Life with a baby is hard. Babies do a lot of crazy things, like demand to be fed, poop in their diapers, and cause general mayhem. As a new father, and shameless achievement hunter, I need games that will dole out those sweet, sweet achievements, and dole them out fast. Enter, The Darkness II!
I was a huge fan of the first Darkness game. It was heavy on action, sure, but it also had a great story, including probably one of the most shocking and heartbreaking moments I've ever experienced in a video game. Its big draw, however, was the titular "Darkness," twin tentacle-like demons you toted around that could attack enemies, tear them to pieces, and generally just creep you out. And, the game has some pretty easy achievement points. I never 1K'd the entire thing, but after a single playthrough I was sitting pretty at around 500/1000 achievement points for little more than around 5 hours of gameplay. That's a ratio I can get behind.
So, with the Darkness II hitting recently, I was eager to really see just how they improved on the original. And, you know, stack my Gamerscore with some much needed achievements.