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Calm Down Tom
If you want to make sure you enjoy the end of the game, don’t watch the post credits scene which tries its best to ruin the whole game. It doesn’t succeed though. The rest of the game is too good to be ruined by this single misstep. The Darkness 2 is my favourite game of the year so far. By a distance. Its story is frequently clichéd, thoroughly B-Movie and occasionally incomprehensible. It is also touching, exciting and utterly engrossing. Combine this with some of the best over the top action in a first person shooter in years and you have a wonderful game. I may have played better games, but none have held my attention so fully over a concentrated weekend of play. I envy anyone who hasn’t played The Darkness 2 yet. You have so much to experience. Go on an adventure with Jackie Estacado right now. You won’t regret it.
Hasta los Juegos
Lo que queremos es arrancarle la cabeza a un enemigo más mientras vaciamos el cargador. Y una vez lo hacemos, damos un paso más hacia la oscuridad.
Digital Extremes has delivered the goods with The Darkness II, marrying story, action and great gameplay. It might be a little on the short side, but the story warrants multiple replays and co-op adds a little bit of much-needed longevity. So go on, embrace The Darkness. You know you want to.
The Darkness II is a visceral and stylish slaughter-fest. While the single player content is fairly short it is so well done and, more importantly, a joy to play that I find it hard not to recommend it to anyone that is looking for a mature gameplay experience.
I haven’t played a game to completion twice in a single sitting since Portal 2, which should roughly hint at the quality of experience that awaits: It’s short and sweet, with a decent cooperative multiplayer side-story for added value. And by “sweet,” I mean you can hang a thug upside-down and rip their intestines out through their ass.
The Video Game Critic
The Darkness II has its flaws, but it manages to stand out from other first-person shooters, and there's something to be said about that.
Profondément différent de son prédécesseur, The Darkness II adopte un style plus classique et proche des standards du FPS actuel. Un revirement un peu déroutant puisqu'on passe d'un jeu à l'approche presque "cérébrale" à un titre quasi intégralement tourné vers l'action. Pas sûr que les fans du premier opus s'y retrouvent mais cela donne naissance à un soft extrêmement brutal qui a cependant su conserver quelques clefs importantes du volet original, à savoir ne pas oublier qu'il s'agit avant tout d'une histoire d'amour plongée dans l'horreur. Pas toujours très adroit et plus proche du remake hollywoodien que de la suite, The Darkness II saura à coup sûr séduire les amateurs d'hémoglobine.