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.
@Sdarts: AND another thing, the minute you think you know these enemies (especially without PLAYING the game) is the minute you're inviting a "YOU DIED" screen. (2 Hours ago)
@Moonwalker: Oh touche. I did say scared. I need to stop usingDS4 auto-prompt and just type out descriptions on PC. (2 Hours ago)
@Moonwalker: Don't think I said it was scary, but a 20ft giant walking across my path was unsettling. The 2nd one even blended into the scenery until I read a warning note. (2 Hours ago)
@Sdarts: Hey. Go out and buy it then post your OWN video. And I agree. I played badly, but the next one, way better. When it only takes two hits to die and lose all your progress, you don't take risks (2 Hours ago)
@Sdarts: Because no shield, too much Souls game so its in their nature to play that way and, consuming as much stamina to make the best out of it *sigh* (2 Hours ago)