This week also saw the release of The Darkness II on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC and we are now able to propose a few videos of what happens after the end of the game's demo. For the same price, you are getting three videos of the 360 version and one of the PC version. You should be aware that the latter is presented in 1080p and 60 fps but that its content may also shock the most prude among you.
After a first episode that had its flaws but which conveyed a great atmosphere, fans were a bit concerned about The Darkness II. There are probably several reasons for that: Starbreeze no longer was in charge of developing the game, the graphics had taken the cel shaded path and, last but not least, it seemed to be even more action oriented than before.
In the end, I think the art style works pretty well here, but that's probably a matter of taste. As for gameplay, it has been improved a lot since the first installment, the controls being more responsive and less awkward. You will also see in the videos below that Digital Extremes did not forget to add more peaceful sequences during which you can take your time to chat with your friends.
The game's atmosphere is still one of the game's strengths and killing bad guys is a lot of fun, with the mix of shooting and decapitating you'd come to expect from Jackie Estecado. There is however something quite disappointing with The Darkness II. The main problem is that it probably won't take you more than 5 to 6 hours to complete the main story mode, which is rather short even in today's standards.
@Moonwalker: faster dash is the #1 thing id like to see, over any type of visual or organization change (1 minute ago)
We might see the new UI on X1 as preview members this month: [url] (3 Hours ago)
@Sdarts: That one sounds good. I don't know it. Will watch soon :) (3 Hours ago)
@Moonwalker: Damn, Moon!!! I knew the name was familiar and just as I thought, I watched it last year. Truly great movie! If you haven't watched already, I recommend Chronicle (2012). (4 Hours ago)
I did not exactly know what it was about when i started watching it, and i recommend not reading more info on it. Watch it! I find the movie very well done. (5 Hours ago)
Saw quite an interesting shaky cam movie yesterday. It's called Afflicted. I actually really enjoyed it. Two dudes go on a vacation to all kinds of countries, but for one of them it takes a dark turn. (5 Hours ago)
@Sdarts: Yeah that's what i like about this game, i truly choose what i would if i was in her shoes. It really is a damn good game too. The time rewind feature...i love it. (5 Hours ago)