The Darkness II -- PC

 Came around this game recently, thought would give a shot. Never heard about the first part, but read through that it was a pretty decent game. So with no knowledge of the past, I started on The Darkness II. The game is presented decently. With Jackie Estacado playing the lead role, he pops up between levels to give a talk on what's happening with him. And this part looks really cool.

Gameplay
 Getting into the game, its not such a great game. But a nice one, I should say. The game is primarily a First Person Shooter, with added help from the Darkness. Its like you have guns to fire, and demonic hands to cut through(which only works in Darkness though). There are quite a variety of guns(the details are not much relevant), and surprisingly, "Hell" version of the guns as well. "Hell" version in the sense, the creature of Hell use a kind of gun in there, with funny names. You can use the environment well enough to shield or throw things at enemies with the help of the extra pair of hands.

Story
 The story(as said by many articles) kicks of from the end of Part one. Jackie loses his girl friend Jenny in the first part apparently, so the heroine in this installation is the Jenny(in hell). The whole story revolves around their love, and Jackie's urge to save Jenny from the wrath of hell. And to add flavor, there is a group called Brotherhood, who tries to capture the Darkness in Jackie. You also have a Monkey like friend in this game, which would help you through the game. The interesting thing about the story is, it has an alternate ending too. You have to make a choice whether what you see is an illusion, or hell. If you believe its an illusion, the game ends abruptly. If you believe its hell, you get into another twist in the story, which would be better if you find out(And probably a hint onto The Darkness III).


Nothing more to say, the game is really short, making the enjoyment temporary. The graphics is good in its own way, textural kind of effect. Sounds are pretty good too. The plot is the only thing that stands out in this game. Finally I would like to put a note on how it worked on my laptop the HP Pavilion dv6000 with specs
    •            - Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 @2.00 GHz
    •            - 3.00 GB Ram
    •            -Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(64 Bit) edition
    •            - NVIDIA Gefore 8400M GS - 1518 MB(256 Dedicated)
    •            - 150 GB Hard Disk
The game works pretty good at low settings, gets jagged up at high. But I definitely recommend this game on this rig.