posted by tyfyv24552 (LAND O LAKES, FL) Jan 20, 2010
Member since May 2009
gamers (46%) found this review helpful
i was looking forward for this game and well it sucks the game looks alright but not great the best parts are in the air but a big chunk of the game you are on the ground the enemy ai is bad and pretty bad level design and a bad story and the game is 5 hours long this game is bad the sound track is great and it is a little fun to fly for a little while but it just not worth 60 dallors just rent it you will regret buying it thank god i only rented it i would only get it for no more then 10 bucks.
"Dark Void" was a game that seemed to be full of promise. A sci-fi shooter with 360 degree combat, plus you get to fly with a cool jetpack! What could there not be to like? Turns out, there are quite a few problems with Capcom's latest action-adventure. Things start out okay, as you have your jetpack and you're engaging alien aircraft in a dogfight. Then things flashback to the beginning, where you discover Nate, uh Will (voiced competently by Nolan North, but unfortunately the game's designers made the character look too similar to Naughty Dog's far superior action hero) is flying Chloe, uh make that Ava ( again, those darn similarities!) on a courier run when they encounter trouble and go down in the Bermuda Triangle. Turns out an alien race, the reptillian Watchers, have set up camp there, and our heroes come across missing vessels from our world (like the USS Cyclops) and Nikola Tesla (the inventor, not in vampire form like he is in "Sanctuary). Why? Well, that's one of the problems with the game. The story never sucks you in, and you just never care. Shooting is okay, but it takes a ridiculous amount of ammo to kill an enemy, yet you can melee kill them with one or two hits (Huh?). Flying can be a bit squirrely, and the vertical platforming/shooting segments can be disorienting, though things are handled better here than in the dreadful "Damnation". Graphics are okay, and the voice acting is competent, but there's nothing here that will blow you away. The game is also short, running 4-5 hours in length, so on the plus side this isn't dragged out too long. This is a mediocre game with lots of promising ideas that never come to fruition. This is a rental only.