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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
Jackie also deals with a lot of hallucinations... and you find out why in the game, but I think if you've played Darkness you probably know why. I wasn't able to play Darkness because it wasn't available for PC.
The controls seem to be more accustomed to being on a controller but it's totally doable on PC's Mouse and Keyboard which is how I played it. I prefer gunplay with a mouse anyway.
Anyway I'm just going to say that this is a game you don't want to miss out on, because 2K games definitely published a good game here.
In fact, after learning about this scene in The Darkness, considered to be one of the most romantic video game scenes ever portrayed, I decided to check it out. Actually, I decided to check out Darkness II because I wanted to play on the PC, even though my first attempt made me sick and I had to plan carefully when I played in short burst thereafter. I youtubed the important parts of The Darkness, got a recap from Jonny in Darkness II, and then I was on my way.
I generally avoid overly violent games, but I have to admit to gleefully headshotting and meeting my Demon Arm Kill requirements and performing various other executions (and Assecutions -- don't ask.) Especially at the end when the music amped up and Jackie went on a little rampage.
But that wasn't the reason why I played this game. I played it because of Jenny. Because of Jackie and Jenny. Because of what Jenny means to Jackie and how they made that the most important part of this game in so many perfect ways. Jackie might be a bit obsessed with his lost love, but that's because Jenny is a just that special. I liked the way the game made that clear through flashbacks, Jackie's monologues and the quiet and fun moments you get to spend with her.
Don't worry. This isn't one gigantic date movie. Jackie still has to deal with the usual people-wanting-to-kill-him troubles.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked this game. I don't play often. And when I do, I often feel like I need to take a class in order to learn how to operate a new game. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SJC
I thought it'd be dorky, but it was quite fun. Good gameplay, and the evil serpent arms were neat.Published 8 months ago by Mister Mickey Murphy
Haven't played the first part but I really like the game/Story mode to this game. Had a blast with this game. Graphics are really nice for a quite old but new game. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sammy