• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

The Darkness II Review.

Phusius

New Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2012
Messages
1,316 (0.63/day)
Likes
369
Processor i5-2500k @ 4.5
Motherboard Asus Z68 Deluxe
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire 7950 @ 1200/1475 @ 1175v
Display(s) Dell 23" 2ms
Case Carbide 500r
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG
#1
Very rarely have I ever felt the desire to write a review based on a game. I purchased this on GMG for $6 a couple days ago not really thinking much about it at the time, played 4 hours yesterday and 4 today and just finished the game.

I really hope when this goes on winter sale more of you buy it and give it a try. No need to play Darkness 1 as the back story is provided before the game begins.

+Combat is a little slow to develop, however with the talent tree that allows many things it does become more interesting so do not stop playing because you think the combat is boring at first. Having the tentacles of the Darkness along with your guns really gives this game a nice feel, action combat did get intense in many fights and it felt very solid. Boss fights were challenging and made me think on the fly, really well done boss fights not to easy but not super hard.

+Setting is top notch, the way it fucks with your mind is unbelievable, still at the end of the game I feel I know it is true, but am left uncertain.. also wait for the credits to finish, because holy shit after the credits are done at the end of the game you will be blown away... The Darkness III is being made, let's just leave it at that. :)

Story is what pushes this game to a 10/10 in my book. No spoilers here, but basically what the beginning is like, Darkness 1 you lose your gf, and in Darkness 2 you have have flash backs of her, and you win her a bear by playing games at carnival, very cool touches like that make this game really top notch. I don't want to give to much away so I will stop there.

Just hope more people give this game a shot in Steam winter sale. Peace out.
 

manofthem

WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Joined
Jan 9, 2011
Messages
10,727 (4.23/day)
Likes
26,179
Location
Florida
System Name bBox | tOffice | mDonk
Processor i7 4770k @4.3 | i7 2600k @3.5 | i7 4790 @3.8
Motherboard MSI Z87 G45 | MSI Z68 GD55 | MSI H97M G43
Cooling Water | Reeven Justice RC-1204 | can't remember
Memory G Skill TridentX 8GB 2400 | Patriot Viper 3 8GB 1600 | G Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) 2x R9 290's | 980 SC ACX2.0 | n/a
Storage 850 Evo 250GB & 2TB Desktar 5K3000 | 830 256GB & 1.5TB & 3TB Barracudas| 830 256GB
Display(s) QNIX WX2710 (96Hz OC) & Shimian Achieva QH270-Lite | Acer 27HL | n/a
Case 900D | Fractal Define S | n/a
Audio Device(s) Siberia v2 | onboard | n/a
Power Supply Corsair AX1200 | XFX 550Pro | SeaSonic 660XP2
Mouse Razer Mamba 2012 | Corsair M95 | n/a
Keyboard Das Keyboard Pro 4 (blues) | Cougar Attack X3 (blues) | n/a
Software Win 10 Pro x64 | Win 10 Pro x64 | Win 10 Pro x64
#2
Nice review there good man. I too nabbed it for $6 and have it sitting in my Steam, waiting for me to come and give it attention, like a little teddy bear sitting on a lonely bed. I'm interested to se how the tentacles come into play in a fps, definitely different.