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Face the Wrath of War 0

 I've been taking a keen interest in Darksiders since I first heard murmers of a game featuring one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Revelations is probably the only part of the Bible I find remotely interesting and this fresh take on that material is always welcome (Some might say I have a love of Apocalyptic Games, but hey...)Darksiders is a Third Person Action Adventure game. It borrows alot from many different games, it has the overall structure of Assassins Creed, since you have all ...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Darksiders Review: Apocalyptic 0

While waiting for Darksiders 2 to be released in Europe I decided to finish the first game. I played Darksiders when it originally released in 2010 but never finished it, so I began a new game and experienced the entire game from the start. Darksiders puts you in the role of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. It is a game that has been accused of borrowing heavily from many other titles, and this is largely true, though many of the aspects it borrows have a small impact and do not ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Darksiders Review 0

The world of Darksiders is a world of Demons and Angels locked in an endless battle. You play the role of War, one of the four horseman of the apocalypse, tasked with bringing balance back to the war now being raged on earth. The story is not made especially clear in any way but since you're not on the side of good or evil, slaughtering whoever or whatever stands in your way is perfectly acceptable and encouraged behaviour.The feeling from the gameplay is much closer to a darker Legend of Zelda ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Darksiders: A worthwhile Experience 0

Darksiders is an interesting game. It’s a game that doesn’t bring a lot to the table in its own right, but manages to beg, borrow, and steal enough from other games to feel fresh. In its simplest form, it could be said that Darksiders is a mash up of God of War’s combat, with adventure elements that are normally seen in The Legend of Zelda series. However, this description simply does not do the game justice.War, War Never ChangesThe game starts you playing a fairly powerful War, one of the four...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Horseman Cometh 0

Before anyone blows any whistles: all images and other materials are used with permission and/or i have the rights to. Thanks! - RC        Often when something works, and works well, it will have imitators and copycats come out of the woodwork and try to capitalize on the splash made by the original. This is especially true in the media world and in video games. The hottest trend right now is an oldie but goodie: the portrayal of the possibility of a coming apocalypse, an Armageddon. There are ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Horseman cometh 0

  Darksiders is a game that has a lot to prove. Its developer, Vigil Games, has no track record to speak of and the game liberally borrows elements from several different franchises. It could easily have turned into a hodge podge of unoriginal, poorly implemented ideas, yet it feels more unique, fresh and original than most mainstream releases these days. What instantly sets Darksiders apart from its peers is its art design. Coming from the hand of Joe Madueira, a comic War eventually gets a h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Darksiders Review 0

There are many things developers and games can do to set off the gaming community and get them up in arms, but for some odd reason when developers start naming off titles that they look at as sources of inspiration gamers get berserk and start grabbing their torches and pitchforks. It’s practically an unspoken rule that developers must never openly admit to taking certain elements of other games and implementing those features into their product.  So when a developer like Vigil Games openly ad...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

2010 Starting off Right 0

 So what happens when the apocalypse comes earlier than expected? You get a nice bloodbath between angels and demons. War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, finds himself embroiled in the conflict and needs to restore the destroyed Earth as much as possible. Mankind is, of course, very much dead due to apocalypse and War is basically the fall guy for the whole ordeal.War is suitably bad ass, making Kratos seem like a bit of a puny wuss. The controls are remarkably spot-on. You h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Darksiders 0

 If you've heard anything at all about Darksiders, it probably involved its similarities to other video games. It's a bit lazy to rely on comparisons to other titles to describe a game, but in Darksiders' case it would be disingenuous not to mention it. So let's just throw it all out there. The overall game structure and use of puzzle-filled enclosed areas are reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda series and its temples. The platforming elements seem most directly taken from God of War, and the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ready your boomerang, hookshot, and portal gun for a good time. 0

Vigil Games' Darksiders is a game that takes a whole lot of inspiration from some of gaming's greatest: The Legend of Zelda, God of War, and even Portal.  It does this without apology, and really doesn't do a single thing to hide the fact that it totally took the idea right out of other games.  In fact, it feels almost like the developers are staring back at you from your TV and saying "Yeah, so?  Why wouldn't we use all these ideas?", and after thinking about it, I see no reason why they should...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fight Like a God, Explore Like a Boy. 0

Though its intro sequence is the biblical apocalypse, Darksiders doesn't make a good first impression; the beginning areas of the game don't differ much from the standard God of War levels, the combat feels much too simple, there's all of one combo to dispatch enemies, and the story sounds like something a fourteen-year-old has been kicking around in his head until he had the chance to apply it to some form of media. The character models look nice and stylized, but look a bit too much like Warcr...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Play it NOW!: Darksiders 0

  With the world of man falling to the war between heaven and hell, one mythical being is sent to pick up the pieces. So goes the story of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, who in this universe is the protagonist on our journey. Initial previews for this game did not go over well with the enthusiast press, most impressions coming off luke warm. But after a couple hours, I felt it was pretty clear THQ was on to something with the way it builds an interesting world in which the us...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Darksiders, the Little Game that Almost Could 0

 What does Darksiders mean? Seriously, where did they come up with that name and how does it tie into the game? Even the name Jumper seems to fit regardless of the fact that it was the name of a crappy movie with our favorite ruined Sith Lord. I’m guessing the developers were considering a number of different titles that tied into the story and main character, including the subtitle “Wrath of War.” But we all know what that sounds like. Upon the impending release of Darksiders I didn’t quite ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It all depends on how you approach Darksiders as a game. 0

Darksiders is an interesting game from new developer Vigil Games. It takes elements from various popular games and wraps them around a story loosely based on events from the Bible. The game's graphics even resembles a certain world-renowned MMORPG. To its credit, Darksiders mostly succeeds in meshing these various gameplay elements together, but the best way to approach the game is to think of it as a more violent version of The Legend of Zelda. If you try to play the game with a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

85% Zelda, 14% God of War, 1% Portal, and 0% original. 0

Clocked in at just under 20 hours. Apocalyptic Difficulty. Got all the Lifestone Shards and all the Wrath Cores except for the one you buy from Vulgrim for 10k souls (I hate farming souls).Loved: This game is Zelda. I have never before seen a game so blatantly  copy the Zelda formula before, and that would normally be a bad thing except this game actually does it well. Dungeon structure, tools, and puzzles feel right at home to any Zelda-fan. This is a good game to sate your Zelda-craving until ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Zelda and God of War just had children. 0

 Darksiders is based on the end of the world, loosely based on the book of Revelations of John from the Bible. You are War, one of the Four Horsemen, in the literal sense. All hell has broken lose on earth, with angels hurling themselves down to fight the big war of the apocalypse. Has this got your attention yet?It feels and plays a lot like God of War, however, they also managed me make it feel like a mature Zelda clone as well. You spent a lot of the time collecting things around the world, p...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Armageddon is coming and it's pretty great. My DarkZero Review 0

Imagine a scenario in your head. There’s Legend of Zelda in one hand and God of War in another. If you put those two in bed together (Zelda and Kratos sex, ewww), what would you spawn out? The answer is Darksiders, created from a rather new studio called Vigil Games.Taking control of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, you are summoned to the final battle on Earth between the race of Men, Hell and Heaven. There’s a slight problem with War’s arrival; he’s early as the Four Horsemen w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A video game that brings back old memories in a fresh way. 0

Darksiders is one of those games where you went to your game store, looked at the cover and thought "Cool, what's this?", look at the back cover "Sweet!", then gave it a shot and finally say "This game is friggin awesome!". That's the sum up of my experience with this game. Darksiders is a type of game if Zelda and God of War made love and gave birth to a game named Darksiders. It reminisces on what video games we all remember playing done really well. That's the type of vibe i got from this gam...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A greatest hits for the last generation. 0

I'm going to keep this review very brief. Darksiders is fun to play in short bursts. Its art is serviceable if a little uninspired. The cartoon visuals can sometimes look a bit childish, but I prefer this style to an attempt at hyper-realism (stylized visuals tend to hold up better over time, and that is certainly the case here).The gameplay is a mix of hack and slash combat with short, sporadic breaks to solve pseudo-puzzles that require more backtracking than thinking. Although describing a ga...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Darksiders - Retro Review 0

Story: You play as War, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, charged with maintaining the balance between angels and demons until mankind is ready to fight the final battle with the divine forces. However, when a mysterious force triggers the end times a tad prematurely, humanity finds itself caught with its collective pants down in an apocalyptic struggle between the forces of heaven and hell. Framed for prematurely starting the apocalypse, War is stripped of his powers and sent back to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A different blend of action-adventure 0

  Make no mistake; Darksiders is born straight from the Zelda mold. Boomerang, hookshot, horse riding, block puzzles – all present and accounted for. Vigil has simply taken the formula several steps forward by adding a true combat system, something the Zelda series has always been desperately missing, and a healthy smattering of Metroid-like exploration. The world is spread out and interconnected between dungeons by series’ of tunnels and open areas. Think Metroid Prime’s Tallon ove...

23 out of 24 found this review helpful.

A great inspired hybrid game but not without flaws 0

Many similarities have been drawn between Darksiders and games such as Zelda, God of War, Portal and so on. All of these comparisons are fair but it’s more accurate to say that the game is simply a massive hybrid of good game design; an homage to other games we’ve all enjoyed or at least heard about. Bad-ass-ery incarnate Whether you think of it as simply derivative or not their is no question that Darksiders pulls off every borrowed mechanic and similar idea just as well as the games it seems ...

12 out of 13 found this review helpful.

If I Made Zelda My Way - It Turn Out To Be Darksiders 0

Darksiders in a nutshell...Premise:Darksiders is a Zelda-type game presented in a colorful dark fantasy comic artstyle. It has tasteful amounts of blood and gore, without overdoing it. In addition to classic dungeoneering and exploration, Darksiders brings a fully fledged combat and upgrade system to the table. Much like modern straightforward Hack 'n Slay games, such as God of War and Devil May Cry.Execution:Darksiders delivers almost perfectly on its premise.Dungeons. They are big. Up to 5 hou...

10 out of 12 found this review helpful.

The Frankenstein of gaming 0

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, then Darksiders is flattering the hell out of some of gaming's biggest names. From The Legend of Zelda to God of War, Darksiders attempts to take the most tried and true gaming conventions around, and combine them all into one big package. This ends up simultaneously being the game's biggest strength and weakness, making Darksiders a game that should be appreciated by those who enjoy more of the same, but anyone looking f...

5 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Darksiders Review 0

Darksiders revives the classic adventure game in its full form but repetitive combat, technical issues and a slightly boring world keeps it from reaching it true potential.      Knowing very little of Darksiders I had no idea what to expect. At the heart of it you have an action-adventure game that resembles the pacing and structure of Zelda but what Darksiders does is not try to create a new genre but revive a genre that is almost lost. You play as War, one of the four horsemen of the Ap...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

DaveBeFree's Darksiders Review 0

Do you like video games?  Namely Zelda and Devil May Cry?  Do you like comic books?  These are the questions you need to ask yourself when considering Darksiders.  It may seem unfair to precede a new IP with such grandiose comparisons, but Darksiders mostly brings this level of scrutiny on itself.  Few games so clearly plagiarize classics of video games as does Darksiders, with the result being an almost catalog of games from the past.  Unfortunately, Darksiders greatest success is proving just ...

7 out of 22 found this review helpful.

Darksiders: War is good for: Portals, Hookshots & Razors 0

Darksiders, a game that can compared to Zelda is every way, shape and form, which is a complement. Yet it is able to stand on its own merits, despite some considerable faults in the mechanics of the game. So is this more mature Zelda? In a way, yes it is, because it manages to go that extra mile that Zelda never really did, showing the blood and gore, and apocalyptic world that could so easily happen for no foreseeable reason.  The story opens with the Horseman; War, coming to earth on what w...

2 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Review: Darksiders 0

 I rented the game via GameFly, got it in the mail on the seventh of January. I tried to like it, I really did. However, after blasting through the awesomeness that was Bayonetta, I couldn't bring myself to enjoy Darksiders on the same level. I know the games are very different, but story-wise when you compare them, Darksiders pales in comparison.Here's where I think the problem lies for me: Bayonetta had a ridiculous, over the top storyline and characters and was completely aware of that fact a...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

more like, good game-siders 0

vigil games has done it again, straining and releasing another output into the public game supply, and consider me among the happy willing players to look up with pleasure and receive their considerable offering, and writhe around in metaphorical apoplexy in the expertly constructed and infinitely detailed world they (vigil games) has constructed in the form of the darksiders world.  you play as the horseman, pictured on box cover, and you may often find yourself rearing up on the horse, standin...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

WAR What is it good for...... 0

Darksiders is a game that takes a little of this and a little of that and produces a great game. I hear a lot of people saying that it is a Zelda rip off....ok and it takes the best of games and provides a new story. I admit that I bought twilight princess because of the name ZELDA. I have not played that game in over two years. The gameplay was there but the same old story. Now Darksiders is a game that takes Zelda, God of War and Devil May Cry but tells a story and has characters that I am int...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great surprise 0

Im riding a horse on fire through a desert with hovering rocks and big drills. I slash at some weak foes on the ground, and see their arms and heads flail through the air as I ride through. What I am I talking about? Darksiders, recently ported to the PC from the consoles.        Darksiders is primarily a hack n slash, with special abilities and complex puzzles thrown in for good measure. The combat is great, and feel fantastic thanks to the great graphics engine, and the big weapons you can ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Restore the balance? 0

Is Darksiders a Zelda ripp-off ?thats not an issue ,the real problem of the game is the balance,yeah it's good ,it uses great features of famous franchises but suffers of fatal flaws.A combat system far from perfect ,only one competent weapon(the sword),useless items and spells,some tidious puzzle in the second part of the adventure and a last quest quite boring (lets collect some Triforce pieces, Yeah...).  But to be honest there is some good points :Ruin Joins the best horses of video games ,A...

0 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Good Zelda like game. 0

 This game is great if you liked Zelda you will like this game. It's basically Zelda but with a more adult theme and a more robust story. Are there things I didn't like about it shit ya. Are they ignorable? Depends on your tolerance and game play preferences. Me I'm not a huge fan of hack and slash games like god of war and this is one of those hack 'n' slash games as far as the combat goes. But I will work my way through them for a interesting story and other gameplay elements I do like....

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Incredible 0

This game had mind-bending graphics and was among the bloodiest games I've ever played, and the graphics were of such a jaw-dropping scale. The puzzles were difficult but I still enjoyed it immensely and I am so looking forward to the sequel.  This is a game that belongs on Xbox 360....

0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Darksiders: The Best Un-Original Game Out There 0

Darksiders takes ideas from pretty much every game on the market and never really masters any of them, but a game with this many ideas and a decent amount of variety is a game definetely worth the money.  Story:  You are War, one of the four horsemen. It has been fortold that the horsemen will come when heaven and hell meet in the domain of Man, but War is called prematurely and causes the death and destruction of the entire human race. To make things worse, you are blamed for it all and so need...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Darksiders: Review 0

 What happens when you mix the structure of The legend of Zelda, The art style of World of Warcraft and the combat of God of War? You get Darksiders, a game so full of ideas and mechanics from other popular games that you're left wondering if you playing a brand new game from 2010, or a greatest hits compilation of the past decade. The game takes place during the aftermath of the apocalypse. Humans are all but extinct and the world is now populated by angels and demons. You play as War, o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Darksiders 0

The best way to describe this is that it's Zelda where you murder everything. The basis of the game is that you are the Horseman War and the Apocalypse has been unleashed but not totally. There was a problem and you have been stripped of your powers and turned into a unwilling slave as punishment.  You have a multitude of weapons and tools from a Sword up to a hook shot that you can use to pull opponents closer to you or you closer to them (depending on the size). You can purchase new abilities ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Darksiders 0

In the realm of gaming, there are many different kinds of genres one can condense to make a game play and feel fresh. Many such games have gone that route and not only made games that are considered classics to this day, but delivered games that made it awesome to be a gamer. Darksiders is one of those games that brings in a lot of great ideas and utilizes them to create a well done, yet minimally flawed experience.The story to Darksiders starts off in the world of flesh and bone. The forces of ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Changing the Template 0

Vigil Games is probably a little ashamed at how blatantly similar most of Darksiders’s design is to The Legend of Zelda and God of War. And you know what? They should be. That isn’t to say the studio’s debut title is bad, because instead of adhering too closely to the formulas of its benefactors, they avoid problems that have been in Nintendo’s series for too long. Darksiders proves that it is worth your time by polishing and tweaking key components that it borrows from other games and then addi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Holographic Apocalypse 0

Darksiders is an interesting game to me. It takes what was pretty awesome about God of War (sweet combos, smooth animation for those combos, and maneuverability), and pretty awesome about Zelda (huge dungeons, sweet treasure, boomerang - only a 4 sided blade of DEATH), and mixes them with a Metroid like overworld that encourages exploration, and rewards you with more stuff. This sounds like a very ideal combination - and it is - but you may feel pangs of "I've felt this before" syndrome as you p...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Because 'The Legend of War' Sounds Bad 0

  Darksiders plays much as one might expect it to. Players take on the role of War, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse normally charged with maintaining balance between Heaven and Hell, in a quest for revenge against a figure known as the Destroyer for bringing about the Apocalypse early and causing humanity to be completely wiped out. War is able to slaughter a path through thousands of demons along the way, performing combos with various weapons, spending Souls to learn new abilities a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Deftly Handled Homage 0

If were any less well executed, "Darksiders" might have come across as a blatant rip-off, fortunately this is not the case. Curbing many gameplay elements from "The Legend of Zelda", "God of War", and "Devil May Cry" as well as fictional elements from traditional Judeo-Christian lore, "Darksiders" is a game of loving homages and a very entertaining experience over all....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great game that starts off horribly slow 0

Darksiders is generally described as being "derivative, but good". This isn't inaccurate, but it doesn't really do the game justice. Darksiders has a lot going for it. The combination of God of War style combat, character progression, and puzzle-based adventuring give the game a unique feel when you factor them all in. It borrows a lot from other games, but not enough to be a clone of anything else, and it typically only borrows the stuff that works. It takes a while to get going and it doesn't ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Apocalypse Now 0

Darksiders is an action-adventure game developed by first timers Vigil Games.   You play as a character named "War", one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.  The Opening scene of the game shows the apocalypse of the world taking place prematurely and the four horsemen being blamed for starting the devastation. It is up to you "WAR" to find out who is behind it all and bring them to justice.   In typical game fashion, you are caught between angels and demons, have lost much of your power and ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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