Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage
Darkness Within is a series of adventure games inspired by famous horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. In "The Dark Lineage", the second installment of the Darkness Within series, players again take the role of police detective Howard Loreid, who suffered from the paranormal happenings around him in the first volume “In Pursuit of Loath Nolder”. Now, Howard discovers that his own horrible past is connected with the madness that is about to swallow him. This second volume will see the Darkness Within saga come to its unsettling conclusion.
The Dark Lineage will take you to places where the "things" of the past still live, and all the memories that should be long-forgotten are still remembered; including a drowsy, depressing town called Arkhamend, a Victorian mansion that conceals some horrible secrets, a dilapidated building inside forbidding, snow-clad woods and dim underground buildings and tunnels. The Dark Lineage is even more frightening and stronger than the previous installment so prepare yourself for the descending darkness, this time will be your last...
A new and more advanced game engine: With the new and more advanced version of the original game engine of Darkness Within, you can move anywhere you want, light up your way with light sources that cast real-time soft shadows and realistically lift up, push, pull or throw objects with the power of NVIDIA® PhysX™ engine.
Built-in Hint System with 3 Difficulty Levels: Players can choose to play in Standard, Detective or Senior Detective modes.
Dynamic Puzzles and Features: Traditional adventure game puzzles are complimented by deciphering dreams, underlining excerpts in documents to garner critical clues and interacting physically with the environment.
Enhanced Gameplay Experience: The proprietary fully 3D real-time game engine enables compelling special effects, stunning visuals, and dynamic lighting and shading, in a first person game environment.
Eerie Gameplay Atmosphere: An immersive experience is created by a fascinating Lovecraftian story, chilling real- time cut scenes, and haunting music.
A good Lovecraftian horrorXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all Xibalba's reviews »
Impressive engine upgrade over the original first; moody soundtrack and good use of ambient sound,rarely utilises its new physical freedom being inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft storyline is intriguing and the puzzles are logical as well as challenging
Good but...Zinzun | Sept. 10, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »
the first game was much way better.The developers want to give an ending (a true one) to the first game,but the story of this one is not so good.There are multiple endings,by the way,but you can chhose them in the final segment of the game.The gameplay is similar to Amnesia one,you will move around 3D rooms,collecting stuff etc (in the first game there where static screens).Nice game,but nothing more.
Pretty..uniquehotmando1 | July 19, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »
I like the feeling this game gives off. But let's start it off by praising the amazing soundtrack and a new level of visual quality. Physics in the game feel more "realistic" if that is how you want to word it. I have a couple pet peeves with the game. why not just name the difficulty levels easy,normal, and hard? Standard, Detective, and Senior Detective mode is just plain silly. Well..puzzles in this game aren't much more of a challenge than the ones in Half life 2. So if you have played HL2, you'll know the feeling. The usage of darkness is very nice too. It gives off a scary atmosphere. Something that is required in almost all horror games in my opinion. Good game.
Better than part one?robertification | April 24, 2011 | See all robertification's reviews »
When there's a sequel to one of the best point and click games of all time, you might wonder whether it's better or not. Well, to come directly to the point, it is.
The graphics are simply stunning, and your possibilities, the things you can inspect, have firmly increased. There is a completely new mystery for you to solve, with of course the known difficulty levels as in part one. It's a good thing they're using a brand new engine for this game, as it is just beautiful.