Darksiders II is an outstanding game. The combat is top notch, fast paced and satisfying. Death is easily twice as fast as his brother War. His two scythes are extremely deadly and incredibly powerful.
Death can be customized with such powerful gear it felt like Borderlands. There's a ton of treasure, weapons and armor death can equip to maximize his effectiveness in battle. Death can have two weapons equiped; his scythes and a secondary weapon.
Death's abilities are amazing. My favorite ability was to summon ghouls into combat. It's an effective offensive tactic, but if you're more of a defensive player, there's a skill tree for that too. Every time you level up there is a skill point at your disposal, and a ton of abilities waiting to be used. (This is definetely a big replay value game for that reason.)
The dungeons are three times larger than the first Darksiders. To me, this was great but also very time consuming. I've played the game for about 25 hours now, and found some incredible treasures and loot. Unfortunately, my total combat time has been like four hours. About 80% of the time you're running around in overenlarged dungeons, and fighting no more than 2-4 enemies at a time. It's a real bummer that you'll be in a dungeon for two hours, and fight no more than 10-25 enemies.
The environment is rich with color and detail. I found myself in awe when I first played the game. From every mountain top, you'll be blown away by the magnificent landscape. Even main characters you encounter are full of color and superb texture.
The sound is one of a kind. The voice acting is pretty well done. But Death steals the show. He's got an incredible voice like his brother War, full of authority and power.
Besides the time consuming dungeons, I've had a blast. The combat is fun and tremendously fast. Mix a bit of your abilities into the action and be prepared to do some serious ___ kicking!
I enjoyed this game. I usually burn through games quickly but this one took a while. I didn't complete all the side quests but they were interesting and took a bit of thought. If you enjoy games that take some time and are basically a hack and slash, then this one is for you.