Before I begin the review, I'd just like to ask why are some of you complaining about the title of the game? You act as if it's the worst name in the history of flash games, but it isn't even one of the worst names out there. Well, at least to me it isn't, I find it rather decent. Not great, but it's not bad either.
The year is 2540 and it is referred to as the dark times. You are Jack Van Cell, and you are an underground militia agent working within the city of Pragora against a bio-robotic regime called the Stingers. The stingers are synthetically grown in laboratories and comes within 2 different grades: grade 1 stingers are the guards that enforce the law, and grade 2 are the stingers that are much like humans, but are in disguise.
The gameplay isn't exactly as difficult as EIKkshi said; it isn't way too difficult in the slightest because once you know what to do, and after you beat the game it will be much easier the second time. You can really breeze through the game quite easily, and I happen to have reached in 4th place within the Scoreboard for the day, and I made it in 20th place for the week. Too bad it doesn't say much about the month, but if anything the game isn't too hard at all. Again, once you know what to do and know where the enemies are, you'll breeze through this very easily. In fact I have beaten this game 3 times in a row very quickly without a single failure.
What I love about the gameplay is how it blends point and click with sniper gameplay, and I personally find this to be unique as I have never seen this sort of hybrid before. And it really does work really well together, but there are there is one complaint I have with the overall game in regards of the campaign: in one particular mission you are to head up the stairs to do your next mission, but only staff is allowed. The mission takes place within a restaurant and a guard is pretty much monitoring the location, but you can somehow steal the uniform of a staff member without him noticing. I find this to be very problematic because he is facing within the proper direction for him to see you disguising yourself; after all, the door was still open, so he should steal see it from his perspective.
Other than that little problem, the game does suffer from another problem and that is being too easy; I really do find this game to be a bit too easy, it really doesn't show much of a challenge.
But the gameplay over all is still fun, and I do like how you don't necessarily
have to read the entire briefings for each mission; you can just read the Objectives and the Information which tell you all what you really need, and then you are off. Very quick and simple.
The graphics are really fantastic, and I would argue amount the amount of redness there is in the whole game, but I think the red kind of represents the dark time of the year and the Stinger regime running the town of Pragora. So, the redness of the visuals really does help with the storyline of the game.
Now, if you played the Bowja the Ninja, you'll notice some graphical similarities, and the animation is also rather the same; this isn't a bad thing, as the game looks great and animates really well. The environment and character designs are really impressive.
The sound is also another great aspect of the game, and it is nice that the game doesn't have the comedic effect that Bowja the Ninja had. Not that I had anything wrong with it, but if that was in JVC I definitely be rating the sound much lower as I don't believe it would work well. The sound here is actually more serious than it is in Bowja the Ninja, and you'll notice that within the good music and good sound effects. There not being any voice acting actually is a plus because I believe adding in voice acting will only ruin it, rather or not it turned out to be good voice acting.
GOOD - Decent storyline. Unique hybrid. Reading the full briefings before each mission is not a must.
BAD - Too easy. Some problems within a specific mission mentioned earlier.
nothing new to sniper games
i like it, but its like every other sniper game ive played. clear vision, sniper assasin, its all the same. this game would be better if u had something to set it out against the others, besides the story line. and add in some upgrades, that is what keeps you wanting to play it.
Way to difficult
I know, im not good at this, but there should be a level selection, 14 seconds?
5 seconds? Gosh that was hard.
Still a very good game 8/10
Why is there so many bad reveiws
I liked this game because it was a mix of a point and click game as well as a sniper game. The sniper parts were the best because they had real people, more real than stick people anyway. It is true that the name is rubbish though.