Reviews for Dark


Cliched and boring stealth vampire game

Legolas_Katarn | Dec. 1, 2015 | See all Legolas_Katarn's reviews »

The only real positive is that the game usually functions. Poor story with many boring generic vampire elements, like working with people who own a dance club. You start the game not believing that you are a vampire, being told that you are, and then your character is immediately fine with killing people for some reason. You are told you need to drink the blood of an old vampire (only a few decades in this game) because not drinking the blood of the person who turned you will cause your brain to deteriorate until you become a ghoul. Instead of asking for help, offering favors/money/etc, or going to meet these older vampires you immediately decide to break into their heavily defended buildings while killing their employees all in the hopes that the vampire will be there and that by killing them it will help you. Vampires are created by drinking the blood of people until they die, they are then revived as vampires but have memory loss, vampires aren't supposed to do this without permission because the confused revived vampires will become ghouls if they don't drink the blood of the vampire that killed them, and the ghouls/confused unsupervised vampire give away the existence of vampires. Of course, these older vampires have armies of ghouls that their human guards know about, also you drink the blood of human enemies until they die to power your abilities. Somehow the vampire power gained by the woman who helps you throughout the game was that she became better with technology. Terrible enemy AI, if alerted they might be unable to shoot you if you are on cover or if you move to close to them. Strange enemy guard positions that have them staring at each other forcing you to find the one path or guard that you can kill. Uninteresting powers, it lies about what powers do, upgrades can say that powers no longer make noise, but they can still be heard. You might go through an area killing everyone and leaving bodies everywhere, then when you come back new unsuspecting enemies are in the area and all the bodies are gone.


Pretty try, but...

DeaD | Feb. 1, 2015 | See all DeaD's reviews »

Dark is a stealth game, and I, myself am kinda fan of this genre, but this game had much room for improvement. First the game is linear, way too much for stealth, which means you may have different skills and alternatives to solve a problem, but it limits your space to do it with style, or even the option to look at it from a different point of view. For the second mistake i'd vote for the skill tree. Even though it's nice, and for a game this 'short' (I'll get back to it later) it's enough, i don't like the idea to choose any of the abilities for the first time you get a skill point. Yeah, yeah they can be 'maxed out', but even so it feels somehow lame. The next one in my opinion would be the theme. I got the idea that Eric, the protagonist is a vampire, but why? I mean the setting is dark, you can suck blood but it doesn't add much it. For the other abilities you could be any comic figure, villain or hero. This leads us to well...from one point the main failure: the story. You are a vampire, and you have no idea how you became one, deal with it. In the end you get some explanation for that, but that one isn't elaborated either. I think anyone who plays it will have questions during and after the playthrough, which are never going to be answered. I could write even more about the deficiencies of Dark, but let's just leave it. I gave it quite a good rating, because there aren't much competitors of the genre especially on PC, and it gave me hours to enjoy despite the facts, I mentioned above. This one has nice graphics and had potential, and if you like stealth, you should try it once, but don't have high expectations (as I did ). Anyway I'd advise you to wait until it's on sale.


Hard and unforgiving stealth game.

Gainja | Jan. 25, 2015 | See all Gainja's reviews »

This is a hard and unforgiving stealth game. If you don't like to sneak around and remain unseen, go play Prototype instead. I was hesitant to buy the game because of the poor reviews, and I went into the game without high expectations, but I'm enjoying the game very much (14 hours played at the time of writing) and really don't think the score of 42 % is fair to the game. There's not much RPG in it; you get to spend power points on skills now and then and that's about it. You can talk to just a few people, but the story is very straight forward so no choices to be made. This is just an action game :) I do enjoy sneaking around, observe the enemies and come up with my master plan to take them all out one by one. You have a couple of different skills you can use in order to do just that. If you mess up and raise an alarm, mostly it's the end for you. Like some other reviews have pointed out, combat in the open doesn't work very well, but I believe that's on purpose - you really are supposed to remain hidden in the dark. Even if sometimes you wish you could just go an a rampage and unleash those vampiric powers!


Stealth and action

wolferatus | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all wolferatus's reviews »

i got this game from a friend, first i was not sure if i will play it, a lot of peoples told me its a bad game, but i though i try it at least out and that was good. Stealth and action is a big theme of this game, i started to try it in hard but honestly, its like all new games, hard is not realy hard. if you loved games like thief or old splinter cell games, i think this game will be a good option for you without Stealth you have not much change on this game because you dont have weapons to fight, you have to study the ways and secrets to master the levels. its a game only for peoples who realy enjoy games to play with time and not as fast as you can to finished it.


Dark - review

Neapolis47 | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »

Dark is a game that makes stealth its only purpose, but it does wrong. It does not leave the player to other alternatives, enclosing him without cause in constrictive environments, and giving very few tools to solve situations. Monotony and repetitiveness you are quick off the already after the first of the five / six hours required to complete the adventure. The protagonist has been turned into a vampire, and now, to complete the transformation before turning into a Ghoul must drink the blood of its "creator." The concept is very simple: the progression follows the main traits of a stealth game with some sprinkling of classic RPG. Eric will have to act silently, using a variety of skills, gaining experience by killing enemies. The gameplay, however, is limited and repetitive. The sensation is that of never having total control of the situation, having to entrust to chance or to be forced to take advantage of the bad programming of artificial intelligence. In addition to poverty patterns patrol, in fact, the enemies (always the same throughout the adventure) show total idiocy especially when it's time to eliminate us.


Real ick.

crankafoo | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all crankafoo's reviews »

I'd recommend you don't buy it. It's unpolished, unappealing, and a little sad. It's a fine attempt and I'm always up for more vampire games, because they can do some really great things with the concept of vampires. But this isn't one of them. The controls are wonky and the whole game feels out of place. It's art style doesn't help either, it's far from attractive and doesn't have any flair to it. I wonder how some of these really unrefined games get released and I'm curious to know the budget of this title was. If it's low, it shows and was a good attempt, but I hope that there wasn't much cash spent on this.


Great stealth gameplay, weak story.

boyschraverus | July 31, 2013 | See all boyschraverus's reviews »

I am a huge fan of stealth games like thief, dishonored, and much more. So when this came out I immediatly bought it. The gameplay of this game is very nice though it is kinda ripped of from dishonored... but ah well it works great so who cares. Sadly the level design is not as good as many other stealth games. And will make this game a bit dull. Also the story and the voice acting and ragdolls are just not good. In short... This is a game you must try if you like stealth games, but pick it up when its on sale. because the pricetag is way too high!


Keep it in the dark

lok0812 | July 30, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

There are many stealth action games out there in the market and most of them are very enjoyable because of its sheer stealth mechanic system that wants the player to remain undetected while performing the goal of the game and Dark is not one of those. Dark is very innovated with new aspects and was very promising until it is played. The storyline is very weak and can be left forgotten easily the enemies AI are absolutely horrible, and the worse of all the game becomes repetitive fast. Controls are very clunky and often made the character animations very out of place. There are many other games out there in the market if you wished to enjoy a good stealth based action game.


Not Bad

Trollfaceyomama | July 30, 2013 | See all Trollfaceyomama's reviews »

If you enjoy challenging stealth and figuring out patrol routes in the most efficient killing manner possible, you will love this game. I happen to like a challenge (most of the complaints below are from people who don't, btw) so restarting a checkpoint 15 times before I got it just right was OK. As it happens, if you choose your abilities wisely, you can make it MUCH easier, so those poor peeps who hated on this really missed out on it getting easier with skillful progression. It never crashed, never had poor framerates, and I found it thoroughly enjoyable. If you liked the hard levels of thief and still found that to be a great game, you will probably like this. Also, one more note about checkpoints in general, i HATE them. However, they give you 2 freebie anytime saves that you can use between those checkpoints. Don't be silly about when you use them, and you will get the hang of it. It isn't Dishonored, but that's actually a good thing, IMO. That game was incredibly easy, even on hard. This game, however, when you choose hard it IS hard.


a good try

Xibalba | July 27, 2013 | See all Xibalba's reviews »

Well, it's not a triple A title, and the end product does show that. It's not as well polished nor is the art/voice acting spectacular. But from a small developer, I thought they did quite well. I don't normally play stealth games, and was looking for a casual RPG when I ran across this. I though the story was decent compared to some of the crap that gets toted around in games. The character development could have been done a lot better, I really didn't feel much attachment to any of them. As far as RPG elements are concerned, some basic character building is there, but you wind up unlocking most of the powers by the end anyways, so it's just a timing thing. I would recommend it to others, I felt it had a lot of potential but was either limited by time or too small a budget to really hash it out. A bigger focus on character development and AI would really have made this a great game


A good attempt at something unique.

fable2 | July 8, 2013 | See all fable2's reviews »

I really enjoyed my time with this game, all 5,5 hours of it. The vampire powers are pretty cool and varied, the stealth system works okay and since i love stealth games i'm pretty biased towards liking it. Although i didn't know a lot about this game but i noticed right away it was a low budget game not because of the graphics but because of the good-10-years-ago lip synch. Also the animations are pretty floaty but passable, story is kinda meh and forgettable but to my taste the gameplay is solid and fun, at least if you go for the kill everybody undetected route, but the ending seems forced and early, the final bossfight is bad and i didn't get hit once on hard and the final choice you have to make is also forced and feels like the story will continue after it until you see the end credits and realize that you expected the game to be at least 3 hours longer. All in all, the game is fun while it lasts as long as you treat it like a low budget game and don't expect it to be as polished as a AAA title.


Good stealth game

simodeso | July 5, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »

As the title says this game can be played in stealth mode using your power as a vampire that can be improved once you level up. You can make choices in the dialog and when you want to approach enemies. The graphic it's not very high but if you like games with this type of graphic it won't be a problem unless you will watch the ragdoll of bodies.. (it's awful). It's an indie game but it can competes with AAA games, because today we don't have too much stealth games. As a gamer said in the trailer, Suck it, Twilight! and try these game, it deserve at least one try :)