Blow Things Up in Black

Posted on March 6, 2006

A BBC article describes Black from Electronic Arts as "big, dumb and full of guns." Black is a first-person shooter that focuses blowing things up and offers a wide array of weapons to choose from.

There is a reason the developers describe Black as "gun porn".

In this four-course feast for the explosion-starved, players fill the hobnails of Jack Kellar, part of the world's most brutal strike force, as he hunts down an ex-CIA operative in the Eastern Bloc.

But just as Burnout threw realism to the wind in favour of pulse-pounding carnage, so Black is devoid of any real strategy, puzzles or needlessly complicated plot.

Instead it favours the most lethal cocktail of weapons ever seen in a game and with the emphasis on blowing up anything that moves.

In fact, even if it does not move, you can pretty much reduce it to rubble, as in the Red Faction game.

The game should provide a lot of action since Black, the covert group your character has joined, is the world's most brutal and enigmatic strike force. Black works for the U.S. but it answers to no one and operates in complete anonymity. More information about the game can be found on the official website. The game is expected on stores on April 11th.

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