Excerpt: This past weekend we had a chance to sit down with Midway’s recently released teaser demo of Blacksite: Area 51 for the Xbox 360. While short in length the demo does pack quite a punch that conveys a fast-paced, visceral action-driven shooter that should appease fans when it drops this fall.
Conclusion: In addition to the really excellent competitive multiplayer modes (Submission is a personal favorite, though I would love to actually play as the meat flag) and the campaign co-op which has a bunch of achievements tied to it so I hop you have a friend willing to go through the whole thing with you, there is a mode that stands head and shoulders above the other ones. It’s the Horde mode and we’ve talked about it before.
Excerpt: You'd think Midway would have learnt its lesson after the painfully flawed WWII FPS Hour of Victory bombed earlier this year. And for a while I genuinely thought they had. Action packed shooter Stranglehold is one of the most entertaining games released this year and Midway Austin's Blacksite looked to be one of the more promising first-person shooters coming this winter. Things, sadly, don't always turn out as you hope.
Conclusion: The online ones are tough because of connection problems and the amount of people ever online. Finding people to boost with can also prove to be challenging because not many people have this game.
Excerpt: My first true experience with Midway’s latest FPS, Blacksite: Area 51, was at E3 in Santa Monica in July 2007. I was both intrigued and somewhat impressed with the direction that the franchise was taking. Well the time has finally come and I received my review version of the game, and after having some extended playtime with it I have to say that I enjoyed my time with it.
Conclusion: Un FPS correct, sans plus. Pas assez médiatisé [je n'ai jamais vu de pubs à la TV], il ne sera certainement pas aussi vendu qu'un Halo 3 ou encore un Lost Planet, mais de toute façon il ne le mérite pas. La discussion est donc close: ce jeu est convenable, mais se l'acheter neuf serait une folie.
Summary: While other FPS titles claim to feature action-packed, highly realistic gameplay, BlackSite: Area 51 takes next-gen gaming to an all-new level integrating cutting edge technology, game design and story writing to create the ultimate entertainment experience.
Summary: I didn’t even go into detail about the multiplayer aspect of
Blacksite: Area 51
, because it honestly doesn’t matter. The single-player experience is weak, and
’s relatively generic online modes certainly aren’t worth the cost of admission alone (and nothing you can’t find in many other titles).
Blacksite: Area 51
ultimately tries and fails to rely on its controversial storyline and mediocre gameplay.
Pros: A few of the game’s scenarios are unique and challenging., Good enemy design.
Cons: Heavy-handed commentary on the Iraq war that fails to produce any meaningful or insightful commentary., Squad-based gameplay is largely nonsensical., A technical mess – bad framerate problems, tearing, and other graphical glitches., Poor level design and poorly implemented in-game advertising.