Conclusion: For any fan of the tactical shooter fan out there this is one of those games that is just plain fun. With the great single and multiplayer modes in the game you can expect investing a lot of time with this one. This is actually one of the best games for the Live service for the main reason that it is just a ton of fun to play with fellow gamers online. The single player isn’t overly long but the replay value is all there. From top to bottom this is a solid title.
Excerpt: The sounds of a heated firefight echo in the distance and two more members of your team are eliminated. Crouching near an unopened wooden door, you cast a quick glance over at Chauncy69, your last remaining teammate. “Okay, there are still five of them left out there, so we’re going to have to make our stand right here in this room.
Conclusion: Everything that was great about Rainbow Six 3 has been tweaked and enhanced in Black Arrow. The campaign might be short for hardcore fans with an eagle eye but the new offline modes add plenty of replay value. The new Xbox Live 3.0 features work great and BA has redefined the benchmark in what an shooter needs to offer to stay competitive online. Everything in Black Arrow comes together almost perfectly.
Pros: + the engine is a tad dated now but still delivers, + the new lone rush mode is awesome, + fantastic audio and squad controls, + online or offline, multiplayer is great, + all the greatness of Rainbow Six for under $50, Reviewed by Shane Bryan
Cons: - a little bit more environment interaction wouldn’t hurt, - the levels are pretty linear, - the a.i, while improved, still could be pushed further, -
Conclusion: Ghost Recon stand aside, a new online title has taken your crown. Many hours of fun for most people and if you have Live you can eagerly await a frantic and satisfying experience. Just watch your back.
Conclusion: Diese wenigen Kritikpunkte betreffen jedoch nur den Einzelspielermodus. Im Multiplayer, kann Black Arrow dagegen vollends überzeugen: Die zahlreichen Karten und neuen Spielmodi sorgen dafür, dass der Mehrspielermodus praktisch unbegrenzten Spielspaß bietet und dies endlich auch im kooperativen Splitscreen. Weiter aufgewertet wird das Ballerspektakel durch Live 3.0, welches allerdings noch unter der ein oder anderen Kinderkrankheit leidet.