Dark Sector

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Dark Sector
Game: Dark Sector
Platform: Xbox 360
Studio: D3
Rating: 5/10

Corporate line:
An all-new and original action-thriller designed exclusively for next-generation consoles, Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to find part of his body altered by an infection that has granted him inhuman abilities and he must learn to evolve along with his powers, to survive and to become a hero. A dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story.

The review:
Dark Sector looks like a lot of fun and really tries hard to come close to being Gears of War. All the elements are here but why does Dark Sector suck so bad?

Just becuase you strive to be like the best doesn’t mean you can always pull it off. A lot of the game seems like it doesn’t work the way it should. Really obvious stuff, too. Combat is a mess. Everything seems unintelligent and riddled with holes. The A.I. is terrible. Even while Dark Sector feels scary it never is, mostly because you have no reason to fear the moronic enemies that are supposed to be trying to kill you.

Gears of War was a masterpiece and this is nothing but a shell. The graphics don’t help to make the game better–in fact the ambition seems to have hurt the game because its so sluggish.

Finally:
Dark Sector might be good as a rental, but don’t blow your wad buying this thing.