PC - Windows
Black Future '88
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About this game
Content Rating: Teen
Black Future ’88 is a Synth-Punk roguelike 2D action Shooter. Vertically climb an always evolving procedural tower to reach the top and kill its insane owner…before your heart explodes. Shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of Homicidal AI, Traps & Colossal Wardens.
- OS: Windows 7 or later
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (2*1866) or equivalent
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce 7600 GS (512 MB) or equivalent
- Storage: 2 GB available space
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As you’d hope it would in a fast-paced game like this, combat is fluid and fun. As you play you’ll unlock access to new characters that come with unique perks, new upgrades, and new weapons that will become available for selection/purchase in subsequent playthroughs. You’ll also be able to pick up equipment and resources that drop from enemies and bosses, but you can only take two weapons with you at a time.
At its best, the gameplay can be fantastic and great fun, and I don’t doubt that had Black Future ’88 been released two or three years ago, we would remember it fondly and perhaps even throw a few awards at it. As it is now, it’s merely one in a sea of hundreds of similar titles. It’s a very competent game, but nothing new or revolutionary. Unfortunately, it means the few new things Black Future does bring to the table lose a lot of their impact. That said, roguelikes have a tendency to improve over time, so perhaps the same will be true for Black Future as well.
As a summary, Black Future '88 is a challenging roguelike experience that offers lots of variety for fans of the genre to enjoy. The many unique weapons, enemies, playable characters and bosses make for exciting gameplay if you are comfortable with the punishing roguelike mechanics. Likewise, the ability to participate in the online leaderboards and play the title in local co-op brings a new way to experience things, and the roguelike aspects could prove to be a gateway into the genre.