Darksiders - Good games are hard to come by

Posted by rivalbro (86 posts) -

I don't know why I waited this long to grab Darksiders. I saw the reviews, people told me about it, but I just didn't get it. Well today I blindfolded myself and got it. Been playing it for 6 hours straight. It just never wants you to stop playing and just keeps on pulling you in. Many people have compared it to Zelda games, but to be frank, it's a completely different experience, as they said in Cracked.com, War will make mincemeat of Link, bar-be-que it, and feed it to Epona!
 
I hope the game delivers even after the beginning part as some games don't. These kind of quality game are hard to come by nowadays, I'm so glad that I finally got my hands on it!

#1 Posted by rivalbro (86 posts) -

I don't know why I waited this long to grab Darksiders. I saw the reviews, people told me about it, but I just didn't get it. Well today I blindfolded myself and got it. Been playing it for 6 hours straight. It just never wants you to stop playing and just keeps on pulling you in. Many people have compared it to Zelda games, but to be frank, it's a completely different experience, as they said in Cracked.com, War will make mincemeat of Link, bar-be-que it, and feed it to Epona!
 
I hope the game delivers even after the beginning part as some games don't. These kind of quality game are hard to come by nowadays, I'm so glad that I finally got my hands on it!

#2 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I bought it sale a while back and I agree it's an excellent game.  To me, though, it's a lot like the recent 3D Zelda games.  With a little God of War and WoW mixed in for good measure.

#3 Posted by Bloopa79Aus (119 posts) -

from what I have played of the game it seems like Batman arkham asylam in the way that it slowly feeds you more things as you progress through the story to access new areas and stuff

#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

and i thought its just another lame ass hack'n'slash game 
 
i'll try it out !

#5 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I appreciate it more in hindsight. Yeah its just a mesh of superior games, but those superior games come out, what? Once every 4 years? I'd take that over another "hide behind the box and shoot" bit of bullshit.

#6 Edited by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

Man, I really need to get this game again.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I'm sad that there wasn't anything shown for Darksiders 2 at E3.  Oh well. 
 
With that said, it's totally a Zelda experience with a slight DMC-styled combat system in place.  The game is smooth as hell, graphically incredible, and had a good story with a strong build-up on the mythos.  Plus, the ending was fully satisfying while still building up for a sequel.

#7 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Darksiders is maybe my GOTY so far. I fucking loved that game-it's 2010's Arkham Asylum, as far as I'm concerned.

#8 Edited by GunstarRed (5118 posts) -

The thing that struck me first is how beautiful the game looks. It has a great artstyle It tries its hardest to shy away from the usual post apocalyptic greys and blacks... it has so much colour and the designs of War and Ruin are awesome. 
 
But seriously...that game IS Zelda.... every single thing about that game is Zelda.... 
 
if Link had a gun!
#9 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -
@rivalbro said:
Many people have compared it to Zelda games, but to be frank, it's a completely different experience, as they said in Cracked.com, War will make mincemeat of Link, bar-be-que it, and feed it to Epona!
I think saying certain comparisons can be made to Zelda is an understatement. They are straight-up ripped out of Zelda. Same with some features ripped from Panzer Dragoon and the combat strongly resembling that of the God of War series.
 
However that doesn't make it bad. It took the best elements straight out of those games and combined them effectively. I enjoyed this game a lot, and hope there is a Darksiders 2 in the works.
#10 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -
@TheFreeMan said:
"Darksiders is maybe my GOTY so far. I fucking loved that game-it's 2010's Arkham Asylum, as far as I'm concerned. "
#11 Posted by Landon (4138 posts) -

Good games aren't that hard to come by.

#12 Posted by Marcsman (3180 posts) -

It's my next purchase.
#13 Edited by Alphazero (1536 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

" Plus, the ending was fully satisfying while still building up for a sequel. "

At the very end 
 
 
Here's the whole ending. Spoilers galore, obviously.
 
I couldn't wait for the sequel.
#14 Posted by immike (714 posts) -
@rivalbro: The reason I like it is because it has a better combat system than Zelda (GoW style), better hint/help for puzzles (no obscure/ridiculous puzzles, and a decent premise that goes beyond saving a princess. As you may notice, I am not a Zelda fan. However, I am definitely a fan of this game and hope more people play it.
#15 Posted by TooWalrus (13167 posts) -

I loved this game, played through it in two sittings. Actually I didn't finish it, once it wanted me to run back and get all the sword pieces I sent it back to GameFly, but man it was awesome, and I saw... most of it.

#16 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -

It's funny, I got this from GameFly last week, played it for awhile over the weekend and just couldn't get into it. I've never felt compelled to finish a Zelda game, so maybe I'm just not into this style of game play, but I just wasn't having much fun with this. The combat wasn't all that fun and I just felt like everything in the game was something I'd done better in other games. 
 
I made it through the first dungeon, beat Tiamat, got to the beginning of the next dungeon and then just decided that I didn't want to continue. I especially didn't like the combat challenges which just felt like padding for padding's sake. 
 
My other big problem was the aesthetic and art design - just too angsty for its own good. This is just a personal thing, but I'm really over growly, angry anti-heroes in my games.

#17 Posted by Raakill (870 posts) -

I'm impatiently awaiting the Steam release in September.

#18 Posted by Zajtalan (1163 posts) -
@jakob187:  do you write reviews because you are good
#19 Posted by ATrevelan (606 posts) -

Darksiders is like Zelda on steroids. And not just because of the chunky art style. I love everything about this game.

#20 Posted by TekZero (2672 posts) -

I was getting a serious Soul Reaver vibe from the game.  I loved the game and I intend on replaying the game on the hardest difficulty for the S rank soon. 

#21 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5254 posts) -

For sure. I played the demo and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately didn't have the money at the time, and I kind of forgot about it.  
 
I seriously can't wait until this game comes to Steam. 

#22 Posted by zombie2011 (4972 posts) -

I've never played a Legend of Zelda game, so to me Darksiders was something fresh and new. Loved every minute i played it and the ending so sooooooo good.

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