Excerpt: Sometimes it’s the simple things in a game that can give players an immense level of enjoyment, often over other aspects. Take Dark Sector as an example, or more specifically its primary weapon the glaive, which is all sorts of fun to use.
This third-person action game lacks the compelling storyline that it alludes to early on, but offers plenty of enjoyable combat nonetheless.
13 April 2009
Summary: Arriving on the PC a full year after it was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Dark Sector is a stylish action game in which you assume the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent with an infection that mutates his right hand into a lethal glaive.
Pros: Killing enemies with the glaive never gets old, Protagonist's abilities make him a lot of fun to control, Mostly intelligent enemies and varied boss battles
Cons: No online multiplayer, Only two multiplayer modes and five maps, Storytelling is pitiful
Summary: Dark Sector adds a nice element of play to the current market of third-person shooters that are becoming stale with repetitive gunplay. The glaive is a great addition into the genre and will help keep things interesting throughout your playing experience.
Pros: Glaive is solid, Fantastic Visuals, Solid voice acting
Excerpt: Dark Sector can't escape the comparisons to other games. It's one part Gears of War and another part Resident Evil 4. Despite the fact that developer Digital Extremes has been quick to distance the game from these two modern classics, in many ways it's a good thing.
Excerpt: Dark Sector may be the sleeper hit of 2008 and is the creation of Digital Extremes, the developers responsible for Unreal Tournament. Featuring a storyline steeped in science fiction mythos, the tale of Dark Sector is quite sinister at times and actually suits the genre perfectly as it engrosses you...
Excerpt: Dark Sector can easily be seen as a generic shooter with a gimmick (the blade weapon), but it has enough added mechanics to make it stand on its own, even if just a little. Besides the generally overly-shadowed environments, the game is visually stunning.
Excerpt: Gears of War was one of the most successful third-person shooters of all time. It took the genre to new heights by incorporating a nearly flawless cover system and combining it with an incredible array of weaponry.