X360, PS3 Thursday, October 12, 2006 | 6:31 PM

The Darkness gameplay

The Darkness gameplay

2K Games just sent us the long video of The Darkness, from the now rather old E3 build of the game. All the more or less small flaws we can see in this video will without a doubt be fixed in the final game, as Starbreeze isn't known not to polish their games.


E3 Version gameplay

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Commented on 2006-10-12 18:42:36
Interest.... RISING!
Commented on 2006-10-12 18:43:37
Wow, looks very cool.

Ryan
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Commented on 2006-10-12 18:50:54
wow amazing at end that vortex and when it went to the TV i guess he didnt like popeye lol.
Commented on 2006-10-12 18:51:28
haha that bit at the end is funny. Game looks awesome. worst AI ever though
Commented on 2006-10-12 18:51:31
very promising.......
Commented on 2006-10-12 18:55:42
Not bad.. the game isn't finished so the ai will clearly be improved :)
Commented on 2006-10-12 19:05:33
I was really disappointed when I saw it cause of the obvious flaws, but I can't wait to see how the game turns out.
Commented on 2006-10-12 19:28:57
I wouldnt be too disapointed, this is an E3 build which means its from early May. Im sure lots has changed since then but it really makes me wonder why they keep showing off this build and not something more current.
Commented on 2006-10-12 19:31:38
HOLY SHIT MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i saw the trailer ages ago and it looked crap,this looks sick man,awesome gameplay,fast action.

im glad its a proud company thats making it and i know they will polih it off in end as there was loads of glitches and dumb AI,but imo i cannot wait for this to be released
Commented on 2006-10-12 19:40:01
wow this is looking sexy.. and this was from e3? god knows how it changed by now :D
Commented on 2006-10-12 20:17:36
Wow, that is so awesome!

Somethings obviously need to change, like AI, but damn they have some great ideas there. I don't know if those two things to your side will get annoying after a while as they take too much of the screen and they cast a weird light to some objects. Also, I'm not sure if the dual aim reticule is going to work very well.

You can tell they are obviously using the Riddick engine or at least, a lot of stuff from that engine........sadly jaggies are included into this :( The lighting looks VERY much like that of Riddick.

Very very good though, hoping for the best, go Starbreeze!
Commented on 2006-10-12 20:20:36
please hype this game more, give me a line like "even though its an early build it looks absolutely amazing to say the least" ;)

This game looks like its going to be the bomb. i loved riddick and expect a lot from this title.

btw i cant believe gears of war is coming out in 1 month!!!! wtf!!!!!!! woooohoooooo!! (sorry im drunk ;))
Commented on 2006-10-12 20:27:23 In reply to LEBATO
Posted by LEBATO
Wow, that is so awesome!

Somethings obviously need to change, like AI, but damn they have some great ideas there. I don't know if those two things to your side will get annoying after a while as they take too much of the screen and they cast a weird light to some objects. Also, I'm not sure if the dual aim reticule is going to work very well.

You can tell they are obviously using the Riddick engine or at least, a lot of stuff from that engine........sadly jaggies are included into this :( The lighting looks VERY much like that of Riddick.

Very very good though, hoping for the best, go Starbreeze!
They already stated they arent using the riddick engine, this is new. Your seeing jaggies because this is from MAY which means its incredibly old and unoptimized code.
Commented on 2006-10-12 20:30:42 In reply to d0x
Posted by d0x
They already stated they arent using the riddick engine, this is new. Your seeing jaggies because this is from MAY which means its incredibly old and unoptimized code.
Well I and many others have been horrible mis-informed. It has been all over the place that the riddick engine is being used jsut an upgraded version.
Commented on 2006-10-12 20:34:05
the IA looks terrible
Commented on 2006-10-12 20:34:39 In reply to TheBeagle
Posted by TheBeagle
haha that bit at the end is funny. Game looks awesome. worst AI ever though
this is the E3 build, so this is nothing compared to the current version. And the thigns I have seen of the newest build.. it's frickin' amazing!
Commented on 2006-10-12 20:37:34 In reply to d0x
Posted by d0x
They already stated they arent using the riddick engine, this is new. Your seeing jaggies because this is from MAY which means its incredibly old and unoptimized code.
I watched a video interview with one of the Starbreeze reps last week, and he stated they are using a modified version of the Riddick engine. So while they've added a number of cool features (and presumably optimized it to run on multi-core systems), it does have its roots in Riddick.
Commented on 2006-10-12 20:40:32
Awesome. B)
Commented on 2006-10-12 20:40:42
awesome game man, but was it just me or the graphics was some sort of NOT like the screenshots?
Because the game isnt out for couple of months from now, the AI will be upgraded like any other coming soon games. Other than that, I love it how you can release those "evil monkeys" on your enemy.
Commented on 2006-10-12 21:13:09
Don't know if your post was meant positive or negative :P but games look better in-motion, ya know ^^
Commented on 2006-10-12 21:14:26
even if they are using a riddick game engine,RIDDICK ESCAPE FROM BUTCHER BAY WAS AWESOME,SO IF THEY TAKEN BEST BITS FROM THAT AND OPTIMIZED IT,IM LOOKING EVEN MORE FORWARD TO OWNING THIS GAME IN THE FUTURE
Commented on 2006-10-12 21:35:45 In reply to FoolsRun
Posted by FoolsRun
I watched a video interview with one of the Starbreeze reps last week, and he stated they are using a modified version of the Riddick engine. So while they've added a number of cool features (and presumably optimized it to run on multi-core systems), it does have its roots in Riddick.
Thank you, I knew there was something from Riddick there, some things look almost identical.

The wall at 4:55 look pretty much like those in Riddick, and at 4:57 I can almost swear I've seen that same light with the same shadows in Riddick. Here it is: http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/4423/788_...

Riddick looks and IS awesome, so it's a positive comment:

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/...
Commented on 2006-10-12 21:37:37
The AI is simply terrible.
Commented on 2006-10-12 21:41:49 In reply to Freniger
Posted by Freniger
The AI is simply terrible.
Commented on 2006-10-12 22:06:33
I spoke to one of the darkness-developers on a swedish 360-forum. He said that the build was over a year old and was never intended for the public. The video is a leak.
Note the text "Confidential...." ;)

The video shows a test-level where the AI is totally scripted. The AI doesnt actually behave like that.
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