Thursday, April 14, 2011

GameOgre: Black Prophecy First Impressions

blackprophecylogofirstimprssionsI’ve recently had the benefit of reviewing the new free-to-play space sim MMO called Black Prophecy for GameOgre. It’s a pretty good game, as a connoisseur of space fighter simulations and a lover of science fiction.

The game is still in beta so my review is somewhat forgiving of some of the issues I discovered. Overall, the biggest problem is how short the story is. However, if you like space fighter simulations in solo mode – you’ll probably love what Gamingo did with Black Prophecy.

Here’s a taste of my review,

In the beginning there was Privateer and it was good; then came Descent, I, II, and III and Freespace, Tachyon: The Fringe, and the Independence War series; and then there was Microsoft’s Freelancer—the MMO world rejoiced when Jumpgate made a grand entrance and cried when it crashed and burned in the mountains of obscurity (never fear, we might see Jumpgate: Evolution!) Finally, there’s those who wanted to scratch their eyes out when Starwars Galaxies: The Jump to Lightspeed gave us a space fighter simulation MMO…

Up next to fill up the cold, dead vacuum of space fighter simulation MMOs is Black Prophecy and a beautiful vacuum filler it is indeed. Developed by Reakktor Media and published by Gamigo Games, this game looks like it could be contending for the an amazing space fighter simulation, with a strong graphics engine, an okay ship control system, and a spellbinding science fiction narrative.

Link, via GameOgre.

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