Pigov Wrote:My thoughts? It was an okay game. While Overture raised questions, Black Plague only strives to answer them.
Overall, I'd say Overture is a 9/10 game, and BP a 6/10. I loved the eerie silence of Overture, which was all the time broken by Clarence in BP. Also, the puzzles in Overture were just amazing (the radio, Lake Uqutaq), and BP? I didn't like a single one of BP's puzzles, sorry.
The infected are scary the first few times you encounter them. Then you get used to them, which drops the whole immersiveness. Having only three types of enemies was bad enough in Overture, and dropping it to one in BP was a disaster.
In short, for me, it sadly was a disappointment. I am happy that the story made sense and didn't leave us with another cliffhanger.
I'm mostly on the same page. I wish that there were more types of enemies and explanations of how they came to be.
I really did not like how the combat system was taken away. I understand what they were trying to do in terms of making the game scarier by not being able to defend yourself; but to me, it's just annoying not being able to kill your enemy.
I also agree to how great it was that overture raised many questions because it was the first in the series. I think it drove the player to wait in anticipation to the second game; but, i feel that BP just didn't answer enough questions or it didn't give an answer that I was expecting. I'm a very detailed guy, so I love my game stories to be as immersive as possible with many details but BP just didn't deliver on that front. Plus, it didn't really connect itself much with the first game, I didn't feel like I was continuing from the first.
So for me. Overture 9/10 and BP 6/10 as well.
The reasons BP was a 6/10 for me was because of no combat (that was huge for me) lack of enemy diversity, lack of a more immersive/better story, and lack of supporting character interactivity (the main character doesn't talk back or see the supporting characters in person) and lack of a character model for phillip (look down and no legs)
I still love the series, so if there's a third one I'll get it ,but yes, BP fell short of my expectations and the lack of combat was the biggest for me.