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Dark Void £20.95 @ My Memory [PS3 Games]

Lydia Low
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Dark Void £20.95 @ My Memory [PS3 Games]

So it's not very good, but for a new game, Dark Void sure is cheap!

My Memory are offering Dark Void for just £20.95 for the PS3. This compares favourably to the next best price, giving you a £6 saving over the next best price, £26.85 from Shop To)

Near universally hailed as Capcom's most disappointing game for ... a long time, Dark Void pits the player against an alien threat both on land and in the air. Sadly, flitting from shooter action to zipping around with a jet pack is not as fun as one might expect.

After making the rookie mistake of crashing in the Bermuda Triangle in 1938, cargo pilot William Augustus Grey finds himself spirited away to a parallel universe known as The Void, filled with hostile aliens and humans known as Survivors. These Survivors are desperate to return to earth but in order to do so they must battle the alien race known as The Watchers.

While the jetpack portions of the game are undeniably (reasonably) fun, too much time is spent without this accessory of joy, leaving you with plenty of unengaging, mediocre combat, despite the much-flauted revolutionary cover system. The graphics are serviceable but nothing special and the art direction is uninspiring. The enemies are occasionally well designed but far too repetitive and their AI is frustratingly poor. With no multiplayer mode and nothing to return for in the main campaign, this is a game that is seriously lacking in any kind of replay value. Dark Void: a mildly entertaining diversion for a few hours then, that will soon simply take up space on your shelf.

Thanks to Jerec at Hotukdeals!

Add a comment5 comments
Matt Gardner  Feb. 2, 2010 at 18:46

£20 already! It must be bombing pretty badly as it's been out for less than a month! Still, all the better for us :-D

Publishers should really know better than to call a cover system 'revolutionary' though.

Jonathan Lester  Feb. 3, 2010 at 01:21

You know something's wrong when a JETPACK-based game has a cover system in the first place!

Jerec  Feb. 4, 2010 at 07:18

Its really a shame, I was so looking forward to this game, but when I played the demo you could see they had put a lot of effort into the flying and by recruiting Nathan Drakes voice actor to do the main guys voice they must of thought they were onto a winner, but the shooting just feels lame, the cover system is fidderly, the enemies are Robots, I mean come on! How boring is that!!!

Worst part though for me was the screen-tear, its so off putting and shows a significant lack of either good programming or lack of care for the finished product.


Lydia Low  Feb. 4, 2010 at 17:34

Apparently Capcom had to slash their predicted sales figures by half after the demo was so poorly received. That had to hurt.

It's a shame, a classic case of great potential, poor realisation.

Matt  Feb. 9, 2010 at 01:11

The last Capcom game I remember playing was Resi 4 and that had pretty bad screen tear. What's that about? Maybe they think it's artistic.


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