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Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2

Overall Dead Rising 2 is a game I just didn't enjoy. Very average visual design and unresponsive combat, a poor save system and long waits of nothing (or crappy escort side missions) between main missions result in a very, very overrated game. The only things it got right were the large and creative assortment of weapons and possible weapon combinations. But creative and fun are two different things - even the Star Wars light saber felt weak. IGN giving this an 8.5? I can explain that in one word - Capcom.

Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening

Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening

Honestly, overall, there's not much to talk about in Awakening. It's just more of the same. You could almost consider this a very long DLC. It you enjoyed Origins, you'll enjoy Awakening. The important thing to remember when start Awakening is that this is an addon pack, not a full length sequel. While I pumped 50 hours into Origins, while in Awakening I would have easily completed it within 15 hours. That being said, most action titles come in well under 15 hours, so this is still a very respectable length.

Dark Void

Dark Void

So overall, Dark Void feels like it should have, or could have, been so much better.
Too few weapons, pointless upgrades, only several average enemy types.
A poor attempt at jetpacking and merging flight with a shooter.
Finally graphics and environments that we've all seen before in other UE games.

Darksiders

Darksiders

I really enjoyed Darksiders for most of the game. It's long, I spent 20 hours on it, features some really inspiring artwork and as you'd expect for hack'n'slash, or at least hope, it has some frantic but fun gameplay. The characters and story are fantastic. But it does have some issues. I look forward to the Darksiders sequel, but I just hope some of the puzzles and backtracking is reduced. Without the poor final two chapters I would have given this game an easy 8.5/10.

Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins

Overall I prefer Fallout 3, because of that more action-oriented combat. DAO is played meticulously, often paused as you attempt to manage your team. That's not really my preferred style of play at all, but for what it is, Bioware have done it well. It's not necessarily an easy game, but it is very fun. All other areas - visuals, story, sound - are all fantastic.

Dragon Age: Origins DLC's

Dragon Age: Origins DLC's

You can purchase the original Dragon Age Origins for $9.99 on Steam or the Ultimate Edition for $24.99, which also includes the Awakening official expansion. Is it worth more than double the price for seven DLC campaigns? Quite frankly no, not at all. You're better off buying the game and just torrenting the DLC's. But I haven't played Awakening yet so let's wait and see.

Dreamkiller

Dreamkiller

I'm not sure what happened with this game and if it was at some point intended to be another title in the Painkiller franchise, but Dreamkiller is just more Painkiller. The combat and gameplay is identical, the levels just as creative are crazy. I'm sure it's the same engine as well. The only difference is the character and story.

Darkest Of Days

Darkest Of Days

Overall the game is pretty fun and even a decent length for a first person shooter. The story needed better development and the combat might not be for everyone, but in my opinion this is a much under-rated shooter.

Damnation

Damnation

I guess Damnation's biggest problem is that it just doesn't do anything particularly well. Gameplay is average, story is average, design is average; and for 2009 average just doesn't cut it anymore. It's probably also a little too long.

Dead Space

Dead Space

Overall, a pretty great game, just let down by it's massively horrendous PC movement. This game would be much better on console. I gave it an 8.5, but it probably deserves less than that because of the controls, so I'm struggling to have it that high. But I'll leave it for now.

Dark Sector

Dark Sector

Overall a good looking game, despite there not being anything too epic, but the gameplay could have been a lot more fun but just became monotonous and annoying by the last quarter of the game.

Devil May Cry 4

Devil May Cry 4

Wrapping up, DMC4 needed to back off on the repetition in replaying levels, needed at least half as many boss battles and the player control was awful. But the great looking levels and design, the fast pace hack and slash action and good story telling make DMC4 a solid game in the end. New developer for the reboot coming next year, which might not be a good thing. But at least there's another title in the franchise coming soon.

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

Dark Messiah is a great looking game, but the gameplay is for the more experienced players. Some of the enemies could have done with some tweaking to make the game more action-packed instead of a reload rampage. Still, it's great to get an action-oriented fantasy game as there are very few around.