Summary: This review will not go into all the details of what the game is about as others have done that well enough. I will just give my perspective. I got this game for myself after playing the demo. I really liked the different dimension that the demon arms gave to the gameplay and the concept of the darkness and Jackie's battle against it. I am not a big gamer and will not win any online multi-player contests, but I am not a complete newbie either.
Summary: The world feels 2d. And no I'm not referring to the spotty cell shading. It's a lot of fun though. Right up until the unsatisfying finale. If you liked the first one pick this one up, just don't expect a worthy successor to Starbreeze's spectacular (albeit unfinished) first outing.
Summary: This isn't necessarily a bad game, it definitely has some cool moments, but overall I just found the annoying/frustrating moments to really outweigh the good. I couldn't help but think about how beautiful the graphics were in the first game at the time (I mean I'll never forget that opening scene where you watch TV with your soon to be dead girlfriend), yet the Darkness 2 is a big step back even with it being released years later.
Summary: The Darkness 2 experienced intense ambiance at it is heart; the dark areas of the New York City style roads created for a cold, lonesome and completely dangerous living while demon-armed mafia man Jackie's ancestry into a hellish World War II apocalypse mid-way via produced what felt such as the type of fever dream a really deranged junkie may have after a dosage of his favorite brand and a whole wheel of parmesan cheese.
Summary: Thats right, put it back the way it was in number 1, so many things were missing from this game. I accidently came across number 1 and enjoyed every minute of that game, I waited on pins and needles for number 2 to come out, What a disappointment. first off, it seemed they tried to cram a lot into a little. you don't really get to interact with the mobsters, the demons don't slither anymore, you can't watch the t.v.
Summary: first of all i absolutely loved the first 'darkness'. it is one of my favorite games. the story really drew me in, the gritty feel and mood and atmosphere felt just right, it was fun to play, and i even liked the soundtrack. i was very excited when i saw that part two had been released. does it live up to how i felt about the first one? well, it is different. on the positive side, i love being able to use weapons and use the darkness at the same time.
Summary: I am willing to admit that I never played the original Darkness game, but even so, I found the story line behind this game about as deep as a mud puddle. It was so cliche ridden and cheesy I had to chuckle to myself during some of the cinematic cut scenes. This is really only a minor gripe (at least for me) as I am not the type of person that is expecting a Hemingway narrative when I play video games.
Summary: This game was much better then the original I thought the graphics and gameplay were much better. The controls were also much better the only thing you didnt have was four darklings you only had one but you really didint need four being as powerful as you are. The mulitplayer was okay there is four characters you can choose from and you basically do the same thing you did in single player campaign.
Summary: I loved the first Darkness game and was looking forward to this one. Luckily I rented it first. I did enjoy it and I even finished it (it's kind of short) but it was no where near as good as the first one was. First I know it's based on a comic book but it's too comic bookish. The art is comic book inspired and the story has that 1990's comic book cheese feel to it. In the first game Jackie was the only one with any supernatural things going on around him.