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The Darkness (PlayStation 3)

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Written by  :  William Baker (10)
Written on  :  Jan 06, 2009
Platform  :  PlayStation 3
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Summary

A Solid Supernatural FPS

The Good

Voice Acting is a main attraction in this game. Mike Patton, the ex-singer of the band Faith No More, provides the voice of The Darkness. The rest of the cast do a fantastic job in the voice department. The targeting system is very flexible and does its job. The Darkness powers make you feel like the ultimate demonic warrior. The story is for the most part okay, but problems do arise with it (see below).

The Bad

First off, the game can be very hard at spots. At some parts it's extremely easy, and others it's unbearably hard. The story does have good aspects of it, but most of it gets dumped in favor for the gameplay. For instance, the Purgatory level will confuse you, and it won't give you any answers to any of the questions you may have. Another is the graphics. They are stable for the most part, but the purgatory level is freaking choppy. It maintains a stable framerate, and things will look gorgeous, but then it is nearly unplayable.

The Bottom Line

If you like FPS games, give this game a shot. If you like the demonic themed games like Devil May Cry or gangster themed games such as The Godfather or Mafia, give this game a try. I bought it used for 18 bucks, and it was worth every penny of it. If you can find this one cheap, pick it up. If not, rent it.