STAFF REVIEW of Dark Summit (Xbox)


Wednesday, November 5, 2003.
by Yellowlab

Dark Summit Box art The extreme sports genre never appealed to me, and thus I've played very few snowboarding/skateboarding/BMX sytle games. But, I bought Dark Summit on a whim as I heard it was a rare story based extreme sports game which sounded like it could be intersting. Sure enough, it was a pleasant surprise. I did enjoy the game a lot more than I thought I would. The story held my interest long enough to keep me playing the whole game. Each level has several individual challenges, and the difficuly ramps up as you continue through the quest to the top of the mountain. Throw in the bizarre feel of the game complete with UFO's and cows and it really was unique. My only beefs were that the last challenge was a way to hard and frustrating and the graphics are slightly outdated for the Xbox.


DS plays very smoothly and within a few minutes you'll be doing 720 degree turns and flips like a pro. Most of the challenges are easy enough, a couple border on being too frustrating, but overall the game plays well and the story line is a welcome fresh addition to the genre.


Pretty basic graphics for an Xbox game. But everything moves smooth enough, it just lacks textures and does appear to be a little blocky at times.


I liked the voice acting. In particular it is fun to listen to the "Chief" who sounds a little like he escaped from a Hogan's Hero TV show. This game screams the need for custom soundtracks, but doesn't deliver. It's devoid of any music for that matter. The rest of the sound effects were fairly boring.


Suggestions:
Custom soundtracks, upgrade the graphics.


Overall: 8.0 / 10
Gameplay: 9.0 / 10
Visuals: 7.0 / 10
Sound: 6.0 / 10

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