It was fun, but i beat it in about 4 hours. It would have been less time if an hour and a half of the game wasn't pointless cut scenes. They should have concentrated less on the pointless part of the story, like the characters you are supposed to feel for but you have no emotional attachment too because they don't actually do anything for the story. That being said the fighting was awesome and using the Darkness was sweet. Plus the voice of the Darkness was pretty unforgettable. I would say rent it for sure because you might like it more then me.
This game was OK but never truly grabbed me. I played Darkness I a couple of years ago but for some reason the 2nd game did not resonate with me. I hate having a character who is kill-able by a flashlight as well.
This sequel is a more stripped down version of the first in some ways. They took out the free-roaming subway aspect and made it more linear with you returning to your amazing mansion after each mission.
They gave it more eye-popping visuals which give it a comic book feel. Due to the art style, many of the levels are jaw-droppingly beautiful while in other games, the same levels would be mediocre.
Quad wielding can be chaotic, but you get used to it. They want you to do all of these fancy moves, but due to you being shot up so quickly, you end up slashing and shooting randomly. It's hard to keep up.
The story is serviceable. Some crazy cult guy wants your Darkness power and does some horrible things along the way to get them. You have to go kill him and his cult, blah-blah.
Some issues hinder the fun. Hit detection on enemies can be off sometimes. You'll swear you pumped a bunch of bullets into a guy, but he'll keep running around. The executions get old after a few levels.
The game is very short at about six hours, but even then it feels repetitive. The voice acting is strong except for the absurdly obnoxious Johnny Powell character, who talks way too much. The game doesn't have as much dramatic punch as the first either. It feels very arcade-like.
There is a four-player co-op mode, but most of the character's powers aren't nearly as interesting as Jackie's, so it devolves into Left 4 Dead mostly. This lasts about 2-3 hours.