Operation Darkness - hands on

Little quirks make all the difference

Dec 27, 2007

While the 360 has been concentrating its success in Japan on a few key titles (Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Ninja Gaiden II), most everything else has been under the radar. However, that doesn%26rsquo;t mean there isn't some good stuff here. With this in mind, strategy RPG Operation Darkness should grab your attention: It has an %26ldquo;interesting%26rdquo; take on World War II (including demons and magical fireballs) that might pique gamers%26rsquo; interest due to its nutty, screw-loose scenario.

And we mean that in the best possible way: the entire game refuses to take itself too seriously, which gives its appeal. Describing their own fictitious universe of WWII, developer Success takes us on a journey that will no doubt contradict your history books. We%26rsquo;re only a few missions into the Japanese version, but we can%26rsquo;t deny that we%26rsquo;re amused enough by the game%26rsquo;s wackiness to continue.

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