Conclusion: Black Light: Tango Down, does a better job on gun creation then BFBC2 or Modern Warfare because you can add unique gun tags and many more parts to your gun and make it truly your own. The game is a must buy if you miss the olden days of great, fast, and fun shooters, and need a break from the Modern Warfare and Halo scene.
Excerpt: Blacklight: Tango Down centers on two rival factions. each hell bent on demolishing the other side. The factions shoot it out in various urban landscapes, using cutting edge weapons and technology. That is all there is here in terms of plot, so hopefully you just want to shoot people and little else. The lack of a narrative, even a minimal one, is sure to lessen the experience for some, but this is a game designed for quick entry and fast paced action.
Excerpt: As Eye of Judgement: Legends begins you may feel as if you’ve accidently walked in on someone else’s conversation. “On that day… the sky was rent asunder like so much silk and a mechanical fortress slipped through the cracks in this world.” Was it a Tuesday? If Japanese translation is the yard stick for quality then this isn’t going to be good.
Conclusion: level of detail that give them a sense of realism, and buildings feel like they've been bearing mute witness to the strange war being fought in the streets. As the game is set in Eastern Europe, there's a lot of Cyrillic signage and narrow streets which help the player feel like they're in the back streets of Belarus rather than the nice safe avenues of America. Lighting in the game is excellently done.
Excerpt: I don't know where it went wrong. I remember hearing the pitch for Blacklight: Tango Down and being genuinely interested about this cyber-dystopian shooter. Sure, the bleak sci-fi setting isn't exactly original, but when it's done right (ex. Deus Ex ), it is usually great. Unfortunately for Blacklight , it does not afford the luxury of having the time to set up its rich world before asking gamers to drop fifteen dollars on a multiplayer only affair.
Conclusion: Overall, it’s not that Blacklight can’t be enjoyed on its own merits, because it can in the most basic sense. But when held up to scrutiny and measured against those gunning for the same lucrative audience, it’s hard to recommend Blacklight: Tango Down with an absolute guarantee that you’ll be completely entertained.
Excerpt: In some places it succeeds, in others, not so much. For an arcade title, Tango Down has a healthy amount of content; the only problem is the “single player” experience, dubbed Black Ops, is far from great. A weak to non-existent story hurts the experience overall, but the addition of cooperative play is a huge bonus. I’m the type of gamer that enjoys playing with a friend in games like this, rather than against them.