This game is a mix between Zelda and God of War. Some areas can be confusing and frustrating because of certain puzzle elements, so look to the net for guides when you get stuck. Yes, you will get stuck. The games "normal" setting is a perfect balance, while eays is well, too easy, and its hard difficulty will pwn. The game is 15 hours or so long, and the only thing that keeps it from being a 9 or 10 is thta there is no multiplayer. a lot of people seem to like it enough to go back through on the hardest difficulty though. It's visuals are sweet, and there are tons of blood and body parts to go around.
Although Darksiders is quite entertaining for 10+ hours or so, it is lacking in some important areas. Boss fights were linear and extremely easy, puzzles were redundant, the AI was not too intelligent and secondary weapons were lacking in combo diversity. The mixture of God of War and the Zelda games was a nice touch and the game is very enjoyable....for one play through. Unlike other games of this genre your items and upgrades do not transfer over to your second play through (except abyssal armor) making it feel stale when you attempt to play through a harder difficulty. All in all its worth a shot, but in its entirety it should remain as a rental.
The Legend of Zelda series and God of War series got together and had a baby. (Panzer Dragoon got in there somehow too)
Darksiders is a game that rips off the best parts of these great games without much effort to cover it up (The disc icon on your Xbox dashboard even looks like the box art for WoW: Wraith of the Lich King). So if you're fresh off of playing these games, you may want to cool your heels with something else. Otherwise, get ready for a fun game that's definitely worth a look at.
You play as a Horseman of the Apocalypse that is trying to stop a war between angels and demons. You're framed and blamed for starting this war and killing every human on earth. The way you redeem yourself is killing LOTS and LOTS of angels and demons.
+ The best pacing in an action game I've played in recent memory + Combat is fun and easy to pick up but still challenging to master + Visual art style + RPG upgrading elements + Serviceable story keeps you interested
- Horrible screen tearing - Some frame rate drop or loading chop - May be a little on the easy side, but that's just me - You'll probably end up using the same "win" combo till the credits roll
Bottom line: Good rent, fun game! This one will get you 8 - 10+ hours depending on how obsessed you are at collecting/achievement chasing