Jackie Estacado, star of The Darkness, is having a shitty 21st birthday. Betrayed by his mobster friends, involved in a car wreck, and the brand-new recipient of a demonic parasite, Jackie’s ONLY silver-lining is his lovely girlfriend, Jenny. They’ve known each other since they were (orphaned, of course) children, and they’ve been in love almost as long.
The start of the game even lets you cosy up on the sofa with Jenny, and the pair of you can watch a full, black-and-white movie together. It’s an adorable contrast to the ultra-violence in the rest of the game. So, when Jenny is kidnapped and brutally executed right in front of your eyes about a third of the way through the story… just wow. It’s a horrific gut-punch. Not only are you powerless to stop it, you honestly don’t think it’s actually going to happen. Until her brains hit the window you’re watching through. Heart. Broken.