1UP writes: "Dark Sector, apart from being a blatant Gears of War clone, proves that throwing a boomerang can be as much fun as firing a gun. Look around at screenshots and videos of the game -- chances are you'll see the bladed metal "Glaive" in each. It's a fun toy you can use to attack, pick up faraway items, and throw into fire/electricity/etc. to charge it up for power shots.
It's also the main thing that makes Dark Sector different from any other third-person shooter, so it's good that it works well. Early on, the Glaive feels like just another weapon, but once you upgrade your abilities so you can slow down time while you steer it and trigger it to explode in midair, it becomes extremely useful".