Never played the first Darksiders game, so I didnt know what to expect. Good game at first, God Of War-style hack 'n slash with experience and hit point system similar to Borderlands. Then the puzzles came in and drowned out the fun for me. They aren't difficult, which is part of the problem, but time-consuming. It seems like you get a few minutes worth of fun combat, preceded and followed by numerous, redundant, filler puzzles. Graphics and sound are nothing to write home about, and the goofy camera angles often hinder more than help. Also, the silly story and cliche character/location names make me think of something from a bad Dragonforce song...Not a bad title to rent if you're killing time waiting for a better game, but certainly not deserving of it's current 8.8 rating.
All of the critics whining about how Darksiders has so many awesome elements but fails to join them correctly need to pipe down. This game is amazing. Like it's predecessor Darksiders, this game delivers. It's even longer now and you can roam about quite a but. The hack and slash combat is great and the puzzles really add that Zelda element to the game. The story line is epic as well. I cannot wait for Darksiders 3 & 4!
Now don't get me wrong,the game is pretty good.I'd rate the graphics at around 8, the sound at 6 and the over all game play at around 8 but this game has so much back tracking and platforming from this point to that only to go back to do something else to complete a task at a point you were at three tasks ago that It quickly lost It's fun factor for me.
I'm a casual gamer which just means I have a family and a job and a life to live outside of the gamer world.I almost never give up on a game and will fight to the finish to complete a game except when the game becomes repetitious and tediously boring as this game has become for me.Way too much paltforming.I'm so boried with this game that at this point you couldn't give me a free copy that I would keep.I'm glad I rented this game first before buying it! So as I said in my header,If you like platforming games then maybe you'll like this one but I just don't have the time to waste on games this tedious.Good luck and happy gaming!