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Edited by FrenchFriedFool

Hooray! Been waiting on this quick look, been tempting me on Steam for weeks.

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Edited by Murdouken

I don't even know why I tried to get this. I already have it.

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Edited by Kaiserreich

done and done.

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Edited by SMTDante89

Been waiting for this game.

EDIT: I'm really glad they kept the loading screens from the first game where Jackie talks about different things instead of the generic loading screens from the demo.

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Posted by Wurmbollie

I liked the original, perhaps this also good.

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Posted by falling_fast

woo, been waiting for this one.

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Posted by Swoxx

Nothing like some classy tentacle porn.

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Posted by Grissefar

Yeah, Ryan and Vinny is here! Take that in your stupid face, Brad and Jeff.

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Posted by Carousel

I'm glad they cut Jackie's stupid hair.

'least a little bit.

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Posted by jmood88

Ryan and vinny!

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Posted by Sjupp
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Posted by alibson

Hope you'll be able to change the FOV in the PC version, I got a headache just from watching this video.

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Edited by mbr2

Wtf is up with the FoV? It's like your're looking out through a box.

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Posted by TruckSimulator
@mbr2 said:

How the hell does Ryan still don't know that just because something has a black outlining it's not cell shading? Also wtf is up with the FoV? It's like your're looking out through a box.

it's not exactly required knowledge
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Posted by Swoxx
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Posted by buckybit

First Person Hugging was quite a nice 'moment'.

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Posted by AaronChance

Wish they showed the co-op. That's what I'm most curious about.

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Posted by the_Hollow

Jenny scenes are the most interesting thing in this game.

Really a shame The Darkness 1 was not played by many who will play this.

I wish Angelus and Witchblade would make a big story part in the Darkness games,maybe next - gen...

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Posted by Kinarion

That was surprisingly awesome.

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Posted by bibamatt

That screenshot has a RROD.

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Edited by Impossibilium

Not impressed as I knew I wouldn't be.

The best part of the first game was the story and human characters thrown to the demons. Cell shading makes this look like a typical FPS video game. You can't sell serious moments with cartoons.

Somehow I bet you don't get the opportunity to sit on the couch, chill out and just watch an entire movie.

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Posted by MosaicM80

Charlie Murphy!

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Edited by TruckSimulator
@Impossibilium said: 

Cell shading makes this look like a typical FPS video game.

Nevermind that the engine isn't using that method, how does cel shading do that? 
 
In what world does cel shading represent first person shooters?
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Posted by schematic

Looks better than the first :O

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Posted by fRAWRst

This looks awesome

i think im gonna go find darkness 1 and get into this

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Posted by benjo_t

@Impossibilium: Tell me, which part of this game is trying to be serious?

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Posted by Impossibilium

@benjo_t said:

@Impossibilium: Tell me, which part of this game is trying to be serious?

Did you not watch it?

The dancing was a callback to the relationship in the first game.

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Posted by The_Nubster

@purplethoughnotquite said:

@Impossibilium said:

Cell shading makes this look like a typical FPS video game.

Nevermind that the engine isn't using that method, how does cel shading do that? In what world does cel shading represent first person shooters?

Yeah, I'm with you. Cel-shading, or whichever method this engine is using, is the antithesis of modern FPS. If you're going to dislike something, than feel free, but at least try to come up with a half-decent reason.

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Posted by Djratchet

Wow, this game wasn't even on my radar, but this QL definitely got me very interested. Gonna have to pick up the first game and try the demo for part 2 now.

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Posted by Impossibilium

@purplethoughnotquite said:

@Impossibilium said:

Cell shading makes this look like a typical FPS video game.

Nevermind that the engine isn't using that method, how does cel shading do that? In what world does cel shading represent first person shooters?

Because it makes it look like a video game. Not to mention all the arcade-style bonuses popping up which are rote now.

Jeez, did nobody here play the first game? It was a dark, moody, violent game with attempts at character depth in a story-based world. Not an arcade points-fest with cartoony graphics.

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Posted by DeviTiffany

This looks like it plays a lot better than the first game. I really wanted to like The Darkness because it did a lot of cool things, but I could never finish it because I got so god damn frustrated with how it controlled. This looks great though.

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Edited by gike987

That FoV is insanely small, watching this gives me headache. Could not even finish the video and I have never cared about small FoV before.

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Posted by RagingLion

I really like the art style. There should be some games that really make big on the convert-a-comic-book-into-a-game thing. You could do more than just the art style. Comic jumper did it a bit but a big 3D adventure would be interesting.

Also "you bowled him out for a duck" is a cricket reference - it means getting some out without them having scored any runs.

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Posted by MAD_JIHAD

Wish the first one was on PC...

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Posted by Moncole

@MAD_JIHAD said:

Wish the first one was on PC...

Hopefully it does.

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Edited by vinsanityv22

Why is it that video games with italian main characters always make them mobsters? Why can't this game be about, say, the Cake Boss? :)

Game looks frickin' sweet, btw. I'm pleasantly surprised Digital Extremes went for "comic shading" here. Even more surprised it worked out well. The Lighting engine is pretty bad though; if you ask me, EVERYWHERE seemed too bright to use the darkness. The last game made it clearer, but then again, it looked more blandly realistic. At any rate, it looks like Top Cow's involvement means more good character moments and another strong involvement. Those guys should work with video game developers on adaptations more often - can Digital Extremes team up with them to do a Witchblade, or Cyberforce, game next?

EDIT: Man, A.I. is so shit in video games:) The enemies in Uncharted piss me off in particular ("This plane is exploding! Let's not stop shooting this one guy though!"), but they're REALLY bad here. As soon as one of your buddies gets "wishboned", you turn the fuck around and leave. I don't care who you are! When will developers start coding self-aware enemies?

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Edited by Ghostiet
@Impossibilium said:

You can't sell serious moments with cartoons.

I suppose you don't know this is based on a comic book?

Also, did you see Plague Dogs or Watership Down? Or read anything by Alan Moore? Because you're spouting nonsense.

Not to mention there was an emotional moment at the end of the quick look and yes, it was okay, even with a cartoony art-style, so yeah, again, nonsense.

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Posted by gave1

Never played the first one, but Jimmy the Grape? Really? Is this guy racist too. :-)

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Posted by DarkbeatDK

It was about time that Jesse from Full House got his own video game

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Posted by schematic

Yay cricket references! :) Bowled you out for a duck!

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Posted by StitchJones

Did not enjoy how the first Darkness played, and this doesn't look much different to me. I hope those who pick it up enjoy it, but today my choice was Kingdom of Amalur.

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Posted by BBQBram

I don't normally go for one-dimensional action-fests but this looks awesome!

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Edited by Tryptophan

@Ghostiet said:

@Impossibilium said:

You can't sell serious moments with cartoons.

I suppose you don't know this is based on a comic book?

Also, did you see Plague Dogs or Watership Down? Or read anything by Alan Moore? Because you're spotting nonsense.

Plague Dogs is incredible. I was gutted by the whole story, and that ending--cried my eyes out. Remembering it is having the same effect.

Normally I hate reboots and remakes, but I would be glad to see Plague Dogs re-released in some form. My buddy has it on VHS.

Who noticed the music in the pool hall?

Wild Thing by Tone-Loc Oh yeah! Who would think to sample some Van Halen?

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Posted by igloochan

@vinsanityv22: I think the correct question is when making a video game with mobsters why do they always make them italian?

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Posted by Loopah

Love the art style!

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Posted by AssInAss

That Jenny moment in the cafeteria was really heart-breaking, tugging at my heartstrings from the first game!

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Posted by AlexW00d

Such an awful English accent.

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Posted by kyrieee

@igloochan said:

@vinsanityv22: I think the correct question is when making a video game with mobsters why do they always make them italian?

Because a lot of the mafia in the US was Italian?

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Posted by Baal_Sagoth

This actually looks very interesting, gameplay as well as plot. I wonder if it's going to be worth all the damn hassle the fucking censorship will make me deal with if I want to get it, since they will no doubt mutilate the living shit out of the localized version. Should the game use Steam's crappy DRM it might unfortunately be completely impossible to get it legally and uncut. I'll at least have to get some more details on that issue.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

This looks awesome, I'm a huge fan of the comics so this is a must have for me.