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Darksiders: Wrath of War
20 March 2010
Conclusion: Despite a few annoyances, Darksiders still manages to coax you in with it's scale and scope, proving to be a uniquely enjoyable and involving hack and slash title well worth spending time with. If you can get past a slow start and get to the real meat of the game, then you'll eventually find Darksiders to be an immensely rewarding adventure, that will sate even the most feverish of slice and dice appetites. Until God of War III arrives at least.
Summary: Darksiders: Wrath of War is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.
Excerpt: What kind of game isn't Darksiders: Wrath of War ? I keep trying to figure out where the developers, Vigil Games, keep snagging their influences from, but it seems that they've made their way through a berry patch of video games, picking and choosing ripe ideas at will. For the time being though, I'm going to say that Darksiders most reminds me of Soul Reaver … and Zelda … and Dark Sector . Huh?
Excerpt: An excellent platforming hack'n'slash title that pits the best elements of some of our favourite games against the forces of Hell during the apocalypse. An epic title that is well polished and well implemented, even if the game mechanics feel a bit familiar at times.
Pros: Excellent comic book style, fantastic environments that won't bore, good controls, the elements of open world gameplay combined with platforming and puzzles are awesome.
Cons: A case of deja-vu with the copy-cat gameplay mechanics.
Excerpt: Darksiders is an attempt at being a jack of all trades, thrusting the player into various styles of gameplay and shamelessly borrowing the tried and true mechanics found in other successful franchises such as The Legend of Zelda, Devil May Cry, and even the likes of Panzer Dragoon Saga. While ambitious at heart, Darksiders never quite reaches the lofty goals set by its designers.