Darksiders - The Other Horsemen - Death, Strife and Fury Sketches

#1 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

More Horsemen for more Darksiders?


 
If we get a Darksiders 2, it's highly likely we will be playing either one of these characters or all of them at once...
 

 Darksiders Fury


 Darksiders Death


 Darksiders Strife
#2 Posted by OldGuy (1545 posts) -

Strife? Fury?
 
And who the FUCK are those "horsemen"?
 
I want Pestilence. Give me Famine.
 
Sheesh.

#3 Posted by Gabriel (4058 posts) -

Death looks like a Sepiroth reject.

#4 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -
@OldGuy said:
" Strife? Fury?   And who the FUCK are those "horsemen"?  I want Pestilence. Give me Famine.  Sheesh. "
Agreed. Pestilence and Famine could have been incredibly badass.
#5 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -
@Seppli said:
 Darksiders Strife
"
Strife has to be the least intimidating name ever given to something that is supposed to be intimidating.
#6 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" @OldGuy said:
" Strife? Fury?   And who the FUCK are those "horsemen"?  I want Pestilence. Give me Famine.  Sheesh. "
Agreed. Pestilence and Famine could have been incredibly badass. "
#7 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

I think that Strife is sort of redundant when there's already war, but it's a cool name, but Fury is just weird. Why change them from Pestilence and Famine? I imagine the concepts could still work probably the same.

#8 Posted by Turambar (6713 posts) -

Pestilence and Famine would both the same one, the  Black Rider.  Death is pretty much the Pale Rider.  Those and War/Red Rider are the easy ones to envision.  But I can't quite think up a proper Title for the White Rider, who isn't really given a distinct plague to control as far as Biblical texts go.

#9 Posted by punkxblaze (2968 posts) -

The character designs dictate gameplay pretty well, going past the name argument. Fury has a whip, is a lady, and is therefore smaller and I'd imagine more agile. Death is a big beefy dude with a large melee weapon, a tank. Strife is smaller and likely more agile than death but slightly more weighted than fury, and uses firearms and ranged weapons. Woo.

#10 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

If it actually happens, I hope that Darksiders 2 will be like a mix of 'Secret of Mana' (SNES) multicharacter combat and 'Zelda : Four Swords' multicharacter dungeoneering. Or to use more recent games as examples, it be nice if the combat would play somewhat like a crossgenre RPG, but instead of being an group RPG crossed with tactical 3rd person shooter, it's crossed with hack 'n slay 'n dark magic. Having control over multiple characters would certainly up the possibilites for dungeoneering, exploration and puzzling. It might also help to clean up the controls, when the different gadgets, weapons and whatnot are evenly distributed between the characters....
 
...there I go again dreaming up Darksiders 2. ;D I'm looking forward to anything Vigil does in the future. I'm quite confident, that they will improve on their first effort, which already is one of my favorite singleplayer games this generation.

#11 Posted by Bones8677 (3224 posts) -

I REALLY REALLY like the design of these characters, but it's baffling with these name changes. Like others have already said, Fury and Strife are NOT among the Horseman. 

#12 Posted by juice8367 (443 posts) -

I agree with everyone.  I want Famine & Pestilance but I can understand why the developers went with Fury & Strife since it is probably easier to come up with powers for them.
 
Also its probably just me but at first look I thought Strife was holding the gun with his toes.

#13 Posted by gla55jAw (2687 posts) -
@Gabriel said:
"Death looks like a Sepiroth reject. "

Wow I thought Sephiroth also. It's the hair.
#14 Posted by Shirogane (3567 posts) -
@gla55jAw said:
"@Gabriel said:
"Death looks like a Sepiroth reject. "
Wow I thought Sephiroth also. It's the hair. "

I don't think it's the hair, apart from it being long, it's not Sephiroth like, it's more of his stance, that's like exactly how sephiroth always looks in every picture. 
 
I like his pet raven though.
#15 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -
@Shirogane said:

" @gla55jAw said:

"@Gabriel said:

"Death looks like a Sepiroth reject. "

Wow I thought Sephiroth also. It's the hair. "
I don't think it's the hair, apart from it being long, it's not Sephiroth like, it's more of his stance, that's like exactly how sephiroth always looks in every picture.  I like his pet raven though. "
 
Dualwielding scythes is pretty nifty too. 
 
Fun fact. Did I ever mention that a crow shared a walnut with me once? Even though I was too baffled by the occurrence to accept its generosity - I am still thinking of returning the favor. Being nut-brothers with a crow. Pretty epic!  =D
#16 Posted by Shirogane (3567 posts) -
@Seppli said:
"@Shirogane said:

" @gla55jAw said:

"@Gabriel said:

"Death looks like a Sepiroth reject. "

Wow I thought Sephiroth also. It's the hair. "
I don't think it's the hair, apart from it being long, it's not Sephiroth like, it's more of his stance, that's like exactly how sephiroth always looks in every picture.  I like his pet raven though. "
 Dualwielding scythes is pretty nifty too.   Fun fact. Did I ever mention that a crow shared a walnut with me once? Even though I was too baffled by it to accept its generosity - I am still thinking of returning the favor. Being nut-brothers with a crow. Pretty epic =D "

Yes, i only noticed the dual scythes after i posted, and was trying to edit, but it would let me so i didn't bother. 
 
And er, nut-brothers with a crow? Did it have an apron? Did it say *yip* or whatever the crow version of that is?
#17 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

 @Shirogane:  
 
The crow laid half a walnut in front of me. I'm doing laps around a big field every day and I greet the crows friendly evertime I see them. I guess one took a shine to me. 
 
I don't know how to go about making friends with a crow though. Should I lay down half a walnut myself? If so - when and where? How do I know which crow was the one? Would be pointless to share a nut with just any crow - or is sharing a walnut a somewhat common bonding ritual amongst crows? Sharing nuts as brothers. Nuts for life. Nut-brothers with a crow. I'd love to have an animal friend with some self respect.
 
Show all them fucking dog slavers how real animal people do it! *Highfive crow*  *crow laughing at dog owner and dog*

#18 Posted by Hailinel (24285 posts) -
@cstrang said:
" @Icemael said:
" @OldGuy said:
" Strife? Fury?   And who the FUCK are those "horsemen"?  I want Pestilence. Give me Famine.  Sheesh. "
Agreed. Pestilence and Famine could have been incredibly badass. "
"
#19 Posted by Siris (432 posts) -

Damn, those are some badass sketches...really nice concept art.

#20 Posted by Hailinel (24285 posts) -
@Siris said:
" Damn, those are some badass sketches...really nice concept art. "
Or WoW rejects.  Take your pick.
#21 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Turambar said:
" Pestilence and Famine would both the same one, the  Black Rider.  Death is pretty much the Pale Rider.  Those and War/Red Rider are the easy ones to envision.  But I can't quite think up a proper Title for the White Rider, who isn't really given a distinct plague to control as far as Biblical texts go. "
Pestilence is Disease mate.  Famine is starvation due to failed crop yields.  They are not the same Horsemen.  The Black Rider is Famine and The Pale Rider is Pestilence.
#22 Posted by Shirogane (3567 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:
" @Turambar said:
" Pestilence and Famine would both the same one, the  Black Rider.  Death is pretty much the Pale Rider.  Those and War/Red Rider are the easy ones to envision.  But I can't quite think up a proper Title for the White Rider, who isn't really given a distinct plague to control as far as Biblical texts go. "
Pestilence is Disease mate.  Famine is starvation due to failed crop yields.  They are not the same Horsemen.  The Black Rider is Famine and The Pale Rider is Pestilence. "

I believe Pestilence and Famine are 2 different interpretations of the black rider? i may be wrong.  Quite sure the White rider is Conquest.
And the Pale Rider is Death, the only one that is actually specifically named. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Horsemen_of_the_Apocalypse
  Hmm, ok pestilence and Conquest are the same, not famine.
#23 Posted by juice8367 (443 posts) -

Never heard of Conquest before...shouldn't that be war?

#24 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Icemael said:

" @OldGuy said:

" Strife? Fury?   And who the FUCK are those "horsemen"?  I want Pestilence. Give me Famine.  Sheesh. "
Agreed. Pestilence and Famine could have been incredibly badass. "
There is no "Pestilence" Horseman. You just named, basically, two synonyms for strife. Pay attention in English class kids. Or bible study. 
Maybe this will clear things up, the white rider, "conquest", instills unrest to make the other 3 horsemen more potent. Think of it was misery or mistrust, all the things that come with being conquered. That's why it rides first. Then Strife, which is basically pertaining to disease and food shortage, then war which is fighting because of the previous two horsemen, then death which is the natural conclusion of the previous 3 horsemen.
#25 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" @Icemael said:
" @OldGuy said:
" Strife? Fury?   And who the FUCK are those "horsemen"?  I want Pestilence. Give me Famine.  Sheesh. "
Agreed. Pestilence and Famine could have been incredibly badass. "
There is no "Pestilence" Horseman. You just named, basically, two synonyms for strife. Pay attention in English class kids. "
All depends on the interpretation and translation of Aramaic and Ancient Hebrew.  English class won't help much there.
#26 Posted by CitizenJP (1016 posts) -

Hell yeah thanks for the posts! I've been wanting to see these. They're awesomez!

#27 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" @Icemael said:

" @OldGuy said:

" Strife? Fury?   And who the FUCK are those "horsemen"?  I want Pestilence. Give me Famine.  Sheesh. "
Agreed. Pestilence and Famine could have been incredibly badass. "
There is no "Pestilence" Horseman. You just named, basically, two synonyms for strife. Pay attention in English class kids."
Strife is conflict, famine is starvation and pestilence is disease. They are in no way synonymous... didn't you pay attention in English class?
#28 Posted by guiseppe (2840 posts) -

I thought the other horsemen were Death, Famine and Pestilence?

#29 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Those are symptoms of strife. I get you hate being wrong on the internet, but just let it go.

#30 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" Those are symptoms of strife."
Strife isn't necessary for famine or pestilence, and neither famine nor pestilence are necessary for strife. One can potentially lead to another, sure, but that doesn't make them synonymous.

@ryanwho said:
"I get you hate being wrong on the internet, but just let it go. "
Irony.
#31 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I think we're both a little wrong. Can we settle this out of court?

#32 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -

Sure. How does a gun duel at noon sound?

#33 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

War, Famine, Conquest, and Death are the 4 original horsemen...

#34 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Bottom line is the game wanted to create 4 horsemen that basically amount to War. Fury, really? I imagine this was so they could be fightable. You can't really fight a dude who kills your crops. He's all "TAKE THIS" and your garden goes bad, then War cuts him up or something. Im sure they chose to interpret strife as physical conflict, so you have basically 3 wars and death.

#35 Edited by Brodehouse (9782 posts) -

Famine's attacks probably wouldn't be that great.
 
Mash on X and make the enemy really, really hungry.
 
 
I guess Pestilence could do some corrosive damage, but that's only fun in Borderlands.

#36 Posted by FutonDuke (16 posts) -

think about it...how can a warrior fight by making the enemies hungry or diseased..it would be great for co-op like plague makes enemy attacks weaker or famine makes the enemies slower and gaurd less because they are so weak from hunger...death would just kind of walk through the room and all the bad guys will be dead so...yeah i agree

#37 Posted by Hailinel (24285 posts) -

I just can't take a an apocalyptic horseman named Fury seriously.  Why?  Because of this guy:
 

 I HAVE FURY!
#38 Posted by nordur (1 posts) -

Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death

This interpretation replaces Conquest with Pestilence, which is portrayed as a distinct entity (separate from Death). The first horseman to appear is Pestilence, who rides upon a white horse. In the wake of Pestilence comes War, riding a large, wild red horse and wielding a tremendous sword. In the wake of War, due to immense destruction because of War and Pestilence, is Famine. Famine is portly, and rides upon a black, sickly horse; this represents gluttony and hunger, respectively. And in the wake of Famine comes Death. His horse is stark pale. He is followed by Hades and carries the remaining souls to their final destinations.

It is this interpretation which is most commonly used as the basis for pop culture's uses of the Four Horsemen concept.

taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Horsemen_of_the_Apocalypse    

#39 Posted by unoriginalusername (1 posts) -

i could see famine's powers as being more of a paralyzer. he saps the energy from their bodies therefore slowing their movements making it easier for the quick kill or eventually they just kind of shut down from lack of energy.
pestilence would of course be the annoying guy who constantly decreases your health by poisons
 
the counterparts 
fury would more than likely be a chaos maniac who aquires chaos at twice the rate of the rest of the horsemen
strife would however be extremely fast like the archer on gauntlet legends

#40 Posted by myers1995 (1 posts) -

 The horsemen where based on the revelation.  So if there following the bible, the only horsemen there are are conquest (also known as victory, evil, and rightousness.)  war, famine, and death.  They did seem to change some concepts though so maybe not.  But the art was still amazing :D
#41 Posted by Angelus_Mortis (1 posts) -
@Turambar
@OldGuy: 

The black rider is traditionally refered to as Famine, and the White rider is traditionally either Pestilence or Conquest. Here's the passage:

 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

#42 Posted by coakroach (2490 posts) -
Fury is skinny enough to also be Famine.
#43 Posted by Dookysharpgun (586 posts) -

I like the looks of Strife and Death....Fury....meh, looks a little too dominatrix to be anything more than a sex icon, but it all depends on the portrayal. It could be interesting to see if they split the story appropriately for all the characters, seeing as we spent a whole game playing as War, but I'm actually cautiously optimistic about this game....

#44 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -
@OldGuy said:
Strife? Fury?   And who the FUCK are those "horsemen"?  I want Pestilence. Give me Famine.  Sheesh.
Yeah, they went a really lame direction with this "apocalypse" but whatever.  Good games come out of dumb concepts all the time.
#45 Posted by StarvingGamer (8128 posts) -

Fury looks like a WoW character.

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