"It all adds up to being a somewhat disappointing experience, especially when you take into account how brilliant Butcher Bay was back in 2004. The fact that it's been given a graphical overhaul (which looks nice enough) and that the audio side of things is so well done – in particular the voiceovers, which are very well-performed – adds a sheen to what was already a golden egg, and even though it still suffers a few issues you can forgive it. When it comes to Dark Athena, though, things really should have been kicked up a notch and made it a superior sequel rather than a slightly inferior one. As it is, what you're really getting is a good remake of a good game, bundled with a sequel that really doesn't do it justice. C'est la vie I suppose."