Hey guys, let me start off by saying, this game IS worth the $15.00 asking price. A lot of fun can be had here. Today i read a review for this game that just horrified me (Destructoid)
3/10 is what they gave it. I was mortified to see someone give this game such a low review. Granted its not perfect but still is atleast a 8/10.
Blacklight basically is a Multiplayer only game. With a game mode that can be player single player (Black-Ops) but you can also play it with up to 3 other people (4 total, for those of you that cant count
...Shame on you) Moving on! When entering the game and going to the main menu your greeted by 8 options one saying "Downloadable Content" We can only hope they release it soon...Hopefully. But the first 3 options are the most important. Enter Combat, Armory, Field Locker. let me elaborate.
Enter Combat is just what it sounds like, go here to start playing immediately. Don't worry about Ranked or Social matches. You'll notice there isnt any. You'll only find Quick Match, Private Match, and Black-Ops.
Quick Match will give you the option of 7 different match types. Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Retrieval, Domination, Detonate,Last Man Standing, Last Team Standing. I'm not gonna go into details about each one because if you're intelligent you can figure them out. Or if you've ever played any game like CoD it shouldnt be to hard.
Private Match is just what you would expect. Just a mode to mess around with your friends or prove to the scrub you just beat that you really are better than him.
Black-Ops is the closest thing to a story in this game, Basically imagine a type of Horde Mode with a bit more depth. You have a limited 4 maps to choose from (Street Fight, Tourist Trap, Burial Ground, Brick & Morter) with 3 different difficulties to choose from Normal Hard and Insane. 12 possible combinations. Not to bad for a game thats mainly built around multiplayer.
Next we have the Armory the motherland of all things weapons. Now, when i say this game has A LOT of customizable things i mean A whole hell of a lot. Now you may be confused when you buy this game and see that there are only 5 different types of guns, SMG, Assault, Sniper, Shutgun, and LMG. well...for those of you that have this game, you know that that's just the beginning. You start with a base weapon much like any other online shooter and as you rank up you gain more upgrades/perks/etc. Now lets just take the SMG for example just to give you a little taste of what all you can do. With the base SMG you can customize the Scope, Magazine, Muzzle, Barrel, Stock, Weapon Camo, and the Tag (which we'll talk about in a few minutes) Still doesnt seem like a lot? well imagine that there's about 8 or more options for each thing. Trust me when i say A LOT. Now...about that weapon Tag. Blacklight does something very different that i have yet to see in a game (correct me if I'm wrong) But they use a tag system. Not like CoD tags that say funny things, and wayyy to many pot references. No actual Tags like Dog Tags and such. and they hang from your gun in many different colors and shapes. Each giving you some kind of Upgrade. Whether that be better health, a little bit more accuracy or letting your gun unleash its full potential of bullety death. Theres a 101 of these bad boys to collect so get goin. You unlock a new tag each time you level or complete a challenge in the Field Locker, which we'll discuss next. Now if you thought that thats it you can only customize your primary gun think again, You can also customize your Sidearm, which you have 3 to choose from plus about 5 upgrade categories for each, Then there's a section called "Equipment" Here you see 2 options. Primary and Secondary, Primary are your basic grenade and mines and the Secondary is where this game really gets fun. Digi, and EMP grenades. Now these create a whole new level of fun for this game. Digi grenades are basically smoke grenades except they make everything appear Digital and distorted. EMP grenades are just wonderful...when your the one throwing them that is. Imagine your old computer, like the one your grandma has had since the early 90's. That occasionally gets a blue screen with nothing but error messages. That my friends is what the EMP grenade does. To you of course! not your grandmas computer. So you can sleep safely tonight knowing that grenade you just threw wont cause your grandmas computer to crash...again. Final option you have in this smorgasbord of customizables of death is your Armor. you have 2 factions to choose from Blacklight and the Order. They kinda remind me of a Ninja vs a Pirate.......back to what i was saying. you can customize each one with upgradeable suits that change your accuracy and Health. And there Camo, I mean who really wants to look at black all day?
On to the final option. Field Locker, now this to me was pretty interesting. It keeps track of everything you do. Personnel File is basically just telling you how amazing or absolutely scrubbish you are. Then the fun one. Awards, In Blacklight there are many different things you can try for. Anything from Getting x Amounts of Kills. To Tea-bagging. YES FOLKS this game counts tea-bagging and not only reminds you how many times you've done it IT REWARDS YOU FOR IT. If that didn't make you wanna go buy this game. Then just...Get out, leave my sight forever because you make me ashamed that you call yourself a gamer. Overall there are 55 awards each with 3 tiers, Bronze, Silver, Gold. Rewarding you with better XP all the way to the top.
With all this being said how can you not want this game? its worth well over the $15.00 asking price. With possible DLC being released and the rewarding for Tea-Bagging how can this game not be enjoyable. Defiantly an 8/10 on my charts if not higher. Go Buy This Game!!!!! Cheers!