Darkwatch does bring in some new scraps that distinguish it from the crowded FPS marketplace. Along the way you can go ‘good’ or ‘evil’, by choosing whether to sink your teeth into potential victims or set them free. In practice this doesn’t alter gameplay, short of a slight change in the story and a different set of special moves, but it does get you emotionally involved in the game. Darkwatch also incorporates a nice Time Crisis -esque horseback section, which breaks up the action and reinforces that Western vibe. Other than that, this game is an innovational vacuum.
|Description||While not the most original FPS we've ever played, Darkwatch, this two-headed baby born of Dracula and John Wayne sports a unique, genre-bending storyline and some hefty firepower.|
|US censor rating||Mature|
|Release date||16 August 2005 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)|