Not far, but does this game get better?

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#1 Edited by thehuntsmen5434 (515 posts) -

I finally found time to play some Darksiders II after completing Dark Souls PC and I'm about 4-5 hours in. So far it's kind of boring. The combat is fun, but the enemies are few and far between, too easy, and you can be pretty cheap to defeat them if you want. All I have acquired is the makers key for the constructs which I assume is a puzzle element. Does the game pick up as you go? Right now the world feels kinda bland, and the loot system doesn't add a whole lot. I feel like there is so much potential just waiting to happen.

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#2 Posted by iGooner7 (152 posts) -

Yes mate, it will be more fun ahead. The beginning is awful!

Puzzles all the same, enemies are easy, blah blah blah

Just continue and it will be more fun

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#3 Posted by thehuntsmen5434 (515 posts) -

@iGooner7 said:

Yes mate, it will be more fun ahead. The beginning is awful!

Puzzles all the same, enemies are easy, blah blah blah

Just continue and it will be more fun

Nice, I will push forward then. I loved the first one a lot, so i'll give the makers more faith.

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#4 Posted by iGooner7 (152 posts) -

@thehuntsmen5434: Great. Do like how i did. Just ignore the fact that its boring and just play

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#5 Posted by spankingaddict (2940 posts) -

Yes , It gets better . But then it gets blah again later on . It's alright but disappointing .

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#6 Posted by PillClinton (3551 posts) -

@iGooner7 said:

@thehuntsmen5434: Great. Do like how i did. Just ignore the fact that its boring and just play

Ha, I guess I just realized that's kinda how I'm playing it too.

I also agree with Patrick's sentiment on the Bombcast that the whole first world is boring as shit and too long and drawn out, but it picks up steam in the second world. They should've cut a good 1-2 hours from that first world. It started suffering from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow syndrome at some point.

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#7 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

@iGooner7 said:

@thehuntsmen5434: Great. Do like how i did. Just ignore the fact that its boring and just play

Ha, I guess I just realized that's kinda how I'm playing it too.

I also agree with Patrick's sentiment on the Bombcast that the whole first world is boring as shit and too long and drawn out, but it picks up steam in the second world.

But then it all becomes boring as shit again because the Kingdom of the Dead is also too long and drawn out =( Definitely some pacing issues going on, because the 3rd and 4th 'worlds', if you can even call em that since they're each basically just one dungeon, are also far too short.

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#8 Edited by stryker1121 (2101 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

@iGooner7 said:

@thehuntsmen5434: Great. Do like how i did. Just ignore the fact that its boring and just play

Ha, I guess I just realized that's kinda how I'm playing it too.

I also agree with Patrick's sentiment on the Bombcast that the whole first world is boring as shit and too long and drawn out, but it picks up steam in the second world. They should've cut a good 1-2 hours from that first world. It started suffering from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow syndrome at some point.

C:LoS is a good comparison to DS2. Like the latest Castlevania this game has some fat that could have used trimming. And like this Castlevania, the bloated nature of DS2 doesn't take away from what at it's core is a good, solid game.

Mind, there's a really boring bit much later on from where you're at that thankfully lasts only 30-40 mins (and feels like forever) but picks up nicely after that. Also, OP, play on apoc difficulty to ramp up the challenge.

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#9 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2537 posts) -

I'm having this exact same problem!!

I'm about 14 hours in, in the land of the dead trying to wake up those dead lords, I can't play this game for more than 30 minutes at a time without becoming woefully bored.

Should I bother trudging onward or just check out the disappointing ending everybody is talking about on youtube?

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#10 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@PillClinton said:

@iGooner7 said:

@thehuntsmen5434: Great. Do like how i did. Just ignore the fact that its boring and just play

Ha, I guess I just realized that's kinda how I'm playing it too.

I also agree with Patrick's sentiment on the Bombcast that the whole first world is boring as shit and too long and drawn out, but it picks up steam in the second world.

But then it all becomes boring as shit again because the Kingdom of the Dead is also too long and drawn out =( Definitely some pacing issues going on, because the 3rd and 4th 'worlds', if you can even call em that since they're each basically just one dungeon, are also far too short.

Looking back at that game I'm becoming more bummed out mainly because I was looking for more Darksiders 1. At least the combat in 2 is better.

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#11 Posted by PillClinton (3551 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie: Agreed. I actually stopped playing shortly after writing that comment up there, somewhere in the middle of the Kingdom of the Dead. Real bummer, as I really had high expectations, not to mention paid full price... :\ Maybe I'll dive back in at some point, but it's doubtful, and I never enjoy jumping back into the middle of a game after taking a long break.

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#12 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

@PillClinton: I was going to write off the game as being OK but then the ending happened. All that ending did was remind me how great the first game ended and that's it. Basically nothing big happens. Ugh, what a huge let down. I honestly have no idea what to expect in a future Darksiders game if there ever will be one.

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#13 Posted by mordukai (8481 posts) -

@iGooner7 said:

Yes mate, it will be more fun ahead. The beginning is awful!

Puzzles all the same, enemies are easy, blah blah blah

Just continue and it will be more fun

When? I've reach The Lord Of Bones and I'm still waiting for the game to kick in.

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#14 Posted by CheapPoison (1031 posts) -

It never gets amazing though.

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