Blacksite: Area 51, the game that was initially rumored to be launching the same day as Halo 3, will apparently be released this week. It’ll be launching alongside Mario Galaxy and Assassin’s Creed, followed next week by Rock Band and more. Is there any chance for success for Blacksite?
Midway didn’t have the hit they were hoping for with Stranglehold, so I personally hope they release something that resonates with gamers.
I had no interest in Blacksite until Tom commented on it. Now I’m curious and want to try it out…even though a big, loud voice is screaming inside my head, shouting “Remember Deus Ex 2! Remember Harvey!”
I think Tom said he preferred TimeShift better. Not that TimeShift isn’t decent, but I wouldn’t want to play something worse than it. I definitely wouldn’t want to pay full price for something that isn’t as good.
It’s also launching alongside Crysis this week on the PC. And Call of Duty 4 launching last week, and Mass Effect next week. I don’t know, I just don’t see how it could be a success even if its a great game. It’s definitely being sent out to die right now.
Yeah, it’s a rough time to be launching right now. I’m already waiting until next year on this and the SupCom expansion because I’m already spending well beyond my means on gaming through the oct-dec period this year.