Blacklight And “The Madness Of War”

By Jim Rossignol on April 17th, 2010 at 6:10 pm.


It’s a trailer for a game in which men in masks shoot other men in masks! Actually, with a name like Blacklight: Tango Down, you might be forgiven for thinking it was some kind of dancing game set in a dodgy club. Perhaps it should have been. We’ll be able to tell soon, as we’re going to be taking a closer look at it before a release this summer. Clickwards for trailer.

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  1. Vinraith says:

    “Tango down” immediately connotes Rainbow Six to me, particularly the older ones that were actual tactical shooters. This, unfortunately, does appear to not live up to that connotation. If it’s as generic as it looks (maybe it’s just a bad trailer, who knows?), we actually would have been better off with that dancing simulator.

  2. ascagnel says:

    Gener-o-shooter. Seriously.

    Also, you can tell from the movement that its an Xbox game (slight moves, like flicking a control stick, rather than the usually herky-jerky rapid movement of mouselook). Dislike.

  3. clippa says:

    They boast “16 players online combat!” like it’s a selling point :s
    All I saw was “No dedicated servers!”

  4. Heliosicle says:

    If I remember right, the original Blacklight was a steaming pile of poo, hopefully this is better.

  5. Radiant says:

    The guys who broke off from the original Red Storm Entertainment formed a company but for the life of me I can’t remember what they were called but I remember the game they were working on was black “something”.

    Help?

    • BeamSplashX says:

      Black9?

    • fragmylife says:

      Pretty sure its Blackfoot Studios? I remember the giddy anticipation for their game in the R6 community after everyone realized what a steaming pile R6: Vegas was. Havent heard much about them since though…

  6. jti says:

    The video did not fit to narration at all. I saw clumsy and more to the point sterile shooting and the narration promised me madness of war. How can you get more un-human than that piece of crap. I’m afraid this one will follow its predecessors steps… But hey, maybe it’s all fun & great.

  7. Navagon says:

    It looks like UT3 crossed with… uh, UT3.

  8. Quests says:

    Very hype-building shot, that one.

    But really boring and pewpew childish video.

  9. Quests says:

    Needs:
    more simulation,
    more tactics,
    slower heavier more human animations.
    more maps

    and of course

    more choices

  10. Dagda says:

    For a minute I hoped this might be about Black*watch*, the nefarious military types in the Prototype games. Would have been an interesting side project.

  11. Phried says:

    @Radiant

    Blackfoot Studios?
    http://www.blackfootstudios.com/

  12. lumberjack_wannabe says:

    Hmm… all I thought of when I saw this trailer was NeoTokyo (and how much better NeoTokyo looks compared to this).

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    Vitamin Powered says:

    That image at the top is weird; the models are vaguely of this generation, but the map they’re in seems straight out of the Unreal Tournament 1 school of map design.

  14. Alexander Norris says:

    This looks like a not-as-shit version of Neotokyo, or perhaps Call of Duty: futuro-guns. It might be interesting, if it doesn’t turn out to be a matchmaking console wankfest.

    Also, that Blacklight joke is the first genuinely clever-funny pun I’ve seen on RPS. :P

    • Kommissar Nicko says:

      You know, I thought of Neotokyo when I saw the trailer too. I liked Neotokyo, but I didn’t like how boring it got. Maybe I’m alone in hoping that this might be somewhat like it, only with a lot more replay value.

  15. durr says:

    In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war!

  16. WiPa says:

    Why is everything nowadays set in Russia?

    Is it the new game fad?

  17. poop says:

    this is the most startlingly original shooter trailer I have ever seen, ever!

  18. Cedge says:

    What exactly do you think this game’s “predecessor” is, pray tell?

  19. Cedge says:

    What exactly do you think this games “predecessors” are, exactly?

    Anyways, some of the comments seem a bit harsh, for a $15 game…eh. I’ll give it a shot. I don’t need every game to be BFBC2.

    • Cassette Kids says:

      15? Okay, it all makes sense now.

    • KillahMate says:

      I don’t need every game to be BFBC2.

      Must be nice to have enough time on your hands to play second-rate games.

      No, seriously. I remember those days. Oh, the halcyon days of youth…

  20. Pew says:

    Eh, Tango Sucka?

  21. Mr. Versipellis says:

    Looks generic but might be fun…