Mar 14, 2012Biart stresses that the game is very arcade and action oriented, not to be compared to hardcore titles; and this really gets to the heart of the matter. Deep Black offers waves of enemies on land and somewhat more strategic, cover-based battle in the sea. Included are boss fights, a decent multitude of weapons, and a nifty jetpack mechanic. Don't expect to fight Deus Ex or Battlefield 3 here. If all of that sounds great to you, I think the odds are that you'll enjoy Deep Black.
Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings
Mar 23, 2012Like so many others, the conceit for this game was fascinating. Underwater open environments! New and interesting ways to fight in aLike so many others, the conceit for this game was fascinating. Underwater open environments! New and interesting ways to fight in a dystopian, cyberpunkian future ruled by merciless corporations! Lots of other stuff that, at most, gets passing mention in this game and has no bearing on the gameplay whatsoever! Actually playing the game is the deepest (...hah.) of disappointments. Thrill at having trouble getting onto a half-submerged staircase! Marvel at the stiffest protagonist movement since Resident Evil 1! Experience the pulse-pounding irritation of trying to make the sloppy, broken aiming work! This game not only did not learn from the current generation of FPS games' mistakes, it's still not sure that the mistakes of the 90s were really something from which to learn. Did I give this game a fair try? No, not really. After about half an hour of already repetitive, narrow corridors, enemies so bland I'm still not sure whether there was more than one enemy character model, godawful broken shooting, and getting caught on boxes and corners while trying to run around, I gave up. Still, as the game is fairly pretty (except when it's actually moving or trying to do anything) and boasts mediocre voice acting to go with the atrocious script, as well as having at least attempted something novel, I feel that it has earned its 2. This would have been significantly higher, no doubt, had they opted for a novel, interesting concept which they had some sort of idea for using.
This game is like neon underlighting for your toaster. It's a kinda neat, odd idea that looks cool for a little while then makes you regret spending your money on such an utter waste of technology.… Full Review »
Apr 22, 2012Plus: A nice idea. Normal: normal modern/scifi settings. Bad: Clunky unagile movement, bad controls both above ground and below. CharacterPlus: A nice idea. Normal: normal modern/scifi settings. Bad: Clunky unagile movement, bad controls both above ground and below. Character cannot jump! A million invisible walls. Stupid enemies. Chest high walls. Cannot grouch unless in front of a afore mentioned chest high wall. A crappy crappy crappy console port. I'm sorry about offensive language, but the port is absolutely awful that I cannot stipulate it enough. I need to say that I usually play pc-end shooters an bought this just to see what the commotion was about. The port between a xb pad and mouse is so damn horrible that stay away!… Full Review »
Apr 26, 2012like others: nice idea... BAD attempt.
I have quite and returned 5 times since release trying desperately to get my money's worth and givelike others: nice idea... BAD attempt.
I have quite and returned 5 times since release trying desperately to get my money's worth and give this a fair chance... but....
Pros: ummm... none.
graphics are 'o.k.' for a modern shooter
Cons: antiquated combat
predictable boring AI
limited AI actions/responses... you will see/hear the same thing 100 times in the first hour... painful!
minimal menu options and dismal control scheme
mediocre sound effects
bad voice editing...actors are o.k. but it does NOT flow naturally.
terrible autosave checkpoints
very very very very linear
I got sucked into the 'hype' and paid the $29.99 pre-order... ouchie.
this is the ONLY game i have purchased in the last 5 years that i have TOTAL and aboslute regret *sigh*
this game MAY be worth $9.99 (to some)... but even 'free' most will never finish this 'disaster' called a video game.… Full Review »