EDGE: The Darkness II Review

EDGE- At first, The Darkness II feels more like a stylistic reboot than a straight sequel. With development duties passed from Starbreeze to Dark Sector studio Digital Extremes, the first order of business has been to replace the original’s grimy aesthetic with a cel-shaded look more faithful to its comic-book source material.

Faces are better animated, their features more pronounced, and everything’s outlined in thick strokes of ink; you’d be forgiven for feeling that if you’re playing a sequel to anything, it’s Ubisoft’s XIII. It’s a striking change, but just the first and most obvious way in which The Darkness II differs from its forebear.

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