game itself is shallow, pretty short with only nine levels and not very well written, the action is slow and the missions are all pretty similar.
Excerpt: Its been a while since Ive played Black, but if I could paint a picture for you... When I first put this game into my Xbox, and started it up, I was greeted with a load of flying bullet shells, and the word BLACK on the screen, accompanied by the usual War-type dramatic music.
Excerpt: Black is a successful FPS (First Person Shooter) on the Xbox. It ignored tactical gameplay, stealth and planning routes and instead went for mayhem, explosions and automatic rifles. This worked very well.
Summary: this took me back to the golden age of games like GoldenEye on the N64, its just so uncomplecated just loads and loads of gunfire! just what a first person shooter should be like theres no 'save game' while your playing a level so you just have to go for it and watch your back it may be short, but,...
Summary: This game is an absolutely fantastic game: brilliant weapon sounds, realistic movement and awesome graphics. However, there are two things that really did get on my nerves while playing this game.