YMMV / Dark Watch

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: In one trailer, Jericho hucks a stick of dynamite into a crowd of zombies. One of them catches it and takes a brief, confused look at the camera before the boom.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Tala. She was clearly designed to be the game's Ms. Fanservice and she had nude spread on Playboy.
  • Game Breaker: Fourth-tier powers Vindicator and Soul Stealer that you unlock for the good and evil paths respectively. They were designed to wipe out all enemies on screen and are activated by absorbing blood clouds collected by slain enemies. Activating it with a room full of enemies means instant recharge to use it again.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Lazarus, Cartwright.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Jericho can potentially cross it when he decides to take Lazarus' power for himself and replace him as the new vampire lord. At any karmic point, you are given a choice to Kick the Dog, but that final choice can permanently damn Jericho.
  • Nightmare Fuel
    • The final boss takes place inside a pocket dimension that may or may not be Hell itself, but that is not what makes it disturbing: is that there are several women bound inside the chamber and after you reduce the final boss' health to a certain point, each single one is sacrificed by crushing them with spiked weights! And there is nothing you can do about it to prevent it, and to make matters worse, her deaths are necessary for you to recover your health.
    • The bad ending. Jericho kills Cassidy after she attempted to stop him from corrupting the land with Lazarus' curse. As Tala kisses her consort passionately gloating about the darkness they will bring, Jericho grabs Tala by the neck and rips her jugular apart. After killing her, he emerges to unleash an inhuman roar, which is unsettling given Jericho is a Heroic Mime, and he rides on to Shadow's horseback to further spread his curse.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Since the sequel projects have been cancelled, we will never get to see the Darkwatch fighting demons throughout the ages, which would have been awesome.