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Wing of Darkness

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

14%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJun 3, 2021
PCJun 3, 2021
PlayStation 4Jun 3, 2021

Developer: Production Exabilities

Publisher: Clouded Leopard Entertainment

Genre: Action

Story Wars between nations are no longer conflicts between people; rather, they have become struggles for survival as humanity fights an all-new enemy. Unidentified flying objects referred to as Blankers have suddenly appeared, and the only weapon powerful enough to defeat them is the Held System. Only a small number of exceptional young women are capable of operating Held Systems, and they have become known as Frauleins. Frauleins are now humanity’s last hope… If we don’t fight, humanity is doomed. But fighting comes with a price that some may not be prepared to pay... About the Game An all-new breed of aerial shooting game, Wing of Darkness is comprised of a number of key elements that set it apart from others in the same genre. This high-speed 3D shooting game allows players to experience exhilarating battles in the sky, as well as a series of cutscenes depicting the growth of the main characters throughout the story. Shooting Experience the thrill of flight with user-friendly controls, in any direction. Even if you run out of ammo, it automatically restores itself over time. Choose from a wide array of high-tech weapons to combat powerful enemies without having to worry about conserving ammunition. With the addition of some futuristic elements, players can experience combat like never before. Cutscenes Cutscenes sandwich the combat scenes, driving the plot forward. The two main characters (voiced by well-known Japanese voice actresses) tell their own stories in order to give the player insight into the past. The narrative alternates between the game’s two heroines, Klara and Erika. Players can watch the mystery of Blankers and Frauleins unfold from their perspective.

Wing of Darkness Critic Reviews

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And so, though I love the concept and presentation of Wing of Darkness, it falls a little short of being an instant indie classic like Sumire was. Wing of Darkness has the right attitude when it comes to depicting the impact of war. It has impeccable presentation and art direction. The gameplay systems are enjoyable and, for the most part, well-executed. Almost everything about Wing of Darkness is spot-on, but it just falls short of making us care enough that the poignant themes and evocative narrative can really hit home.

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Wing of Darkness suffers with a variety of issues with its gameplay, but its biggest problem is the extremely short duration. It is a title you can have fun with and there's a lot of untapped potential in the story, as the characters are interesting, but the end result leaves a lot to be desired.

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The game starts off with a calm sense of monologue between two heroines, then suddenly transitions into a speedy pace flight shoot’em up. While the plot focuses the player with the story of Clara and Erica, the definitive fun comes from the flight shooter genre itself. If you’re not used to shoot’em ups, it may take some time to practice but once you’re well in training, there are no features that slows down the player so you can enjoy all of the fast paced joy. There is no replay value after seeing the ending so the 2 hour gameplay will feel very short lived.

Review in Korean | Read full review

'Wing of Darkness' has considerable quality among indie games, but it's too short to play deeply. You may feel the strength and the weakness of Japanese indie game styles while you play it.

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