Me: Hi, my name’s Andrew and I was a massive fan of the Darkness 1.
Group: (SYMPATHETIC CLAPPING)
Me: Something about the environment, the atmosphere, the narrative, the tension… was just so right. The moment when The Darkness restrains you as you are forced to watch your character’s girlfriend’s execution by the mafia is among the most shocking and moving I’ve ever experienced in a game. But the story… it would pull me in then… (SOBBING)
Group Leader: Please, go on. You’re amongst friends.
Me: (SOBBING) …it would make me play through hours upon hours of repetitive FPS gameplay just to see more, like as if the Sopranos made me dance like a puppet for an entire day just to watch a single episode. I know I should feel used and manipulated, but somehow… I still loved it.
(Sobbing turns into hysterical crying, group hug ensues, etc. etc.)
Yup, it’s a lonely business being a fan of The Darkness, so how does the second instalment look like it’ll hold up?