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Edited by Venatio

I thought the graphics were pretty bad but the gameplay was fine 
 
Also, I like the music and the visual style even though the graphics aren't great

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Posted by Blair

I'm excited for this.

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Edited by CptChiken

played this last night...yeah its not so great

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Edited by Blair

The site is getting very slow, and I can't delete double posts because Luchadeer wont let me.
 
Instead I will replace the duplicate with this.

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Posted by ZeroCast

Looking forward for this.

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Posted by Dynamitekyle

This should be good.

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Posted by NTM

Nolan North's in too many games now.
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Posted by Griddler

Hell yes. Is this on PSN aswell?

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Posted by Dany

The visuals remind me of Crackdown and borderlands....what is that called again>
 
Yeah, playing it, it felt uneasy....transitioning from one to another was great but yeah, not that great.

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Posted by ez123

He got out of that UFO quickly.

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Posted by dhuff

It's so crappy... now I'm glad they didn't get David Bowie to reprise his role as Tesla

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Posted by Zicdab

That didn't sell me on the game.  

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Posted by GeekDown

The graphics look a bit rough at spots but I liked it and the flying was fun. Definite buy for me...

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Posted by Hilfemaster

great now i don't need to download the demo

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Posted by Citizengamer

Hah, I thought this sounded a lot like Battlestar Galactica. And sure enough, it turns out that BSG composer Bear McCreary is behind Dark Void's score as well.

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Posted by Rhaknar

i tried the demo, was very underwhelmed. and I usually like less than stellar games (i liked and finished bionic commando, and im loving the saboteur)

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Posted by ZmillA

the shooting and flying feel "good"? I thought it felt like crap. Don't really know why jeff is so fond of this game...

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Posted by Mordi
@Hilfemaster said:
" great now i don't need to download the demo "
I remember a time when I used to buy a magazine more or less just to try the demos on the disc, yet now I totally agree with what this guy is saying.
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Posted by stinky

if i never hear of darkvoid again i'll be ok.

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Posted by FunExplosions

Looks waay better than I thought. Looks real fun to play too. I really hope Nolan will start to deny some contracts pretty soon, I'd hate to get sick of his voice.

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Posted by Shrimp

Looks like the scale is a bit off. That ship and the boss at the end almost looked like toys.

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Posted by EpicSteve

That game looks hella generic from the demo. I though Dark Void would end up being like Bionic Commando in terms of a lot of people having issues with it and others loving it.

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Posted by dEFaNkT

no

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Posted by wrecks

Seems like a very basic game with a cool jetpack mechanic.

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Edited by Ventilaator

The GB staff seems to be hyped for Dark Void, judging by various comments from them on the Bombcast, and I actuallyI had a "Hey, Dark Void could really be something" moment a while ago after a trailer.
 
Now that I've seen actual, real gameplay, I have concluded that they're insane. This looks bad.

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Posted by ApertureSilence

I played this demo last night and it just... didn't feel good to me. It definitely gave me a Crimson Skies vibe, but the flying's too loose and when you're on foot the enemies are bullet-sponges.

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Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking

Is it meant to cut out like that just as Jeff's talking about the boss looking thing?

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Posted by Xshinobi

Can't wait for the full release.

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Posted by Mgsfreak

Never looked into the game but for some reason I expected more, Must of got it confused with something else..... 

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Posted by nanikore
@Kung_Fu_Viking: No. The Duder of Death has struck again.
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Posted by Agent47CSim2

I thought it looked alright... before the demo was out. It didn't really get excited by this and some texture popping was awfull on the giant robot and yes the enemies are bullet sponges on foot.

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Posted by HateCage

Gave this a go last night.  The flying was better than I thought it would be.  Gunplay seems fine.  However, the graphic quality was quite a let down and the music sounded tinny.  Guess they can't all be winners but I will rent this and give it a full look.

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Edited by Tolshakk

Animations look a little too stilted and unpolished for a game that has been in development as long as Dark Void. The laser animations on the UFOs, in particular, look like they fell out of the first Half-Life. I'm beginning to wonder if Tsujimoto meant to umbrella this game with Bionic Commando as one of the tribulations of outsourcing to the West.

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Posted by Nasos100

it ends abruptly at 10.17. what this intended?

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Posted by Soap

I've only just realised they have maneged to hide a fucking flight game under the pretense of something good. 
 
 
Shameful.

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Posted by zitosilva

Weird... I had been reading and seeing stuff about Dark Void for so long. After playing the demo, it feels like I've read about a completely differente game. Sure, it was just a demo and I could be impressed with the final product. But I'm not buying it at release anymore.

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Posted by aButton
@Tolshakk said:
" Animations look a little too stilted and unpolished for a game that has been in development as long as Dark Void. The laser animations on the UFOs, in particular, look like they fell out of the first Half-Life. I'm beginning to wonder if Tsujimoto meant to umbrella this game with Bionic Commando as one of the tribulations of outsourcing to the West. "
I guess you're wondering along with every single person who read the article.
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Posted by sandwich_adjustment

crap!

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Edited by handlas

Nice quicklook.  Jeff seemed to think it was alright at least.  Glad they did this since I think the demo is getting WAY too much hate from everyone.  Seems like the first person that put up his "demo impressions" bashed the game and everyone fell in like sheep to agree with him (many of which admit to not even playing the demo).  Lot of whining about the controls as well.  They are fine.
 
Not that the demo was outstanding.  But it has it's moments...particularly the air combat and even transitioning to the ground combat was fun.  I think there is a good game buried in there that I hope someone makes later on if this game does indeed end up being crap.

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Posted by Scarabus

This looks a lot jankier than I expected.

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Posted by Nasar7

Love Nolan North's voice acting but it'd be nice if he didn't use the same exact voice in every role. Also, the game doesn't look as terrible as I imagined, but not that great either.

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Posted by pawsoffury

Best thing about that demo was that sick bass line.

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Posted by TerraDelu

Ive been doubtful until now... that shit looks awesome. Plus, Nolan cocksucking North!

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Posted by handlas
@TerraDelu said:
" Ive been doubtful until now... that shit looks awesome. Plus, Nolan cocksucking North! "
Nolan cocksucking North huh?  What a compliment!
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Posted by samcotts

The 3 videos I've watched today, I've had to hit replay and then clicked somewhere near the end if I want to see the end of the videos, as it cuts out just before. Kind of sucks.

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Posted by zombie2011

oh only 10 mins.

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Posted by HatKing

There are some things about this game that I really enjoy, I get a really good throw back vibe from the arcadey flight sim gameplay, specifically the mission objectives.  I am not sure how I feel about some of the wonkiness of the visuals... but it is just a demo.  I'm still looking forward to it.
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Posted by TripMasterMunky

Demo did not sell me at all. Don't know if it's a mediocre game or a mediocre demo or both. Don't care as much for the cartoon-y art style either.

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Posted by Impossibilium

this now looks like a Shadow Complex 3D sequel.
 
It didn't before.

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Posted by Geno

Didn't this get licensed as a movie too or something? Wtf?