different than the first but not in a bad way. i love how your no longer restricted to certin spots to summon things... although i miss the different kind of darklings you could spawn. all in all a fun game.
Darkness II the Sequel to the first game is hard to stop playing. The story about Jenny, Jackie Estacado's dead 19 year old girlfriend is fanciful at best. A 35 year old man still pining about his dead high school sweetheart is odd indeed. Lately (dead space, etc) there have been these 'lost girls and women' appearing as Ghosts or Phantoms with sweet endearments of love and treacle. Estacado is 35 you'd think he'd be dating by now! The picture of Jenny in his bedroom is really rather odd since he didn't marry her or anything... boy! Is this guy n u t s or what?
The true story of Darkness II isn't Jenny, of course but of Victor a sort of Burnt Marty Feldmen like character. He's not all that sane or attractive but he really has a thing for The Darkness and wants all of it for himself... he attempts to 'drain' Jackie of his birthright and that is generally how the game proceeds...
The two Snake like creatures are not as powerful as they were in the first game. I liked the 'power ups' with the essence but in the end you're not able to complete them all... I wonder why not, why can't we get all of the Powerups well before the game ends? I suppose it can be done, but I don't have time to spend figuring it out. I started the game at the hardest level Don and then put it to the easiest by the time I took down Bragg.
The darkling sidekick (yattering jack) is cool and helpful, but I wish he could be more involved in killing enemies. He could say more than just "Why are we waiting around"... probably because i need to find ammo, etc.
All in all though The Darkness is a series that I'll look forward to in future.