The Darkness (Xbox 360) – First Impressions

by Mike

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Eurogamer has a fantastic preview up of Starbreeze studios “The Darkness”, You may know Starbreeze from the fantastic shank frenzy RIDDICK on the Xbox.


One thing that’s obvious from the outset is that The Darkness is not a game that’s aimed at kids. Whether it’s the gloriously bump-mapped trailer depicting a trenchcoated hitman laying waste to a room full of criminals, or the potty mouths of the game’s protagonists (it’s all motherclucking this, motherfugging that – and wall to wall fecking assholes), this game is being aimed squarely at a mature audience.The game is being developed by Starbreeze, the studio behind The Chronicles of Riddick, and it’s based on the Top Cow comic of the same name. The comic of the same name tells the story of The Darkness, a mysterious power, passed down from father to son – the son, in this case, being Jackie Estacado, a Mafia hitman who acquires his mysterious powers on his 21st birthday. An original Paul Jenkins story has been adapted for the game but seems to sit slightly outside the continuity of the comics, featuring a similar but not identical cast of characters and the same underlying premise.




~ by Mike on February 15, 2007.

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