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Black Future '88

SUPERSCARYSNAKES, Good Shepherd Entertainment, Surefire.Games
Nov 21, 2019 - PC, Nintendo Switch

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7 / 10
6 / 10
IGN Italy
7.8 / 10
Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5
God is a Geek
9 / 10
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
75 / 100
88 / 100
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Black Future '88 - Weapons Launch Trailer [Available Now]

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Black Future '88 - Release Date Announcement Trailer

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Black Future '88 - Endless Night Switch Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Black Future '88

Black Future '88 is a stylish, stunningly fast roguelite that has a unique setting and world to mess around in. If you love to get your head smashed in by games, then you'll undoubtedly fall in love with this one, but if you need a bit more than that to commit, then you might not find anything here for you. It's a lot of fun, but it does feel a bit cookie-cutter in some places, and the world of roguelites is very competitive nowadays.

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While I like the look and overall vibe of Black Future ‘88 there was never anything that really compelled me to keep playing, leveling up only unlocked things that I might find in Skymelt and while I found one playable character while exploring, I have no idea how I unlocked the second one. It's the little things like that make me feel Black Future ‘88 needs more polish and more carrot to live up to its full potential.

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IGN Italy

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7.8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Black Future '88 is a good roguelike game that lacks in a compelling story, but shines thanks to a great cyberpunk atmosphere and an awesome chiptune soundtrack.

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Black Future '88 is almost a quintessential throwback to '80s arcade games, with rock-solid gameplay taken straight from the era and mixed in with several interesting and unique gameplay twists.

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Even with no shortage of challenging side-scrollers to get into these days, Black Future '88 is more than worthy of your time and does more than enough to stand out in an increasingly populated crowd

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Black Future '88 is an intriguing, challenging but also supremely fun and rewarding game. It may be an audio-visual feast, but the tight gameplay, high degree of replayability and the sterling effort that has gone into overcoming many of the criticisms levelled at the genre mean it's not just a pretty face. If you're looking for a dose of intense cyberpunk action on your Switch, you can't go wrong with this one.

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Black Future '88 is a fast-paced, thrilling roguelike, but it offers little to shake up the genre's inherent repetition. Its often underwhelming gear and lack of variety in levels makes for dull runs too often, even though its gunplay consistently satisfies. You'll find lots of hidden depth in its upgrade system if you stick with Black Future '88 despite its uninspired structure, which is made easier by its great art style and stellar soundtrack.

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I loved my time with Black Future ’88. It’s hard, it’s fun, it’s memorable. In a genre that I have felt has been stagnating a bit over the past year or so, SUPERSCARYSNAKES is here to slap us back into reality.

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