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. The star of Dark Sector may very well be the deadly glaive, but at least a modicum of credit must go to its wielder Hayden Tenno, who gains the weapon, after being infected with a virus (good on you mate).
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
Conclusion: So much effort went into replicating the glaive’s flight and awe-inspiring kills that every other aspect of Dark Sector took a noticeable hit in quality and polish, save for the visuals. Remove the glaive and its appeal drops below mediocrity into a rinse-and-repeat nightmare. With the glaive, Dark Sector is as close as a modern game has come to capturing Krull’s mystique and signature weapon’s style.
Pros: Amazing visuals, The Krull glaive lives!
Cons: Highly repetitive, Aiming non-glaive weapons a hassle
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 into this interesting mystery.
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. The first chapter, the Prolog, is all in gray scale and looks just beautiful.
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. With Gears of War's stunning visuals and cover system, and Resident Evil 4's modern take on survival horror working in tandem, surely Dark Sector is one of the best games of the year? But just how good is it?
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. Many games since Gears of War have tried to copy its success by taking its proven formula and making slight changes. Dark Sector does just that, but can it hold up? Dark Sector starts you out as special agent, Hayden Tenno.
Excerpt: Dark Sector smacks of familiarity as it peels key gameplay elements from several top-tier 3rd-person shooters like Gears of War, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Heavenly Sword et al. But it's not just imitation flattery, Dark Sector utilizes familiar elements in cleverly blended ways and does itself proud in the process.