Darksiders

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Posted by skewedsyntax (18 posts) -

Darksiders is a very fun game but damn it is hard even on normal difficulty you really have to grind it out.

#1 Posted by skewedsyntax (18 posts) -

Darksiders is a very fun game but damn it is hard even on normal difficulty you really have to grind it out.

#2 Posted by Yummylee (21475 posts) -

The first one?... Er, well no offence, but I found it to be relatively easy even when starting straight from the Apocalyptic difficulty.

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10838 posts) -

Yeah, I don't know what's up with people (by which I mean this guy and Will Smith) thinking the game is so hard. I didn't play it on hard, but by the end of my recent re-playing I kinda wish I had.

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#4 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

I started it today on Normal and it didn't seem too difficult. There are a couple of enemies who are a pain in the ass but are fairly easy to get around. Then again, I'm only at the part where you go after Tiamat so maybe it gets harder from there, I dunno.

#5 Posted by mikey87144 (1719 posts) -

I started on the hardest difficulty setting and thought it pretty easy.

#6 Posted by 49th (2722 posts) -

I think I only died twice in Darksiders on normal, and those may have just been mission fails.

#7 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I've got to agree with the crowd on this one. I jumped straight into Apocalyptic difficulty and felt the game was a little too easy at times.

Getting decent at blocking and dodging goes a long way to making combat easier. Even if you can't take more than one hit, if nothing can hit you, you're golden. Don't underestimate the utility of the Fist and Scythe, too. They may not do as much damage as Chaoseater but they're amazing for crowd control.

#8 Posted by MegaLombax (384 posts) -

I played through the first game on Apocalyptic from the get go. It was pretty challenging at first but after getting used to the dodging system, it was okay. I think I only died a couple of times while fighting the first mini boss on the freeway.

#9 Posted by Yummylee (21475 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

I've got to agree with the crowd on this one. I jumped straight into Apocalyptic difficulty and felt the game was a little too easy at times.

Getting decent at blocking and dodging goes a long way to making combat easier. Even if you can't take more than one hit, if nothing can hit you, you're golden. Don't underestimate the utility of the Fist and Scythe, too. They may not do as much damage as Chaoseater but they're amazing for crowd control.

The scythe is an absolute monster! Once you get yourself some of the later level upgrades, you can easily cleave through a crowd just by using that RB+Y 360 degree sweep attack a few times.

#10 Posted by natetodamax (19191 posts) -

I thought it was very easy on Apocalyptic difficulty.

#11 Posted by Hunkulese (2694 posts) -

The only part I found even remotely difficult was Tiamat due to the crappy aiming and the fact you only have two skulls. I don't think I ever died to another boss.

#12 Posted by believer258 (11775 posts) -

Yeah, the game is mostly easy for me. There are a handful of difficulty spikes but none of them are that bad.

#13 Posted by alternate (2693 posts) -

Assuming we are talking about the first one - the only hard bit was working out what specific tactic you were meant to use to kill the bosses - I remember that first boss (griever?) killing me many times before I worked out that you could only damage her with the bombs.

Not far in to the second one but I think it is going to be harder. Not having the block to fall back on, even basic enemies seem to be able to get a hit in if you are not paying attention.

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