This year Sony has really upped the ante where indie games and free-to-play titles are concerned. During E3 and Gamescom 2013, the console giant paraded a wealth of titles coming to PlayStation 4, one of which is Zombie Studios’ Blacklight: Retribution.
For the uninitiated, Retribution is a follow-up to Blacklight: Tango Down, a downloadable shooter which launched on PSN/XBLA some years ago. In short, the game was met with a mixed reception despite floating some intuitive concepts.
The sequel, however, is much more well-rounded and, in my opinion, stands shoulder to shoulder with the biggest and best shooters currently making the rounds.
Gameplay-wise, it mimics the fast-paced action and all-round feel of the Call of Duty franchise. However, a suite of clever gameplay modes and massive array of customisation options sets it apart from the competition.
The best thing about Blacklight, especially for those hesitant on shelling out big bucks for a PS4, is that it’s completely free-to-play. Sure, like any title reliant on micro-transactions there are premium short-cuts and benefits scattered throughout though none of these offer an unfair advantage.
Retribution will be available next week when the PlayStation 4 launches in the States.