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.
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.
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.
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,
I really didn't know what to expect when I first read about this game. The concept is awesome, going back into the past to fix things that went wrong militarily, using future and period weapons to get the job done, fighting for both sides, etc. The graphics in this game aren't the best in the world compared to some of the games out there, but they really aren't bad at all. This game definitely stands out in terms of challenge. I was able to beat ODST in less than a day on Legendary, but this game has taken me more than a week. Granted, I have also spent quite a bit of time on other games as well, still, this is definitely not a game that you can pick up and beat in a few hours. The battles range all over in terms of time periods. You might be fighting at Antietam in one mission, then rushing around the Russian Front in WW I in another. If you are expecting to be tearing around the Civil War with some futuristic death cannon in every single mission, you couldn't be farther from the truth. You spend a great deal of time working with period weapons, which you can upgrade between missions using a point-based rewards system for saving people deemed significant by your time-jumping bosses. That adds a lot of challenge in and of itself, you're trying to save a couple of guys while everybody on your side is firing and everybody on their side is firing. In the Civil War missions especially, this can be quite chaotic, as the battlefield is covered in smoke from various muzzle-loading rifles. The missions are great! You are almost always being shot at from somewhere. The missions also follow events that really happened. The people that you have to save may be fictional, but the attacks that you are a part of are absolutely authentic down to the terrain that was there in that particular time period. Some of the real fun comes when you get to use the future weapons against your enemies. Man has an unbelievable propensity for creating things to destroy himself. You get all manner of weapons, from a rocket launcher that sends out multiple laser-guided rockets, to sniper rifles that automatically compute windage, elevation, humidity, all things we were really required to consider in the U.S. Army. Even with the future-based weapons, there are still hundreds of enemies out there who are more than willing to take a bite out of you. You even get to use Civil War cannons and WW I & II artillery on several occassions, which require a totally different set of skills to aim. Comparing the graphics in this game to those of something like GRAW 2 is completely unfair. This game is much more based around the story than it is on presenting stunning visuals. Far too many games these days (ODST, for example) invest most of their resources in the visuals and giving you tons of achievements, which in all reality, only the other achievement boosters will care that you have said achievements, and by focusing on visuals and achievements, the story suffers tremendously. Games used to take weeks to beat instead of hours and Darkest of Days™ goes back to that theme. The story in this game is great, I would gladly read a book or watch a movie of this game. The developers went to great lengths to sort out the implications of people from the future and their weapons entering a historical battlefield and what would happen if one of the future weapons were to be left behind on the battlefield. There's an odd satisfaction that you get from wiping out a line of soldiers with a silenced assault rifle from the future.