The Darkness II Amps Up... Pretty Much Everything

  • 91 results
  • 1
  • 2
Avatar image for undeadpool
Posted by Undeadpool (5860 posts) -
Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to Giant Bomb's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Avatar image for vexxan
#1 Posted by Vexxan (4633 posts) -

Looks cool.

Avatar image for xtrminatr
#2 Posted by Xtrminatr (280 posts) -

nice this looks cool

Avatar image for misterdunlap
#3 Posted by MisterDunlap (285 posts) -

More heart eating goodness?

Avatar image for rmanthorp
#4 Posted by rmanthorp (4526 posts) -

Awesome!

Moderator
Avatar image for andrewhandshoe
#5 Posted by andrewhandshoe (10 posts) -

Really looking forward to this. Played some at PAX and was very into it, although the quad-wielding was difficult to pick up at first.

Avatar image for tesla
#6 Posted by Tesla (2126 posts) -

Damn...that kinda makes me want to go find a cheap copy of the first game.  Cool trailer.

Avatar image for ghost_of_perdition
#7 Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition (751 posts) -

Mike. Fucking. Patton.
 
/swoons

Avatar image for sloktor
#8 Posted by Sloktor (93 posts) -

The look of the games models and art reminds me about Borderlands.

Avatar image for seraphim84
#9 Posted by Seraphim84 (471 posts) -

Looks like the 1/3rd stealth part of the game is gone.  Hopefully all the ramped up gun gameplay will feel good instead of...well, how the last game felt.

Avatar image for ragnarokred
#10 Posted by RagnarokRed (92 posts) -

Was that cel shaded or are my eyes bugging out?

Avatar image for valiantgrizzly
#11 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (501 posts) -
@Sloktor said:
The look of the games models and art reminds me about Borderlands.
Was just about to post this. It's more subtle, though, it seems. I dig it.
 
Loved the first game as well, this is way up on my list of games to get hyped about for this year.
Avatar image for zaglis
#12 Edited by zaglis (912 posts) -

Wow. This looks bad.
 
They pooped on everything Starbreeze did for the first game... featuring Nolan North as Jackie. What a disgrace.

Avatar image for technicallyproficient
#13 Posted by TechnicallyProficient (95 posts) -

Kinda disappointed  Kirk Acevedo won't be returning, but at least the game will be in the running for a Northie.

Avatar image for scottygrayskull
#14 Posted by scottygrayskull (559 posts) -

They're doing more with Jenny? Awesome! Really looking forward to this now. The Jackie/Jenny stuff was by far the best part of the first game. :)

Avatar image for sofakingcool
#15 Posted by sofakingcool (404 posts) -

I don't like the new cell shaded look. Thumbs down

Avatar image for imperiousrix
#16 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

Loved the first one.  Cannot wait for this one. 
More creepy Mike Patton awesomeness.

Avatar image for ntm
#17 Posted by NTM (9745 posts) -

I love how they bring back the original cast, but is ultimately somewhat weird. I still can't get over the fact that this isn't made by Starbreeze.

Avatar image for robothamster
#18 Posted by RobotHamster (4250 posts) -

I liked the first one, hopefully this'll turn out great.

Avatar image for rsistnce
#19 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -

Whoa, the new look is really subtle, like visually it just looked improved from the first one but then you start to notice the cool comic book style shading they have going on. This game looks nuts.

Avatar image for zitosilva
#20 Posted by zitosilva (1890 posts) -

Looking good. I like the somewhat cel-shaded look.

Avatar image for mistermouse
#21 Posted by MisterMouse (3601 posts) -

is it cel shaded?

Avatar image for stealthraptor
#22 Posted by StealthRaptor (568 posts) -

Well, this also doesn't seem like a Darkness game.

Avatar image for dr_pineapple
#23 Posted by dr_pineapple (195 posts) -

wow! that was awesome!

Avatar image for pieguy
#24 Posted by PieGuy (332 posts) -

Not a fan of cel shaded graphics. Loved the first game, it had its flaws but it did make you feel like a bad ass when enemies feared you as tentacles ripped into the chests of enemies and threw them around.  
 
With so many great games coming out this year I doubt I will be getting this.

Avatar image for meltac
#25 Posted by Meltac (2008 posts) -

I'm still a bit skeptical, and even though it was a good trailer, I'm still not really digging the new style. 

Avatar image for subjugation
#26 Posted by Subjugation (4963 posts) -

For everyone complaining about the cel-shading, don't forget about the comic book origins of the IP. You have to admit it does at least make a little sense even if you aren't a fan of how it looks.

Avatar image for toxin066
#27 Posted by Toxin066 (3468 posts) -

I'm sure I'm going to love this game but like the majority, I'm a little put off by the cel shading. The first game's art style was gorgeous, why change that?

Avatar image for _phara0h_
#28 Posted by _Phara0h_ (926 posts) -

DUDE 2012 FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 
There is no reason to be so excited but I am...
Damn.....

Avatar image for mechaespio
#29 Posted by MechaEspio (41 posts) -

Lot of comments about the sort of comic-style look but I'm more worried about the colour. As in 'there's way too much of it'. The Darkness is the kind of game where having a limited colour scheme makes sense.

Avatar image for gunharp
#30 Edited by Gunharp (356 posts) -

I believe the backing track for this trailer is a song from The Black Angels. Thats pretty cool.

Avatar image for randominternetuser
#31 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

That looks pretty insanely awesome.

Avatar image for theditor
#32 Posted by theditor (67 posts) -

Holy shit, was that Willem Defoe?

Avatar image for turboman
#33 Posted by turboman (9085 posts) -

loved the first one.

Avatar image for hadestimes
#34 Posted by HadesTimes (947 posts) -

I really thought the Darkness was kind of a mediocre game.  Hopefully this game will let you use the Darkness more and guns less.  If I wanted to play a first person shooter I would play Black Ops. 

Avatar image for infestedandy
#35 Posted by infestedandy (355 posts) -
@zaglis: Way to give it any sort of chance. If you liked the original Darkness at all you shouldn't be so decisive, not at this point anyway.
 
So what? if Nolan North is voicing anything in a game it immediately makes it bad? Come on man. This is a short teaser trailer, not an end of the world epitaph.
Avatar image for the_nubster
#36 Posted by The_Nubster (3140 posts) -

My favourite part of the first game was when you stormed the mansion at the end. I remember walking up with pathway, not shooting a single bullet, ripping hearts out and heads off left and right, whipping people and lights and wreaking havoc. 
 
If this game can instill that sense of power, I'm sold.

Avatar image for myslead
#37 Edited by myslead (952 posts) -

I liked the first one 
hope the second one is even better. 
 
and lol at people complaining about Nolan North... he's in every games. you guys must be pretty angry. 
 
edit: wait, just saw that it wasn't starbreeze who were dev on the game ? mmm 

Avatar image for blacklab
#38 Posted by blacklab (1970 posts) -

Cool. Loved the first one. I'm a little curious as to how the control scheme is going to work. Seems like shooting + controlling the darkness at the same time could be kind of hard to manage.

Avatar image for cabbagehat
#39 Posted by CabbageHat (12 posts) -

Looks like they've got some capable animators involved, upon first watch it seems like they've brought a darn sight more character to the movements than many can manage. Exaggerated too, couldn't ask for much more from a comic book adaptation. 
I really enjoyed the first game for it's atmosphere, it really didn't feel like an awful lot like many other games out there (this could be starbreeze's stamp but I haven't played any of their other games) and they made good use of the first person perspective in storytelling, something this one looks to continue. 
Mark me optimistic!

Avatar image for _phara0h_
#40 Posted by _Phara0h_ (926 posts) -

Thank you Borderlands

Avatar image for project343
#41 Posted by project343 (2895 posts) -

I enjoy the art style, but the over-the-top nature of, well, everything is a complete put-off. I understand that this is a trailer, but the trailer's telling me that they've lost that wonderfully mature, dark tone of the first title in favour of... superheroism?

Avatar image for joey_ravn
#42 Posted by JoeyRavn (5215 posts) -

I'm currently playing through The Darkness and I'm fucking hyped for this. I want it nao.

Avatar image for tennmuerti
#43 Posted by Tennmuerti (9074 posts) -

The gunplay looks kinda bad.

Avatar image for blood_for_the_blood_god
#44 Posted by Blood_for_the_blood_God (302 posts) -

didnt see any heart eating from the tentacles, sadly. Also i really hope that they dont throw in that awful mutliplayer that was in the first one, complete a bunch of achievements that I'll never get

Avatar image for zombie_bigdaddy
#45 Posted by zombie_bigdaddy (141 posts) -

Well, it doesn't look that bad but  it seems they removed what made the original so great: the atmosphere.

Avatar image for agent47
#46 Posted by Agent47 (1931 posts) -
@Sloktor: Holy christ how many games can remind people of Borderlands!?
Avatar image for damodar
#47 Posted by Damodar (1981 posts) -

Looks cool, but I'd probably rather it stuck to the aesthetic of the original. 
 
Oh well. Mike Patton is still having super unsettling sex with my ears.

Avatar image for deathbywaffle
#48 Posted by DeathByWaffle (779 posts) -

I REALLY wish they had stuck with the original voice actor for Jackie. I love Nolan North, but he just doesn't seem right here.

Avatar image for drjota
#49 Posted by DrJota (725 posts) -

Black Angels = New Justice for video game trailers...

Avatar image for daftasabat
#50 Posted by Daftasabat (534 posts) -

I picked the 1st up on ebay for 99p about a year ago, i've still not played it. This looks a little dated and the trailer didnt exactly sell it that well. Will keep an eye on it though

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.