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The Darkness II: New Screens

The Darkness II: New Screens

2K Games has released at PAX East 2011 a new set of screens for The Darkness II. The game is going to be released for the 360, PS3, and PC.

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Commented on 2011-03-14 17:21:37
Looks cel shaded. Not my style at all. Hopfull gameplay is fun
Commented on 2011-03-14 17:22:30
They've ruined it. :(
Commented on 2011-03-14 17:25:27 In reply to blmbox
wow, you based that decision on what...?
Commented on 2011-03-14 17:32:31 In reply to moinsyyed
Posted by moinsyyed
wow, you based that decision on what...?
The art style looks utterly shit?
Commented on 2011-03-14 17:32:37
Cell shading when done right can look great, take Borderlands for example... but what I'm looking at here... not so impressive.

I find it funny how even with cell shading this games visuals still look uninspired, generic and drab! shame really because the game has a cool premiss.
Commented on 2011-03-14 17:43:36 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
They've ruined it. :(
wait till you see it in motion before you cry... i've a feeling you might change your mind
Commented on 2011-03-14 17:44:56
I think it looks fine. The cel shading at least saves them from having to try to pump out insane graphics which, if they didn't accomplish, would only get even more people bitching about how the game looks "last gen."

this games visuals still look uninspired, generic and drab!
Couldn't possibly disagree more. Not that I think the game looks cutting edge or anything, but there's nothing about those pics that say generic and drab.
Commented on 2011-03-14 17:47:44
visuals aside, they are pretty much nailing it in terms of getting the voice actors and script writer, to create a true sequel and not just a fancomic version of the first game. I hope it turns out good.
Commented on 2011-03-14 17:58:40
I get the sense this will look really cool in motion.
Commented on 2011-03-14 18:35:50
I think I was sold when I heard "quad wielding" i.e. using the 4 shoulder buttons. LB for Left Tentacle, RB for Right Tentacle.

So, you can rip off a car door, use it as cover, AND shoot through the window of it! Or like grabbing an enemy with Left Tentacle, and do different kill animations by slashing the Right Tentacle in any direction you want i.e. MGS Rising, Afro Samurai.
Commented on 2011-03-14 19:12:34 In reply to johnc
I have read that the developer plans to straighten the gameplay. I smell baaaad decisions for this sequel. I absolutely loved the gritty first one. And I loved the pacing and atmosphere.
Anyway, as johnc said:
Posted by johnc
I hope it turns out good.
Commented on 2011-03-14 19:22:34
Wow this looks bad.
Commented on 2011-03-14 19:28:00
prefer the art style in this one. fits the comic a lot more. and patton is returning which is awesome in and of itself...

but the lack of HUB world is pretty damn dissapointing. if the story is as well done as the first (preferably with better lip syncing), and the game feels as fresh as the first one did and doesnt fall into some of the more generic FPS trappings. then i think it'll be a great sequel.
Commented on 2011-03-14 19:50:46
@Ronsauce... Yeah it might look good in motion... I'l need to see how it plays for sure.
Commented on 2011-03-14 20:01:09
Pic 3. Tentacles making a close shave for Adolf H?
Commented on 2011-03-14 20:11:31
The black outline around the characters looks really bad. That said, even without it this would not be a good looking game at all. I hope it's incredibly early.
Commented on 2011-03-14 20:55:39
Damn the cell shaded look. I liked how the first one looked.
Commented on 2011-03-14 21:50:11
First one pissed on this one by a mile, shame they took it away from the original devs who IMO did a phenomenal job.
Commented on 2011-03-14 22:06:08 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
shame they took it away from the original devs who IMO did a phenomenal job.
again, it was the developers in first place who weren't interested in the franchise no more. in the end is the same, i know.
Commented on 2011-03-14 22:32:34 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
First one pissed on this one by a mile.
I don't think some of you remember how the first one looked.
Commented on 2011-03-15 03:13:24
who wants more of the same, not me that's for sure, For those who would like to see the old art style go an play the old game (which is awesome by the way).
Commented on 2011-03-15 05:16:07
is it me or did the original look far better :|
Commented on 2011-03-15 06:41:35
Looks a lot more like the comic book to me - as a long time fan of the original source material, a major plus on the visuals for achieving that. So long as they fixed all of the annoying gameplay hangups from the original game, then this is a day one purchase.
Commented on 2011-03-15 10:29:17 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
They've ruined it. :(
I concur.
Commented on 2011-03-15 10:59:39 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
I don't think some of you remember how the first one looked.
I do, it looked great, and it still looks pretty damn good, this however does not.
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