Default Prime: "Dwelling within the shadows, The Darkness was a sleeper hit upon its release in 2007. During the crowded Halo/Gears of War/Call of Duty shooter era, seeing a new shooter franchise rise to center stage was odd. Even odder was that the game was an adaptation of a comic book, something that doesn’t normally bring about gamer confidence. After telling its almost frightening narrative of Jackie Estacado, The Darkness disappeared, only to be revived once again in the sequel, The Darkness II. Though The Darkness II has an amazing aesthetic and a captivating storyline, its core mechanics are horribly shallow and don’t demand nearly as much creativity as expected."