Rogue-lites are hardly a rare sight these days, but rarely does one catch the eye like this. With its grindy upgrade system and a few minor issues aside, the game consistently bombards its players with fast and frantic play that’s utterly engaging and constantly rewarding. It helps that the whole ordeal not only looks stunning, but sounds magnificent. Black Paradox, moment to moment, is an absolute blast that should not be overlooked.
Black Paradox is an admirable effort on many fronts and a worthy challenge which rewards extended time and effort. It doesn’t quite achieve the compromised balance it attempts to, and often the artistic ambitions get in the way of its many gameplay ambitions. Ironically enough, all of the contrasting visual and gameplay elements in Black Paradox make it a shmup experience that is, quite literally, paradoxical.
SummaryFast paced rogue-lite shoot 'em up game with an amazing pixel art and Synth-Wave soundtrack. Play as Black Paradox, a fierce bounty hunter, and defeat the biggest criminal organization in space, The Hellraisers and its 7 leaders!