Excerpt: I wish I could say that The Darkness bears one or two issues. That would simplify reviewing it, because then all of my points would flow from one or two ideas rather than form a list of arbitrary grievances.
Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 review
25 June 2012
Excerpt: When you’ve got rail-riding hobos, nattily dressed Flair-wolves and feral Vagrats (giant bipedal rats down on their luck) beating down your door, who ya gonna call? The Startling Developments detective agency, that’s who.
Pros: Hilarious yet tactical RPG hijinks, The good-natured sense of parody, Such a low price point
Cons: Heavy doses of dialogue, A moment or two of bad pacing, Waiting till 2013 for Zeboyd’s sequel
Excerpt: Like most gamers in the United States, I first became aware of Starbreeze Studios with the 2004 XBox title “The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.” “Riddick” was one of the first games to use “normal mapping,” a process that enhances in-game surface detail while exacting a minimal...
Excerpt: After more than a decade of slow decline, arcade-style games have begun to resurface via the Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and Virtual Console. For a small sum, gamers around the world have bought revived versions of corner-arcade and legacy classics, enjoying new features and improved...
Excerpt: The Darkness is a mixed bag; it definitely contains some intriguing content and follows a somewhat unique storyline, however the mafia elements are extremely cliche. Its presentation is superb at times, aptly dark and tragic, supported with some of the system's best and most horrific visuals to...
Conclusion: At the end of the day, Lost Odyssey is a game with little ambition – it sets out to be a generic RPG and it succeeds in its aims. It's hard to hold this against it, as it never pretended that it would be more, or that it would redefine the genre.
Excerpt: The Darkness follows the life and loves of Jackie Estacado who, on the advent of his 21st birthday, finds himself with the dubious honour of possessing the Darkness, a sinister supernatural entity that pre-dates human history. Yeah, that's right.
Summary: Fearless Mafia hitman Jackie Estacado is part of the Franchetti crime family helmed by vicious Uncle Paulie. On the eve of his 21st birthday, Jackie is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of the Darkness.