I never played the original Darkness, mainly because the whole Italian mobster fantasy put me off, since it's been done to death in other media. After looking up some of the important story bits in the first game, (Jenny's death and the ending), I became interested, and decided to check this out.
I'm a few hours in and I'm finding it quite enjoyable. The shooting feels really fucking good, and the overall pacing reminds me a lot of the F.E.A.R. series, with its breakneck pace and all of the different gameplay options. I'm playing mainly for the story, because I want to see where this takes Jackie, and if there is another, hidden, resolution with Jenny, but I find myself enamored with the combat. It's not especially unique, but it's responsive, fun and bloody.
How is everybody else enjoying this so far?