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  • Summary: Dark Void is a sci-fi action-adventure game that combines an adrenaline-fuelled blend of aerial and on-foot combat set in a parallel universe called "The Void". Players assume the role of Will; a pilot dropped into incredible circumstances while on a routine air cargo flight crashes in theDark Void is a sci-fi action-adventure game that combines an adrenaline-fuelled blend of aerial and on-foot combat set in a parallel universe called "The Void". Players assume the role of Will; a pilot dropped into incredible circumstances while on a routine air cargo flight crashes in the Bermuda triangle leading him to be trapped in the Void. This unlikely hero soon finds himself swept into a desperate struggle for survival at the head of a group called The Survivors. Trapped in the Void, these resistance fighters are battling to hold off a mysterious alien race that plans to threaten Earth. Dark Void's unique combination of in-air and on-ground combat creates a thrilling new gameplay dynamic to the third-person shooter experience. Taking 3D action to a whole new level, Dark Void's vertical combat system allows players to dangle from thousand foot drops as they take cover and drop enemies from above and below, bringing a whole new sense of vulnerability and thrill to the player. Defying gravity in vertical combat is only half the battle as, over time, Will is upgraded to a powerful rocket pack which allows for fierce in-air combat as gamers are able to fly through the void at unparallel speeds shooting down anything that gets in their path. Blasting away at massive bosses has never been this much fun as Dark Void offers a unique grip system made up of a variety of grip-based mini-games including skyjacking UFOs mid-flight. [Capcom] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 50
  2. Negative: 6 out of 50
  1. 81
    Airtight's debut is an interesting one. [Issue#188, p.78]
  2. Targeting your enemies from high above sounds fun, but the mediocre AI and several glitches drag Dark Void to a decent level.
  3. 68
    Fun to be had, but ultimately disappointing.
  4. 60
    Dark Void is perhaps worthy of a rental or a bargain price purchase, but apart from this there's nothing here that's inspired enough to entice you.
  5. The only area where SEGA succeeded was in realizing that the game had to blend together the different elements, not keep them apart. Where Airtight failed was not realizing that very fact. In the end, it's worth playing Dark Void, though expectations should be kept very low, and it's not worth picking up at full price by any means.
  6. You'd have thought that any game featuring a high velocity jetpack would be a guaranteed winner, but Dark Void somehow manages to ham-fist the execution completely, leaving a game that's only ever fun in parts, while the rest is simply not up to scratch.
  7. Basically, this all boils down to three disappointing, bland sequences repeated throughout: You jetpack around, shoot guys, dogfight in an open area and hijack enemy aircraft, shoot some more guys, engage in vertical cover, and finally shoot some more guys. Dark Void is an exercise in diminishing returns—what at first seems new and fun eventually becomes dully predictable, and having to mash buttons to secure your grip only adds to the snarling annoyances.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. MaxB
    Jan 24, 2010
    10
    I don't know what you guys are talking about! This game is awesome. It's a 3rd person shooter with the added benefit of flying ANY I don't know what you guys are talking about! This game is awesome. It's a 3rd person shooter with the added benefit of flying ANY time you want! The other people only played the demo, and they complain about the flying saucers flying past you. Well, guess what, you can either shoot them down OR you can zoom in close, jump on them, go into a fight sequence in mid-air, and then commandeer the saucer and use it against them flying it!!! You can upgrade unique weapons, fly around without a time limit searching for hidden caves, and do special maneuvers while flying... like barrel rolls and loop-d-loops! Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2010
    9
    Playing this game totally reminds me of Disney's 90's flick The Rocketeer! I am surprised how mixed this game got for reviews. The second IPlaying this game totally reminds me of Disney's 90's flick The Rocketeer! I am surprised how mixed this game got for reviews. The second I saw the game announced I knew it wasnt going to innovate anything but I was thrilled! It's got some pretty good shooting mechanics and sure, any 3rd person game has some form of a cover system like this one. The flight gameplay is where its at here! Expand
  3. Dec 19, 2014
    8
    I really enjoyed this game! You really could not blame it for trying something new. The combat is fun on foot and in the air. Gameplay isI really enjoyed this game! You really could not blame it for trying something new. The combat is fun on foot and in the air. Gameplay is solid, nothing special but also is nothing wrong with it. I had a good time playing it! Expand
  4. Oct 27, 2013
    7
    Dark Void is a very underrated game. The shooting and flying mechanics are solid, the graphics are average. The story is really good duringDark Void is a very underrated game. The shooting and flying mechanics are solid, the graphics are average. The story is really good during the first 65% of the game, the second half of the game is okay. I love Dark Void and i think more people should try it, you just might end up liking it. Expand
  5. Dec 6, 2010
    6
    this game really isnt that bad now its nothing great eather . it feels kinda like gears of war or unchated but with a jetpack. the biggestthis game really isnt that bad now its nothing great eather . it feels kinda like gears of war or unchated but with a jetpack. the biggest problems this game has is the bugs which get annoying like not saving your check points or after you bear a lvl , game freesing up , sound effects getting turned off for no reason ect. the graphics look like it should have been a launch game for the ps3 or xbox 360 they are bland and dull . the story is ok but its nothing that really held my attention much. voice acting is pretty solid mainly because of nolan north the man who does drake from uncharted is in the game as the main charicter. the jet pack is fun and the game play is kinda fun which saves the game abit from all thoose other problems . the game is at best a rental if nothing els out there catches your eye or you can buy it cheap i got mine for only $10 used / Expand
  6. DrewD
    Jan 20, 2010
    4
    I only played the demo and from what I experienced, the game play seemed very generic. The jetpack was fun but also very annoying at times, I only played the demo and from what I experienced, the game play seemed very generic. The jetpack was fun but also very annoying at times, especially when the UFOs would continually fly past you. Basically, the targeting system is a major down fall to the game. From what Ive seen, as far as critique, I do not play on buying this but may rent it and beat it during a Blockbuster Game Pass lol. An 8 hour campaign with bad reviews isnt worth anyone's $60. Expand
  7. mellisad
    Jan 19, 2010
    1
    I can't believe how terrible this game is. A huge waste of money. Do not buy this!

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