X360, PS3, PC Wednesday, November 21, 2007 | 1:44 AM

Blacksite on the operating table

Blacksite on the operating table

Midway sends us additional screenshots of its first person shooter Blacksite: Area 51 already available in the United States for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Europe will receive this game in a little bit more than a week (Nov. 30). The Half-Life resemblance is hard to miss, but it manages to keep an inch of originality which helps dissociate it from Valve's classic.


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Commented on 2007-11-21 02:14:10
These images are pretty big, and badly compressed. I'm not expert, but it looks like there are jpg artefacts all over the shop. Surely sending out smaller pictures would help a little with the aliasing.

Still, not a very promising game anyway.
Commented on 2007-11-21 02:38:42
Im working on scaled-down images.
Commented on 2007-11-21 02:41:04 In reply to Burglarize
Posted by cooleo_no1
These images are pretty big, and badly compressed. I'm not expert, but it looks like there are jpg artefacts all over the shop. Surely sending out smaller pictures would help a little with the aliasing.

Still, not a very promising game anyway.
that's right, those are some pretty terrible screen shots.

i hope they fix them, and i wonder which version that was???
Commented on 2007-11-21 02:42:09 In reply to Kudgel
Posted by Kudgel
Im working on scaled-down images.
cool, which version are those pics btw?
Commented on 2007-11-21 02:46:52 In reply to jmd749
Posted by jmd749
cool, which version are those pics btw?
Updated the gallery.

Unspecified format.
Commented on 2007-11-21 02:53:24
cant say im seeing the half life resemblance, but that could be down to the fact half life had style, this does not. i'll give it a rent tho, its a FPS, i MUST play it.
Commented on 2007-11-21 04:12:31
Mostly the weapon/monster design is reminescent of HL for me
Commented on 2007-11-21 08:40:09
Hm, I like the designs a lot. And the whole athmosphere of the game. Think i'm gonna buy it!
Well, I don't know how the first screens in this gallery looked like, but these now are cool. I liked the animations in the trailers. What about the KI? Didn't hear anything about it...
Commented on 2007-11-21 10:37:03
That's a pretty damn good looking game.
Commented on 2007-11-21 10:53:37
yeah, that definitely looks hot, but why is the pavement looking so Oreo Cookie?
It screams "look at our ability to use various cutting edge graphics!"

Self shadows are great.
Commented on 2007-11-21 12:26:25
On the second screenshot it says: "Squad morale HIGH". I wonder what kind of impact that has on the game.

Btw, a new demo is out for this game on the XBL marketplace, go check it out!
Commented on 2007-11-21 12:43:06 In reply to Graafke
I daren't, just incase it's good and I have to buy another game :/
Looking good mind.
Commented on 2007-11-21 16:55:03 In reply to Graafke
Posted by Chief17
On the second screenshot it says: "Squad morale HIGH". I wonder what kind of impact that has on the game.

Btw, a new demo is out for this game on the XBL marketplace, go check it out!
It makes them more confident going into battle, when you have low morale, they are more cautious when you tell them to go somewhere, with high they run straight in.

To get high morale you do headshots or ask them to assist you
Commented on 2007-11-21 19:27:09
I think it's sorta ugly personally. The textures are all very.. shiny.
Commented on 2007-11-21 20:32:54 In reply to shook
Posted by shook
It makes them more confident going into battle, when you have low morale, they are more cautious when you tell them to go somewhere, with high they run straight in.

To get high morale you do headshots or ask them to assist you
Ah, I see, thanks for the heads up!
Commented on 2007-11-22 01:46:59
played the demo, and i dont know how they managed it, but its worse then the first demo imo. i kinda liked the first demo (minus the framerate issues) it had a sort of "resistance : fall of man" vibe. but now it plays horribly, it feels clunky as hell and graphically it looks like crap. maybe i've recently been spoilt visually after playing assassins creed, timeshift (crap game, amazing texture work) and ratchet and clank. but this looks and plays like what it is. a second rate FPS

as i said, i'll rent it. but after the demo i dont know if i even want to do that.
Commented on 2007-11-22 04:11:48
Looks Good. Can't wait for the game. Does anyone know how many guns are available for you in the game?
Commented on 2007-11-23 16:25:06
The second demo was terrible even worse than the first, this game should be avoided at all costs.

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