Friday, 19 April 2013

Alienware Arena: Dark Void: A Disjointed Story



The following is an excerpt from a article written for Alienware Arena on free flying action game Dark Void and its broken story elements. The article is titled "Dark Void: A Disjointed Story".

Strangely enough, the characters, locations and enemies showed a level of depth unseen in most games in Dark Void's genre. Will and Ava's many tension-filled conversations slowly revealed a bitter love affair. Atem and the other survivors progressively come to terms with the fact that they may never make it out of 'The Void', while the storyline throws in a twist that reveals the aliens' role in the rising Nazi party.

While these intertwining plot lines were brought to life by relatively impressive graphics, decent voice acting featuring Nolan North and Polly Walker, and a sweeping orchestral score by Bear McCreary of Battlestar Galatica fame. Unfortunately, none of these lines of narrative ever concluded in any way that could be considered satisfying to the player. In fact, the entire game ends rather abruptly, leaving more questions than answers, which lead many to believe that a much grander story was once on the cards with more gameplay content planned to support it.

Read over "Dark Void: A Disjointed Story" in full on Alienware Arena.

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