"Blacklight: Retribution is a free to play high-paced online multiplayer FPS shooter with a number of game types and maps. The game appears to as of today have no current single player at all other than training. The game types are Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Domination (a ticket type of game), King of the Hill (objective capture) and Kill Confirmed which is similar to Team Deathmatch, except players can collect tokens from their dead opponents for extra Combat Points, and pick up their own from dead teammates, to form a kill denied. Siege and Netwar modes coming soon."
I've been playing this for 11 straight hours, and all i can say was that i am amazed by the game, the idea of an urban-futuristic setting is wonderful, and sufficient enough to accomodate 16 players battling each other. What makes this game different from other mmofps, such as War Rock, is the simple gameplay, NO VEHICLES, so players must test their reflexes in mouse-handling to win this game. There's even a ranking system everytime a match ends, adding bonuses like experience and GPs (a sort of in-game currency system, used for renting/buying weapon parts and equipments, which lasts for 1-7 days, depending on the player's total GP).
Ranking system, with me at first place
Speaking about weapon parts and equipments, there's also decorations that can even add some stats. We're talking about deep customization here. Premade guns and pistols are available and is cheaper than buying parts, although it becomes un-customizable. But it is good if the player has little GP (275 GPs for one premade weapon, and this price applies to every other premade weapon).
Customization menu, with the best premade Heavy Assault Rifle I had at that time
Now let's talk about graphics. Blacklight: Retribution is one of the best MMOFPS with Crysis 2 graphics. My laptop has an Intel HD 2000 and it runs this game buttery smooth (at low settings, of course), and requires a decent GPU, like Nvidia's Geforce GTX series, to run this at godlike settings. Enough RAM is required too. Also, don't forget, the higher the settings are, the more bandwith you need to have. After all this is an online game...
Another picture of my character. Don't bother with the girly last name, it's not my name.
So, that's it about the game. IGN gave an 8.5 out of 10, praising the game for its graphics, gameplay and deep customization. Gamespot's, however, was more harsh, giving the game a 6.5 out of 10 ("Fair"). Although they praised the shooting mechanics and item balance, they criticized the game for being too generic and hoped that the planned Siege and Netwar modes will help it stand out.
What are you waiting for? Download it now at Steam. Note that you must have a steam ID and a perfect world account to play. Thank you for reading this, and you're welcome for the review!