I'll have to give this a whirl. Zelda's excellent N64 engine has been lying dormant for too long.
" I've been ignoring this game for too long untill I stumbled upon this review of Jeff "
I can't wait for Darksiders 2: Dark Hero.
Love the end bit... was that Vinny's wit? Jeff is the first reviewer to actually make the game look good... when you want results you have to go to the best!
Hmm. Would buy if Mass Effect 2 wasn't coming out in 3 weeks, and that's all I can afford. But it's on my list now. I was expecting a 2 or 3 after the quicklook, honestly.
I've been loving the game. Just finished the worm-world. Yes, the structure borrows heavily from Zelda. But I think it improves on it exponentially by not having a boring first 5 hours. I think having a new compelling story and full voice-acting is a huge jump over all of the latest Zelda games with repetitive stories and text-only approach. Also, the combat is way way way way way way better than Zelda. If anything I'd say it feels like God of War with a exploratory Zelda structure. I'm 7 or 8 hours in and I have a ton of cool stuff and my combat moves are awesome. If I was 7 or 8 hours into Zelda, I'd be lucky if I could afford a bomb bag at this point. I would say flat out that the game is more enjoyable than Twilight Princess, but I have never been a huge fan of the Zelda games - as you may have noticed, I think they are paced far too slowly.
How long is this game? I have memories of the Zelda games taking me weeks to fully explore and progress through, is Darksiders more fast-paced?
I am in love with this game. I havent played a Zelda since Link to the Past on the SNES (I went with PS1 and missed the N64->GC->Wii stuff) but it feels fantastic and refreshing. I sat down and could not stop playing it until I 1000/1000'd it within 3 days. I love the combat, the design and the voice acting is way above par. Highly recommend this game as its been a love affair for me.
" Could you actually review a multi-platform game playing it on the PS3 for once? It's tiring seeing you always play the 360 version. "
Could you actually review a multi-platform game playing it on the PS3 for once? It's tiring seeing you always play the 360 version.
Worth every penny.
@lilarchie232: "I get the feeling that Jeff's favorite word to describe games is exciting." That and "nefarious".
Has everything I like in a game.
My mind has really been attacking me to pick up this game. I guess I might just have to listen!
Great review. I agree on the score. The game is allright while your playing it, but its honestly not something that I'll remember a few years from now. I wish it had more backstory, stuff in the world, and that they did more with War as a character. Overall, the game never Wowed Me, it was just Ok all the way through. Hell, even the puzzles weren't that interesting or thought provoking. Though I did like that the dungeons were Pretty linear, so I never had to go of and look at the other side of it for a key. Anyway, it was a nice surprise, but doesn't hold a candle to Bayonetta.
Started this up last night, loving it so far. Great review. @FunExplosions:PS3 version is, technically anyway, bug free. Although a patch for the 360 issues is meant to be on its way.
I'm happy to see a positive review for this game after that rather ho-hum quick look. This game is awesome! I'm also please that it got the same score as Bayonetta.
" @FunExplosions said: "Wondering if the PS3 version has the same screen-tearing issues, 'cause I was thinking of waiting to get this after I buy my 360... Sounds awesome, though. "The PS3 version doesn't suffer from screen tearing, but is capped at 30fps, where as the 360 version usually has a smoother frame rate. Seems this was accidental though, they never applied the cap to the 360 version which causes the tearing problems. The patch is supposed to fix this, hopefully it'll come soon. Really nice to see the game get a good review though after the QL was rather unfairly negative because of them focusing on an early part of the game, before most of the mechanics come into play. "
"Wondering if the PS3 version has the same screen-tearing issues, 'cause I was thinking of waiting to get this after I buy my 360... Sounds awesome, though. "
im on my way to the third dungeon (gimme Ruin baby!) with about...10 hours in, and im fucking loving the shit out of the game, glad to see Jeff liked it too :D
Awesome review, I'm probably going to get this.
Yay good score! GO BUY THIS PEOPLE!
" Wondering if the PS3 version has the same screen-tearing issues, 'cause I was thinking of waiting to get this after I buy my 360... Sounds awesome, though. "
Just bought it this weekend after hearing all the praise and watching that quick look. I'm enjoying every minute of it. Definitely a great way to start 2010.
Good, fair review. I like your style Jeff.
Great review, Jeff. My thoughts on this game exactly. I had a blast with this game (until I went back to try collect everything that I missed) and I can't wait for the potential sequel. Darksiders was a great way to start off the new year.
HEAVEN OR HELL?
Wondering if the PS3 version has the same screen-tearing issues, 'cause I was thinking of waiting to get this after I buy my 360... Sounds awesome, though.
Great review. I'mactually suprised that you didnt find it as middling as I initially thought, but I'm glad to hear that the game turned out alright. After seeing that quick look, the asthetic and gameplay reminded me of the Maximo games on PS2, but I'm sure there are plenty game references to go around. All things said I do hope to check this game out whenever I get a chance. Keep on doing what you do because its awesome.
Portal+Panzer Dragoon+Zelda=*faints due to how awesome that is in every way ever*
yay :D It's great to hear about unexpected winners
Darksiders is one of my favorite games this gen. I can't wait to see what the developer does next.
Was expecting a 3. Pleasant surprise. Went to rent it today and it was checked out...oh well. Rented Batman instead since I never got to play it.
Once this game hits the bargain bin I am getting it.
Didn't really care about this game before, but this review makes me want to check it out.
"But the "advice" he offers is never especially useful and he comes across as very repetitive." Sooooo, EXACTLY like Navi?
This and Bayonetta are on my wishlist. I don't think I'll have the cash right now to buy them though. :(
Jeff is scaring me with his extremely high praise on this weeks bombcast.
Love this game! :) I've taken a short break to play my brand new copy of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, but I'm certainly eager to get back to it!
I get the feeling that Jeff's favorite word to describe games is exciting. But this game looks pretty cool, might pick it up when there's some downtime in the release schedule.
I'm thinking of buying this game now. After hearing Jeff talking about it on the Bombcast, the game sounds awesome.
Hell yeah thats what I'm talkin about! I love this game!
Well, this is a surprise to me. I just might rent this.