The Darkness II [Download]
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The Darkness II is the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2007 release The Darkness. Inspired by the popular comic book series produced by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II is an intense first person shooter that delivers a twisted and gripping narrative of tragedy, modern crime drama, and supernatural horror. Players will be taken down the brutal and personal path of Jackie Estacado, head of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction known as the Darkness. The Darkness II stands out visually with its distinctive graphic noir style, and it is the only first person shooter to feature Quad-Wielding : the ability to simultaneously utilize four different weapons. It's been two years since Jackie Estacado used the Darkness to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend's murder. He's been unable to shake the memory of Jenny's death since bottling up his supernatural power and now the Darkness wants out. A sudden, unprovoked attack on Jackie's life heralds the start of a full-scale mob war and opens the door for the Darkness to reemerge. The botched attempt sets Jackie on a journey to hell and worse as he unravels the mystery behind the attack and the motivations of the Darkness itself.
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Top Customer Reviews
There are the glaring issue of linearity. It is quite inexcusable, even for a narrative driven title like this. If it weren't for the Darkness powers, this would have killed the game for me. The powers give the player an unparalleled control over the battlefield, though it's still possible to be overpowered *on the hardest difficulty*. On any setting lower than "Don" the game is piss easy. Wasn't an issue for me, however, as I played exclusively on Don. I recommend everyone else do the same unless they're really new to shooters. But... yeah. The powers. They're good. It takes a bit of "exercising" to get used to manage four limbs at once instead of the usual one in a shooter, but when you do it's really satisfying. Most of the powers from the first game are back, including the creeping dark (where you control a darkling instead of one of your snakes). What annoys me about the creeping dark is that it's completely scripted and you can't actually choose to use it.Read more ›
*Great story and art
*Good controls for a console port
*Vendettas is a cool feature to ad some extra content
*Generally good voice acting
*Game is not a clone of the original
*The main story is short, very short
*The voice acting does get cheesy at some points
Darkness 2 continues after Darkness 1 and quickly puts you into the shoes of Jackie, a troubled love-sick-possessed-Italian-American mobster. Wow.
I won't spoil much but the story is surprisingly compelling and refreshingly dark and humorous at the same time. During each loading screen, players are given small anecdotes and stories about Jenny and Jackie's life and things have come to such an end. Cutscenes and flashbacks give the player direct control throughout the story and you can't help but feel as though you're living apart of his pain. I sat through each one with awe.
The graphics are fairly nice with the cell-shaded look, very similar to Borderlands (same company). The kills and bloodscenes are gorgeous and I love sitting and killing each person with such artfully and tastefully done disembowelments, neck slitting, and mutilations. Those guys at 2k did a great job.
Game Length, Difficulty, Pacing:
The game itself is incredibly easy unless you put it on "Don" mode which is the equivalent of "Legendary" mode. Other modes will seem like a breeze and you'll finish the game within the day given you have no life like me. That being said the game is incredibly short but it is quite satisfying. The game doesn't give you much time to relax or focus on ammo and item arrangement. It is fast paced and you pickup whatever "thing" on the floor or body and use it as a deadly weapon.Read more ›
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