Summary: Darkest of Days isn’t without its problems; the frame rate jerkiness can be a real hassle sometimes. Luckily the story and game play are fun enough that you can usually look past this. I couldn’t put this down once I started playing it. I loved the fact that I felt like I was really part of the historical battles, even if I was carrying a beefed up automatic recoil-less shotgun.
Conclusion: Nvidia has made it possible to make our games seem more realistic through the use of PhysX. PhysX is looking like a reality in future games. Who would not want to see a bit more of an enviroment that completly reacts to the player as we play a game?
Excerpt: Darkest of Days doesn't just ask you to suspend your disbelief: it begs you, it implores you, it pleads with you to do so. This isn't because its outlandish premise is hard to buy into, because while the time-traveling story is silly nonsense, it's clearly meant to be a not-so-subtle excuse to let you shoot Confederate soldiers with anachronistic weapons.
Pros: The story has a great idea behind it, The last few levels shine
Cons: Amazingly dim-witted AI, Story doesn't deliver on its fantastic premise, Attempts at variety don't work out very well, Most of the weapons are boring to shoot
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Summary: In Darkest of Days, the action begins with the player being ripped from his period in time by a mysterious organization moments before his grisly death. In order to ensure the future of mankind, he is then tasked with the mission to travel back and forth through time – to famous, turning-point battle campaigns in world history – acting as the organization’s agent in a larger, seemingly otherworldly, battle between good and evil.
Excerpt: Time travel is one of those gimmick concepts that just seems really hard to mess up when it comes to entertainment. Star Trek has done time travel to death, and yet it always seems entertaining.
Excerpt: 8monkey Labs’ Darkest of Days was quite an ambitious project, aiming to use time travel to place players in a number of historical settings, each with a unique feel. The concept is intriguing, but the execution in Darkest of Days falls short of its potential amid control, AI, and other gameplay issues.