Black (2006)

Video Game  -  Action | Crime | Mystery  -  28 February 2006 (UK)
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An anti-terrorist group that no one knows about is forced on an operation that will change the course of history.

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Credited cast:
Jackie Gonneau ...
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Sgt. Kellar (voice)
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Interrogator (voice)
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Rene Mujica ...
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Pavel Balashov ...
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Igor Kitaev ...
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Victor Korjenko ...
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Nick Lazarev ...
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Andrei Yaroslavtsev ...
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Alessandro D'Errico ...
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Eiji Hanawa ...
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Goichi Komiya ...
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Tsuguo Mogami ...
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Black puts you in the shoes of Sgt. Jack Kellar, a Black Op commando whose mission has gone terribly wrong. Jack has been imprisioned and interrogated and soon the truth of what happened on his mission is revealed. Each of Blacks 8 highly destructable levels not only feature some of the most intense gunfights in video games, but some of the most challenging as well. Written by megadude

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Every bullet is your baby


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The G36 has a bolt on the top, under the carry handle, not a bolt on the side. See more »

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Interrogator: Kellar, J. Sergeant First Class. Serial number 7178412. Iran, Guatemala, Colombia, Croatia. Very impressive.
Sgt. Kellar: I know what you're trying to do, sir. It ain't gonna work.
Interrogator: No, Sergeant Kellar. You *don't* know what I'm trying to do. I'm here to clean up this mess... *if* you cooperate. If I walk out that door, everything you did will be declassified. You *will* be convicted, you *will* be discharged, and you *will* spend the rest of your life in prison.
[Kellar doesn't respond]
Interrogator: Very well, Sergeant. ...
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Exceptionally good shooter.
21 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike most FPS in the market that are heavy on the good stuff ie Story, plot and character development, lengthy campaign, and set-pieces, "Black" from Criterion Games, is a throwback to '80s action movies that emphasized simple plots, but also outrageously ridiculous action scenes which the game is dripping with. The story is simple, but surprisingly engaging as it shows the dark and dirty world of black ops operations; covert acts of war that the US is reluctant to get it's hands dirty with, or so it seems. The game may not be on par with today's action FPS, but it's a helluva lot playable and enjoyable than lackluster fare such as Duke Nukem Forever. The less said about that one, the better.

But "Black" has bucket loads of intense, frenetic, destructible firefights that are so raw and intense like the '80s action films before it, it almost seems like a homage to it and if you look closely, you'll discover various Easter eggs that reference classic films from that decade. A nice touch by Criterion Games by giving hardcore shooter fans what is aptly described "Gun Porn" for the hog-wild FPS gamer and gun enthusiast alike.

Yes, the game is short, the graphics are a little grainy, which adds to the games Cold War-like setting, but it's movie-like action is what will win fans over and it also helps if you have a surround sound system cranked to the MAX to feel the full force of the weapons and their marvelous chorus. Simply put, "Black" is s symphony of sounds that will delight the inner-action hero in you. I've yet to play "Bodycount", which is a "spiritual successor" to the first game rather than an actual sequel, but with all the amazing technology out there, I fail to see why wasn't a sequel made? If all you want is a simple shooter game that's thin on plot(though I like my games with a lot of story in them)and sounds really good, then "Black" is right in your arsenal.


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