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#1 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3647 posts) -

This game is fucking awesome. I love the way it plays and while it feels kind of like a God of War game it's more unique and I'm digging the story. I think this should have won Best Debut. Anyone wanna agree/disagree?

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#2 Posted by RobotHamster (4242 posts) -

I was going to be picking that one up pretty soon, with all the talk about it lately because of goty stuff I can't wait to play it.

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#3 Posted by The_Tolman (460 posts) -

Funny, cause i heard it wasn't that great and was kinda broken. But to each his own i guess.

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#4 Posted by ProfessorEss (7920 posts) -
@birdflu777: I'm with ya.
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#5 Edited by AlisterCat (6952 posts) -

I am really loving it too. The combat isn't as deep as something like God of War (though that's the closest comparison, with a mix of Ocarina of Time). The exploration and stuff really does remind of of Zelda. Graphics on PC are pretty good too. The only thing lacking really is story and charatcers but I'm also replaying Mass Effect 2 so I'm getting my fill there.

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#6 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

The mandatory kill rooms kind of killed any chance this game had of leaving a lasting positive impression. Only in hindsight, from people who've managed to forget the kill room bullshit, could I see this game winning best debut.

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#7 Posted by ascholzk (290 posts) -

i played 4 hours or so, and i'm not too impressed. the combat is good, but the story is pretty terrible (so far), and some of the aspects are really contrived, like puzzles feeling out of place and don't add much to the narrative, and times where you are required to kill an amount of enemies in a time limit, for no apparent reason. but if you like Zelda games, you will probably have a lot of fun.

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#8 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -

didn't like it

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#9 Edited by ProfessorEss (7920 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

" The mandatory kill rooms kind of killed any chance this game had of leaving a lasting positive impression. Only in hindsight, from people who've managed to forget the kill room bullshit, could I see this game winning best debut. "

I can understand someone not liking Darksiders, but I just don't get the challenge room issue.
There were like four easy rooms, that took what, 5 minutes each to get through (and that was on Apocalyptic difficulty).
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#10 Posted by zombie2011 (5465 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" The mandatory kill rooms kind of killed any chance this game had of leaving a lasting positive impression. Only in hindsight, from people who've managed to forget the kill room bullshit, could I see this game winning best debut. "
Really? That was really early in the game, so it was sort of a tutorial and there were only four. It seriously took 15 minutes to do.
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#11 Edited by phrosnite (3517 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:

" @ryanwho said:

" The mandatory kill rooms kind of killed any chance this game had of leaving a lasting positive impression. Only in hindsight, from people who've managed to forget the kill room bullshit, could I see this game winning best debut. "
Really? That was really early in the game, so it was sort of a tutorial and there were only four. It seriously took 15 minutes to do. "
Exactly! This is the tutorial. I was suprised when Jeff was bitching about it during the quicklook. I finished it yesterday and I LOVE IT! Awesome game. I can't believe the has 82-84 average score. This game is easily a 9. 
Jeff was right that the story was a slow burn and the ending was VERY good. Man, I can't wait for Darksiders 2. CO-OP!
 
Edit: I'm thinking that the people who don't like this game are some hard-core God of War or Zelda fanboys.
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#12 Edited by ProfessorEss (7920 posts) -
@phrosnite said:

I'm thinking that the people who don't like this game are some hard-core God of War or Zelda fanboys. "

I imagine some of them are, I also imagine some of them are forming their opinions purely based on the Quicklook.
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#13 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -
@ProfessorEss said:

" @phrosnite said:

I'm thinking that the people who don't like this game are some hard-core God of War or Zelda fanboys. "
I imagine some of them are, I also imagine a lot of them are forming their opinions purely based on the Quicklook. "
I finished the game. I did not enjoy it. I've never played a God of War game and I'm not that big of a Zelda fan (I even prefer Ōkami, another Zelda-like game, to practically every Zelda game I've played with the exception of Wind Waker).
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#15 Posted by ProfessorEss (7920 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ: Like I said, I can totally understand people not liking the game.
 
Was it the challenge rooms that broke your back?
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#16 Posted by Grissefar (2904 posts) -

I only played the 90 minute demo and it's not a very tight experience. It seems like the dev team just crammed in everything they came up with, which made it seem kind of shallow.

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#17 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -
@ProfessorEss: Those were not very fun, but they're not the only reason I didn't like the game. Really, the only part of the game I enjoyed was the combat. I very much disliked the platforming, the puzzles, the story and even the aesthetic. Elements like the Shuriken and the Portal Gun being used for puzzles were contrived and repetitive.
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#18 Edited by Venatio (4713 posts) -

I love the game too mostly because I got it cheap on Steam
 
But I'm fighting Tiamat right now and it's pissing me off I tried beating her for an hour and gave up because I had something else to do, it's not only that she's tough, but the mouse sensitivity is too high and I can't find a way too adjust it, the settings don't do shit, the keyboard controls are lacking, and the framerate dips frequently during the bossfight, didn't do it a single time before the fight, and my computer is more then good enough to run that game

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#19 Posted by yevinorion (749 posts) -

I bought this game on release for PS3 and haven't regretted it at all. I had a blast with it. I guess it stands to reason as I've always been a huge Zelda fan and love the GoW series. The combat actually gets deeper the further through it you go and more abilities/weapons you unlock. There were some inconsistencies with the overall story, but I still immensely enjoyed the package as a whole. The challenge rooms weren't all that bad, they were basically tutorials. Now to have them twice wasn't fun though, first time was enough. Otherwise, I think the game was excellent and definitely ends up in my GOTY top 10. Damn, feel like playing it now. Might have to break out that Abyssal Armor for a new playthrough. :P

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#20 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1135 posts) -

I love Darksiders. It's more Zelda than God of War though, as you'll come to find out. It made my to ten this year, easily.

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#21 Posted by Chango (798 posts) -

I believe its still 15 bucks right now, I'll probably end up buying it.

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#22 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5917 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" @ryanwho said:
" The mandatory kill rooms kind of killed any chance this game had of leaving a lasting positive impression. Only in hindsight, from people who've managed to forget the kill room bullshit, could I see this game winning best debut. "
Yet Bayonetta won it and that entire game is just a series of kill rooms...fucking moron. "
except that Bayonetta's main focus was on the combat so the "kill rooms" were the meat of the game... fucking cuntwad
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#23 Posted by Quacktastic (1065 posts) -

Is the demo a good or bad representation of the game?
 
I really like non-Zelda Zelda games like Blood Omen, Soul Reaver, Alundra, 3d DGH.  So on paper I should love this but, I disliked the demo for Darksiders that much.

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#24 Edited by Castiel (3139 posts) -

Agree and congratz with an awesome game that's waaaaaay too underrated! 
 
Seriously one of my favorite games of this year.

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#25 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3647 posts) -

I haven't had any problems with the challenge rooms.

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#26 Posted by CactusJack (152 posts) -

I enjoy all of this good talk about Darksiders.  My copy is coming in the mail tomorrow......I don't know how I let this one slip by.

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#27 Posted by Butano (1992 posts) -

Out of all the games I've purchased this winter sale, this has been the one I've been playing most. Definitely glad I picked this up! Pretty sure I'll be doing a second playthrough on Apocalyptic difficulty.

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#28 Posted by JoelTGM (5784 posts) -

It's an awesome game.  

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#29 Posted by Helios1337 (348 posts) -

I'm about half way though it right now and enjoying it. I will agree the small part near the beginning with the kill rooms wasn't very good, but those were short combat tutorials. Should they have been better
integrated? YES. Does 20 minutes of annoying tutorial rooms ruin an entire game? NO.

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#30 Posted by PillClinton (3468 posts) -

such an incredibly underrated game it's ridiculous.  GB's the only site i know of that actually gave it a fair shake and didn't just completely shit all over it. 

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#31 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -

word

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#32 Posted by jkz (4142 posts) -

Darksiders is awesome. It's as simple as that. There were very few games I had more fun with over the course of the year (in fact, there were three, since I had to suss that out when making my GOTY list).

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#33 Posted by TooWalrus (13384 posts) -

Beat it last night, loved it. Bayonetta deserved to win, but Darksiders is a close, close second, to me.

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#34 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

I agree, it's definitely my best debut of the year, and think Brad/Ryan would have gave it more credit if they actually played it.  Definitely a game you have to play to understand why it's so good/fun.  Just reading a description and watching it isn't enough.  (Not complaining about the outcome, just stating my opinion)

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#35 Posted by Demyx (3241 posts) -
@yevinorion said:
" I bought this game on release for PS3 and haven't regretted it at all. I had a blast with it. I guess it stands to reason as I've always been a huge Zelda fan and love the GoW series. The combat actually gets deeper the further through it you go and more abilities/weapons you unlock. There were some inconsistencies with the overall story, but I still immensely enjoyed the package as a whole. The challenge rooms weren't all that bad, they were basically tutorials. Now to have them twice wasn't fun though, first time was enough. Otherwise, I think the game was excellent and definitely ends up in my GOTY top 10. Damn, feel like playing it now. Might have to break out that Abyssal Armor for a new playthrough. :P "
this exactly. I'm having a lot of fun so far.
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#36 Posted by deathstroke75 (285 posts) -

I rented it earlier in the year, and I have to say I didn't get the combat and I really thought it was bad to put those time attack parts in to make you advance the story.  That part just did it in for me, it just sucked the fun out of the game, which admittedly I wasn't having the best time with the game because that first section is a slow burn (for me) and I wasn't getting the combat down. 
  
I really wanted to give it another try, so I picked it up on Gamefly sale and after I started playing the game less like God of War 3 on the combat side...it clicked for me much better.  Totally get it now, having fun with it.  The time attack/challenge rooms are still terrible in my opinion, but now that I'm invested in the game, I plow thru them and move on.   
 
It's a game I regret not having played last year and am totally glad now that I picked it up and its a game I'm looking forward to it's sequel.

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#37 Posted by phantomzxro (1613 posts) -

The game seems great but i did not care for it too much i feel like if you looking for a darker zelda or have not played a zelda game but always wanted too, then this may be a great buy. For me it was just a poor man's zelda and i don't mean that in a bad way or a knock on the game just that it was not more interesting then zelda too me and it just made me want to play more zelda.  But i do give  it  props because this game and 3d dot game heroes is the closet you will get to playing zelda without playing zelda.
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#38 Posted by yevinorion (749 posts) -
@phantomzxro said:
" The game seems great but i did not care for it too much i feel like if you looking for a darker zelda or have not played a zelda game but always wanted too, then this may be a great buy. For me it was just a poor man's zelda and i don't mean that in a bad way or a knock on the game just that it was not more interesting then zelda too me and it just made me want to play more zelda.  But i do give  it  props because this game and 3d dot game heroes is the closet you will get to playing zelda without playing zelda. "
Not to mention closest you'll get without a Wii. Skyward Sword looks really cool and all, but I'm not buying a Wii just for that. The one at my parents house collects enough dust as it is. This was as good a replacement for the grown up Zelda fan as I think we'll see in this generation (barring the sequel if it's better).
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#39 Posted by septim (787 posts) -

I had put about 5-6 hours in when it came out. Then once my spring semester started to ramp up I lost track of it. 
 
After hearing Jeff and Vinny sing its praises I decided to give it another go. It's an absolute blast. It's also a great holiday break sort of game.

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#40 Posted by phantomzxro (1613 posts) -
@yevinorion said:
" @phantomzxro said:
" The game seems great but i did not care for it too much i feel like if you looking for a darker zelda or have not played a zelda game but always wanted too, then this may be a great buy. For me it was just a poor man's zelda and i don't mean that in a bad way or a knock on the game just that it was not more interesting then zelda too me and it just made me want to play more zelda.  But i do give  it  props because this game and 3d dot game heroes is the closet you will get to playing zelda without playing zelda. "
Not to mention closest you'll get without a Wii. Skyward Sword looks really cool and all, but I'm not buying a Wii just for that. The one at my parents house collects enough dust as it is. This was as good a replacement for the grown up Zelda fan as I think we'll see in this generation (barring the sequel if it's better). "

Yeah I agree with you, it's too bad it did not hook me for whatever reason because it is a cool game that sadly seemed missed out by most gamers.
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#41 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3647 posts) -

Just beat Tiamat and I am 120% in love with this game.

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#42 Posted by LiquidPrince (16809 posts) -

Yeah, it's pretty great.

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#43 Posted by TooWalrus (13384 posts) -

Yep. I totally don't remember who Tiamat is, but I remember the ending being totally rad. I played it on apocalyptic settings the first time through, still wasn't too tough, though.

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#44 Posted by MythDarK (701 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:

" @Raymayne said:

" @ryanwho said:
" The mandatory kill rooms kind of killed any chance this game had of leaving a lasting positive impression. Only in hindsight, from people who've managed to forget the kill room bullshit, could I see this game winning best debut. "
Yet Bayonetta won it and that entire game is just a series of kill rooms...fucking moron. "
except that Bayonetta's main focus was on the combat so the "kill rooms" were the meat of the game... fucking cuntwad "
Ooooh, internet tension. This should be fun. *grabbing bucket of popcorn*
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#45 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -
@MythDarK said:
"Ooooh, internet tension. This should be fun. *grabbing bucket of popcorn* "
it's three weeks old, I think the tension has gone by this point. though i like popcorn. 
 
BUT ANYWAYS 
 
Darksiders is a fantastic game and maybe my GOTY for 2010. loved every bit of it. well, not the kill rooms at the beginning, those kind of sucked, but everything else was ace.
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#46 Posted by Black_Rose (7772 posts) -

I played a few hours of it, I enjoyed it, but all it really did was make me want to play more Zelda and God of War. I just didn't think it was that good, the combat didn't feel as satisfying as GoW's and the puzzles are not as clever as in the Zelda games. 
 
Good game? Sure why not. Great? Not quite.   

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#47 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

You make it sound like if I disagree with you that you're gonna shank me.

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