No chances of a The Darkness III?

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#1 Posted by Vatusus (7763 posts) -

Recently I beat The Darkness II and, despite the rediculously small lenght, I ended up loving it, even more then the 1st. My problem with the 1st one was the gameplay that was simply atrocious imho, while on The Darkness II that was pretty much fixed with a great, arcade type of shooting. Problem is, going by VGChartz (I kno, I kno, but its the only source I can quote) it only sold half a million. With such cliffhanger ending I would pain me to know 2K is ending the series. Do you guys think a The Darkness III is still possible?

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#2 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

I loved The Darkness II. My only complaint being that the game was so short, but in that I found that it was expertly paced. It had such a well executed story and fun gameplay to boot. I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed that game, but I'll get to your question.

Yes, there will likely be a Darkness III. 2K and Digital Extremes never expressed disappointment with the sales, and while it looks like half a million isn't that much when compared to other FPS franchises, who's to say the budget for TDII wasn't smaller? IIRC, The Darkness II's announcment came as a shock to a lot of people to begin since the first game, while critically acclaimed and with decent sales numbers, wasn't exactly a monumental hit.

And, a couple weeks ago, Digital Extremes was spotted hiring people for a "super secret, hugely anticipated, and very prestigious AAA 1st person shooter" which is most likely The Darkness III.

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#3 Posted by Vatusus (7763 posts) -

And, a couple weeks ago, Digital Extremes was spotted hiring people for a "super secret, hugely anticipated, and very prestigious AAA 1st person shooter" which is most likely The Darkness III.

IndianaPwns39

Good to know :)

Lets just hope thats true

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#4 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

Yeah, let's. The Darkness III is loaded with potential. I hope that they're able to bring back some of the adventure aspects of the first game and increase the length, but if it has as solid of a story and fun gameplay like II, I'd be ok with it. (Still unlikely for me to spend $60 on it, if it'll likely be at the same length, but I did complete it three times so I'd spend $30 again)

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#5 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

I think it's a possiblilty considering the cliff hanger the game ended on. That said however, who knows how long it would take for them to release a third one.

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#6 Posted by Canvas_Of_Flesh (4052 posts) -
I should hope so. I had a great time with The Darkness II. I didn't really mind the length since it was so well paced. I'd prefer they just ignore multi-player next time around and focus on a great single-player campaign.
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#7 Posted by EvilSelf (3619 posts) -

Let me say that i am a big fan of The Darkness series, but the second game was way inferior to the first one imo. It has been several years now since the first one came out and there are gamers out there (including myself) who still talk about it and praise it for its voice acting, soundtrack, story and vibe. I absolutely loved the first game...

I purchased The Darkness 2 and even though i was disappointed with its length, i was able to find good aspects - mostly in gameplay. I will definitelly buy a third game, but i think Digital Extremes should make it a more memorable experience, like the first game made by Starbreeze.

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#8 Posted by koospetoors (3643 posts) -
I'd definitely like another one, hell just coupling number 2's combat system with everything that made the first one such a masterpiece would make it a perfect enough sequel for me.
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#9 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

I really enjoyed the story, and the gameplay was solid, though it felt kinda uninspired. I still hope theres more from the franchise

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#10 Posted by immortality20 (8543 posts) -

I hope we see a Darkness 3, maybe as a launch title for new XBOX? I bought Darkness 2 on day 1 and really enjoyed it. Awesome last level too.

To tell the truth, I was surprised (but happy) Darkness 2 was even made.

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#11 Posted by sukraj (27231 posts) -

I've only played the first one but it would be nice if they released a third one.

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#12 Posted by DecadesOfGaming (3100 posts) -

the original game certainly did not consist of atrocious gameplay.

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#13 Posted by Vatusus (7763 posts) -

the original game certainly did not consist of atrocious gameplay.

DecadesOfGaming

In my humble opinion, it did. You may disagree, thats ok, but I definitely didnt liked the 1st gameplay. I completed it only because of the story and the overall noir feeling... I even started reading The Darkness and Witchblade comics because of the 1st game :)

But when it comes to gunplay... I prefer my fix somewhere else other then The Darkness. Now D2 had great gunplay, though a bit easy

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#14 Posted by DecadesOfGaming (3100 posts) -

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the original game certainly did not consist of atrocious gameplay.

Vatusus

In my humble opinion, it did. You may disagree, thats ok, but I definitely didnt liked the 1st gameplay. I completed it only because of the story and the overall noir feeling... I even started reading The Darkness and Witchblade comics because of the 1st game :)

But when it comes to gunplay... I prefer my fix somewhere else other then The Darkness. Now D2 had great gunplay, though a bit easy

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Perhaps you could enlighten me concerning the reasons why you thought the original consisted of atrocious gameplay.. Just curious.

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#15 Posted by Notsovirgin (25 posts) -
Its not they are making an ip just look at the news 180 guys working on a sequel of a game that was unsuccessful commercialy anyway if they do they should atleast advertise it well coz td2 had very underhyped.
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#16 Posted by ristactionjakso (6118 posts) -

I loved the Darkness 2 demo. I was going to buy it, until I found out that its only like 4-5 hours long. Not gonna waste money on that. The devs could have tried a little better.

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#17 Posted by IceQBkid (196 posts) -

Perhaps, but the replay value is really good. For eg. you have a New Game+. Which lets you play with your previously unlocked powers and lets you eventually have all of them by the end of the 2nd playthrough. I find this experience really awesome for the power-hungry part of me :D. You may find that on the 1st playthrough you will die a few times. But on the 2nd with the New Game+ you will feel much more powerful and you can play with your prey ^^.

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#18 Posted by XboxGuy1537 (2360 posts) -

Darkness II was my favorite game of 2012 aside from Far Cry 3. A third game will come out on next generations, mark my words. 500 K+ sales isn't bad considering how smaller the budget and hype was compared to COD or Halo. Plus, eventual digital distirbution on Xbox and PSN and Steam will boost it up slightly in sales.

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#19 Posted by jankyyo (25 posts) -
Definitely needs a third, I've been playing the Darkness since it came out and has always been one of my favorite games. I'm really anticipating a trilogy on this one.
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#20 Posted by taiwwa (301 posts) -

Darkness II had probably the best story and character ever in a video game.

It also has the best depiction of romantic love.