The Darkness 2 Finally Confirmed

#1 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
#2 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Well, without Starbreeze, I'm not so sure about it. While I loved The Darkness a whole lot, I'm glad to see Starbreeze has moved on. They've proven to be an amazing company and I can't wait to see what they can come up with next.

#3 Posted by Pie (7109 posts) -

Hmm, i got the first today and have already nearly completed it. Excited

#4 Posted by jkz (4044 posts) -

I want me some Starbreeze though....they're brilliant work on atmosphere is what made that game for me

#5 Edited by Venatio (4491 posts) -

I still wanna play the first one but I am a little unsure about this since StarBreeze isnt involved

#6 Edited by vidiot (2737 posts) -

While I'm happy something has been confirmed, I'm upset that StarBreeze is moving on. Whoever takes the reigns over the sequel better take StarBreeze's lead in terms of making a First Person Shooter Adventure game, which is StarBreeze's gameplay trademark. I hope the same level of quality and style with the singleplayer campaign is apparent in the sequel.

While I'm worried who will take over, and to what extent quality the sequel will be. I should point out that StarBreeze is working on a Bourne game. As in The Bourne Identity. As in a perfect property to continue their style of story-telling shooter gameplay they started with Riddick.

I always felt the first Darkness (While did well critically and commercially.) Was kinda skipped out on by a majority of gamers. I thought it was a really well put together product, one of my top five games of that year.

Oh, and the multiplayer should actually try this time.

#7 Posted by KamasamaK (2409 posts) -

Good news, I guess. But no Starbreeze makes me a little apprehensive.

#8 Posted by Metal_Mills (3012 posts) -

No Starbreeze? Pass. :(

#9 Posted by Toxin066 (3304 posts) -
@vidiot said:
" I always felt the first Darkness (While did well critically and commercially.) Was kinda skipped out on by a majority of gamers. I thought it was a really well put together product, one of my top five games of that year. "
You took the words right out of my mouth. The shooting felt good, the atmosphere was pretty great, the story and the telling of it was compelling, and the darkness powers (especially the tentacles) really worked.  I ask around and yeah, it seems like a whole bunch of people completely passed on this game, which is a shame.
#10 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

w00t

#11 Posted by guiseppe (2842 posts) -

The topic made me excited but no Starbreeze... I don't know. Hopefully it'll still be a great game, or perhaps even better :)..

#12 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4896 posts) -

I couldn't be less excited about this game.

#13 Posted by Black_Raven (1759 posts) -

I'll keep an eye on it but it sucks Starbreeze isn't involved.

#14 Posted by Vod_Crack (731 posts) -

I still have hope for it, even with a new developer.

#15 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@vidiot said:
I always felt the first Darkness (While did well critically and commercially.) Was kinda skipped out on by a majority of gamers. I thought it was a really well put together product, one of my top five games of that year.
Yeah, I've always felt that way too. For being such a quality game, I think it flew under most people's radars. I still think it's one of the finest games available on the 360. It is very impressive in every right.
#16 Posted by yakov456 (1917 posts) -
@Toxin066 said:
"@vidiot said:
" I always felt the first Darkness (While did well critically and commercially.) Was kinda skipped out on by a majority of gamers. I thought it was a really well put together product, one of my top five games of that year. "
You took the words right out of my mouth. The shooting felt good, the atmosphere was pretty great, the story and the telling of it was compelling, and the darkness powers (especially the tentacles) really worked.  I ask around and yeah, it seems like a whole bunch of people completely passed on this game, which is a shame."

Same here, I really was surprised at how much I liked this game. Except for the ending. But some parts of the game blew me away.
#17 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -

Hate to be dismissive just because of an announcement, but Starbreeze Studios' development really helped the first game become great. I'm not so sure about this one.

#18 Posted by dancingphlower (118 posts) -

I want to be excited...but this could end up being a major disappointment without the involvement of Starbreeze. I just hope whoever's making it doesn't turn it into another run of the mill FPS.

#19 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

They assured fans that who they do choose for the next game, will please.

#20 Posted by Akeldama (4253 posts) -

fuck yes.

#21 Posted by jakob187 (21691 posts) -

JENNY!!!


@Linkyshinks said:
" They assured fans that who they do choose for the next game, will please. "
There are few companies I could think of that would be able to do it.
#22 Posted by iAmJohn (6128 posts) -

I am incredibly wary about this game being made by someone other than Starbreeze.  :\

#23 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" JENNY!!!

@Linkyshinks said:
" They assured fans that who they do choose for the next game, will please. "
There are few companies I could think of that would be able to do it.
"

Who would you like to see do it?

Some expertise in creating games with dark subject matter would be advantageous.



#24 Edited by jakob187 (21691 posts) -
@Linkyshinks: I would LIKE to see Starbreeze take another crack at it, mostly because they have a lot of the groundwork done already.  All they need to do is make the animations more fluid, upgrade their graphics engine a bit more, and offer gameplay that's a bit less stiff.  The rest was pretty much on par with what I wanted.

Nonetheless, since they WON'T be doing it, I think there's only one real choice:  2K Boston or Marin.  It keeps the IP under the 2K banner, we know the guys can do pretty amazing work with a story-driven FPS that focuses on dark subject matter, and it would be awesome to see something that ISN'T Bioshock come from the studios.  Starbreeze laid a great foundation down for making this a venerable franchise, but they missed a couple of key components to grabbing the audiences of today:  graphics that look like more than highly-shadowed Xbox graphics (putting Darkness side-by-side with Riddick on the first Xbox proves to be an interesting test), multiplayer that flows well and handles just as good, an extra sense of place and purpose...and for fuck's sake,  A CITY THAT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE A GHOST TOWN!!!  I really think that 2K Boston, with their Bioshock experience, could do well...but even then, if Marin were to work on it after the release of Bioshock 2, I'm sure it would work just as well.

Besides, as far as we know...2K Boston isn't doing a damn thing right now!
#25 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @Linkyshinks: I would LIKE to see Starbreeze take another crack at it, mostly because they have a lot of the groundwork done already.  All they need to do is make the animations more fluid, upgrade their graphics engine a bit more, and offer gameplay that's a bit less stiff.  The rest was pretty much on par with what I wanted.

Nonetheless, since they WON'T be doing it, I think there's only one real choice:  2K Boston or Marin.  It keeps the IP under the 2K banner, we know the guys can do pretty amazing work with a story-driven FPS that focuses on dark subject matter, and it would be awesome to see something that ISN'T Bioshock come from the studios.  Starbreeze laid a great foundation down for making this a venerable franchise, but they missed a couple of key components to grabbing the audiences of today:  graphics that look like more than highly-shadowed Xbox graphics (putting Darkness side-by-side with Riddick on the first Xbox proves to be an interesting test), multiplayer that flows well and handles just as good, an extra sense of place and purpose...and for fuck's sake,  A CITY THAT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE A GHOST TOWN!!!  I really think that 2K Boston, with their Bioshock experience, could do well...but even then, if Marin were to work on it after the release of Bioshock 2, I'm sure it would work just as well.

Besides, as far as we know...2K Boston isn't doing a damn thing right now!
"


And so you want two companies who have expertise in creating underwater ghost towns :?, Seriously though, I do agree with your overall thoughts. 2K Boston would be the finest alternative, and like you say, they're not known to be working on anything currently, officially anyway.  Yeah, if Marin's sequel ends up surprising the haters, I too would be happy for them to take the project.


#26 Posted by Kohe321 (3529 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero said:
" Well, without Starbreeze, I'm not so sure about it. While I loved The Darkness a whole lot, I'm glad to see Starbreeze has moved on. They've proven to be an amazing company and I can't wait to see what they can come up with next. "
Same here. I hope the sequel is worthy, though. The Darkness was awesome...
#27 Posted by IncipitOmega (4 posts) -

Great,the first was amaizing...hope they also make a good multiplayer  :D

#28 Posted by Rumik (11 posts) -

Really enjoyed the first game, though just moving from one subway to the next was kinda dull. And the finale was a little anti-climactic. I get what they were trying to do, but they'd already done it with the girlfriend so not sure it was necessary. Ah well. A sequel will be welcome :)

#29 Posted by Jeffsekai (7044 posts) -

So, has there been anything new about this?

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