Greed: Black Border
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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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Decent but depend on gamer taste.Furrek | Jan. 9, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »
It's a game from same people that made Avencast: Rise of the Mage. While I liked Avencast, Greed: Black Border is a little worse. The most important part and also the worst in this game are movements. Moving and fighting are really bad, it will make you angry most of the time you will met any enemies. This alone reason is why you might want to stay away from this game BUT if you aren't scared of that, then give it a try. It's a little bit like Space Siege or Space Hack. You shouldn't expect something amazing but if you are forgiving player, then maybe you will enjoy it.
Impulse buy sucessDerty | June 21, 2013 | See all Derty's reviews »
I bought this game as an impulse buy! Not expecting much especially with its $5 price tag. I have to say I am very impressed. It has everything you could want from an arpg. The sci-fi setting also gives it a nice change of pace from fantasy dominated arpg market. Drop the $5 on this, it's worth it.
Averege. Barley.brenker99 | June 4, 2013 | See all brenker99's reviews »
average story. Good setting. Weak Gameplay. I looked forward to play this, looked really good, until the first minute of my gameplay. then I rage quited.
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.