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New The Darkness II shots

New The Darkness II shots

2K Games has illustrated The Darkness II with 3 new Screenshots. The game will be released February 7, 2012 in NA and February 10, 2012 in Europe.

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Commented on 2011-08-26 23:43:55
That do not looks like The Darkness at all. :(
Commented on 2011-08-26 23:48:17
And people said this looks worse then the first stylistically....hahaha. Looks great.
Commented on 2011-08-26 23:50:07
Looks awesome.
Commented on 2011-08-27 00:01:08 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
And people said this looks worse then the first stylistically....hahaha. Looks great.
god, grow a pair of eyes, it looks like crap from every angle compared to the first. But i dodn't care because it seems a work of good faith and for that i'll buy it. (but with not much hopes... digital extremes = lol)
Commented on 2011-08-27 00:03:53 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
god, grow a pair of eyes, it looks like crap from every angle compared to the first. But i dodn't care because it seems a work of good faith and for that i'll buy it. (but with not much hopes... digital extremes = lol)
Looks better then the first. From EVERY angle.
Commented on 2011-08-27 00:06:11 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Looks better then the first. From EVERY angle.
lol, yhea. no. not a chance in hell.
Commented on 2011-08-27 00:08:11 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
god, grow a pair of eyes, it looks like crap from every angle compared to the first.
Nuts to that.
Looks different than the first, but it still looks good. Pretty excited for this.
Commented on 2011-08-27 00:09:50 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Looks better then the first. From EVERY angle.
Agreed!!

Way way better than the first.
Commented on 2011-08-27 01:48:48
Looks decent, but the screens look like the contrast is set too high or something. Borderlands 2 pulls off the cell shaded look much better though imo. Something about the characters looks plastic-y and kind of reminds me Bioshock...
Commented on 2011-08-27 02:03:59 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
lol, yhea. no. not a chance in hell.
Sorry, but it does
Commented on 2011-08-27 08:21:53
I agree with KORN, looks much better than the first one because of the comic-book style they are going with compared to the realistic look. And it even looks more appealing!

Funny thing is, even with its style, they still managed to pull off the "dark" and gory look to it so its all good.

Anyways, can't wait!
Commented on 2011-08-27 11:03:12
The First looks better than this... for everything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2skQIySyrM
Commented on 2011-08-27 14:06:46
I don't know if it's any point to comparing it to the first one since this has a completely different style. It's like comparing Borderlands to Battlefield Bad Company 2.
Still, I would say that screenshots from this game doesn't look as good as seeing this game in motion.
Commented on 2011-08-27 19:12:11 In reply to Logion
Posted by Logion
I don't know if it's any point to comparing it to the first one since this has a completely different style. It's like comparing Borderlands to Battlefield Bad Company 2.
Still, I would say that screenshots from this game doesn't look as good as seeing this game in motion.
I know, what is the point. You can state that one looks better than the other all day long, but in the end it's just your opinion. The main difference in the game isn't the tech, it's the art style.

The original game had much more of a realistic, semi muted color palette and dark tone, while the sequel went for over saturated colors and a cell shaded comic book look, while still maintaining a somewhat dark tone. Personally, I prefer the first games art style, but mainly because I don't think the sequel does a very good job of cell shading. See Borderlands 2 for a game that does it well. That being said, I don't hate the look of the sequel and I wouldn't say someone is WRONG for preferring it...
Commented on 2011-08-27 19:17:22
Well the game is based on a comic book so in that sense is being true to its origins while the first was not.

Being said that you prefered an art style that was not meant for this game being its a comic inspired game.

NOthing wrong though.
Commented on 2011-08-28 05:02:59 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Well the game is based on a comic book so in that sense is being true to its origins while the first was not.

Being said that you prefered an art style that was not meant for this game being its a comic inspired game.

NOthing wrong though.
I didn't state that the art style was WRONG, just that they don't pull it off well, therefore I prefer the first game. If they made it look as nice as Borderlands 2 I would be all over it. Instead the colors look way too over saturated, the textures are pretty weak, and the characters end up looking like they are made of plastic.

Also, I'm pretty sure that it isn't a rule that every game containing a comic book character HAS to be cell shaded. Batman Arkham Asylum is pretty much the best comic character game of all time, and wasn't cell shaded. The graphics were amazing because they used the combination of great technology and a great (non cell shaded) art style.

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