Dark Void Reviews Are In

Posted by on Wednesday, 20th January, 2010



The reviews for Capcom’s Dark Void are coming in thick and fast. I’ll be taking a look at metacritic to see if this is a game that will shock the masses or should it be left in a dark void (sorry couldn’t help it).

The highest review is from GamerNode with 75

“Dark Void is a strong first effort. The combination of three combat types provides a fun and unique game that is not replicated by anything else today. If the bugs and audio glitches were fixed and the narrative improved, it’d be a great game.”

Though this is the best review Dark Void has gotten so far, it still calls out many of the game’s flaws. Not something that any developer would want in their ‘best’ review.



Giant Bomb 60

“The core elements in Dark Void are well-designed and fun to play, and it tells an interesting story while setting up a world that’s developed enough to deserve a sequel. But with its technical problems and a lack of enemy variety, Dark Void starts to feel like the game is getting in the way of its own universe.”

Though the score is lower than the first example, this review seems to be a lot more forgiving. The review mainly focuses on the how good of an idea the game is, but the execution is poor.



IGN 50

“The story’s never explained adequately, the combat’s pretty much always a chore, and flying isn’t nearly as fun as it should be. I don’t hate Dark Void, but I don’t care for it, either.”

IGN can usually be quite generous with their reviews, however this time IGN wasn’t afraid to totally knock the game down, leaving the impression that there is no major reason to check this game out.



The worst review came from Destructoid with a 35

“Dreary and annoying in equal parts, this is a game best left avoided.”

Well what more can I say.



It seems that Dark Void just isn’t hitting the mark with reviewers. Every review talks about interesting ideas, so maybe if you just like the look of the game then go ahead. I’m pretty certain that this game may drop down in price very fast and then it may be worth dipping into.



Sources:

Dark Void Metacritic Article

GamerNode Review

Giant Bomb Review

IGN Review

Destructoid Review

Please not that some of the scores have been adjusted to fit metacritic’s scoring system.

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3 Comments

  1. Markanix says:

    I had high hopes for this when it was first announces, what with the “new” vertical combat game mechanic. At best now it may be a rent, if I can be arsed. I will wait until anyone has actually played it and recommends it as a renter.

  2. DukeSkath says:

    Very nice formatting, dude. Lovely colors! (Beautiful plumage..)

  3. TheDaddy says:

    No real surprises there then.

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