D.A.R.K is a twin stick role playing game released by Chillingo Ltd.
You are part of an elite D.A.R.K. squadron who have been sent to investigate why contact has been lost with the USS Storm Bringer.
The story is dark and gitty with the feel of Warhammer 40K / Space Hulk games of the past.
The gameplay is slow and plodding moving around the ship at a snails pace. The game uses the method of opening a small area of the map with an exit that need to be opened via a switch or killing a wave or two of monsters that will appear movments after entering.
The game is controlled by a virtual joystick and weapon aiming stick. There are some buttons for dodging and weapon swapping. The weapon stick is switched off when out of combat.
The sound and graphics are generally good during gameplay, some of the cut scenes are a bit low res.
On the upside:
- Lots to see and do.
- Some nice set plays.
On the downside:
- The odd bug stopping waves working properly
- Very slow pacing at times, with you character plodding through empty corridors.
- RPG side is very limited with less upgrades and weapons than many other games.
Overall, this games claims to be a Sci-Fi RPG game, but the RPG side is far more limited than the twin stick shooter. This game could have been great, but due to the slow pacing and odd bug just makes it fall short. I wanted to enjoy this game, and at times I did, but not often enough. This game may please several people who love games with Space Marines, but for general players the slow pacing will but them off.
Size: 102 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.59
Link: D.A.R.K – Chillingo Ltd