The lights are on
Ignition Entertainment is prepping a huge new multiplayer-focused shooter to release this summer on XBLA, PSN, and PC for only $15.We played through a couple matches of developer Zombie's fast-paced new shooter at E3 this year, and came away highly impressed with the game's polish and breadth. The low price tag is a nice bonus on an otherwise great looking title. BlackLight has a complicated near-future story that probably won't be a big factor in why players will gravitate toward the title. A military faction called The Order has a general who has gone crazy, and the BlackLight team must stop his devious plans. To do so, they must engage in some familiar multiplayer modes, like 16-PlayerTeam Deathmatch and last Team Standing, across 12 large maps. There are seven gameplay modes in all. We're also told that there will be a few cooperative missions to tackle with up to four players.
The game has the pacing and speed of Counter-Strike, with quick deaths and furious rifle fire. Gameplay has a compelling interplay between speed and stealth,
encouraging players to act quickly but observe their surroundings
carefully. The match we played at the convention took place on a symmetrical, roughly circular urban map. The HUD is governed by a tech visor that offers all sorts of interesting info to help track down enemy movement and locate objects in the environment. We noticed right away the ability to tap a button to reveal enemy locations as they move around the board. The effect has limits on it, including the fact that it fades once you start shooting. The tech-focused vibe of the game contributes to some of the unique weapons players will find in the game, particularly ones that negatively affect a soldier's visor display. A digi-grenade can be thrown to create a pixilated sphere that scatters a fighter's view. Likewise, an EMP-grenade can be thrown to completely wipe out the visor, turning an opposing player's display into a blue screen of death. More conventional weapons within the game are highly customizable, emulating the millions of potential options that could appear in a game like Borderlands. Different parts of the gun can be changed out to create your ideal weapon. For instance, you can add a scope to any gun you like – even a shotgun if you're feeling particularly crazy. In addition, weapons can be outfitted with personal effects that offer special buffs to the player, like a child's charm that a soldier brings from home to remind him of his family. Ignition and Zombie are delivering a full-fledged multiplayer experience for a low price of only $15 on console downloadable platforms and PC. The game is expected to release in the next few weeks, so we should know pretty soon exactly how the game turns out. To see the recently released video of the game in action, explore our post from earlier today.
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will there be multiplayer?
Are there any signs of progression or leveling system?
You die way too fast, they need to make one hit headshots. Everyone will just spray (On the PC that is, since console players spray no matter what.).
You die way too fast, they need to make one hit headshots. Everyone will just spray (On the PC that is, since console players spray no matter what.)
Also if there aren't dedicated servers, I won't buy it. Even with its low price.
Did some research, no dedis. This game offers nothing special to the PC besides the little weapon tweaks, since everything here cane be seen in mods, or already existing games. This game will be dead on release.
The interface is interesting... not sure what to make of this yet, but certainly on radar.
no dedicated servers = no buy, also, the Games for Windows Live connection is a double no buy.
Dev's should look at other releases that have major problems like Red Faction: Guerrilla and stop giving the pc the finger.
pretty *** interested in this. sure, no dedis for their first release like this, but if the demand is there, they could make a move for dedis. pretty ambitious move for the marketplace in general and i give kudos. can't wait.
Looks like Breach will be having a solid competitor for the Arcade Market this year. However I'll still be getting Breach over this
nice cant wait to download this one
Looks cool. I will probably get this.
Looks pretty good there
Looks nice. did any one else see the happy face on the gun i the last pic?
day one purchase if there is a review before release. i have money saved up for this, alien breed, P3P, and anything i can get with the leftover. if it's not up to snuff, i got money to spend, or save.
For 15 bucks this definitely looks promising.
Looks interesting, I'm looking forward to the review on this on. I like the possibility of the customization.
I would throw down some microsoft points for this.