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Dark is a stealth vampire third person shooter game. At first it looked like the game was somewhat boring and the graphics were not good, but after playing some time, the real strength of this game was the stealth gameplay. Let's have a look at the review and explain more in depth this game.
The gameplay was very good, but to say the truth there are way better games and this game didn't bring anything new to gaming. Making it even worse, there are games better than this one, leaving Dark as a cropped down version of other video games. If you really love stealth games, this game might be for you, but bear in mind that there are other stealth games around which you can be better off than this one. To start, this game introduces you to some specific angel which is going to be after you for quite some time. You start asking other people to help you and give some info, where you will learn you are a vampire and you can actually drink others blood, especially your enemies. There are other people which will become your friends if you drink their blood.
While you suck all the blood from other people, you will earn blood powers which you can use to regenerate, become faster or more powerful. There are different skills which you can upgrade by earning experience. If you ask me, it is becoming quite mainstream to gain experience through some games. The more levels you level up, the more vampire points you have to spend and upgrade your skills. Depending on the importance of the skill, the more points it will require.
The commands in the game where intuitive, once you become agile to stealth in the darkness and defeat your enemies. The first tutorial of the game was somewhat intimidating because you won't see any objective but it was fun too. After you start the real game, not the tutorial, you will find yourself completing a lot of objectives, one after another. The point in the game is to complete the objectives, so you can skip all the guards, without attacking or killing any of them, but remember that you won't earn enough experience to level up and unlock new skills.
Once you start the game you have the option to choose which game difficulty you want to play at. Depending on the difficulty, the game might become ridiculously difficult, but you can earn more experience and level up faster, the tougher your difficulty choice is. In the game you will learn new skills, like the little teleportation from one place to another within a limited distance. By pressing space, you will find that the player will teleport to the specified circle, than pressing space will teleport him. There is another interesting feature, by pressing CTRL. You will see through the walls and watch what guards are doing. They will show as red in your vision whereas everything else will be blue. The game will also switch to slow motion, so you can have enough time to think your actions.
The graphics where the most disappointing feature in the game. It felt so old and no matter how many features the developers would have tried, a lot of people complained about the visuals. A simple remainder before you make any step further: The video gameplay you see above is actually in maximum graphics settings. The game itself didn't provide any patch to see the DirectX 11 features, which is a must for today's games.
The optimization was quite good, but the game lacked some kind of innovations when it comes to programming the gameplay. There wasn't anything new which I would have realized that this game would be a great purchase. What the game give however, was perfect. There was nothing to add or remove. The game worked great and all the features where pretty interesting, even though we have seem them in other games.
The idea was somewhat boring, nothing new again. The vampire would sound interesting, but what was really cool about that, just waiting like 10 seconds to suck the blood of the enemy. Nothing new just plain copies of the old games. It seems quite obvious that the developers are striving to create new ideas and are just combining stuff to make new games and earn new money since they are delivering their A+ games. This wasn't like that though and a lot of people have complained for some stuff this game didn't achieve to give, despite the cash being made.
Overall, the game is all about stealth with some cool features. If you enjoy stealth games, this one might be for you, but I would recommend to watch some video gameplay and read others reviews and idea, before running to the market.
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