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6.7 out of 10

DarkStar One

The rebirth of the space opera: DarkStar One delivers fast-paced Read more

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Overall 7

DarkStar One

24 June 2012
  • Pros: Richly-detailed graphics, Time Acceleration, Plenty to do, lots to explore
  • Cons: No third-person camera, Laughably bad script, Copy protection screws with your PC
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Overall 2
Gameplay 1
Graphics 2
Sound 3
Longevity 0

Darkstar Review

21 December 2011
  • Summary: Darkstar is truly unbelievable. But not in a good way. We find out why this could be the worst game of 2011.
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Overall 8


Adventure Classic Gaming
12 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Parallax Studio's Darkstar (also known as Darkstar: The Interactive Movie) is, like its protagonist, displaced in time. Perhaps the easiest way to describe this game is to compare it to Myst, though with more emphasis on storytelling than puzzle solving. Indeed, as the game's subtitle implies, Darkstar is more of a movie than a game, hearkening back to the days of Full Motion Video (FMV) games filmed with live actors.
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Darkstar by flotsam

11 January 2011
  • Excerpt: DARKSTAR is essentially the product of J. Allen Williams, something he describes as both his dream and his nightmare. He has written of it having a life of its own, doing to him instead of the reverse, and pondered on whether it provided a positive focus for his somewhat obsessive compulsive tendencies, or merely created a demon that tormented him in his dark studio basement for almost a decade.
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Overall 8

Test Darkstar One

Generation NT
7 December 2007
  • Conclusion: Darkstar One est un jeu de grande qualité . Même s'il est vrai que plus on y joue, moins on s'ébahit, on reste toutefois scotché à son clavier et son écran. Car la durée de vie dudit soft est énorme . Si les développeurs avaient voulu fumer nos processeurs, ils ne s'y seraient pas pris autrement.
  • Pros: Durée de vie, Graphiquement réussi, Genre relativement rare
  • Cons: Répétitivité, Monotonie des univers, Ennemis et missions faiblement variés
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Overall 4


5 December 2007
  • Excerpt: The line between movies and games is a line that has been blurring for a long time. As the quality of games increased, that dream of a game that looks like a movie has been attempted again and again. But what if there is a third path? Why not make an interactive movie, as demonstrated by Darkstar ? Well, because they weren’t that good.
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Guitar Hero 3

Hooked Gamers
6 November 2007
  • Conclusion: Guitar Hero 3 provides a significant amount of unlockable content such as bonus songs, extra characters and guitars. In its basic form, the game should keep players enthralled for months only to dive into the downloadable content that has been announced. While many feared that Neversoft would ruin the Guitar Hero franchise, they did very well indeed.
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Overall 7

Darkstar One

Strategy Informer
19 October 2007
  • Conclusion: I had been looking forward to this game for some time but was by the end quite disappointed with the results. “Freelancer done right” is but the statement of a dreamer as beyond the story and ship upgrades, Darkstar One is as cold and empty as space itself once the novelty of trading or being a “system rebel” wears off.
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Eternal Gaming Network
9 November 2006
  • Excerpt: To get some things settled, I love space games, I love a good Action Adventure game, and more I love then Action Adventure meets RPG which any good Action Adventure has to. Darkstar One delivers an action packed game that is very deep and diverse. I was very excited to get the chance to preview this game. To make a long story short, I love the game. It might not win game of the year but it is fun and action packed and keeps you guessing.
  • Pros: Good story, great gameplay, over all a great title.
  • Cons: Graphics could have been polished a bit more but otherwise a great title.
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The Wargamer
20 October 2006
  • Excerpt: Dark Star One is one of the newest members of a genre that dates back more then twenty years. The combination of adventure / strategy / and space combat has been with us since the 128k days of the Apple II platform. Sundog: Frozen Legacy was my first brush with this genre and I remember it as fondly as my over-played copy of Beyond Castle Wolfenstein.
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