The only reason to live in 2012 is death...

#1 Edited by tescovee (358 posts) -

damn after seeing this, I am so pumped. I think Darksiders II really is my most anticipated game of 2012

#2 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

The last game was a lot of fun. Definitely looking forward to it.

#3 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

I still need to play the first one. Maybe now this is coming out i will.

#4 Posted by tescovee (358 posts) -

It was one of those games where I "S ranked" it and was bummed that there was nothing left for me to do. I'm going to plow threw it again before release.

#5 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

OMG! I'm so excited about this game!!! Prince of Persia traversal. FUCK YEAH!

#6 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

I love Darksiders!

Seriously, hearing about the changes they're making to the sequel has put me on the edge. Darksiders II is 5 months away and I can barely contain myself.

Town Hubs, NPCs, side-quests and customisation - literally everything they could have added to perfect the Darksiders experience.

Want.

#7 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

Phew, the title for this thread made me think the game got cancelled.

#8 Posted by Slax (918 posts) -

That first game was a lot of fun, but there were definitely some issues. I think they are taking the serious in an excellent direction.

#9 Posted by tescovee (358 posts) -

@jozzy said:

Phew, the title for this thread made me think the game got cancelled.

Damn and I was just try'n to be PR clever

#10 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

@tescovee said:

@jozzy said:

Phew, the title for this thread made me think the game got cancelled.

Damn and I was just try'n to be PR clever

Hey, it's totally my own fault. I read dead instead of death, and I had all the THQ problems on my mind.

#11 Posted by JackSukeru (5911 posts) -

This sorta makes me interested, but I didn't like the original all that much from playing the demo a couple of times. Maybe I should just give up my completionist ways and say that I don't have to have played the original to try this.

#12 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7616 posts) -

I love that they're expanding this one to make it more of an RPG.

I probably won't buy it on day one, but I'm still pretty excited about it.

#13 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

I'm very excited, to say the least. Seems like they've improved pretty much everything.

#14 Posted by HatKing (5944 posts) -

I hate this thing they do with sequels where they feel that they have to one-up the previous story so much that they over-compensate and end up nullifying some cool aspects of the characters in the past. They basically spend two minutes describing why the guy the entire first game is focused around is a pussy. I get it, they want their new character to look awesome, but can't they accomplish this without gimping the previous character's own badass nature?

It's like when the spinosaurus beat the trex in Jurassic Park 3 all over again.

#15 Posted by MrBelmont (21 posts) -

@HatKing I dont think they could make War look like a wuss. I agree that theyre probably trying to make Death more of a "badass," but all of us who have played the original Darksiders knows that War was no chump. Im super excited for DS2 though, Darksiders was a game that I have traded in multiple times thinking I wouldnt play it through again, and now im on my 5th playthrough.....hopefully Ill just learn to keep it this time.

#16 Posted by tescovee (358 posts) -

@HatKing: I always figured War as being brute-force esque, what I take from it is they are making death a bit more finesse. Not so much pussifying War but making Death more slick

#17 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

I love everything about this so far. Also he reminds me of Raziel, so that is awesome.

#18 Posted by SpencerTucksen (423 posts) -

I've been very excited for this game for quite some time and I am still definitely looking forward to it. I do hope it surpasses the last and DOESN'T force that time-filler near the end down your throat. I almost quit the game because of that shit. Lol, The rest of the game was great, but I don't want to dick around looking for a couple pieces to something for hours.

#19 Edited by emem (1966 posts) -
@HatKing@MrBelmont: I don't care what they say about War. To me War is one of the toughest and most memorable video game characters ever and they will have a really hard time coming even close to him with Death.  
 
I can't wait to play the game and I hope they manage to fix some of the issues the first Darksiders had without losing the roughness... if that makes sense.
#20 Posted by Capum15 (4899 posts) -

I have not played Darksiders, but I saw the ending cutscene on youtube. The very end of that was incredibly awesome.

#21 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

Looks amazing.

#22 Posted by Yummylee (21621 posts) -

@GetEveryone said:

I love Darksiders!

Seriously, hearing about the changes they're making to the sequel has put me on the edge. Darksiders II is 5 months away and I can barely contain myself.

Town Hubs, NPCs, side-quests and customisation - literally everything they could have added to perfect the Darksiders experience.

Want.

You and me, we're the same.

#23 Posted by WonderboyCoz (153 posts) -

Yeah, this is one my most antcipated games of the year. In a lot of ways, Darksiders was the Zelda game I always wanted and drew on my favourite mythology and I am a lover myth and legend in general.

The setup for the second game sounds really cool. Death is the oldest and most experienced of the horsemen and he knows that his brother War (being the most honourable of the 4) would never commit the treason he was accused of and so sets out on a quest to clear his name. I think that exploring the relationships between the horsemen could be very interesing.

also, Despair looks even more badass than Ruin!

#24 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

1 was great, 2 looks to be better.
 
Can't wait.

#25 Posted by phish09 (1109 posts) -

I must be one of the only people who played, and really did not enjoy Darksiders. I mean the gameplay and whole design is basically Zelda meets God of War and I don't feel it executes on the puzzle and adventure aspect as well as Zelda does and it doesn't execute on the combat as well as God of War does. It just feels like it's trying too hard to be like other games and fails at being as good as the games it's trying to emulate. I don't know, maybe I'll still give Darksiders 2 a shot, but it needs to be immensely better than the first game if it's going to impress me.

#26 Posted by iBePeRFeCT (396 posts) -

I cannot wait to play this game. I absolutely loved the original Darksiders and Darksiders II has to be one of my most anticipated games of 2012.

#27 Posted by tulextreme (11 posts) -

Mad rulez and this sequel will pulverize the first game! Rock on guys!

#28 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

First one was pretty good, got all the achievements for it as well.

#29 Posted by Enigmatical (135 posts) -
@Abyssfull We're three. They're literally adding in everything I thought the first game needed to make it my ultimate game.

Yeah, definitely one of my most anticipated. Randomized lewts? Sign me up!
#30 Posted by NoRemnants (384 posts) -

@MrBelmont: Fun fact. War's missing hand was cut off by death.

#31 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I liked a lot about this game, but did not like the combat. The exploring was cool as hell and then the combat came. I quit the game during the final boss. I no longer cared.

#32 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6189 posts) -

@Claude said:

I liked a lot about this game, but did not like the combat. The exploring was cool as hell and then the combat came. I quit the game during the final boss. I no longer cared.

That was my thought too. Some games are just not for everyone, and Darksiders was one of those for me.

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#33 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

@Havox said:

@MrBelmont: Fun fact. War's missing hand was cut off by death.

How do you know that?

#35 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

@Havox: Strange, I don't remember that being in the game.

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