Posted by : Wendy B Tuesday, 30 October 2012
The Darkness comics when it first came out. I didn’t care for the potty humour and the violence and gore and I didn’t care for womanizing Jackie. In the game, Darklings still fart and pee on corpses that the Darkness' demon arms have ripped apart in creative ways, but the major difference between comic Jackie Estacado and video game Jackie Estacado is that he’s not a shallow womanizing asshole.
this scene in The Darkness, considered to be one of the most romantic video game scenes ever portrayed, I decided to check it out. Actually, I decided to check out Darkness II because I wanted to play on the PC, even though my first attempt made me sick and I had to plan carefully when I played in short burst thereafter. I youtubed the important parts of The Darkness, got a recap from Jonny in Darkness II, and then I was on my way.
executions (and Assecutions -- don't ask. Unless you're Digitaltempest. And then you can also demand pictures.) Especially at the end when the music amped up and Jackie went on a little rampage.
the quiet and fun moments you get to spend with her.
having people think he's crazy. In this case, it’s the Brotherhood who wants to steal the Darkness from him. As much as Jackie hates the Darkness, he needs it to rescue Jenny. And what's that about the Angelus? DRAMA!
architecture of Jackie's mansion. It was quite lovely and the attention to detail had me taking notes and sharing the love, by Digitaltempest's request again, on Tumblr.
Overall, a pretty good game. Nothing overly special about the the action, unless you really do enjoy the violence. Lots of options there for depravity, including the Vendettas co-op games that allow you to play as various hitmen. For me, as usual, it's about the story and characters and I can't help but love Jackie and Jenny.
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