Excerpt: When I first saw glimpses of this game a couple of years ago it looked like a very dark stealth shooter. The odd glaive weapon wielded with mastery by a dark figure that clung to the shadows. Now released the game has become something very different but the thing that made it so attractive in the first place, the glaive, is still there and it is an awesome weapon.
Conclusion: The "Glave", which is your primary weapon through the game, recieves many upgrades such as controling it's flight path, stealing weapons (which makes no sense because enemy weapons have an anti-infection device on them), and also conductivity.
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?
Summary: Parents need to know that if this video game were a movie, would be rated "R." The core game-play component is killing mutated beasts, some of whom look half-human, half-machine, while others are wearing full-body protective gear. Slicing and dismembering enemies causes blood to splash out of their bodies before they slump to the ground. For dramatic effect, some kills are in slow-motion, and from the blade's perspective, so they can be quite grisly.
Excerpt: Lets face it; D3 hasn’t historically been a publisher known for quality releases. For a long time, they put out terrible PS2 game after terrible PS2 game with some licensed crap thrown in here and there for good measure (Pirates of the Caribbean, Ben 10, Kim Possible, etc.). Somehow, around a year ago, D3 quietly reversed their fortune and put out two of the very best games of 2007, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (available on the DS, PSP and PC) and the...
Excerpt: Dark Sector tells the story of the ludicrously named Hayden Tenno, a US government murderer dispatched to a small town somewhere in the former Soviet Union to kill his former teammates, who have decided to take their murdering freelance. His mission is complicated when, at the end of the first mission, he's injected with an alien virus, transforming the game from a third-person shooter into a third person disc-thrower.
Excerpt: Having worked with Dan here at GameCritics for so long, sometimes it feels as though we think with the same brain. More often than not, we champion the same underdogs and see value in titles that others don't. However, there are rare occasions reminding me that as often as we agree, it's still a fact of life that we will occasionally take entirely different positions on things. Case in point: Dark Sector . Quite honestly, I don't think we could be more at odds here.