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  • Summary: Enter an alternate WWII-era world where history and fantasy collide. Leading an army of ruthless officers and unearthly creatures, Adolf Hitler marches through Europe, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction. With his powers on the rise and his armies on the move, it falls on you and your team of elite soldiers to cut deep into the heart of the Third Reich and strike a fatal blow to Hitler's ever-growing legion of evil. Lead the Offensive. Brave dozens of missions, confront supernatural creatures, and discover mystical powers as you progress through a sweeping campaign of drama and mystery. A Strategy-RPG with an Emphasis on Tactics. With a vast arsenal of historical weapons and a large team of specialized characters at their disposal, players will have to consider every variable as they plan their method of attack – using the environment to your advantage is imperative. High-definition visuals, fully-voiced dialogue, and in-game cutscenes deliver a true next-generation experience. [Atlus USA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  1. The audacious premise is incredibly fun all the way through, and right up until just before the last few missions the gameplay more than holds up its end. It's too bad the game gets so frustratingly difficult right at the end.
  2. Strategy-RPG fans will ignore the game's shortcomings and find much to praise, but this isn't a game that's going to rope in those who aren't already fans of the particular genre.
  3. It innovates from the usual set of strategy titles in so many areas without falling flat on its face, and it’s a meaty title besides.
  4. 50
    It's not quite as engrossing a turn-based strategy experience as Final Fantasy Tactics, but its unique setting kept my interest long enough for me to discover the fun that lay beneath the unpleasant exterior.
  5. 42
    So while Operation Darkness could've lit up strategy nuts, the completely awful camera and primitive PlayStation 2-quality graphics drain the life out of it. Even online co-op, the one unique feature that actually justifies Darkness' place on the 360, is about as fun as waiting to get your blood drawn.
  6. Operation Darkness takes an intriguing idea, but ruins it with some awful gameplay.
  7. No quantity of vamires, werewolves, and undead zombies can salvage its dreadfully tedious gameplay. [July 2008, p.70]

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Jul 5, 2014
    4
    This game had a great premise, and I really wanted to like it, but it's just not good. The level's are tedious, and early in the game the difficulty curve shoots for the moon unless you're willing to sink hours into grinding levels. So sad, it could have been a dandy game. Expand

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