Graphics are absolutely amazing. This game is one of those games that truly show you what a PS3 and HDTV combination can do. The idea behind the story are unique and thought provoking.
However, it feels like God of War 3.0. Yes, the God of War franchise did a lot of things well, but the gameplay mechanics are so freaking similar that it bugged me. Definitely rent it, just to drool over the graphics and enjoy the story, just don't expect anything new or earth-shattering with the gameplay.
First off, this game is great. I mean it's one thing to pull a little here and a little there from what works well from other games, but to make them actually work, that's a great accomplishment. The game has tons of challenging puzzles and is actually quite lengthy. I think that all of the negative reviewers probably played the game on easy. The boss's are challenging and at times seem down right impossible. I'm still a little unsure on how I completed some of the challenges? This game definitely deserves an open mind and I can't wait for the sequels! Stay nasty =J
posted by zombieorc (MEADOW VISTA, CA) Jan 17, 2010
Member since Mar 2008
In Darksiders: Wrath of War, you control War one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse who is awoken prematurely and from the beginning of the game framed for the whole apocalypse. War must then slay everything in his path on a quest to clear his name and find the true perpetrators of the apocalypse.
Darksiders plays like a mixture of God of War and Zelda. On one hand you have a set of upgradeable weapons, combos, combat moves, and puzzles that are reminiscent of God of War. On the other hand you have items, level design and boss battles straight out of a Zelda game. The controls are tight and responsive. Most combos are easily executed with a few well timed button presses. The unique weapon / items that you can collect through out the game world are well designed and fun to use in many different creative ways. All of the design elements work well together to create this third person action game.
That being said, Darksiders does have its weak points. At times the camera can be unruly, needing constant adjustments to see in the proper direction. At times backtracking can be tedious while trying to remember where you saw that barrier that you didn’t have the item to open earlier in the game. Also there are a few graphical and game play glitches that arise every now and then, but nothing that really breaks the game.
Overall Darksiders is a fun experience for anyone that’s into action / adventure games and well worth a play-through or two.