Excerpt: Dark Void is one of Capcom’s first titles this year but because of limited hype, it wasn’t very highly anticipated and for good reason. Dark Void takes place during World War Two and centers around William Augustus Grey. William is a cargo pilot who ends up being transported to another world, called The Void, while flying though the Bermuda Triangle.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Latest Videos Dark Void Preview Trailer I’ve been far too busy with several games this week, to the point that I almost missed reviewing this one, buried under a stack of discs and network cables. But after playing Dark Void for a couple of hours, I wanted to take the game disc and bury it in my back yard in the hopes that it might bloom into a sequel that would redeem Capcom from this truly disappointing game.
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Excerpt: Great ideas are often inspired by other good ideas. When you take someone’s design and change it to improve it, its called progress. When you take someone’s idea and use it without changing it, its normally called plagiarism or common theft. There is a certain amount of flattery involved when you use another’s ideas. Use plenty of ideas from others and mash it together and you might even be able to pass the similarities off as coincidence.
Excerpt: It’s a tough world for any new video game IP. If you’re not contending with New Sequel X, you have to get your game into the minds of gamers as something that they should be interested in and spend their hard-earned money on. There’s always the chance that a new game can fail at the cash registers, and minimal-risk decisions by publishers can leave creative minds with few chances to build original worlds to share with others.
Excerpt: While its innovative premise and exciting aerial combat highlight this ambitious shooter, reviewer Cameron Lewis found Dark Void's lackluster AI, short campaign, and lack of polish detrimental to the game's overall experience.
Pros: Exciting aerial combat sequences; tight controls both in the air and on the ground; vertical cover novelty.