Greed: Black Border
Hack ‘n slash your way through this science-fiction-themed action/RPG.
In the futuristic universe of GREED, the discovery of new interstellar travel possibilities has led to a new age of colonialization. The five largest colonial powers are entangled in a full-scale war over a new element called Ikarium, the recently discovered rare source of nearly unlimited energy. As a former member of an elite military unit, you will fight a battle for your survival not knowing that your actions will lead the fate of all mankind into dramatic consequences…
Three entirely different character classes to choose from.
A huge variety of different levels in three unique settings, each playable on 3 difficulties, inhabited by fierce and deadly creatures & screen-filling end bosses.
Upgradeable skills in three categories per character class – the simultaneous use of these categories causes thrilling skill combinations.
Upgradeable character attributes with direct game play effect.
Hundreds of items to collect that upgrade weapons and armour.
Online and local cooperative multiplayer mode for up to three players.
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Excellent but so short...lowg33k | April 27, 2013 | See all lowg33k's reviews »
I got the game for free during a sale and what I can say is that it's totally worth it ! The gameplay is quite nice, graphics are colourfull. We also have the choice bitwin 3 classes of fighters so we can make the game several time without taking the same soldier !
But of course something is sad, it's too short ! The game end as we think we are going to play 2 or 3 hours more... But I really think there will be a second episode !
Buy it and enjoy ! This game is amazing !
Play it in short burstsGuardian412 | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
Greed: Black Border is a prime example for the well known "take a little from here and a little from there" scenario, namely when developers take ideas from various games, and they develop only the half of it well, or don't develop it at all. This game is not bad, but not good either, especially if you compare it with the others in the Hack and Slash RPG genre, such as my all time favorite, Titan Quest. You may chose from three different characters, Sniper Lady, Tough Marine and Flamethrower Guy. The game is difficult, which wouldn't be a problem if it wouldn't be difficult because of the sometimes flustrating level design and the unbalanced game system; namely if you're playing with sniper, there is a chance that you won't be able to pass the first boss, which is almost impossible with certain sniper builds (I played twice with the sniper and I was able to defeat the first boss only for the second walkthrough, when I was prepared for it since the first level. And the first boss is around level four or five or around that.). The storytelling is the worst part of Greed: Black Border as its is almost none existent, regardless there are some trace of it, starts interesting and it had potential, but the very bad narration, the minimal story elements, the irritating NPC characters, regardless they're very few in numbers, and the story is turning very flat and boring pretty soon to ruin the overall experience. My other problem with the game that regardless what weapons you buy, its the very same in look, just with different stats. The game is not even intending to give an illusion that you're fighting with a different type of weapon. If you have seen your sniper rifle, you've seen all of the sniper weapons in the class. Only the armors are changing slightly, but not that much. Still, if you want to play a sci-fi hack and slash game, Greed: Black Border isn't a bad game, at least not that bad, and its still capable to give some fun, but foremost challenging hours. If you want a sci-fi hack and slash game with Dead Space like atmosphere you may enjoy it, at least if you play it in short bursts. Very short burst.
Torchlight in space?...alphalegion | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all alphalegion's reviews »
GREED: Black Border - Some may call it a “sci-fi torchlight”, and they wouldn’t be wrong. Needless to say, that isn’t a bad point at all. - After recently buying this game, I have to say, it has a fairly good solo campaign, and is a very fun Sci-Fi-RPG dungeon crawler style game, however this game really shines in multiplayer.
With traditional Diablo/Torchlight style dungeon crawling gameplay, it is clear this game would be successful as a multiplayer, and is certainly a very fun experience indeed, especially when you have a team of 6+ (if you can) crashing through the levels on hard difficulty, it is both challenging and accelerating.
The only bad part about the multiplayer (as it currently stands, Jan 2013), there is no dedicated servers to play on, which means you either have to resort to port-forwarding or using a program such as Hamachi. This isn’t a problem if you are familiar with playing on your own servers, I can just see it being a pain for those less experienced.
Even so, a very solid and entertaining game, and well worthy of the score I gave it. It isn’t quite as polished as other games of its genre, such as Diablo and Torchlight, but it is nothing to be sniffed at, especially at that price! - Well worth the money, and loads of fun!
It's good and bad at the same time, but i like it!jpbuntinx | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all jpbuntinx's reviews »
First of all, this is not an AAA-title. It's not a budget title either if you ask me. It has elements which make it a great game : a lot of upgrade you can mess around with, and the actual fighting is great. Top that off with good to great graphics, and you already have a pretty good game, with 3 very important boxes checked there.
The story, however, well....it kind of leaves you hanging a bit, but i'll let you decide that for yourself.
Keep in mind this is an Indie title, and also look at it like that. You'll be surprised on how much fun you'll get from this game.
Intriguing idea but poor implementaionManiacal | Dec. 7, 2012 | See all Maniacal's reviews »
I should have known by Greed: Black Border name and very lackluster description that it was going to be disappointing but unfortunately hind sight is 20/20. Don't get me entirely wrong, it is enjoyable for a little while, especially in co-op, but after we were done playing that for several hours there just wasn't enough to keep us playing it continually. The upgrades are very numerous but could have used condensing as many of them weren't particularly useful or quickly replaced. The lack of WASD support is also awkward, at least at first. The game does look great graphically though!