I remember when I played the first Darkness game I had a hard time figuring out where to go. I was finding myself getting stuck in places near the beginning of the game, so I stopped playing it before even knowing what the story was about. I really like part 2 because you always know where to go; with a click of a button it points the direction. I’m so used to playing SWTOR for several hours a day that this is my first console game of 2012 to play. Since I usually put about 15 hours a day into SWTOR, I was able to beat this game in one play through. I know that I enjoyed this game because I played it to the end, lol, but like most console games it seems short to me (I blame MMOs for this, lol). It does have New Game + mode after beating it, which is cool, but in my opinion the game’s just worth renting because there’s not much replay value after that. All in all I had fun playing it, and like all games the fundamental basics of gameplay are a combination of button pressing at different rhythms. So if you have good hand-eye coordination then you should find this game comfortable to play. And one more thing, and this could just be me, but I think of Borderlands and Bioshock when playing it. They’re all 2K games but I don’t know if the same crew is used for each, because Duke Nukem is a 2K game and it didn’t do so well.
I gave this game a 10 because I give almost every game I play a 10, lol, so you don't have to take my word for it; Just try it yourself.
the game play is good, the whole "flashlights blind you" concept was bad. the plot is good i can't wait for part 3, this game is extremely short i beat it in about 6 and half or 7 hours that's bad. so this game is pretty much worth renting but i wouldn't buy it
Well the Darkness 2, finally it has came out! I remember playing The Darkness four years ago when the Xbox 360 first came out. Was it as good? Hm somewhat. It is still a pretty fun game to play. Jackie still has a bunch of fun gore ripping powers but I feel there was more you can do with it in the 1st one. However, with skill trees, you can pretty much make Jackie unstoppable. The storyline is fair, it does have some good mind freaks with it, so I enjoyed it. The mutiplayer I was kinda disspointed about. There is no online V.S but there is online Co-Op. I finished the entire online Co-Op and Hit List in under 3 hours. Overall, I thought the game was fun and enjoyable. If you liked the first one, you will like this one. If you are picking it up for the 1st time, I am sure you will like it too.