I was a Kickstarter backer for this game and even though it failed to make its funding the game found its way to Steam. Before it went to Steam though I was sent a copy of the beta (v14) because I was one of the backers on Kisckstarter.
I picked up Dark Mater on Steam when it went on sale and installed it to see how it would be and I was eagerly awaiting this game.
I would classify this game as a Metroid type game. Its definitely a side scroller shooter. There is 3D depth to the game and the storyline is pretty good.
I was really impressed with this game during the Kickstarter campaign and followed the development of it. The developers put allot of effort into the game and ti make a telling story for the player to enjoy as they played.
I played this game with the Xbox360 controller. The game store page says its partially and fully compatible with the controller and for the game play the controller is good. I have found that the menu screens aren't good for controller use and end up using the keyboard and mouse for this. I don't know why its like this but the controller is a pain to use when your in the menu and inventory screens.
Overall this game did have a bad launch wit its poor ending leaving everyone disappointed. I have played quite a bit of the game, first with the beta then on Steam and I have failed to find any improvements over the beta v14 to the version released on Steam. However the game is fun to play and I do like it, after all I backed the game and bought it on Steam.Pro's
- Worth it when its $2.99 or less
- Plays good
- Interesting Story
- Controller use on menu's and Inventory screen
- Bad launch
- Regular price is to high ($14.99)
- No developer improvements
- Game is as-is
I give this game: