Excerpt: Darkest of Days has an interesting premise - in a future in which time travel is a possibility, someone is putting people in harm's way in historical battles, battles that they should have survived. You work with an organization dedicated to maintaining the timeline, and your job is to go back in time to those battles and make sure that the people destined to survive those battles actually do.
Conclusion: Darkest of Days is not only a game about time travel, it physically manages to transport the player 10 years into the past by delivering a gameplay experience that might have been acceptable a decade ago, but by today's standards, seriously falls short. Your money would be wiser spent on anything else.
Conclusion: Darkest of Days takes the concept of time travel in an interesting direction, and then proceeds to fumble at every turn. Poor AI and slowdown lead the list of this game's problems, and with so many better shooters out there, this isn't worth the time and frustration.
Excerpt: It’s Like… …I’ve kidnapped my colleague Adam Fleet’s review format. I’m a fan, what can I say. As for Darkest of Days… It’s Like… …an episode of Quantum Leap that keeps freezing up on your TV. You play as Alexander Morris, a soldier fighting in General Custer’s army during the Battle of Little Big Horn. Just as you’re about to bite the arrow, a man from the future whisks you away to…the future.
Excerpt: Time manipulation is old hat when it comes to shooters, but time travel is still fair game. Darkest of Days tries to capitalize on this vacuum with an adventure that spans some of the most dramatic moments in human history. Is it a journey worth taking, or should this experience be stricken from the books? The story kicks off at the Battle of Little Bighorn during the American Civil War.
Summary: Вот это «не взаправду» и губит Darkest of Days. Авторам банально не хватило опыта и мастерства: в режиссуре, постановке и умении завязать морским узлом интригу. Зато, глядя на такие исторические сражения, все отчетливее понимаешь: «Война – это бессмыслица».