What difficulty did you start on?

#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14769 posts) -


#2 Posted by Demoskinos (14769 posts) -

I went with the latter myself as I like some challenge with my combat. And honestly... outside of a few fights so far its been a breeze even on this difficulty. Then again... after you beat DMC 3 on DMD with all "S" ranks just about anything seems like a breeze.

#3 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Apocalyptic.

I play everything on hard by default. Games aren't difficult.

#4 Posted by Cowmeat (142 posts) -

Apocalyptic

#5 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

Normal. Was gonna save Apocalyptic for New Game +. But I'm absolutely tearing shit up. Bosses are incredibly easy.

#6 Posted by AuthenticM (3715 posts) -

Apocalyptic, just as with the original. It's still a cakewalk. I don't understand why Brad is having problems with the game.

#7 Edited by Yummylee (21506 posts) -

Apocalyptic over here, too. I haven't completed it yet--up to the part where I need to... collect 3 things so as to fight this champion so I can gain an audience with the King of Bones so I can restore humanity to prove War's innocence--and while I wouldn't call it a 'breeze', I'll agree that it isn't especially difficult. It's a step up from the challenge of the original in any case.

And for that added bit of autofellatio, I just recently beat the Deposed King while only at level 13 <3 Those ghouls I can summon certainly make most combat scenarios highly manageable.

#8 Posted by Demoskinos (14769 posts) -

@Yummylee: Really? Wow. I'm level 17 and dude still one-shots me and I can't ever seem to dodge that first shot with his mace that freezes and kills me.

#9 Edited by Yummylee (21506 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Yummylee: Really? Wow. I'm level 17 and dude still one-shots me and I can't ever seem to dodge that first shot with his mace that freezes and kills me.

It's all about the ghouls! They start off super crappy, but you invest towards them--which I've done almost exclusively--and once they've gotten the additional fire damage and will explode upon death, they can do a surprising amount of damage. Or at the very least keep a mob busy, thanks to upgrade that gives them aggro, giving me ample chance to scythe em all together

My tactic for the King was to summon em, let them go at him while I shoot from afar with the pistol, which will accrue some wrath--along with the attacks from the ghouls themselves--allowing me to then summon them again pretty much as soon as they've been beaten. I'd also head in myself and slice him a bit once he's gotten his hammer stuck, but otherwise I just let my ghouls and my gun chip away at him while I dodged his attacks.

#10 Posted by adam1808 (1452 posts) -

Normal. You never know whether the developers will tune hard mode so it's doable without prior knowledge of the game's combat. Will probably get to Apocalyptic eventually.

#11 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

Normal cause I just want to beat it and enjoy what it has to offer instead of brutally challenging myself.

#12 Posted by Enigma777 (6071 posts) -

Apopali it cause I'm Norma bitxh

#13 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3855 posts) -

@Enigma777: Your drunk posts are the best.

#14 Posted by Tennmuerti (8073 posts) -

Normal switched to Apocalyptic on Newgame+

#15 Posted by benspyda (2033 posts) -

I thought there was also an easy option. I could be wrong as I always go normal/default when there is a difficulty setting so I don't take much notice.

#16 Posted by Demoskinos (14769 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@Demoskinos said:

@Yummylee: Really? Wow. I'm level 17 and dude still one-shots me and I can't ever seem to dodge that first shot with his mace that freezes and kills me.

It's all about the ghouls! They start off super crappy, but you invest towards them--which I've done almost exclusively--and once they've gotten the additional fire damage and will explode upon death, they can do a surprising amount of damage. Or at the very least keep a mob busy, thanks to upgrade that gives them aggro, giving me ample chance to scythe em all together

My tactic for the King was to summon em, let them go at him while I shoot from afar with the pistol, which will accrue some wrath--along with the attacks from the ghouls themselves--allowing me to then summon them again pretty much as soon as they've been beaten. I'd also head in myself and slice him a bit once he's gotten his hammer stuck, but otherwise I just let my ghouls and my gun chip away at him while I dodged his attacks.

Oh, I know. I've gone full necro and got my ghouls and crows fairly well built up each. I just can't ever seem to dodge that hammer attack.

#17 Posted by hell911 (9 posts) -

didn't vote, i played EASY mode.

#18 Posted by Roland_D11 (189 posts) -

I started on Normal, realised I am crap at the combat and then switched it down to easy. I can't even explain why I'm so bad at Darksiders' combat (had problems in the first one as well), while I can beat other games like Bayonetta or the Souls games with little problems....

#19 Posted by mikey87144 (1729 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Yummylee said:

@Demoskinos said:

@Yummylee: Really? Wow. I'm level 17 and dude still one-shots me and I can't ever seem to dodge that first shot with his mace that freezes and kills me.

It's all about the ghouls! They start off super crappy, but you invest towards them--which I've done almost exclusively--and once they've gotten the additional fire damage and will explode upon death, they can do a surprising amount of damage. Or at the very least keep a mob busy, thanks to upgrade that gives them aggro, giving me ample chance to scythe em all together

My tactic for the King was to summon em, let them go at him while I shoot from afar with the pistol, which will accrue some wrath--along with the attacks from the ghouls themselves--allowing me to then summon them again pretty much as soon as they've been beaten. I'd also head in myself and slice him a bit once he's gotten his hammer stuck, but otherwise I just let my ghouls and my gun chip away at him while I dodged his attacks.

Oh, I know. I've gone full necro and got my ghouls and crows fairly well built up each. I just can't ever seem to dodge that hammer attack.

I encountered that King at level 13 and just couldn't beat him. It wasn't so much that his hammer one-shotted me it was the fact that my attacks were doing very little damage. Two levels later I came at him again and beat him on my third try. The key to beating is, like said, using the ghouls and dodging that hammer. One hit from it, even with a possessed weapon more focused on health and defense, can still mess you up.

Also I'm playing on Apocalyptic. I played the first game on that difficulty setting and even then the game wasn't much of a challenge. That part with Ulthane was the only real annoying part but after that it's smooth sailing. With this game there have been only two fights were I had to walk away from until Death was stronger and better equipped. Both were sidequests though were death wasn't quite ready to do yet.

#20 Posted by Demoskinos (14769 posts) -
@mikey87144 Hmm well might give him another shot. On a similar note where the hell is Achidna? I just got the 3rd dead lord and the map was showing that she SHOULD be in that area but I didnt find her.
#21 Posted by mikey87144 (1729 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@mikey87144 Hmm well might give him another shot. On a similar note where the hell is Achidna? I just got the 3rd dead lord and the map was showing that she SHOULD be in that area but I didnt find her.

You face her during the main quest.

#22 Posted by Tennmuerti (8073 posts) -

@Demoskinos: Dodge the hammer sideways, in fact that's what i did at 15 just kept dodging everything sideways on the King (i was melee too), excepot when he gets to phase 2 and starts whrilwind bullshit, then you just gotrta leg it for a bit. Achinda is together with the 3rd lord, same fight.

#23 Posted by Demoskinos (14769 posts) -
@Tennmuerti

@Demoskinos: Dodge the hammer sideways, in fact that's what i did at 15 just kept dodging everything sideways on the King (i was melee too), excepot when he gets to phase 2 and starts whrilwind bullshit, then you just gotrta leg it for a bit. Achinda is together with the 3rd lord, same fight.

Well fuck me! I totally didn't realize that was her! Now I have to beat the king. Last dude I need to beat then.
#24 Posted by Demoskinos (14769 posts) -

@mikey87144: @Tennmuerti: Finally beat him. That...was actually a ton of fun. Most likely the most fun I've had with the game so far. The constant of being on the precipice of death at all times really amped up the tension of the fight. The ghouls worked wonders though. I bought a respec though so I could max out the wrath gain for the ghouls my initial attempts were falling flat due to me running out of wrath too fast. Once I fixed that problem it was only a few attempts until I got him. I wish more fights in this game made you think outside the box like that. Slightly off topic but thats what really made Dark Souls so much fun. You never could really just go in swinging on any of the bosses.

#25 Posted by JoeyRavn (4967 posts) -

Apocalyptic. Granted, I've played around 5 minutes before deciding that the stuttering was too much to bear for me, but that's the difficulty level I'll play the game on. Darksiders 1 was a walk in the park in Apocalyptic, I don't see how Darksiders 2 will be any different. I'll probably lower it to Normal or Easy in NG+ if I can also do the Hardcore mode at the same time. Can I?

#26 Posted by pyrodactyl (1975 posts) -

hard, as long as you don't do quest that are out of your level range it's fine.

Especialy if you have a 50%+ crit rate on both your weapons

#27 Edited by GunstarRed (5118 posts) -

Normal, I wish I'd have played it on a harder difficulty from the beginning now. I didn't want to start on a harder difficulty just to get stuck at the halfway point, You never really know if there will be stupid difficulty spikes or not. The deposed king was the only one I had any problems with, and I beat the final boss in under five minutes. (I'm gonna say closer to three)

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#28 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

normal but i bumped it up to apocalyptic in the middle of the first world

#29 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (1005 posts) -

I can't even do this game no easy, what am I doing wrong? Gorewood keeps fucking me up

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