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Sneaking around feels tense and strangely exhilarating.

This deliberately disarming design choice forces players to resort to skulking around environments and stalking their prey much like the challenge Velvet Assassin and Hitman boasted back in the day. However, layered on top of this is an intriguing occult theme with vampires fighting against a paramilitary faction known as M-17 who are trying to harness the vampire form to create unstoppable super soldiers. As premises go, Dark’s is certainly original, faithfully upturning the traditional power struggle of humans

SKILLS THAT KILL For all intents and purposes, the majority of Dark’s gameplay involves players staying out of trouble, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a hefty skill tree to pad out. Split between passive and active powers, unlocks vary from being able to teleport further to being able to drain guards of life-giving blood without making any noise and therefore avoiding being discovered by their mates around the corner. Inevitably enough, in the campaign there will be times when you have to fight, and when you do these unlocks will prove invaluable.

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fleeing from the insatiable thirst of the night clan. Predictably enough, central to this power struggle is Bane, who begins the game lying unconscious in the men’s room of a dingy nightclub. Haunted by visions of an angel cast in white light, the gravelly devil voiced by Doug Cockle (Geralt from The Witcher) has no memory of who he is or how he managed to be comatose on the white tiled floor. The amnesia-riddled protagonist bit has been done to death in pretty much every medium that matters,

FirstLook Videogames Magazine Issue 3  

Issue three of FirstLook Magazine is the biggest one we've put together to date and we have to say we're very proud of our work. We've got n...

FirstLook Videogames Magazine Issue 3  

Issue three of FirstLook Magazine is the biggest one we've put together to date and we have to say we're very proud of our work. We've got n...

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