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Death Brings Life to Darksiders II 1

Darksiders II leaves behind War to spin the tale of Earth's apocalypse from the perspective of Death as he spans the universe to save his brother from damnation. This fantasy-inspired theologain action adventure role-playing game will take you on a journey of epic proportions, but the 20-30 hours it will take from start to finish is worth every minute. Check out the video review below....

10 out of 12 found this review helpful.

Death delivers killer gameplay 0

Darksiders II is the embodiment of how a sequel should be done. The original Darksiders was one of the surprise hits of 2010, an eclectic blend of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and the scribbled drawings from the margins of a 14-year old boy’s notebook. By taking the somewhat stagnating conventions of such an eternally classic title and thrusting it kicking and screaming into the cold light of modernity, the team at Vigil Games created a wonderful, albeit highly derivative, action adventu...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Darksiders II has no dearth of depth, but suffers from its size. 0

Darksiders left our anti-hero War contemplating his options as his brothers (and sister) caught the last few express meteors to Earth to help in what promised to be an Alamo style stand-off between the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and apparently every other force in the universe. Darksiders 2 doesn't quite pick up there, however, electing to roll back the clock a few years before the first game begins and follow the redemptive arc of War's more emaciated and guilt-ridden sibling Death instead...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

When Death rides, none can hide. 0

The original Darksiders was a game that was relatively underrated by both critics and gamers alike, and at the same time, criticized for being a "rip-off" of multiple major franchises such as the Legend of Zelda and God of War. Yet, I liked to see it for what it did correctly. Instead of blatantly ripping off such popular games, Vigil Games instead chose to brilliantly craft certain ideals from those games and blend them together with an extremely engaging story to create a new IP well deserving...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Darksiders 2 Review: Death Lives 0

After playing the original Darksiders to completion in preparation for the sequel I was very interested in how Darksiders 2 would turn out. Vigil are still a fledgling developer and with the troubles of THQ in the backdrop I was concerned yet anticipating how the changes that were being made to the game would turn out. Luckily Darksiders 2 is one of the most refreshing titles I have played this year so far for numerous reasons, and is a game that deserves a lot of attention despite the problems ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Deadly deal 0

Darksiders 2 Reviewed by Doc D StrangeI never played the original Darksiders. I was always interested in checking the game out but just never did. I always heard great thing about Darksiders, one of my friends told me "it's like Zelda but mature". So when the sequel was almost out I had to see what the kids thought was so great about Darksiders for myself.Story/GameplayDeath doing his thang.Darksiders 2 takes place during the first game just in different realms/worlds. This time you play as Deat...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One step forward, two steps back. 0

Darksiders 2 is a hard game for me to judge. In some ways it is better than the original Darksiders. In some key areas though, I loved Darksiders 1 over what Darksiders 2 delivered. Most game sequels refine what the previous game in the series did. It is rare to get such a diferent experience from a sequel. I loved the original Darksiders for taking the best aspects of a Zelda game like temple puzzles, valuable tools, and more. It also had a cool unique art style, an interesting story, and solid...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

My Thoughts on Darksiders 2 0

Back in 2010, Vigil Games did something very bold; they took various elements from other popular games and mashed them together to form something of their own. It was more than just a shameless rip-off and it created one of the best games of that year. Two years later they've managed to do it again, only its bigger and better in almost every way.GameplayDarksiders 2 takes gameplay from many different games. It takes combat from God of War/Devil May Cry, platforming from Prince of Persia (2008), ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Death's a Bitch, and Then You Die 2

Like its predecessor, Darksiders II combines familiar game elements in ambitious new ways. While it can be a bit rough around the edges, fans of the original should be satisfied, and newcomers to the franchise should give it a look.Darksiders II is the sequel to the 2010 post-apocalyptic adventure game Darksiders, developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. In the first game, War (by which I mean the famed horseman of the biblical apocalypse, and not the 1970s funk band known for "Low Rider")...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Darksiders 2: A Side Sequel 0

Death. The word itself conjures immediate images in our psyche. We picture the night-shrouded scythe-wielding skeleton appearing out of nothingness, hand outstretched to collect what’s owed. Maybe death is a nice, pleasant sleep that is simply never awakened from, or even a riotous blaze of glory sung about in annuls of rock and roll. The image may even be of the horrible, black vomit that accompanies Ebola, the dreaded retching, blood oozing from your orifices as you pray for relief and receive...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Expands massively upon its predecessor 0

The video game industry today is loaded with annualized franchises and sequels being crapped out like cheap toys off of a Chinese assembly line. In this environment, sequels like Darksiders 2 are extremely rare. Darksiders 2 is not just an iteration on its predecessor. It is the most massive expansion of a series since at least Assassin’s Creed 2. Darksiders 2 is so much different from the first game that if they didn’t have the same name on the box, you might get the impression that they aren’t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Darkside-Story 1

What does a developer do to follow up a hit original game? Audiences generally want larger, more refined sequels and publishers are willing to back a studio’s sophomore outing with a sizable budget. Darksiders 2 follows the same path as Batman: Arkham City, offering a larger, longer game than its predecessor. For Vigil Games bigger doesn’t mean a poor experience but nor does it mean a better game.Taking place roughly at the same time as Darksiders 1, the sequel replaces War with his fellow horse...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Death is on the scene 0

Death is on the scene in this follow up to the sleeper hit Darksiders. In seeking to clear his brother, War, Death is taken on a journey through mystical space, hitting up the forge lands where all is created, the undead city, an apocalyptic Earth, heaven and hell. This vast expansion in the world is a welcome change over the first, and the fast travel mechanic is a necessary blessing. Its points such as this where it’s clear the Darksiders developers wanted to iterate on the first and simply ma...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sequel takes a few steps forward, many steps back 3

The first Darksiders was a surprise hit, unexpectedly overcoming its pigeonholing as a "dark Zelda" and crafting a game that successfully incorporated and outdid many of its inspirations. The result is a sequel that comes in with higher expectations and a fanbase excited by an amazing ending that left us all wanting more. Darksiders 2 improves on elements from the first game, adds whole new elements which expand the gameplay greatly, but also breaks some of the better parts of its predecessor an...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Fun stuff 0

For the most part this game is pretty great. It takes a further step into feeling like an rpg compared to the first one. You constantly pick up armor, weapons, and accessories for your character. The game starts off like it will be really long because there are 4 areas to go through and the first one is pretty much just as big as the first game but as you get further each area starts to get smaller and smaller. The puzzles in the game are relatively fun but eventually they become really repetiti...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Darksiders II Manages to Overcome its own Demons 0

Put quite simply, Darksiders II is a fantastic game. But no game can claim to be perfect, and Darksiders II proves this quite handily. Between weird pacing issues and terrible console optimization on what most people would consider to be the game’s primary platform, the game has its issues. These flaws take an excellent game and somewhat chip away at the finish, but these small blemishes are not anywhere near enough to make it aggravating or unplayable. Vigil manages to create a cohesive experie...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Darksiders II Blurs Genre Lines 0

The original Darksiders truly was a surprise to many when it hit store shelves in January of 2010. It was quickly applauded for delivering a game not unlike the ones seen in The Legend of Zelda series, albeit with a darker tone and combat more akin to God of War than anything seen in latter-day Zelda titles. That was two and a half years ago, and Darksiders has gone from cult hit to full-on franchise. However, not content with retreading the same formula with the sequel, Vigil Games has stepped ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Darksiders 2 - A welcome home. 0

Vigil Game’s Darksiders franchise is often described as a retrospective look at adventure games. Brimming with nostalgia and familiar mechanics, Darksiders was a game that many fans either liked or disliked for its sincere homage to the past. In the second installment of the franchise, Vigil Game’s approach places more emphasis on an iterative process.Darksiders 2 remains mechanically similar to it’s predecessors. We are still collecting keys to open locked doors, dodge-rolling out of harms way,...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

More of the same but it fills a hole 0

Darksiders II might not be the game you were hoping for after finishing the first game a couple of years ago.The sequel was screaming out for a four player co-op game featuring all Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (War, Death, Fury and Strife), but what you get here is some more of the same.The first game very much wore its influences on its sleeve, heavily borrowing from games like The Legend of Zelda and Darksiders II is no different.This time you play as War’s brother Death and the story plays...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Darksiders II Review 0

Darksiders two is unique in the fact that it takes the elements from many genres and works them into a cohesive and fun game. It combines the visceral combat of a hack and slash with the weapon, gear, and skill customization of a full blown RPG. It also ads some platforming and puzzle solving to keep things fresh.The art style of the game is fantastic, there is plenty of variance in the art style throughout the game to keep things fresh. Graphically the game is on par with consoles, textures do ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Something went wrong here. Very, very wrong. 0

Disclaimer: This review is solely based on my personal experience with the game. I understand that other people probably have had a different relation with the game. So, yeah. Take it as you will.Darksiders was a great game. It took some of the most entertaining features of some of the most well known franchises of all time and mixed them together to create a very cool and original game: the exploration of a Metroidvania, the dungeon-and-item-based gameplay of a Zelda, the ledge-grabbing-column-...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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