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GF Rating
7.4

12022 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Pretty Impressive!

posted by omr20042 (BERWICK, PA) May 10, 2011

Member since Feb 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Tried out Darksiders, not really knowing much about the game except for a few reviews I read, and I have to say I am quite pleased with this one.

First of all, the story line and cutscenes I have seen are pretty cool, the graphics are good, and the action furious, even if it is a button mashing hack and slash for the most part. As far as a hack and slash masher goes though, this one is pretty top notch.

The power up system seems well thought out, very easy menus to navigate (even in game where it matters the most), and lots of ferocious characters to sink your blade into!

The one thing I will say is that Darksiders totally reminds me of the Legacy of Kain series, from the climbing to the attack system....even kind of fits in with the character lines....sure, Kane and Raziel have more to do with the whole vampire mythology than the four horseman of the apocalypse, but it just has such a similar feel I couldn't help but tip my hat to the game makers for bringing back and almost reinventing a somewhat forgotten genre

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Nice!

posted by JShrader01 (FREDERICK, MD) May 1, 2011

Member since Apr 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

A lot of people gave this game quite a bit of flak, but I couldn't see why. Granted it does borrow a good deal of ideas from other games, it does put them to good use. Personally I like seeing the homages to Zelda, God of War, and a few others. It also runs the gamut with regards to the different elements included. Puzzles, fighting, leveling weapons and skills, and you even get some shooting action. Only a couple of issues keep this game from being great. Boss battles are unusually simple given the grand scale of the boss sizes. The puzzles are pretty straight forward. Anyone with gaming experiences shouldn't have any trouble solving them. It almost felt as if some of the puzzles were included just to prolong the experience, but end up making it feel a little flat. I mean why are we still dragging big blocks across the ground? War also could have been a bit more savage. He is War after all. The voice over for him was fine, but it just missed that savage nature that was brought with God of War(who the game borrows heavily from). Other than that it was a solid experience and I really hope for a sequel.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

darksiders

posted by bhawks1 (OMAHA, NE) Jan 16, 2010

Member since Feb 2008

13 out of 17 gamers (76%) found this review helpful

I would actually give this game a 9.5 but you dont have that option. The reason I gave this particular game a high rating is that I had a VERY hard time putting the controller down. The last time I did that was when I played God of War 2. The puzzles and the overall game play was simply AMAZING!!! I didnt just want to get through the game I wanted to find every artifact, enhancement, and upgrades there was possible. I really hope that there will be a sequel to Darksiders. The ending leads us that way but we will have to wait and see. I will be counting down the days if it does happen. Bravo VIGIL, BRAVO!!!!!!!!

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