Hopefully a superb sequel.
The first Darksiders game took me by complete surprise. It was a perfect marriage of hack and slash combat and platforming adventure. The first game didn't do anything revolutionary but it didn't need to. It stuck to an age old formula of solid combat, fun exploration, and a great story. If Darksiders II just sticks to that same formula, it will definately be a winner in my book.
Plus, come one, it's not every day you get to be a Horseman of the Apocalypse. First War and now Death? What more could you need?
Great, but not for everyone
Darksiders II is a very good game with a lot of platform jumping, puzzlers, and a very nice leveling up system. This being said, it is designed for people who enjoy frustratingly difficult "boss" fights, something I am not a fan of. The most disappointing thing is that I really enjoyed all the elements aside from these frustrations quite a bit. A cheat code or two to bypass the torture would have been a welcome addition, but those aren't very popular among game developers these days. Such an unfortunate development for those of us who like to be challenged, but not frustrated. Also, despite being labeled as such, Darksiders II is not a RPG. Leveling a character up does not, in itself, define an RPG. Developing a character means more than gaining access to a rather small set of abilities. However, I really enjoyed the game until I got to a boss fight that frustrates me, gives me headaches, and isn't worth subjecting myself to. But for those who don't mind doing so, it's a great game, and more power to you!
Vigil made everything about the first game better!
I've heard a lot of complaints about how Darksiders was a rip off of Metroid, Zelda, God of War, etc. To be honest, I even used the God of War and Zelda combo to describe the gameplay to my wife. The fact is though, that Vigil were already in the middle of production when God of War came out. They did a lot of things in the first one that made it a great game, and brought back screaming memories of a lot of really great old-school games. In all the promotions I've seen for Darksiders II, I can only say that I've not been this excited for a video game in years. Since at least N64. (I'm 21 and have been playing video games since I was 6, starting with the NES).
The loot system, skill trees, customizable armor and weapon combos, and the immense system of weapons and armor is an amazing addition. Not to mention the vast size difference in the world from I to II is a welcome difference. But my biggest reason for being so excited for this game, is Death. Ever since I can remember I've had a fascination with the personification of Death. Death, Grim Reaper, Azrael the Angel of Death, and the image of the Skull in general. I'm excited for this game, and the chance to play this personification. I honestly almost can't wait.
A great puzzle/action game!
darksiders 2 fixes most of its problems that it faced on draksiders 1, but does have its annouying glitchs, but it doesnt damage the overall worth of its self. fighting is fun and easy, and upgradeing on the skill tree is easy but worth while, darksiders has always been all abought over the top action, and brain twisting puzzles, and thankfully darksiders 2 delievers on all my hopes. graphics are good, but when zoomed in graphics are blurry and undetailed, but for the most part they get the job done right! music fits the mood, and sound effects crash and slash till your speakers want to die, but thats a very good thing. For the most part draksiders delievers on all my hopes, wants, and needs. the entire time i played darksiders 2, i was on the edge of my seat, and thats another thing, darksider 2 is LONG!!! (I know thats what she sayed) but still it will take many many hours to 100% beat darksiders 2!
I thought originally this was going to be a zelda ripoff. Boy was I wrong. While it does have similar qualities, it also has qualities from god of war, dmc, and prince of persia. all four of these combined gave me one heck of a time. I have faith that you will have fun too.
A M A Z I N G@!!@!@@
This game is going to be amazing!!! I hope they do a collectors edition for it or something :P
Just the Sequel youd Expect
presentation: right off the bat the game throws you into the struggle for Death to save his brother War, armed with 2 scythes and an unlimited amount of different secondary weapons this game is that much more playable then Darksiders One. after receiving all of the preoder bonus items i felt an overbearing amount of power over the basic enemies you must face. its like what would happen if diablo 2 went third person and was gifted with a better storyline (I.E. the 'loot' system is a MAJOR PLUS)
Pros: in the first one, War traversed the environment kind of slow. but death 'glides' if you will from ledge to hanging poles and wall jumps to wall runs. just like prince of persia if you will. this makes gameplay that much more fast paced and playable. surprisingly the soundtrack was in my face during all of the combat moments. and it wasnt that bad either. actually enjoyable amongst all the carnage. the level system and skill tree are AMAZING. you have an infinite amount of chaos spell combination to unlock and each spell is unique to each battle.
Cons: Once death is allowed to explore you realize that this game is VERY vast and very over bearing. if you are fans of skyrim and LOVE grinding away on side quests then have fun. but if you are looking for that linear story like the first one then stay away. personally im doing everything i can to find EVERYTHING in every area before i move on.
Verdict: Looks and feels multiple times better then its predecessor. already hours into his journey i am already sure that this will be an experience that i wont want to stop
This game is amazing it surpassed all my expectations. The combat graphics puzzles and boss's are all perfect I felt it real hard to put this game down once i started. Even though i just beat it the large amount of side content and the crucible only add to the replay value of this game. Bottom line this is a great game and a perfect way to end the summer. This games only flaw is probably that you don't see the last two horseman Strife and Fury but hopefully will get a chance to see them in Darksiders 3
AWESOME DEATH FOR ALL!!!!
I've been told that Darksiders was a rip off of God Of War and that it wouldn't be near as good as it should be. Well I haven't played the first one to be honest I jumped into the series such like when I jumped into Mass Effect and got Mass Effect 3, Well I have to say I've never been excited or amazed by any other game. This has blown my mind away like there is so much stuff to do on here it is addictive. I just got this game like 8/15/12 and I mean I've never been so amazed and or addicted to any other game then Darksiders 2 I would give it a 10/10 for Gameplay. It has to be the best game of the year in my opinion. And it has all rights and should be Game Of The Year and also comes with DLC content for Tomb and not to mention just more content around the corner for hours and hours of gameplay. I cannot wait for the weekend and be on this game alot more. If you want to add me on Xbox Live just add MassxPunisher that is my gamertag.
I've done some research.......
In my original preview, all I said was that I was expecting this game's release and that it looked beast. I've done a lot of research into it and realized that this game is gonna be even AWESOMER than I thought it was going to be. Not only will there be lots of weapons ranging from guns to giant hammers, and a bunch of sets of armor, but it will also have detailed RPG elements AND a world that is twice as bigger and has TWICE as many things to do. There might be some form of customization for Death to make him unique for your taste, hopefully it will be something like the customization for Commander Shepard on Mass Effect 3. There's also countless dungeons and side quests that you will be able to do! I'm looking forward to getting the extra content in this Gamestop exclusive pre-order. The game will feature you trying to kill different demon kings and an infinite amount of enemies, you will even get to fight a deranged version of -------SPOILER ALERT------- War himself! And this games is also said to feature the other two legendary horsemen somehow. As Death you will be able to scale walls, run faster, traverse land easier, and you can pull off deadly chain combos! I really want the combat to be something like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's, because that games fighting layout was perfect (except for the fact you couldn't jump). I'm hoping this game will be as AWESOMELY FANTASTIC as I've been thinking.