I never played the first darksiders but part two is one sweet game i put in 33hr in this game didn't find every thing I wanted two but it's ku. The gems looked great played great there was a few lil problems but it was ok it's a must play game.
The first game was one of my all time games I loved way more than I thought I would (if that's a thing), and so I was really looking forward to the sequel, and, I've not been disappointed. I did find the combat cumbersome (way too many buttons to press), so I switched to easy (the puzzles are more interesting to me than the combat), and have been making solid progress.
The game is huge. I thought I finished it, only to discover I was only about a third of the way through!
General consensus is that these games are Zelda rip offs, however I feel this one, even more so than the first one, is more Tomb Raider-esque (when Tomb Raider was a good thing).
Only real complaints are that the leveling up menu system is unwieldy, and slightly slow to respond, which does take you out of the game somewhat. Also limiting the number of health pods you can carry is unfair, especially when you can carry so much of everything else. I did find myself having to back track to shops to buy health mid-battles a couple of times.
Highly recommended, but make sure you have the time to work through it.