Vampires have been given a bit of a wide berth recently by anyone who doesn’t have an interest in the likes of Twilight or The Vampire Diaries. The fictional bloodsucking species has been romanticized since their inception but never quite so much as in the last decade or so. With malicious, calculating men giving way to teenage girl danger fantasies, DARK attempts to refresh the current image of vampires and bring them closer to the cold, menacing villains of old. The manual even has a page dedicated to backhandedly criticizing recent vampire stories and outlining the developer’s intent to make them ‘cool’ again. For this reason, I really, really wanted to like DARK.