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Dark Void (PC DVD)

by Capcom
Windows XP
 Ages 16 and Over
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Sci-Fi action/adventure combines aerial and on-foot combat for a totally unique third-person shooter experience
  • Will’s jetpack delivers total freedom of movement allowing players to race against UFOs in high-speed chases and rain death from above onto unsuspecting otherworldly foes
  • Speed and scale unmatched by any other action title: send Will zipping through tight corridors and then out into immense canyons and futuristic geoscapes
  • Gravity-defying vertical combat system, where moving up is the only way to bring your enemies down
  • Seemless transition between jetpack flight, ship-to-ship dog fighting and third-person shoot-‘em-up action all exists within the same level – not broken up into different “areas”
  • Unique grip system that allows the players to scale walls by jumping from surface to surface and hijack UFO’s while in mid-air
  • Huge bosses that require fast reflexes and aerial barnstorming manoeuvres to defeat
  • Developed by Airtight Studios, a new group featuring team members from the Crimson Skies series of video games

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B002MZZXCQ
  • Item Weight: 132 g
  • Release Date: 22 Jan. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,558 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Dark Void is a single player sci-fi action-adventure game for Xbox 360 that is destined to change the way gamers think about third-person shooter combat. An adrenaline-fuelled blend of aerial and ground-pounding combat mechanics and cover systems headlined by the game's signature in-game items--the hooverpack and jetpack--in it players will experience 3D action like never before as they transition from ground to air combat, and back again whenever they choose.

Set in a parallel universe called "The Void," in Dark Void players take on the role of Will, a down on his luck cargo pilot who crashes in the Bermuda Triangle, and is inexplicably transported to the alien dimension which is the mysterious Void. Here this unlikely hero is caught up in a desperate struggle for survival, joining forces with a rebel human group called The Survivors in their struggle against an ancient and hostile race known as the Watchers who have enslaved the humans of the Void for millenia. Will's main goal is to discover a way to get back to his own dimension, but in that he and the humans of the Void have a common enemy, it eventually seems that he may be destined for a higher calling as well.

  • Sci-Fi action/adventure combines aerial and on-foot combat for a totally unique third-person shooter experience.
  • Speed and scale unmatched by any other action title: send Will zipping through tight corridors and then out into immense canyons and futuristic geoscapes.
  • Gravity-defying vertical combat system, where moving up is the only way to bring your enemies down.
  • Seemless transition between jetpack flight, ship-to-ship dog fighting and third-person shoot-em-up action all exists within the same level not broken up into different areas.
  • Unique grip system that allows the players to scale walls by jumping from surface to surface and hijack UFOs while in mid-air.
  • Huge bos

Manufacturer's Description

Dark Void is a single player sci-fi action-adventure game for Xbox 360 that is destined to change the way gamers think about third-person shooter combat. An adrenaline-fuelled blend of aerial and ground-pounding combat mechanics and cover systems headlined by the game's signature in-game items--the hooverpack and jetpack--in it players will experience 3D action like never before as they transition from ground to air combat, and back again whenever they choose.

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Third-person ground combat in 'Dark Void'
Traditional 3rd-person combat.
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Aerial combat using the hooverpack in 'Dark Void'
And on-command aerial action.
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A Watcher Sergeant in a human village in 'Dark Void'
An ancient evil to confront.
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Story
Set in a parallel universe called "The Void," in Dark Void players take on the role of Will, a down on his luck cargo pilot who crashes in the Bermuda Triangle, and is inexplicably transported to the alien dimension which is the mysterious Void. Here this unlikely hero is caught up in a desperate struggle for survival, joining forces with a rebel human group called The Survivors in their struggle against an ancient and hostile race known as the Watchers who have enslaved the humans of the Void for millenia. Will's main goal is to discover a way to get back to his own dimension, but in that he and the humans of the Void have a common enemy, it eventually seems that he may be destined for a higher calling as well.

Gameplay
Action in Dark Void is a combination of aerial dog fighting and third-person ground combat that brings a thrilling new gameplay dynamic to the third-person shooter experience. Ground combat within the game is more or less standard to action in similar games. The aerial portion, is another thing entirely though, and is facilitated by a hooverpack and even more powerful jetpack with a mounted gun that Will is equipped with. Although there are other weapons in the game, these primary weapons allow players to hurtle through the Void at blistering speeds, shooting down anything that gets in their way. Available at anytime in the game after aquired, they epitomize 3D action by introducing a unique vertical combat system full of possibilities and bringing a whole new sense of tension and thrill to the player. In addition, if they so choose players can use their aerial capabilities to counter attacks leveled at them while on the ground and to deal with spatial issues that they may face throughout the game. But just becasue the hooverpack and jetpack are available at all times, this does not mean that they are always the best option. Through trial and error as well as experience with the devices, player's must determine their best uses for each situation.

As a companion to its duel combat style, Dark Void also contains a duel cover mechanic. As with other aspects of the game's ground combat, players can expect convenient standard cover options, including a single button option to snap to cover against walls, etc. Cover options while using the hooverpack and jetpack are understandably more varied though, with players being able to utilize vertical cover options to shoot both up and down.

Key Game Features

  • Sci-Fi action/adventure combines aerial and on-foot combat for a totally unique third-person shooter experience.
  • Will’s jetpack delives total freedom of movement allowing players to race against UFOs in high-speed chases and rain death from above onto unsuspecting otherworldly foes.
  • Speed and scale unmatched by any other action title: send Will zipping through tight corridors and then out into immense canyons and futuristic geoscapes.
  • Gravity-defying vertical combat system, where moving up is the only way to bring your enemies down.
  • Seemless transition between jetpack flight, ship-to-ship dog fighting and third-person shoot-‘em-up action all exists within the same level – not broken up into different areas.
  • Unique grip system that allows the players to scale walls by jumping from surface to surface and hijack UFO’s while in mid-air.
  • Huge bosses that require fast reflexes and aerial barnstorming maneuvers to defeat.
  • Developed by Airtight Studios, a new group featuring team members from the Crimson Skies series of video games.

Dark Void is a new 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 will take on 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.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark Void 13 Jan. 2011
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Running on: Win7 x64 | 4GB RAM | AMD PHENOM 9750 QCORE 2.40Ghz | ATI RADEON HD 4800

Graphics / Visuals: 4.5/5
Sound / Music / Voice Acting: 4/5
Gameplay: 4/5

Despite the unfair bashing Dark Void had by "critics" (since when did we start measuring how good a game is by the same criteria granted to films?) I really enjoyed playing it, the graphics & design are great and the story isn't bad either. Dark Void is good, clean, a bit gung-ho, action-oriented fun, so no, it isn't going to change your life but it'll give you a few hours solid entertainment if you're not going to be picky about the how and why of things or how 'x' part of the game resembles 'x' title but it should keep you coming back until you finish it and it's loads of fun to play, which is all you can ask of a game, really. Personally I think Dark Void is an unappreciated gem, the vertical cover system is nausea-inducing at times (in a good way), flying with the jetpack is a LOT of fun (even though it handles like a greased piglet) some moments are genuinely amazing (latching onto enemy flying saucers, pulling the pilots out of the cockpit and hijacking ships - these are NOT Quicktime events) and I really liked the way that the story tied in with the disappearances of numerous vessels and aircraft, including that of Amelia Earhart. The soundtrack by Battlestar Galactica's Bear McCreary is amazing too, and deserves a special mention, as do the occult and theosophical overtones in the story - your character "Will" fights the "Watchers", serpent-like aliens who seek to pass into our dimension and shape-change into world leaders (seriously, David Icke forumites would have a field day with this one).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super light-hearted action 27 Jun. 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have just finished Dark Void and I enjoyed it immensely. This game has been pasted by some of the critics but I think this is largely unjustified. The story is quite good - you are flying through the Bermuda triangle and are transported to the Void. An alien race was banished here by humans years ago and is trying to re-establish its old dominance of earth. The story can be a little difficult to piece together however if you don't find enough of the journals scattered throughout the game that fill in the background.

This is one of the few games that uses GPU based PhysX (like Batman: Arkham Asylum). To access this feature you must install a large patch (approx. 320MB). However there is a problem as this only enables PhysX at its low level. If you want to access medium and high you need to patch the patch (approx 35MB download). This second patch kept breaking the game for me - it crashed to desktop immediately. I got it to work by ignoring the instruction within the patch to restart my system until after I had launched the game once and checked the higher levels of PhysX were present. I've got a dedicated GeForce GT220 for PhysX processing and this ran PhysX on high no problem despite the game claiming you need a dedicated GTX9800. That seems like overkill - there was a similar claim in Batman but the GT220 coped without any difficulty in that game too. If you've got an old GeForce 8000, 9000 or 200 series graphics card from a previous build try installing it in a spare PCI-E 16X slot and enable GPU PhysX in the forceware control panel and see what you think. I achieved a consistent average framerate close to the vsync cap of 60 FPS with the GT220 for Physx and my main card a GeForce GTX285 for the rendering on a 24" monitor at 1920x1200.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I was expecting a dud, but found a well made game 11 Feb. 2010
By Dan
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Watch your character run down one long corridor and shoot at enemies from behind crates. If that sounds boring to you don't bother playing this game. It has little more to offer. If you are up for a bit more of the same or haven't played this type of game yet then this one isn't a bad shout. Firstly the (xbox 360 pad) controls are great. They are very easy to get to grips with and work very smoothly. The corridor and crates can go straight up or down and there are platformy style jumps but with your rocket propelled backpack and good control system it never gets frustrating. There are also a few flying areas which work quite well. The graphics are perfectly adequate. They won't tax a modern system so if you are looking for a game that makes the most of your costly graphics card and quad core this isn't it. The story and setting is perfectly adequate. You are constantly one step behind a female friend in a rocky jungle and have to wade through humanoid robots to help her. This game doesn't get dark or adult or realistic or overly violent against anything but robots. So it is a good game for those that aren't quite up to their late teens. It is just trying to be a well made action game. It has achieved it's aim admirably. I would have liked some unique character to Dark Void somewhere, which is why in my eyes it is only a 4 star game, but just for it's pick up and play(ability) Dark Void cannot be faulted. All I did was put it at the best resolution for my monitor and pick up my pad. Not many games are that simple any more.
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1.0 out of 5 stars No, no and thrice no! 22 May 2013
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
The game wouldn't install from the disk on Windows 7 64 bit - I don't know if this is specific to this OS or if other flavours of Windows have the same problem. In the end I had to copy the entire contents to my hard drive and then install from there. Sadly, with hindsight, I should have stopped before that point.
The game opens with you flying through the air powered by a jetpack, but it's probably more accurate say plummeting uncontrollably as using a mouse and keyboard is not how the developers must have envisaged this being played. It wouldn't have been too bad if some enemy ships hadn't appeared and started to shoot me with abandon as I struggled to even keep a target on the screen, yet alone actually shoot at it. At that point I gave up and gained a new drinks coaster.

While it may be a better game with a controller there is no way that this is worth even the price of the free delivery if you plan on using a mouse/keyboard setup.
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