Evolution seemingly down for
the count, it’s tempting to think that Black Prophecy
is a worthy stand-in. To view BP
in that light – just as a second-rate space shooter
substitute – is to vastly underrate the time and care that
Gamigo is putting into this project. From top-notch cutscenes that mask
zone loading, to high quality, fully localized voiceovers (the game
will launch in German and English), to a fully orchestral soundtrack, Black Prophecy
is unmistakably top tier.
And it plays well too. Unlike pew-pew space sims, Black Prophecy
is skill-based and will require you to be good on the stick.
Don’t expect to pilot massive dreadnoughts crewed by
thousands of faceless minions; in BP
it’s just you, your single seater, a small assortment of
tactics (or combo abilities – short keystroke based in-flight
maneuvers a la Snoopy Fighter Ace),
and pure skill.
Wed, Mar 09, 2011