They put a lot of effort into this game. Everything about it was great! the gameplay runs very smooth. brutal fun combat. The attention to detail in the levels and backgrounds is phenomenal! The puzzles make you think. Its a very long game as well, played all day and all night for 3 days straight and just completed the story on the 4th day, Somewhere around 83 hours just to complete the story. I couldn't put the controller down. If You like god of war and aren't afraid to think hard to complete puzzles to move along you will enjoy this game!
Darksiders II builds upon a lot of the fun elements of Darksiders (original) and gives new twists to the gameplay, the most important of which is a more RPG style feel to building your character. This is both good and bad when playing, but the good far outweighs the bad.
The combat is fun, the puzzles are good, and the storyline, if a bit trite, is also engaging enough to make you care. However, I would definitely recommend playing the first game before playing this, as the plot is built upon the first one.
The are only a few faults I can find with this game:
One, it seemed to "freeze" on my xbox more than other games. Luckily the auto save feature is quite good and I never lost more than a minute or two of progress.
Two - the first two "worlds" you visit are rich with quests and content, but the last two seem a bit rushed and tiny. So the bulk of your time will be spent in the first couple of worlds and the latter ones can feel a bit disappointing.
Finally - the finale of the game left me a bit wanting; the final boss battle was a bit anti-climactic, but the game did resolve itself nicely and the fun I play playing before this was enough to make me feel good about recommending the game to others.