Blacklight Retribution Is Foxtrot Two Papa

By Jim Rossignol on June 6th, 2011 at 4:25 pm.


Zombie Studio’s shooter Blacklight Tango Down didn’t go down particularly well with us. We did shrugging and said “s’ahright, spose…”, but our indifference has not defeated it because it’s back, BACK this year with a fresh incarnation of Unreal-powered near-future gun action: Blacklight Retribution. And there are robots! Slidey rocket-propelled crazybots, if this trailer is to be believed, which is should be, as it is footage from the game. The game will be free-to-play and will be part of Perfect World’s increasingly impressive-looking line-up of free online titles. Go take a look at this and then make that quiet “ahrm” noise you make when you are considering whether something will actually be any good.

That’s it, yeah.

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  1. YeOldeSnake says:

    And there goes my money spent on Blacklight tango down , when an F2P sequel is coming.
    I shouldnt have gotten it in the first place , and to consider the community was practically dead 2-3 days after release (when i picked it up).
    We who purchased the Tango Down one better have some bonuses on retribution

  2. Alexander Norris says:

    Blacklight was the worst use of $3 I ever made, and that’s saying something.

    But hey, look! This one has the robot from Section 8.

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      Anthile says:

      The whole interface looks a lot like Section 8. Indeed, it seems more like a mod than anything else.

  3. MiniMatt says:

    I’d like to officially nominate “Fandango” as the replacement for “Foxtrot” in NATO-phonetic. Also “Mike” should be replaced with “Mango”.

    Who should I write to?

    • MiniMatt says:

      I thank you. I shall get right on it. They’re probably not too busy.

      “Fandango Mango Tango” would make a far better subtitle for bang bang man shooters. I’m a simple man of simple pleasures.

    • dragonhunter21 says:

      Now I want to grab a radio and scream “FANDANGO MANGO TANGO, OVER” and see what happens.

  4. GT3000 says:

    Names for sequels.

    Retribution. Vengeance. Prejudice. Conviction. Defiance. Persuasion. Generic noun.

    • westyfield says:

      JUSTICE

    • Kdansky says:

      You guys could get jobs at EA, I’m sure.

      As for the game: Another generic shooter with modern guns, robots and zombies! Wow! Awesomesauce! Can’t wait to ignore it! It’s also F2P, which means I am even more likely to ignore it!

  5. jonfitt says:

    Looks alright I s’pose.

    U3 is looking a little dated though, or is this the a hallmark of a lower budget game?

  6. MrTambourineMan says:

    You know what is really good ? Neotokyo for HL2. This video? Not so good.

  7. Flaringo says:

    YEAYEA YOU GOT 40 EXPERIENCE POINTS FOR THAT KILL, SOLDIER! GOOD JOB! GO AHEAD AND SPEND IT IN THE ICE CREAM BAR! ONLY ONE MORE LEVEL UNTIL YOU UNLOCK CHOCOLATE FLAVOR

  8. wazups2x says:

    Waste of money.

    • Mr_Initials says:

      But its free…
      Which is probably the only reason i’ll play it. I played the first one and hated the interface and the game.

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    tomeoftom says:

    Free mechs! So there, despite the apparent soullessness.

  10. NPC says:

    I wonder what “100% free to play” could stand for in an F2P title…