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Posted on Jun 7, 2007 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

Blacksite: Area 51 Preview

Following Area 51 for Xbox console, Blacksite: Area 51 is Midway’s response to opening up the franchise. As they have stated publicly, they believe games only start to do well after they become franchises, which means they expected a loss from the prequel to Blacksite. They were right. Midway recently released a demo, although in reality it is more of a playable trailer. There simply is no way to actually play it for more than five minutes. Regardless, the point of the just under 600Mb demo was to give people a taste of what is to come. The premise of the five minutes is very simple: lead a recon team, obviously familiar with aliens, into Rachel, a small town, to find another team that’s lost communication. More objectives come in as needed until a ship flies into a liquor shop with some giant creature coming out of it. Ending at the climax is nothing new, reminiscent of both the Rainbow Six Vegas and GRAW 2‘s demos. Hopefully this is...

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