I’ve been really on the fence about Dark Future. I’ve watched a few videos on YouTube.
Mechanically, it looks fun enough. Rather than being turn-based, you instead can just slow time drastically when desired.
But it also looks really shallow. Everything seems to be driving down curvy stretches of road, shooting stuff. Driving control is limited to lane switching and speed. Weapons seem limited to front and rear. You click the fire icon, it autotracks (which does not guarantee hits due to car movement, so there is a little thought required) and fires for a while, then it goes into cooldown for a while before you are allowed to fire again.
Yes, the original board game wasn’t at the level of Car Wars, but it had more to offer than this. (And more with the years of post-release community support.) Which still wouldn’t be that bad if the game was cheaper, but it’s retail price is $25.