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  • Summary: For as long as humanity has existed, there have been "Others" walking among us in the form of Witches, Vampires and Shape-Shifters, all soldiers in the eternal war between Light and Dark. The Light "Others" protect mankind from the Dark "Others", who plague and torture humans. Now you can bring the action home in Night Watch, a unique turn-based tactical RPG set in the epic universe of the "Others". A universe forged by one of Russia's most popular sci-fi writers, Sergey Lukyanenko, and brought to the big screen in the blockbuster film of the same name. In Night Watch, you slip into the role of a Light Other and use your magic to protect humanity in thrilling battles spanning across parallel realities - including real-world locations in modern-day Moscow as well as surreal universes of the "Others" and the secret world of the "Dusk". Dive headfirst into a plot which promises many unexpected twists and turns as you struggle against evil to swing the balance of power into the Light. [CDV Software] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. A rather interesting game with a pretty good ideology behind it and a reasonable amount of gameplay within it. At times the game can be frustrating with some overly difficult battles but over all, it is a rather enjoyable experience and the way the missions are set up, it really is perfect for the casual gamer.
  2. What's here is engaging and contains a compelling, in-depth story to complement the gameplay.
  3. Night Watch has plenty of big ideas, but the overall execution is lacking.
  4. A mediocre game that I didn’t mind spending some time on. There are enough interesting factors to be engaging, but enough drawbacks to keep it from reaching the levels of enjoyment that it had every possibility of achieving.
  5. One minute you’re watching a badly rendered cutscene telling you about the different forces, the next you’re looking at a live-action portion of the movie that doesn’t serve to improve your comprehension of the story whatsoever.
  6. The engine, while used well in previous titles, is a poor choice for this game. The linearity of the title is constricting and aggravating when it feels like there’s a big city full of Others waiting to be explored.
  7. The whole thing plays out like some budgetware "Turn-Based Combat RPG for Dummies". [Oct. 2006, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. RobE.
    Oct 5, 2006
    If you enjoyed Silent Storm, or Fallout, but you wanted something more fantastic, here's your game. Good storyline, good gameplay. But since its about magic and not weapons, don't expect a lot of equipment. Only 3 character classes too. Expand
  2. darkhunter
    Jan 13, 2007
    This game is bad including the commands and the movement is absolutly dumb , the grafics are pour, i give it a 3 but it dosent diserve even this.
  3. Kyrandos
    Jul 25, 2007
    Rob E is high, and or has the taste of a crack whore in New York. If you enjoyed Fallout, you will want to crucify this "game" with a flaming spear.