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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 andEnter 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
Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. JoeT.
    Aug 20, 2008
    10
    At first glance this game seems very boring, being a turn-based WWII based shooter. However, as I played it I enjoyed the clever strategy At first glance this game seems very boring, being a turn-based WWII based shooter. However, as I played it I enjoyed the clever strategy element as well as the great variety of characters. Customizing your team well is critical for your success. Some areas of the game are rather difficult and will require good thinking and preparation. The story is an interesting twist on the classic WWII story. With enough twists and turns many will find it entertaining, especially the fantasy, or war-game fans. In the end this game is a well made strategy combat game that has enough story to back up its gameplay. Expand
  2. WalterD.
    Jul 18, 2008
    9
    It's got its faults, sure (horrible camera angle), but it IS a well written SRPG, of which the 360 has very few. Worth my $60.
  3. JohnC.
    Aug 7, 2008
    9
    decent game, controls take getting used to. Not many offerings on the strat RPG front so this one gets a 9 just for taking a stab at it.
  4. Sergenteen
    Apr 27, 2008
    8
    I've just played the demo and I'm lovin it. Reminds me a lot of fire emblem. The game play and graphics aren't the best, put I've just played the demo and I'm lovin it. Reminds me a lot of fire emblem. The game play and graphics aren't the best, put they are passable. The story line and time are great and it should be a good game. However, this will all depend on whether or not the actual storyline is good and how long the game is. P.S. I hear online co-op? That would be nice. Expand
  5. DrareKeer
    Mar 14, 2009
    8
    Though I have watched my friends play SRPGs for years, this is the first one I actually thought looked good enough to play myself, and it didThough I have watched my friends play SRPGs for years, this is the first one I actually thought looked good enough to play myself, and it did not let down! Awsome tactics, cool equipment, and customizable skill sets allow for almost endless gameplay options. Graphics are a bit behind the curve, but so what. This game is very enjoyable and I highly recommend it if you are after more then just a pretty polished waste of money. Expand
  6. toltec123
    Apr 2, 2009
    7
    I hated this game at first, why? Sucky movies like Rise of the Argonauts, but then 5 missions in the game grew on me...its actually reallyI hated this game at first, why? Sucky movies like Rise of the Argonauts, but then 5 missions in the game grew on me...its actually really cool sans the once again Asian wannabe Hollywood movies. Listen Japanese market, movies belong to us...other than Akira Kurasawa you guys suck at making movies....this shit is soo long winded I thank God for the fast forward button....fudge...but other than than I'd score it lower due to less than AAA graphics for a turnbased on the xbox 360...and horrible just horrible camera controls, what blind mofo was in charge of this, go jump off a cliff PLEASE! Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2014
    0
    No region free. 0 atlus...............................................................................................................................

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