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This game has an issue with Securerom where if you buy it, and try to activate it will show you "activation failed" and deemed your cd-key invalid, claiming it is not in their databases. That is because, it isn't. You have to contact Capcom and give them a screenshot of the cdkey, and proof of purchase (A screenshot of the email steam sends when the game is bought). After doing this, you wait a day or two and try to install it again and everything should work beautifully.
If you went to Capcom, and nothing happens, try again, over and over until it does. It took me 3 tries but finally got the game to install. Below are the instructions to get your copy working if you run into the invalid cd-key issue.
1) Go to http://shop.capcom.com/store/capcomus/html/pbPage.capcom-support
2) Click on the "Contact Us" button under the search bar.
3) Explain your issue, something like "bought Dark Void, trying to install got invalid cdkey, etc"
4) Provide screenshots of your cd-key, and proof of purchase.
If for some reason this method doesn't work, repeat until it does. Steam support can't/won't help you and the whole secure-rom team is probably crying in a room cause everyone hates them, so no point in trying to make contact for help.
Well I spent almost 8 hours playing this game, 3 which were spent trying to install it over and over due to the cd key issue. I don't feel like wasting more time on this so my review is short and to the point.
It looks good for a game of 2010 (I am old, so it's weird to say it that way, but yah, for it's time the game holds up quite well)
You'll play the first level and that's basically it, no other elements are added to the gameplay maybe 2 or 3 different weapons and the upgrades for them and the jetpack. Overall the game is SUPER repetitive, making this game boring as hell. All the missions are the same "oh no, enemies, shoot them please" once the enemies are gone, that's it. Some levels have you running around for no reason only to trigger a "oh no, enemies again". If you enjoy repetitive gameplay, go for it, this game is for you, but you can just watch a video of youtube in loop, hold any sort of gamepad and try to play along like a child who is being tricked by his/her parents so they can go bone in peace. You'll save the money and won't feel as stupid as I do right now.
I played this game in the hardest difficulty by the way, and it was as hard as throwing a rock into a lake. So maybe sucking at games will raise the challenge for you. The last boss is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Seriously. I don't like to use the word ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ at all, and I am sorry for the last boss's relatives, but it was very disappointing, lame and just overall stupid.
Umm... nothing memorable, just ♥♥♥♥♥♥ background music. Noticeable enough that you don't hear the sound of a piece of your soul dying while playing this game past lvl 1 and forgettable enough that you can actually sleep at night after the feeling of emptiness leaves your body before bed.
I was going to give it a 1, but that's mean, and I've been mean enough already. The story is bad, just full of holes and the character development is nonexistent. The characters have names that you won't care about, there's a cameo of a cool scientist for like 2 mins total, and even then, they don't managed to properly include him in the overall development of the story.
I feel they hired dead fish to write this story, but since fish can't hold pencils or pens, they had to just wing it and interpret the smell of slimy scales under the sun into a filler story to get this game out there and ready to sell. If only they had hired a child capable of mumbling words this game would be entertaining enough to follow along till the end.
Replay value -1000/10
When you finish they game they give you an unlocked radar to find all the hidden treasures... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA omg. Nice one guys. That is the best April fools joke ever.
Overall - 3/10
This is not an average at all, I just felt like 3 is a nice number. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ enough to be under 5 but good enough to be above 2. At first I had the "don't buy this game cause you can't install it" review, but now I edited to say, don't buy this game cause it will make you dumb.
I mean it is entertaining for like 20 mins, so if you are ok with that, go for it. If not, please heed my advice:
Go outside and pick up a rock, throw it in any direction as far as you can, then close your eyes, count to 10 and go look for the rock. You'll have a lot of more fun than playing this crap, you'll play outside, you'll get some sunlight tan and who knows, you might hit a leprechaun or something and find some gold.
If the price of this game is $3.00 or less, buy it. I like to collect games, so why not. If you paid more than that, you are officially a sucker, like me.
Hey,at least you are not alone.