Summary: Darksiders II merges action, exploration, and loot-driven progression into an excellent and sizable adventure.
Pros: Fluid, colorful action that evolves over time Clever, progressively more challenging environmental puzzles Allure of new, cool loot pushes you onward Expansive adventure, with lots of dungeons to explore Great audiovisual presentation sets the right apocalyptic tone
Cons: Performance issues and execution foibles Disappointing bosses, especially the final boss
Summary: The original Darksiders was launched in 2010 and was a new IP from THQ. The game had some great things going for it like a refreshing story, puzzle and dungeons thrown into the mix along with some great action.
Pros: Long lifespan, Nice mix of combat and puzzles, Great animation, Great music
Cons: Lacklustre story, RPG elements may not appeal to all, Some frustrating control mechanics
Conclusion: Death undoubtedly represents the best of Darksiders so far. Vigil has worked hard on a game that, in all honestly, I don't want to spoil. In the epic journey across many lands, plenty of interesting characters are met, and titbits revealed.
Summary: More than just a "dark Zelda." Darksiders II is an expansive journey with deeper RPG elements and a more badass protagonist than its predecessor, and still retains the action roots that make the games in the series so enjoyable on a moment-to-moment basis.
Pros: Death meshes perfectly with the Darksiders world, New RPG mechanics are welcome, Vivid art design
Cons: Combat can occasionally be repetitive, Some underwhelming boss battles, Tedious camera at times
Summary: First comes War; then comes Death. Appropriately enough, Darksiders II turns its eyes from its predecessor's protagonist to a new one: Death himself, War's brother and one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Pros: Fluid, colorful action that evolves over time, Clever, progressively more challenging environmental puzzles, Allure of new, cool loot pushes you onward, Expansive adventure, with lots of dungeons to explore, Great audiovisual presentation sets the right apocalyptic tone
Cons: Performance issues and execution foibles, Disappointing bosses, especially the final boss
Excerpt: Darksiders II isn’t your traditional sequel; while it does share many characters and various gameplay elements with Vigil’s first Darksiders game, it is in fact a brand new adventure.
Pros: Death is a great character to play as, with combat to die for., It’s presented very well and the art style is wonderful., Boss battles are often very fun., Loot, such as clothing and weapons, adds another, brilliant dynamic to the game., It’s a much grander adventure than the first game, with lot...
Cons: Gameplay becomes tired and drawn out., The story soon wears thin, it’s really nothing special., For a game with such a large world, most of it feels wasted and empty., Poor pacing means that the game drags and becomes repetitious at points.