Dark Sector is known as the ‘goth gears of war’. But i beg to differ. Dark Sector is a very individual game, with some great gameplay, a semi-deep storyline and stunning looking world to play in.
Dark Sector takes you on a mission as Hayden Tenno, a black-ops agent sent on an undercover mission in the eastern-European town of Lasria. After being exposed to a brutal infection meant for the Cold War, Hayden must pursue his missions using an arsenal of weapons, a large number of powers and the almighty Glaive.
The star of Dark Sector is of course, The Glaive. A large circular 3 pronged-blade that grows from Hayden's hand whenever he is not equipped with a gun. It can be thrown through fire, electricity and ice to power it into different elements, and then thrown (and controlled0 by the player to execute some beautiful kills on the enemies you face.
Gameplay is nicely done, but can have a couple of glitches here and there. The most annoying problem with game play is the cover system. You simply use the ‘A’ button to lean against a wall, and pop out to fight your enemies, but this is very buggy and can sometimes leave your head wide in the open to be shot at, without anything you can do about it.
The graphics are very nice, with also only the occasional glitch or bug. With stunning reflective waters and rain effects, and an effective looking night-time where you are confined between small buildings, the world of Dark Sector can really pull the player into the mood and feel of the game.
The one fault with this game can be its plot. Alot of the characters are given deep emotional pasts, and seem to Hayden from many years ago, but this is never explained. You will never even encounter a flashback to help you understand each character's emotions towards Hayden. You can easily become confused as to which character Hayden trusts, as everyone has unexplained pasts with Hayden, that can easily put the player off caring about them, or becoming attached to the storyline.
Excluding this, Dark Sector is one the best third-person action games you can get for the Xbox 360, and is very underrated. It is definitely worth a playthrough or two, as it has a good amount of achievements to obtain per play-through that will keep you coming back more.