Feeds
75%
The Darkness II

The Darkness II

Shadow people

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Let's shed some light...

Brutal as its world may be, the story is written with remarkable subtlety. It's starts out as regular comic book sequel stuff, naturally. After finally managing to control The Darkness, Jackie has turned his back on his superpowers.

The Darkness II

One too many disco biscuits and you go mad

Cue the appearance of the Brotherhood of The Darkness, a seemingly indomitable enemy, hell-bent on controlling The Darkness for their own nefarious purposes.

With half his mob killed in the prologue and, he himself, torched alive, Jackie is left with a simple choice: repress his superpowers and go straight to hell, or re-embrace The Darkness to rise from the dead and exact his bloody revenge.

The Darkness II

I'll make you shake

So far, so humdrum. The plot's saved, however, by some expertly-crafted twists and turns. These are centred around frequent jolts into an alternative reality, where Jackie is simply a nut-job in an asylum, and his mob friends are nothing more sinister than doctors, nurses, orderlies and fellow inmates.

Is Jackie evil personified or simply a tortured soul? Are the horrors he commits real or just a figment of a sick mind?

The Darkness II

Dead can usually be found underground

It's a device that injects the narrative with unexpected pathos, teasing redemption for the irredeemable Jackie. And it's one that brings welcome regular respite from the incessant carnage of combat.

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Next page: Exterminate...

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.