Black Paradox

Digerati, Fantastico Studio

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OpenCritic Rating
74
Top Critic Average
70%
Critics Recommend
Based on 10 critic reviews
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Black Paradox

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

Based on 10 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 30, 2019
Xbox OneMay 3, 2019
PCMay 2, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMay 3, 2019

Developer: Fantastico Studio

Publisher: Digerati

Black Paradox is a fast-paced rogue-lite shoot 'em up. Unleash an arsenal of weapons, power-ups, drones, and other upgrades to survive waves of enemies, against a backdrop of vibrant pixel art and synth-wave soundtrack. As the infamous bounty hunter Black Paradox, travel through space and defeat the most dangerous criminal organization in the galaxy: the Hellraisers and its seven lieutenants. Enter the cockpit, ready your weapons, and prepare for the ultimate galactic showdown. KEY FEATURES: - 20 weapons, 37 powerups, 13 deadly drones, 8 amazing power-up combos, and the ultimate space-bending move: the "Black Paradox" - 62 different enemies, each with its own attack patterns - 14 deadly bosses with unique attacks + 1 secret boss - Upgrade your stats and unlock new powers - 2 player local co-op - Amazing pixel art, an awesome synth-wave soundtrack - An extra hardcore boss rush mode to unlock

Black Paradox Reviews

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It's endlessly repetitive, has an unfair upgrade system, the gameplay is relentlessly unforgiving, and yet I've been playing the game constantly. Black Paradox has that magic 'one more go' element, and whilst it's tough, the fact that you progress just a smidgen further each time, learning a new attack pattern or safe space, means you just have to keep on playing. Recommended to hardcore shooter fans, casual gamers may find it just too difficult.

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Satisfying shoot'em up with rogulike elements that will entertain those who seek an almost classic experience with a twist... That doesn't remain interesting for too long sadly.

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The visuals and 80s soundtrack are amazing and look great whether playing on a TV or on the Switch in mobile mode. Too often did I feel I was on the back foot when it came to weapons, upgrades, and dealing with random enemies. There's definitely a balance issue when it comes to the procedurally generated mechanics.

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Spaziogames

7.5 / 10.0
Spaziogames

A good italian shoo'em'up with all the elements of the classics of the genre.

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