Excerpt: Darksiders managed to surprise me, and a good portion of the gaming community, when it released in 2010 and ended up being pretty fantastic. It’s unique art style paired with a fusion of The Legend of Zelda and God of War, and a more mature you versus the legions of hell plot stunned a lot of...
Conclusion: While the last quarter of the game kind of drags a little bit, it smoothly integrates a number of different elements and genres (there's even a portion that plays like a third-person shooter, and it works!). I had a very good time with it, and I highly recommend it. My Rating: 8/10 - great.
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.
Excerpt: The Horsemen of the Apocalypse assume different looks and identities. Of the four, one is feared the most, and his arrival is inevitable – he goes by Death. In Darksiders 2 , the sequel to Vigil Games 2010 release Darksiders , Death is attempting to rescue his brother War, who has been wrongfully...
Excerpt: Darksiders II The word "derivative" isn't especially useful when talking about video games. While everyone working in an artistic field draws something from those who came before, video games can seem especially unoriginal, owing to their habit of drawing from a common pool of gameplay mechanics,...
Pros: Nailing the perfect sequence of scythe combos and dodges during a fight.
Cons: Having my reaper form cancelled out by a boss cut-scene.
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.