Dark - Review Roundup #2
It's time for round two of reviews for Dark. I never seen a game get so many low scores, and I have seen worse games get better scores.
GamingCapacity - 1/10
This game is abysmal at best. If you want a good comparison, I would rather be stuck playing only Aliens: CM for the next 10 years than to finish playing this game.
Pixelrelated - 7.5/10
If you’ve hated every stealth action game you’ve ever played, not because you hate being stealthy and want to run and gun, but because simple mistakes make you start all over (and ain’t nobody got time for that) then Dark is your savior. It gives you the perfect venue for trial and error tactics where using vampiric powers to snap someone’s spine from across the room and obliterate their corpse may or may not be the right move at a specific point. Your vampire vision may slow down time and allow you to see through walls like Batman so you can meticulously plan every action, but there’s just no substitute for being able to instantly hit the reset button in a game until you see things play out exactly how you wanted. And that ability, in any stealth action game, just makes things awesome
Original Gamer - 3/10
DARK is bad for multiple reasons. It’s bad because it tries to be a story driven title with no likable characters. On top of that, it also tries to be an action game with no semblance of any real combat to back up its claims. Even then, it’s bad at the core. At some points you can see where it could have been a really good stealth game if the developers weren’t trying too hard to fit as many genres into it as possible. Unfortunately, what gamers are left with is a lukewarm stealth title that just isn’t fun.
TheGameScouts - 4/10
Dark will surprise you with how mediocre it is. At first glance, you may want to think to yourself, "This is the game that will change my mind about vampires." Don't act so eager. While it may look like Borderlands (the first one), its muddy controls, underwhelming presentation, and harmful RPG elements make this one suck. I would rather [insert cliché about how to kill a vampire here] than play this game.
GamesRadar - 2/5
You've danced to Dark’s particular stealth action rhythm before. You've memorized guard movement patterns, you've hidden bodies, and you've avoided stepping on broken glass and broadcasting your location. This is rudimentary stuff, so throwing supernatural abilities into the mix and distributing them via RPG-like progression is about as fresh as something this formulaic is going to get. It almost works for Dark. Developed by a team relatively inexperienced with this genre, Dark is tiresome trial-and-error stealth action that offers occasional glimpses of what could've been an interesting game, had a more seasoned studio been behind it.