Excerpt: Dark Void is a good concept when you look at it from a distance. Combine a third person shooter – genre Gears of War – with flashy weapons, an arsenal of enemies, epic music, and throw in a jet pack. Yes, you heard it, a jey pack.
Unique sci-fi shooter with robotic enemies and some cussing.
Common Sense Media
3 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Dark Void is a sci-fi shooter, yes; but it's not as graphic as many other third-person action games because the enemy is a robotic alien race and their "blood" is blue. But still, players use all kinds of military weapons to ward them off.
Excerpt: It was always going to be aliens, wasn't it? There we are thinking the Bermuda Triangle leads to some parallel paradise where gamers with skills are worshipped like movie stars and eating pizza tones your abs instead of flabbing them up. But no. It leads to aliens.
Excerpt: Dark Void is a new game from developer Airtight Games, trying to bring something new to the; “take cover, shoot bad guys over chest-high walls” games that have cropped up in recent years. They do this, by adding some fun flying sections to the game, and a verticle cover system.
Conclusion: Dark Void Gets a 6/10 Game ratings: Capcom disappoints all of its fans and even worse they pushed aside lost plantet 2 and dead rising 2 for this? Now i question the other Capcom games that are coming out sadly... Comment on how i did because this is my first review and i aim to improve.
Excerpt: Some games can be interesting on premise alone. Take Dark Void, a game in which you play a man with a jetpack fighting aliens in an alternate dimension. Tell me that doesn’t sound awesome! Sadly, …
Conclusion: Hm, looks like ex Valve talent Kim Swift ( of Portal fame ) arrived a little too late to save what has apparently become a sinking ship.
Pros: Looks okay and I guess the story is okay, even has a few cool gameplay ideas;
Cons: It flops in just about every department and it tries too hard to be something it's not, completely failing to deliver the best of both old-fashioned air-based shooters and traditional 3rd person action games, weird camera issues, awkward flying mechanics.
Conclusion: Dark Void suffers from poor execution that prevents its interesting blend of unique gameplay styles from ever forming anything cohesive enough to be considered an enjoyable experience. It’s truly the first big flop of 2010.