Honestly I found the second one was lacking a lot the first one had. It also had the potential to expand but did not.
In the first one you have two types of unique powers;
One to control minions that can help you out.
and the other being powers that affect your body. Such as snakes on your back. Guns transforming etc.
The second one has A minion (Just one?) that you can upgrade somewhat and do some things with. Mostly useless though.
You get to choose powers from a choice. There are like 4 power types.
and something else
Honestly, I liked the execution thing... Except you see the same two executions like 90% of the time.
Just like the first one the guns are somewhat awkward.
You get little to no ammo from guns.
For example you just used all your ammo on 6 guys, you had maximum ammo. You get maybe half of that from them. IF THEY ALL HAD GUNS.
Ya that's right there are people running at you with baseball bats when you have snake like things coming out your back like you see that everyday.
HURR DURR IMMA HIT YOU WITH A BAT AND HOPE IT KILLS YOU
The cinematics between missions (When Jackie or another person is talking in the blacked out room) the people looks horrible for 2010+ games
The original Darkness actually LOOKED BETTER
No really. Amazing.
I had high hopes. Ya they died. If there's a third game I probably won't even rent it let alone look at the trailer