posted by headhunter (WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT) Jan 18, 2010
Member since Sep 2009
gamers (72%) found this review helpful
Maybe my hopes were too high for this game, but then again, its just so very average.
In dark void, you play as a two bit nathan drake clone, who has a jet pack, and played a lot of gears of war.
If you just look at the bullet points of Dark Void, it sounds like it has the potential to be all kinds of awesome. You get Gears style pop and shoot 3rd person combat. Plus a freakin jet pack! whats not to love? Well first, the basic mechcanics feel off. I'ts a pain to aim and shoot anyone. The enemies spaz and run around, and you're targeting is too slow. I tried adjusting the sliders but I could never get it feeling right.
Next, the jetpack. Dark Void was made by the folks that brought us Crimson Sky, so I was looking forward the the flight. But that too felt sadly "off". You move too slow through the sky, even with the boost button jammed. The standard flight moves like a barrel roll or a loop are ackward to pull off. Plus, you dont even get the jetpack until late in the game, and then they have the balls to take it away from you for a while, with the average shoot-em up games standard level design of give player great power. Then take away. Only a taste of power for you.
Which brings me back to my origanal point.
This game is very average.
Like other Gears clones before it; Wanted, and Dark Sector, it copys the combat style and trys to add just one twist.
In Wanted; bullet curveing. Dark Sector; a muti-function glaive.
Dark Void gets the jetpack. But they are all just you're standard 3rd person shooter. I can't recomend even bothering with this one right now, with all the great shooters that allready exist.
But rent it if you're allready bored, and just want to shoot some guns.
Plus... it dose have a jetpack....
and the jetpack has guns built into it.
and its a freakin jet pack!
i mean Dark Void gets a 6 out of 10 just because an average game gets an average score.
When I first heard of this game it looked interesting with some great ideas but after playing it I'm unimpressed. There are some good ideas in the game, the flight/fight sequences are a lot of fun but nearly everything else is lackluster. From the gap filled story to the graphics to the (and this may have been just me) too dark to see levels the game will very soon find its way to a bargain bin near you. Too bad.
Interesting story...well the parts that I was able to see. Within an hour of game play I hit a glitch that pretty much ruined the game for me. In the first parts of the game you are essentially lead through a story tutorial, one of these sections is to man a mounted gun. Upon entering the mount the gun just spun 360 degrees without being able to control it. Couldn't target anything, but I could fire. I can't believe a 2010 released game has this kind of poor quality.