Excerpt: The Darkness is based on a comic book series, created by Top Cow that was popular in the late 1990s. The series was created by Marc Silvestri, Garth Ennis, and David Wohl. Other noted writers, including Paul Jenkins, have also worked on The Darkness. Paul Jenkins developed the story for the game. You play Jackie Estacado (voiced by Kirk Acevedo - Band of Brothers, Oz) a contract killer for the Franchetti crime family.
Conclusion: The Darkness is a meaty, emotional, visceral experience that few games will ever be able to match. Starbreeze's next-gen debut hits on some many levels that we're almost scared to think of what they'll do next. Go buy this game ASAP.
Conclusion: The differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are minimal. You won’t notice any graphical differences, as the game looks extremely sharp on both. The only real difference between the two is that the Xbox 360 version has achievements, whereas the PlayStation 3 version has accomplishments. They are exactly the same, except you don’t get any reward for your actions in the PlayStation 3 version, whereas you get Gamerscore in the Xbox 360 version.
Excerpt: Despite a wealth of mobster clichés, it doesn’t take long to realise that lead protagonist, Jackie Estacado, isn’t your everyday goodfella. Sure, he has the slick aesthetic, worn charisma and gravelly pitch of a Mafia don, but that’s not what gives our conflicted anti-hero his supernatural edge.
Pros: Sublime story-telling from start to finish that doesn’t require previous knowledge of the games or comics., Quad-wielding is just as fun and intuitive as it sounds., Comic-inspired visuals never fail to impress., One of tightest voice casts your going to hear in 2012., Talents and collectibles add considerable replay value.
Cons: The closing scene of the game may draw a negative response from some.