Summary: Darksiders II takes the Zelda-style action adventure formula from the first game, polishes up the rough edges, adds some extra clever puzzles, and throws in loads of loot to create a game with obvious sources of inspiration but with enough new twists to stand on its own.
Excerpt: When a person thinks of a typical role-playing game, a few images may pop into their noggins. There's the epic battles with monsters that look like they could shred you to pieces in a matter of seconds, the heart pumping orchestrated pieces, the evil villain and that sexy damsel in distress that you...
Review: Darksiders II: The Demon Lord Belial (Microsoft Xbox 360)
17 December 2012
Excerpt: Well, here we are again. In case you’re just tuning in, let me just save you some effort and say that while the core Darksiders II game is a load of fun, its first DLC Argul’s Tomb is a worthwhile romp only if you got it free with a new copy of the game.
Review: Darksiders II: Abyssal Forge (Microsoft Xbox 360)
6 November 2012
Excerpt: Following up on last month’s Argul’s Tomb DLC that was given as a free download for those that purchased Darksiders II brand new, along comes Abyssal Forge to continue the trend of steady new content post-release.
Conclusion: At the end of the day, much like its predecessor, Darksiders 2 mixes in elements of other genres, but falls short of the goal of making a great game in and of itself. Combat is a great selling point for the game, as are the massive environments.
Excerpt: The original Darksiders flirted with RPG facets, but was far from being a fully fledged RPG. Conversely, its sequel Darksiders II fully embraces the genre, which in turn transforms it into a very different game from its predecessor.
Review: Darksiders II: Argul’s Tomb (Microsoft Xbox 360)
25 September 2012
Excerpt: As much as I consider Darksiders II to be a complete package in and of itself, a little extra content on the side certainly doesn’t hurt. Especially if it adds to the lore that has been established in the two games already released thus far.