It’s been years since I’ve visited Starbreeze’s original adaptation of The Darkness. Far removed from my time with it, I still hold its single-player narrative up and above as one of my favorite campaigns to have played through this console generation.
The Darkness II (PC/PS3/Xbox 360)
Shame on us, lest we forget the return of The Darkness. It isn’t being met with the same warm embrace the original garnered, but if you’re dry on shooters this month, you can do worse than the ultra-violent story of a mobster that misses his girlfriend (and tears people’s hearts out with his demon tentacles…real by the numbers storytelling, you know?).
Yup, The Darkness II Demo Is Up
Demos are free, friends. Just gotta spend your time downloading them. It’s unsightly business, waiting for things you want, but the world has contingencies for these terrible pauses in life. Might I suggest a book? Or a brisk stroll through the neighborho–Nevermind, you know as well as I do that you can just play another game while you wait. You’re clever, you.
Expect some impressions on the demo once it’s done taking its sweet time.
I know it’s dated, and yeah, they shut the servers off, but don’t go into The Darkness II (Feb. 7th) without experiencing the comic book/FPS hybrid that is the original Darkness. One of my favorite single player campaigns of the last five years.
You get to watch To Kill A Mockingbird in all of its Gregory Peck-led glory. It takes a special kind of game to stop you right at the beginning and have you watch a movie.