The Darkness II (ANZ)
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"_Series protagonist Jackie Estacado rampages through his enemies, ripping them limb from limb in a bloody dance. The way he bounds through environments, tossing parking meters, car doors and more this way and that, utilizing it to flaunt his destructive abilities is almost artful. _" -Gamespot.com
"A dark, violent comic book given light and heart. a ripping yarn that tears along as fast as you can tear through bodies."- PCGamer.com
The Darkness II is the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2007 release The Darkness. Inspired by the popular comic book series produced by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II is an intense first person shooter that puts you in the role of Jackie Estacado, don of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient force of chaos known as The Darkness.
It's been two years since Jackie used his power to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend's murder. He's been unable to shake the memory of Jenny's death since bottling up The Darkness and now it wants out. A botched attempt on Jackie's life opens the door for The Darkness to reemerge, and sets Jackie on a brutal and personal journey as he unravels the mystery behind the attack and the motives of The Darkness.
QUAD-WIELDING CHAOS Slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with the Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons, adding a new dimension to the FPS category.
HARNESS AN UNSTOPPABLE POWER Master the Demon Arms and summon the powers of The Darkness for even more explosive gameplay.
KILL THE LIGHTS The vicious powers of The Darkness manifest only in the shadows so use the environment to your advantage and watch out for enemies who will use light as a weapon.
INTENSE AND PERSONAL JOURNEY Experience a dark, twisted and gripping story written exclusively for the game by acclaimed comic book author Paul Jenkins whose credits also include The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, and the original The Darkness game.
DISTINCTIVE GRAPHIC-NOIR STYLE Graphic novel shading and color combined with the dramatic lighting of film noir pays tribute to the source material and brings the pages of the comic series to life. Inspired by the popular comic book series created by Top Cow.
Under appreciated masterpiecePhlyQ | May 13, 2013 | See all PhlyQ's reviews »
The Darkness released early February 2012 and was a game that didn’t receive much advertising or player generated hype. The Darkness 2 follows the story Jackie Estacado a mob boss who inherits a peculiar ability which is wielding the Darkness. The game uses cell shading similar to borderlands which compliments the game world well. The gameplay is quite original and lets you “quad-wield” which basically means you can wield a gun in each hand while also controlling your two darkness demon arms. The controls feel a bit fiddly when using a mouse and keyboard, if you own a controller I would recommend using that instead. This game has some of the most gruesome kills I have ever seen in a game. Using your demonic arms you can rip your enemies in half, slice of their head or even pull out an enemy’s spine from his butt the list goes on. The single player campaign took me about 6 hours on my first play through and left me wanting more, not because the game was bad but because it was so darn good. There is also a co-op campaign which was fun to play with friends but got boring very quickly. In summary, I really enjoyed this game and its unique gameplay but found it was bit to short.
Absolutely amazing! BUY! BUY IT NOW!StewartX | July 31, 2012 | See all StewartX's reviews »
Wow, just... wow. I can say for sure that if they hadn't of used cell shading graphics then this game would have been banned in most countries for excessive violence. For instance you can shove your demon arm things up an enemies butt and pull out his spine... yeah... and that is the tip of the iceberg my friends. I really enjoyed this game and even though The Darkness 1 was a console only they do their best to get you up to speed. The single player is short(ish) as I was able to finish the entire game (taking my time as well) within 9 hours but it is worth every penny! Another great aspect is the multiplayer, you can join up to 3 others and do missions that tie in with the main campaign in which you can choose different characters with different strengths and weaknesses. Awww... thinking about it I've got to play it again.
So to recap, NOT FOR KIDS! Don't buy for your children, this is an adults only game and well worth your money! Pros: Everything awesome town has to offer Cons: Very short. Multiplayer adds another 4ish hours but still very short on the time scale.
Graphics: 9/10 Gameplay: 9/10 Story: 9/10 Multiplayer: Yes! OH YES!