This game is an aggregation of many other games. Notably God of War, Devil May Cry, and Prince of Persia (PS3). The linear game play and button smashing of GoW, the finance system and decor of DMC, and the character movement of PoP. I found little originality to the game. That being stated it was still a good distraction, the storyline is what kept me interested. The graphics meet the PS3 level and gameplay is responsive and what you come to expect from the platform.
To potential players this game is definitely worth a rent. I also would not argue with any players willing to make a purchase, the game is decent and I can recognize a replay value.
To game developers, many titles on the PS3 are fully interactive, if you can see it, you can destroy it, grab it, climb it. There is almost an expectation now that games meet this standard. Darksiders does not. I would say open it up, the guide character you created would help in an open world format.
Lastly, I am a literature snob so as a disclaimer this last bit is pure criticism and not a warning to potential gamers. The characters needed more back story or motivation. Uriel's position to War needs more. Why is War opposed to Uriel here? Why doesn't he announce what he his up to? Again snobbish, but if we dont hold them to high standards, who will?
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