Summary: Activision is on a roll lately with their superhero games. First Spider-Man 2 and now X-Men Legends. It is nice to see these great franchises get the love and attention they deserve and not just end up as yet more cookie-cutter bargain bin bound crap with a big license attached to it.
Excerpt: To say that the combat in Darksiders is much like that of God of War and its dungeon design is a near-facsimile of modern Legend of Zelda games would be a fairly accurate description, but there is much more to this game than only simple analogies.
Conclusion: Darksiders is a game that has a lot of appealing qualities, but with all the talk of it taking inspiration from so many great games and implementing their mechanics effectively, it was genuinely dissatisfying to play through.
Excerpt: Whether you’re talking about Judgment Day, Qiyamah or Ragnarok, each religion, monotheistic or not, has a tale about the end of time or Armageddon. If we can believe the real doom thinkers 2012 will see the end of our world as the Mayan calendar only counts until December 21st 2012.
Conclusion: Darksiders is, by far, one of the best hack-n-slash titles to come out in recent years and is a remarkable first effort from Vigil. That’s not to say it’s a godsend, but if you’re looking for something that screams satisfying dismemberment without rampant quick time events then Darksiders is...
Excerpt: Well, Holiday 2009 is over and done with, and we can get back to playing all the games that we didn’t have time to fully explore last fall, right? Well…. it turns out you shouldn’t be so hasty. 2010 has a lot of potentially high quality games coming along, and things are starting off with a bang.