This is the surprise action game of the year, not that the arrival is any surprise; D3 has been hyping this title for nearly two years, but the sheer quality and originality of gameplay, mostly thanks to a single little throwing weapon, makes this a must-play title for any action gamer.
Dark sector is a fantastic game and well well underrated, there is not one thing I can fault this game on at all, I thought the story was well done and the graphics were excellent. I think people who hate this game need to get a better game collection, because in my eyes there isn't one thing wrong with it at all. I just wish theyd bring out another one.
An underrated gem. This game suffered from too long in development and too many changes to the original vision. It is, however, a very fun and underrated game with smooth fun mechanics and great character designs though suffers from an underwhelming and bland storyline. When I first started the game I was expecting more of a hack-n-slash but this game is more of a sticky cover 3rd person shooter, akin to Gears of War, with a survival horror feel thrown in. The environments are great and atmospheric and the way they depict your growing powers/infection is really cool. It is definitely worth a playthrough for fans of Gears of War and Resident Evil.
So it's not for multiplayer fans or story fans or innovation fans, but Dark Sector is certainly a good game. When it all comes together and you're ducking in and out of cover while shooting and throwing the Glaive at groups of enemies, it's a lot of fun, and the visual spark and A.I./pacing/combat polish make it worth playing.
The game has some nice action, original weapons and funny endbosses. The game isn't very original though, and it's more of the same. So if you are bored to death and have some money left, then Dark Sector could be a nice solution. But don't expect an earthquake in this genre.
Every aspect of this game is horribly average, derivative, unpolished, or worse. Half-assed, floaty, imprecise character movement. Half-assed melee combat. Half-assed cover mechanic. Half-assed weapon upgrade system. Half-assed sound design and mixing. Quarter-assed story. No-assed AI.
Well, i suppose it will be insulting not to review this game, only for this i ve joined metacritics. In my opinion this is a masterpiece which have't got reputation it deserves. Have finished this on brutal more than thrice. Yet i say it still is inviting after a couple of gap days. My taste is hard to satisfy, i ve only liked much, and this has done it, On my ps3 this looks totally crap, so i strongly suggest to play this on PC at 1080p standard. Finally i will say, "You have missed one hell **** if you have;t played Dark Sector" i desperatly am looking forward to sequel.
A fun, but generic shooter that combines "Gears of War" with "Resident Evil 4". The one unique feature is the glaive; a bladed boomerang that originated in the movie 'Krull". Gameplay is a mix of cover-based shooting and light puzzle solving. Firearms can be upgraded with mods that you can find scattered about. Unfortunately, the controls are clunky, the enemies are bland and the levels are basic. However, once you get used to combat, it can be fun stacking up kills. If you're a fan of both "Gears" and RE 4, then you'll enjoy this. I would rate "Dark Sector" with a 7.1 out of 10.
The first time i tried to play this game i thought it was pretty brutal but this came after playing some other really fantastic games. After shelving this game for a year or so i decided to give it another try and I must admit this game is pretty good after all. If you check my review on Dark Void much of what i said there holds true with this game as well and for that reason I would say this game is a bit underrated. The problems with this game are almost identical to Dark Void and they really are superficial, not critical- the developer did not hide the idiocy of the AI characters very well and the game play was not very open allowing you to play the game any way you liked. In Dark Void the ultimate fun was acheived with the jet pack and in this game the developer clearly wanted you to stay away from playing this game as a third person shooter and practically forced using the glaive to play the game to get into the feel of the character and story. For some people this would be cool but forced gameplay is a tricky thing as the game basically is a shooter then disappoints by not allowing you to play it as a shooter strictly if you wanted to. You can grab shooter weapons but will drop them after 10 seconds and this is really my reason to think this game was both good and bad. It was a fun shooter with the disappointment you had to play the game as the developers intended and this could come off more as chorelike than fun. That said, anyone willing to play strictly with the glaive probably would really enjoy this. I think the quality, graphics and sound were quite well done and only glitches i found were killing enemies and have their bodies flail around silly style in front of you. Again, also poor implementation of AI but please check my Dark Void review for more detail as this game is almost identical in that respect.
This game is decent at best. It's not a great game, but it isn't a bad game either. To be honest, one of the things I enjoyed about this game were the smooth controls. It felt really good not having to worry about them. This games downfall is the lack of other powers you receive. Your primary power is the 3 pronged blade and you get guns but beyond that, you don't have much else. I like simplicity, because I am a huge gears of war fan, but this had much more potential. It's still worth buying because it is only 2 dollars, but it just makes you wish the powers were improved.
SummaryAn all-new and original action-thriller designed exclusively for next-generation consoles, Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to find part of his ...