Black Plague will easily be beaten in around four and half hours by any adventure game veteran. Even those unfamiliar with the genre will find the game goes by far too quickly. Graphically, the game is slightly dated and the gameplay itself is far from flawless, but the ambience will draw you in instantly. Unfortunately, because of its length, even at the price of $20, this can be a bit of a tough purchase for non-adventure fans. Still, Penumbra: Black Plague stands out as one of the better adventure games to be released in quite some time.
Pros: Incredibly immersive; great ambience; interesting play mechanics; improves upon many aspects of its predecessor.
Cons: Far too short; graphics are generally dated.