Conclusion: Darksiders II is an excellent launch game to test your Wii U. Its mixture of gameplay styles puts the console through its places and proves that the Wii U is well adapted to traditional games. Besides that, Darksiders II is an enormous adventure and the Wii U version even includes the first round of DLC on the disc, so if you’ve been holding out on Darksiders II, the Wii U version is the one to get.
Excerpt: Although Darksiders II has been available on the PC, PS3 and XBox 360 since mid-August 2012, it is actually the Wii U version that the developers have probably spent the most time perfecting due to the innovative new gaming controls in this action adventure game.
Excerpt: Darksiders II puts you in control of Death, a Horseman of the Apocalypse who sets out to prove the innocence of his brother War. Apparently, his bringing about the end times early and destroying the entire human race was a big no-no, so Death strives to set things right by beating the snot out of anyone he encounters.
Pros: The action-packed combat, Hoarding the massive amounts of loot, Challenging dungeons and puzzles
Cons: The Wii U GamePad functionality doesn't add to the overall experience, Graphical changes make some open areas bare, Lack of in-action dungeon maps on the GamePad is a missed opportunity