There are a lot of reviews out there that I have to disagree with. This game is NOT a clone of God of War. It's equal parts God of War and Legend of Zelda. For me, that's a HUGE difference. The combat pulls from the GoW series, but the adventuring pulls from a rich history of action adventure games. As for the RPG elements here, I barely noticed them. Seeing as how I don't like RPG games, that's a good thing (that I could so easily ignore them). The skill tree is a minor "RPG like" element that I could get into if I tried, but you don't need to spend that much time on it, since it's not complicated. Weapon/item choices do bring different specs into play, but if you just want to ignore most of the stats, you won't find yourself crippled by the end of the game. The fact that you can easily reset all your settings and change all your gear means you can experiment as much or as little as you'd like.
I've heard a lot about bugs with the game, but I can't say that I experienced any of them. The PS3 did freeze up a few times while playing, but plenty of games do that. The game picked up at the most recent check point, so no foul done. THQ has promised quite a bit of DLC, so I'm looking forward to that. For me, this game was definitely one of the few I'm willing to click the keep button.
posted by Dwolf2000 (SUISUN CITY, CA) Aug 25, 2012
Member since Oct 2009
I absolutely love this game. At first i thought it was short but it was actually pretty long. Great Weapons and Great Abilities. I enjoyed every minute of this game. Hopefully we get to play as the other horsemen in future games of darksiders.
not since castlevania lord of shadows have i played a game that was both GREAT and frustrating at the same time. having utube is extremely helpful in solving most of the puzzles in the game...the boss fights ARE epic...alot of strategy goes into defeating them...you can't just hack n slash like in previous games of this genre....THIS GAME IS A MUST HAVE.