During the summer months, I was in Target looking through the clearance video games when I spotted Dark Sector for a rather fair price of $19.98. Now, I know the game is generally findable at this price, but this was a new shrink-wrapped copy of the game, so I figured it was a wiser idea to purchase it that way. Besides, I had not purchased a new Playstation 3 game in what seemed like months. For those wondering, no, I did not get Metal Gear Solid 4 as I am not a fan of that series. anyways, I have been working through this game rather slowly as I only pop it in once and a while.Not because I am working on countless other games, but because it actually gets a little boring after an hour.
Dark Sector is pretty much Russian take on Resident Evil 4. You got the zombie-like enemies, the infected giants, an over-the-shoulder camera, a storyline that is no where near clear in the beginning, and the game is seperated into chapters. However, this game does a ton of tinkering to the RE4 formula, with the ability to aim and walk, plus the glaive adds a new level to both combat and puzzle-solving. The glaive is the tri-bladed throw weapon that you get very early in the game, and automatically takes over as the most important tool in your-inventory.
Of course, why you get the glaive is not very clear. You see,you get infected when you fight this bad guy, who appearently is a traitor. However, the infection doesn't completely take you over, only your arms is effected. Your arm is what sprouts the glaive then. The best part about this is that as soon as you get it, you are like a god at precision with it and you also can throw it really fast. So, apparently, the infection gives people super-powers, but at the same time, kills them. Sounds almost like...every made-up infection ever created in games. So, that leads to why this game gets me bored: The storyline is non-existant so far, yet what does exists, is really dull.
So, yea, it is pretty easy to understand why Dark Sector was passed by, which is a shame since I was looking forward to playing this someday. I will get to the ending of this game at some point since the screenshots of later parts of the game seem to show a more interesting story coming up. Maybe my opinion will get an overhaul later, who knows. As for now, I would say get it on 360 for some easy achievements. (I keep unlocking in-game achievements on PS3 and I don't know how...)