Dec 13, 2007
Right, we’re gonna get two words off our chests straight off the bat: Crimson. Skies. See, you won’t read many previews of Dark Void without the inevitable mention of that all-but-forgotten stylised airplane shooter, which sadly joined such luminaries as Beyond Good and Evil and the ace Psychonauts in the ‘good but nobody bought them’ category of videogames. Which was a real shame, since it was very good indeed.
Still, it looks as if somebody senior at Capcom still believes in devloper Airtight Games, and the result is Dark Void. Dirge plot aside (some ancient devils who used to rule over Earth but were turned upon by humankind and have risen again for vengeance), Dark Void is every inch a sexed-up next-gen Crimson Skies lovechild - from its Nathan Zachary-alike chiseled hero with a giant rocket pack strapped upon his back to the very steampunk aesthetic and the presence of, yep you guessed it, all sorts of flying contraptions.