Dark Sector Impressions. Good or Bad?
But such is not the case; Dark Sector runs superbly well on the PlayStation 3. The framerate was, in fact, the first thing I attempted to nitpick and paid close attention to. But when I realized I was getting nowhere trying to look for visual issues, I quickly realized that Dark Sector is indeed the polished game that Digital Extremes promised; mixing some of the best elements from games like Metal Gear Solid and, more specifically, Resident Evil 4.
So if you've enjoyed either the MGS games, or RE4, you should find yourself quite pleased with Dark Sector. The shooting is well done, using an over-the-shoulder perspective for aiming and shooting, and an off-centered perspective for walking and running. When on the defensive, you can perform a roll dive, press and sneak against walls, and peak around them for some return fire.
Speaking of fire: shooting has a very satisfying punch in Dark Sector, as does decapitating someone's head with your Glaive, or cutting off their arms, or cutting off their legs. Yes, Dark Sector gets that gory. But dammit, those bastards deserve it, right? You can also dual wield weapons, and we all know how satisfying that feels in an action game. And when you're out of ammo, or you just want to put your physical attributes to use, feel free to punch and kick your enemies, as well.
So far, our one and only complaint is the camera-bobbing. We suspect those who get motion sickness easily will not be able to tolerate the game's camera-bobbing, and we feel that not having an option to turn it off is poor decision making, as it's a fairly common option to tinker with in other shooters. Still, one early complaint aside, we don't see any glaring flaws that would break Dark Sector. So far. So very good.
Related Game(s): Dark Sector
3/24/2008 Arnold Katayev