Mission accomplished. The team at Neowiz Games did solid work, rolled out all marketing activities and made sure that its latest FPS addition kicks off without any technical problems. Two days after the launch, the servers for Black Squad are full, but how is the general feedback?
While most gamers are bewildered by the fact that Black Squad misses the Sprint feature, as found in many other f2p FPS, others complaint that some premium weapons are way overpriced (but hey, that is two days of the Open Beta). Apart from that NS Studio kept promise and made Black Squad easy to play for beginners (even without an tutorial), which on the other side irritated veteran players, as there is not even an intro for the four character classes or the inventory.
The Unreal Engine 3 does its job, delivering solid graphic quality, but more importantly firing and hit registration are accurate, although there is room for improvement, as some users wrote.
All in all, user reviews are friendly, but not overwhelming. Black Squad is a solid f2p shooter with some flaws, but technically, graphically and concept-wise surely not the "next generation" FPS as proclaimed by the publisher.
The fate of the UE3-powered shooter will be decided in the upcoming three months, and in the meantime the community can check out the extra features such as powerful Exo Suites, special combat skills and frenetic action in heated 32-vs-32 matches.
Black Squad might be a release candidate in other countries even in 2015, so stay tuned to site and check back at the official sites list.
Find below a couple of fresh user-made gameplay videos:
Black Squad - Capture the flag - Gameplay
Black Squad - Gameplay
Black Squad - Sniper Gameplay