Darkest of Days
Good idea, bad execution
For many, many years I have wanted a first person shooter that you could play during the Civil War. I was very excited to hear about this game, so I downloaded the demo. The graphics are horrible. This would have been an amazing game about five or six years ago, but now the graphics just don't stand up to any other game out there. The storyline is almost as bad. You are standing around shooting indians when you get injured by in arrow through your crotch (OUCH!) Then some guy in some futuristic suit comes out of a spherical portal and takes you away. Then there is some lady known as "the mother" on some screen. You can only see her eyes so you have no clue who she is, but she explains your situation and then this guy shows you how to use some different weapons. Then you go back and "the mother" talks for a few more minutes and then you choose your mission and teleport there. So, I would definitely not recommend this game to someone, mainly because of the graphics and storyline. But nothing in it was very well done.
A definite twist to your standard shooter.
Let me first off say the graphics for this game could pass for middle x-box era, but not now. The game shows a new challenge to most shooters, having to use the bad (or not so bad) weapons of that time period. Dang civil war musket! It kind of reminds me of timespliters, but a lot more realistic. The game was fun, and interesting, it also has a cool experance, so i would most likley recomend this game. If you are not so sure about buying this game, try the demo, that will give you a good experance with the game, and will most likley tell you if you like it or not. The game's story is great, and it allows you to see what the different wars, that most video games do not cover, would be like. So yah, atleast download the demo, and DEFINTLEY buy the game (if you like it)
Honestly, this game is pretty good. Don't always listen to the reviews. Yes, the audio doesn't really match the animation of the mouth, AI don't like to help you out, but there are alot of pluses too. The engine itself allows over 500 people to attack you from across a field, which is a first that i've ever seen. The gameplay is really what keeps this game together. People may hate it, but I love it. I recently talked with an engineer that worked on it, he says don't expect a sequel anytime soon. So buy it!
Really great but
This game is really good. Dont get me wrong this game is worth the money but it needs higher graphics. The graphics look worse that a nintendo 64 game. But besides how bad the graphics are this game is the best. If you like shooter games then this is a game for you. It is just a great idea of having to travel time with different weapons in each time. You could be fighting in world war one but have a futuristic weapon which you will need if you want to survive. Your goal is to save people in history but you can not kill them or its game over. The farther you get in the game the herder it gets but the funner it gets. A variety of weapons are all at your command if you find them at least. So overall this game is really good and i expect everyone to buy a copy of you love shooter games.
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Okay, honestly, this game isnt that bad. whats the worst thing about it is that the graphics and sound are terrible. Also, the story is very confusing and very hard to follow. And, theres no way to skip videos either, and that wierd lady (i cant even remember names) talks for like, 5 minutes before you can select your mission. On the good side, however, is that this is the only real civil war game there is. Aswell as world war 1 and the trojan war. Plus, getting the acheivements isnt that hard either. In my opinnion, this games price should be swapped with gears of war, as GOW deserves the 29.99 price tag.
pretty good but needs more work
darkest of days is a big challenge because you have people all a round you shooting at you. they arent stupid like in some games. the controls are pretty easy to get use to it will at least take you 5 or 10 minites to get use to. the graphics are pretty good but should have been better. the controls never mess up when you click button. the storyline is where you go back in time and save people and make the war s different. i would recommend this game to a friend.
greatest of games
this game rocks it is so much fun i love it the guns rock the missions are super fun the story is excellent the only thing bad is that they dont really tell u were to go.
This game seems like a pretty good game to me. Its cool how they let u go anywhere on the map to fight. u dont just have to stay with one regement and fight with them. you have more room to move around and a lot more people to shoot at. I think this game is gonna be one of my favorite games.
Nintendo 64 or xbox 360?
I'll be upfront with you, I haven't played the full game through. I tried playing the demo and just after the enormous load time, i realized that this is a disgusting excuse for a first person shooter. I looked exasperatingly at my xbox 360 and was surprised not to see a nintendo 64 sitting on my entertainment center. Why might you ask? Let me answer by asking another question.... Have you seen the graphics on this game? They are embarassing at best. I don't comprehend how someone can actually expect to get by with this. This coupled with the stupid plot and goofy looking future weapons gives me nothing but extreme displeasure at even the sight of the game. Maybe I'm being far too critical and it has an awesome story line but based on what the preview and the demo show, i doubt it,
Do not buy
This game is simply awful. The graphics are so old, the gameplay is very poor. The story had potential, but stay away!