6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Dark Sector (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I bought my Xbox 360 along with this game after reading about it on wikipedia and watching some clips on youtube. It looked amazing, and I must say, it didnt disappoint.
The graphics are quite stunning. Some games dont use the consoles graphical potential to its maximum but Dark Sector does. The cinematic look really creates an atmosphere, and with there being no icons on the screen at all except when you check for ammo or pick an item up makes the experience a lot more realistic.
The AI are relatively intelligent, as you would expect. They take cover, have good aim, and sometimes have an annoyingly good judgement of grenade throwing.
In some reviews I've read, people have said the story is disappointing and hard to understand. I disagree. The story is quite enticing, and somehow fast paced (the 10 chapters are each quite long). You really get a feel for the character Hayden and although some elements of the story are not fully explained, its easy to step into his shoes. And trust me, at one point you'll find yourself amused yet shocked at the twist.
The controls are at first quite confusing, I often found myself shooting instead of throwing the glaive and vice versa, but once you get the knack for it, you can really unleash the power of the glaive and your customised weapons. Using aftertouch with the glaive is very satisfying, especially when theres a load of zombies stoof in a row.
I have to of course list some flaws.
The game is quite dark. Sometimes its hard to see things and whats going on, especially when your trapped into a corner by a gang of mutants.
Sometimes the range of the glaive is irritating. Battles are often quite spread out and when your forced to take cover because of the billion soldiers, its annoying when your glaive reaches 1cm in front of their faces.
And the final flaw, the ending! Don't get me wrong its a good ending, your enticed right up to the last minute, but the final cinematic is brief and doesnt explain what happens afterwards. I doubt a sequel, but am annoyed I didn't get to see what happenned to Hayden and all the other infected.
I am yet to get Live, so cant comment on the online play.
All in all - a brilliant game, and for anyone who likes shoot 'em ups, gore, and horror games, this is for you.