The Darkness was one of those quirky sort of games that blended a lot of alternative gameplay…things into its first-person perspective. None of those things were particularly groundbreaking, but it was a neat game in any case. I’ve had my eye on The Darkness II for the last couple of months and its sort of been lurking around, waiting for the hype of other games to cool down before it makes its move. Well to be honest its now or never boys, its a pretty dull time in video games right now, so its time to bring out the big guns, which they have done with this slightly cheesy, yet still fun trailer.
There was an article the other day on Kotaku discussing 2011 as a year of disappointments. I thought about this long and hard. 2011 actually had some of my favorite games of possibly the last decade, but there was always this subtle agreement with that statement, something in the back of my mind that told me this year really was a big disappointment. Now I know why. You can certainly have great, amazing sequels and some of them may even be GOTY, but if there are no original titles to surround them it becomes a wash of rehashed and refined formulas.