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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Dark for the 360 | Attempted


Back in November of 2018 I tried out a game called "Dark" on my xbox 360. I had been going on a binge of games that are not backwards compatible to the xbox one, so I thought I'd give this a try.

The reviews for this game were bad...quite bad! (Metacritic score of 38%).  But the price was right (next to free...) and the concept seemed like an interesting concept: The game follows the story of Eric Bane , a newly turned vampire suffering from amnesia. He learns that his transformation is not complete and that, if he does not drink the blood of his sire, he will mutate into a mindless ghoul. In order to avoid being such a foul creature, he receives missions to drink ancient vampires' blood. However, an angel in Eric's view appears to guide him to the righteous path, and ease intolerable pain that comes from not drinking appropriate blood as it disappears. With a question of this vision, he tries to recover his deleted memories and his true self. (plot from wikipedia, accessed on 8/20/19).

Unfortunately the interesting plot, the interesting visual style, and the interesting gameplay concepts that it tried to implement didn't really come through (as most reviews said!). Sometimes I don't see eye to eye with reviewers but this game was rather bad. I am not sure if I am ever going back to try to slog through and finish this game, but I do think that it deserves a reboot.

Achievements: 3/21
Gamerscore: 120/1000


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