The Blackout Club Reviews
Impressive heritage and a handful of neat ideas bubble beneath this co-op horror, though they're both ultimately squandered.
The Blackout Club is messy, buggy, weird, and I can’t stop playing it
I'm so torn on The Blackout Club. The prologue is an amazing experience and the game itself, while drastically different, still kept my friends and I coming back. But it's not a good game. There are too many bugs and mishandled mechanics holding it back, in addition to a huge bait-and-switch on story and lore. I do think there is a lot of potential here, as The Blackout Club fills an empty void in the market, but dang it's just so disappointing in its current state.
The Blackout Club is a strong addition to the co-op horror genre. Enemies and gameplay are really well handled, and playing with friends is a brilliant experience. If the story was a little more in-depth and better paced, this might be considered unmissable. As it is, The Blackout Club is a worthwhile game if not an essential one.
At this time, The Blackout Club isn't a club worth joining. For now, close your eyes and try to imagine a better game.
The Blackout Club is a pretty fun adventure - especially played in a cooperative- that mixes stealth, horror and some conspiracy theory in a remarkable way. However, a rough combat and repetitive missions make the adventure lose steam with the hours.
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I don’t think I played a single match that I didn’t enjoy. The game offers an immediately recognisable concept, that manages to innovate and surprise, and it’s entirely unlike anything else I’ve played before. Just like a secret clubhouse, it’s likely to lose its allure if you spend all your time there – but it’s exciting as hell to to visit in a snatched moment.
An absorbing thriller with a splash of They Live and The Goonies, this spooky multiplayer game has you investigating paranormal goings-on in suburbia
The Blackout Club is ambitious, but it doesn't have enough variety to make me care for that ambition. Thankfully, there are ways that players can make the game better on their own, filling in what the game lacks, but the game needs to back it up a little more.
Moments of stealth-flavored enjoyment in The Blackout Club are often overshadowed by the game's unpolished state, with bugs and repetition robbing the game's mysteries with growing frustration.
The Blackout Club is what happens when a concept isn't executed well. Everything about the setting and lore should lead the game to be a surefire hit. But, with the lack of a main story path, painfully repetitive levels, and a torturously grindy progression system, The Blackout Club feels unbalanced, unpolished, and immensely unrewarding. The only thing saving it from being a complete waste of time is that communicating and working as a team, planning out your strategy can be enjoyable, although only in short bursts.
Pace yourself in the Blackout Club and it can be a fantastic game for a long time. From its various enemies and threats to its sinister suburban setting, the game feels great to play with friends, just as long as you don't spend too much time with it at once.
With a few small hiccups along the road that can probably be easily ironed out, and as long as you have patience in abundance, The Blackout Club is a good time.
There's a lot going on in The Blackout Club, and while I haven't seen what the endgame is yet, I am looking forward to playing more of this with my friends. I'm not sold on sacrificing my character to a Voice and starting over just to see my name on the Leaderboards, though. I think I'll stick to offering small tributes when I find myself in possession of them. If you're an avid of Dead by Daylight or Friday the 13th player looking for a new challenge, you might want to spend the $30 and take this game for a spin yourself.
Despite a truly amazing prologue/introduction, Question's The Blackout Club isn't all that scary and unfortunately isn't too fun, either.
The Blackout Club is at its best when coordinating efforts to complete objectives with friends using voice chat, and everyone focuses on an established plan.
The Blackout Club manages to wedge itself into a crowded cooperative space with the use of clever tricks and an approachable atmosphere. But unless the developers build off this initial offering with new content to slice through repetition, it will soon get lost in the dark.
Although Question still have a couple of bugs to iron out, The Blackout Club ultimately makes for a fun and engaging, if slightly clunky, experience. An ambitious entry into the horror genre, the game's distinct lack of focus on attacking makes for an incredibly tense experience as your team scrambles to compensate for their relative weakness compared to the antagonistic forces trying to hunt you down.
The Blackout Club strives for originality while working with a familiar template. It's Stranger Things meets Scooby-Doo which come together nicely, along with a few added ideas that make it different. Not everything works as expected and content is a bit slim overall, but it truly shines when you're playing with a full party. If you like the uniqueness of the concept and the gloomy theme, you'll find equal doses of horror and fun in the mysterious town of Redacre.
The only thing that makes The Blackout Club a half-success is that if you have some friends to team-up with, you will have so much fun.
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