Excerpt: It was always going to be aliens, wasn't it? There we are thinking the Bermuda Triangle leads to some parallel paradise where gamers with skills are worshipped like movie stars and eating pizza tones your abs instead of flabbing them up. But no. It leads to aliens. Big, ugly, hissing aliens hell bent on enslaving humanity. That's according to developer Airtight Games, anyway.
Excerpt: When playing Capcom’s Dark Void , it’s important to keep one thing in mind – perspective is key. Is the game’s narrative predictable and uninspired? Sure, but you have a jetpack. Are the mechanics a paint- by-numbers copy of several successful game franchises? Sadly yes, buuuut at the same time – you get a jetpack. And a machine gun.
Excerpt: Dark Void is one of the first big multi-platform releases of 2010 and is also a key title in NVIDIAs PhysX catalogue. Today we take a look at the game in detail with a full review and also look at the PhysX content/performance.
Conclusion: It's a shame that Dark Void doesn't capitalize on its high-flying potential as well as it could. And it's even more unfortunate that there's no way to face off with your friends in aerial combat or stunt competitions. Dark Void offers only a single-player campaign, and the story has enough intrigue to keep you mildly interested throughout. The adventure is reasonably long, and once it's over, you can replay sections you enjoyed and continue to upgrade your arsenal.
Pros: Jetpack is speedy and maneuverable, Great opportunities for daring stunts.
Cons: Too much time spent without a jetpack, Shooting is unexciting, Enemies are repetitive.
Excerpt: The idea of a personal, rocket-powered flight device has captured man's imagination for decades, yet the reality of such a device remains depressingly distant. This disparity between dream and reality mirrors the experience of playing Dark Void. There are moments when jetpack flight is joyous, freewheeling fun, such as when you're pulling daring acrobatic maneuvers, dogfighting with UFOs, and boldly zooming around enclosed areas.
Pros: Jetpack is speedy and maneuverable, Great opportunities for daring stunts, Jetpack is speedy and maneuverable, Great opportunities for daring stunts
Cons: Too much time spent without a jetpack, Shooting is unexciting, Enemies are repetitive, Too much time spent without a jetpack, Shooting is unexciting, Enemies are repetitive
You will believe a man can fly. You just won't care.
20 January 2010
Conclusion: Dark Void is all over the place. The story’s never explained adequately, the combat’s pretty much always a chore, and flying isn’t nearly as fun as it should be. I don’t hate Dark Void, but I don’t care for it, either. This is one of those titles that just exists; I doubt few will remember it this time next year.