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GF Rating
5.3

3124 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Not perfect... but far from bad.

posted by omega9 (CARMICHAEL, CA) Feb 6, 2010

Member since Oct 2008

The air combat is freaking amazing.

A little tricky, and can definitely be disorienting, but after you acclimate ( I loved it out of the gate ) it offers gameplay that can't be found outside the armored core and robotech games. Okay, maybe a little Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.

The vertical climbing/fighting aspect is great, as well. Especially how everything ( hover/flight/platforming/shooting ) all rolls at the same time ( depending on if you can handle it ). Flying up to a ledge then firing down from "cover". Freefalling into a jet dive, then hovering at the last second and swooping in for a melee kill.

The graphics are by no means BAD, but not on par with the biggest AAA titles. I certainly found my share of beautiful, immersive moments so far. The controls take a few minutes to get used to and are set at default to very sensitive. Weapons are limited, but can be upgraded ( though there's not much to that, either ). Apparently it's short ( I'm not done yet. ), but so far, it's been a great ride.

I think a lot of halokids will be turned off by the gameplay that is difficult and disorienting. The lack of graphical pop ( they are certainly adequate ) won't help. Add in a fairly predictable storyline and archetypal ( I propose that Mr. Uncharted was a rip of the hero from Crimson skies, who was a rip of Indiana Jones! ) characters, and a lot of haters will fling excrement.

I, for one, disagree... Well, so far. =P

Seriously tho, if you like flyers, check this out ( assuming you don't ONLY play flight sims ). While I can't disagree with some of the criticism out there, it appears to me that it is just too difficult for some people to wrap their heads around the gameplay.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

too bad the jetpack just isn't any fun...

posted by cernunnos (GAINESVILLE, FL) Feb 5, 2010

Top Reviewer

Member since Jun 2009

So the main gimmick of this game is not even enjoyable, that's interesting. This game is bogged down by bad controls, terrible aiming, blah graphics and a lackluster story.

If your life long goal has always been to be the next Rocketeer then by all means waste a week renting this game but do not purchase this game under any circumstances (I realize it should hit the bargain bin sooner than later but please don't be tempted)

Perhaps download the demo before you consider renting/buying this game.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

What youd expect

posted by SergeantPope (CHARLESTON, IL) Feb 2, 2010

Top Reviewer

Member since Apr 2007

Dark Void is kind of a weird game. You run through out the forest and stuff like that. And honestly this game is kind of boring. It doesnt keep you playing it and its not very fun to play. I think it has online if i remember right, but its nothing special. The graphics are what you should expect to see. The controls work good. But honestly what makes me not like this game is it wasnt interesting. I would play the game for an hour and id be so bored, id switch to Modern Warfare 2. Overall this game isnt to bad, its just kind of boring. If you have a short attention span, pick something else. If you can play games that are slightly boring, try this out.

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