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: the first darkness is a cool dark gothic cult game the sequel is a shadow of its former glory its not so much the story thats the problem i knew he wouldnt be jackie from the block anymore but its the look of it instead of a game version of a film noir you have a cartoon splatterhouse a travesty really its like its been remade by baz luhrmann the only thing that saves it is of course the most fun killing system of any game although the stealth has gone!
Excerpt: Now I still haven't played the original but after playing this one Im itching to get my hands on it.. You definitely do not need to play the first one to enjoy this game.. The game follows the story of Jackie Estacado who is the leader of a mafia crime family, and is imbued with a mysterious power known as the darkness.. The darkness is a awesome weapon and gameplay mechanic with brutal results.
Excerpt: The Darkness II Tested and reviewed based on the Xbox 360 version. Review by Ben Nacca (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BenNacca ) XBL GT: Darkeyes1991 PSN ID: Darkeyes2k11 A decent question of morality would be; if you had demonic arms thanks to the titular dark essence, would you use them or suppress them?
Pros: Lovely graphics | great voice acting | engaging story | Feel powerful !
Cons: Short lived | Not a huge amount of replay value
Summary: As a big fan of the first outing, I was extremely curious as to how 2K could possibly improve on this. And they have. Sort of. Whilst there is a new developer on board, they there is much talent on display here. From the cartoon style graphics to the film noire set pieces to some of the best combat you are going to experience in any game for a long time. Think Call of Duty- only in this game, you have four arms- two of which are far longer than the average arm.
Summary: If your ever wondering how I got on, then it wasn't bad for me. Let me give you my positive comments on The Darkness II. First of all the storyline was a bit easy to follow. You play Jackie Estacado and he must try and rescue his beloved girlfriend Jenny Romano. But the question is where could she be? Only time will tell. The other thing is that I quite liked the Darkling with the London accent. He acts as a guide to help you find Jenny.