X360, PS3 Saturday, April 12, 2008 | 6:02 PM

Gamersyde Diaries: Dark Sector

Gamersyde Diaries: Dark Sector

I know I say it as every damn Diaries comes out, but - hey ! It's been a long time since the last one ! Never again, we promise ! So, for this brand new Gamersyde Diaries, we've spent some quality time with the sharp-edged Dark Sector, Digital Extreme's Gears of War clone that went out yesterday in Europe and a few weeks earlier in the United-States. The day we shot the show there was heavy rain over Paris, so please don't make our troubles worthless and watch it - twice !


By the way, as a continuation to the subtle changes we've been working on since the last Diaries, we tried our best taking the fat out of the show and producing something a bit shorter but more dense - and more importantly, something that will be delivered twice a month from now on. So, see you in two weeks, and we hope you'll enjoy this one !

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Commented on 2008-04-13 07:49:43
Thanks for the great review!
Commented on 2008-04-13 10:09:51
great keep them comin
Commented on 2008-04-13 12:27:27
niiiice. I know it takes a lot of effort doing these diaries. I just wish you had time to do more. They are so great to watch. And I really like you don't come up with a score in the end.

Now, I'm actually interested in DarkSector again... lol. :D
Commented on 2008-04-13 13:11:04
cool, I will buy this game after all :)
Commented on 2008-04-13 14:15:21
how come people are saying its a gears of war clone,this game was in development before the 360 was out,it took almost 5 years to make this game.
im sure it was the 1st next gen game to go into production.


anyways i got the game and its wicked,i like it more than gears of war
Commented on 2008-04-13 14:23:20 In reply to ramiuk1
Posted by ramiuk1
how come people are saying its a gears of war clone,this game was in development before the 360 was out,it took almost 5 years to make this game.
im sure it was the 1st next gen game to go into production.
Well, DS was basically started almost from scratch when they switched from space ninja to dumb looking guy with an alien arm.
There is *zero* doubt that Gears was a big influence for DS, they even did the "CNN camera" exactly the same way, and the cover system is basically the same.
That doesn't make DS any less of a good game, but the influence is without any doubt there.
Commented on 2008-04-13 14:42:31
The influence is clearly from Resident Evil 4 and Gears of War, but that doesn't make it a bad game.
I beat it in like 2 days and then returned it back because I beat Normal and Brutal and then the online is bad and laggy and just plain boring, so there wasen't anything there for me.

If the game was longer, and they had "bonuses" after you complete the game like extra missions...etc. like RE4, then it would have some replay value.

I would say, rent it if you just want a good first experience, or just wait until the price goes down and then buy it, if you are still interested.

I give this game 7.5/10.

Short game, bad online, no replay value and bad story evolvement (even though I know much more than that)
But the good parts...Intense combat, brutal deaths, very fun glaive combats, great graphics, very good sound and music.
Commented on 2008-04-13 17:33:35
Aaah Paris! (You lucky bastards) ;)

THX for the diary, looking forward for next one. :)
Commented on 2008-04-13 19:05:07 In reply to ramiuk1
Posted by ramiuk1
how come people are saying its a gears of war clone,this game was in development before the 360 was out,it took almost 5 years to make this game.
im sure it was the 1st next gen game to go into production.
It was, but they changed direction completely. Before it was about some sort of fight in space with weird mechs and a really interesting atmosphere. I was really sad when they scratched that direction.
Commented on 2008-04-13 21:54:37
Tight production. I really love the show, I've been watching since episode 1.

I don't really mind when it's a little bit longer though. It's not like I ever felt that the episodes were too long.

Plus, someone really needs to put this on TV instead of the nothingness we get in the UK.
Commented on 2008-04-13 23:17:02
Sath is not allowed to return this game. He must own it forever.
Commented on 2008-04-13 23:36:37
ah cool guys,cheers for explaing that,i didnt know that it was a completly different game,just knew it was in production ages before gears,but i suppose once they saw the stlye of gears they borrowed some of the good methods of its play style.
Commented on 2008-04-14 05:53:40 In reply to Burglarize
Posted by cooleo_no1
Tight production. I really love the show, I've been watching since episode 1.

I don't really mind when it's a little bit longer though. It's not like I ever felt that the episodes were too long.

Plus, someone really needs to put this on TV instead of the nothingness we get in the UK.
With dubbed voices? lol

No, seriously great stuff. I like your honest impressions and also the production of your diaries, quality stuff. Just hope the gaming industry recognizes this and you get more stuff pre release that'd be great.
Commented on 2008-04-14 08:51:11 In reply to Acert93
Posted by Acert93
Sath is not allowed to return this game. He must own it forever.
Touché hombres, I returned it on the second day, not worth 500SEK (swedish money).
I said all along that my I liked it for how it was, but my mind would change when I play it, and it partially did.

And no, I won't return to Dark Sector, unless they do a sequal which gotta be MUCH longer and better.

*just bring Ninja Gaiden 2 already damn it!*
Commented on 2008-04-14 15:24:50
More Diaries!
Commented on 2008-04-14 19:11:26
thanks for this review , I think I will buy this game after month
Commented on 2008-04-14 23:27:03 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Posted by Viginti_Tres
With dubbed voices? lol
What the hell is wrong with subtitles? I think reading is a requirement for most games anyway.

I know you weren't being serious, but it scares me to think that people can't handle subtitles.
Commented on 2008-04-14 23:44:03 In reply to Burglarize
Especially since they are top-notch subs. ;p
Commented on 2008-04-14 23:49:57 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Especially since they are top-notch subs. ;p
Especially the styling.
Commented on 2008-04-18 07:51:40
Love the Gamersyde diaries keep up the good work.

I'm 50% done this game and I have to say it's really poor. The level design is painfully boring and the game has clunky controls , glitches, and the glaive is under utilized for puzzles and combat.

Aside from the pretty graphics everything else screams mediocre or poor. I'd definitely recommend for people to rent this only, their is no replay value and no story. If you want a solid "dark" type game then pick up the Darkness it's better in every single way.

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