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.
yeah agreed. Nothing like getting that Soldier stunt driver skin instead of an event specific one D: (48 minutes ago)
And a bunch of dances and voice lines. (49 minutes ago)
I got one drop in the last event, one non-event legendary, and I unlocked another two with credits. (49 minutes ago)
The last event had a ton of skins but it seemed extra bad because they were all legendary. That didn't help. (50 minutes ago)
Another annoyance is getting that rare legendary during an event and having it not be an event skin. (50 minutes ago)
it was really at it's worse during the last event too. They released more random collectibles so the drop rate was even more obscure. The dupe money has always been really shit though (50 minutes ago)
Yea.. and I think dupes made it a lot more annoying too. (51 minutes ago)