posted by StacheGamer (HARRISONBURG, VA) Mar 1, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
Darksiders is a must have game.
The game play is reminiscent of the older classic games.
While playing through the adventure as Death, you will undoubtedly feel the characteristics of previous games.
Normally I would not enjoy the lack of creativity, but Darksiders II pulled it off. They added little tweeks that make it feel like its own encompassing things we loved from previous titles.
Dungeon crawling feels similar to Zelda with Assassins Creed Climbing requiring you to obtain keys etc. to open doors, as well as a hook to transverse.
Combat feels like God of War/Dark Souls
Through out the adventure you will come across portal abilities similar to portal, but you can only use them on certain locations.
It draws a lot of its inspiration from classic games of the past.
I think they did a great job with the inventory system allowing you to find decent upgrades easily, and if you didn't like something it was easy to sell, or use it to upgrade other items.
This game would of got a 10/10 from me, but there were a few cons.
The game gives you a plethora of unique abilities. However the radial wheel only allows you to use 4 at a time making it difficult to use them effectively. I found I beat the game easily without using them ever. Though they are quite useful, I found it better to assign essential abilities to the keys like grab hand, soul split, and portal.
The menu was fine, but it required you to go through pages and there was a awkward load in between. Not a game breaker, but it annoyed me a bit.
The game is packed full of secrets and side-quests and I loved the feel of the world. It is a great game and you will not be disappointed by playing it. It brings out the best of the old and melts it into a beautiful enjoyable experience.
I needed a game to play so I took a chance on this one. Never played the first and wasn't expecting much. The game was very long and at some points very challenging (frustrating) Not so much with the boss battles but with some of the puzzles and trying to figure out where to go next. The level where you have to race up the wall before the floor rises up to kill you was a real pain. I never fully understood how all the armor and weapons affect all Wars different attributes but still managed to beat the game and have some cool weapons. All in all, its a good game that has lots of side quests you could do if you want to keep playing after you beat the final boss. Solid 8 rating.