Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Zombie Studios creative head and lovely beard owner Jared Gerritzen to look at the new, free-to-play Blacklight game. When I say “Blacklight,” you might think of Jim’s less-than-glowing Blacklight: Tango Down review, and when I say “free-to-play,” you probably stop listening, but you should totally keep listening!
Blacklight: Retribution is indeed a follow up to Tango Down, but it’s a decidedly different game than its predecessor. The intent is to set the standard in the free-to-play shooter realm: high visual fidelity (powered by Unreal Engine 3), consistent new content, and no “pay to win” gating off of items. Coupled with a high level of customization and standout gameplay features, like giant robots, Retribution seems to have a much clearer direction this time around and at the entry price of no dollars, it’s worth giving a shot.
Blacklight: Retribution (PC)
The next patch will see an experience boost given for taunting killed opponents, as well as a sort of holographic overlay to some of the taunts; that is, a taunt where your avatar puts his hands over his head and draws out a rainbow will actually create a rainbow. There are even taunts that can do damage, like the shoryuken-style flaming uppercut, or the crane kick. As for tags, they cannot be bought, save for two: “Mr. Moneybags” and “Deep Pockets.” Priced at $50 and $100 dollars respectively, these unique titles let everyone know just how swag you really are, like that banned $1000 “I Am Rich” app that used to be a thing.
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