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Quick Look: EX: Darksiders II

Jul. 27th 2012

The Darkcitement is palpable as the guys from Vigil walk Ryan and Jeff through Death's shadowy valley.

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Edited By BeachThunder • 

Really looking forward to this game :D

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Edited By Aronleon • 

wooo

Edit god damn it I hate this quest so much, anyways combat looks very similar to Devil May Cry 4 with the arm that extends, as someone that never played the first one I now see why people said the game was jumping the line of being inspired to almost the same thing just with some changes here and there. Dot get me wrong it looks fun and the skills trees look like you can choose your own style, maybe I'll check it out.

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Edited By hussatron • 

This game is looking really good.

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Edited By sissylion • 

The first game was mad boring. Can't say I'm interested in seeing how the sequel is, but I can give it twenty minutes of my time.

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Edited By toowalrus • 

Almost got that late-night 'first'. Ha, doesn't matter, I got that last week. It's 3AM, I'll watch this tomorrow. Wait, no I won't. I'm going to buy Darksiders 2 no matter what- why spoil anything? I'm goin' in clean.

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Edited By NaDannMaGoGo • 

Too bad this is a quicklook EX, it's just always this weird kind of advertising quicklook. Of course the Devs will talk about the "great" things about their game and none of the Giantbomb crew will directly disagree or show much concern.

At the same time there is plenty of useful information to get from these things.

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Edited By Doctorchimp • 

Hopefully this will make me install Darksiders ever since I bought it for 5 bucks from the steam sale.

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Edited By artsandrules • 

I did enjoy the first game, but I find myself unable to watched any "EX"s. The conversations are just too awkward for me. I can almost hear exactly where the knife's edge in the banter is.

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Edited By Redbullet685 • 

Also, didn't really care for Darksiders 1, but this looks pretty damn cool.

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Edited By Humanity • 

I never thought the first game looked that interesting but this looks fun despite being the exact same game.

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Edited By AuthenticM • 

What's up with this thing being up so late? Was it embargoed?

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Edited By SoothsayerGB • 

Bought the first game, played an hours worth. Uninstalled. Doesn't look very good. Gameplay might be ok, but the art design doesn't appeal to me. Feels like I need to be a 16 year old boy who likes Image comics and Pantera.

Supposedly it's like Zelda. But without all the heart. Whats the point?

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Edited By D • 

@BeachThunder said:

Really looking forward to this game :D

Word! My thoughts exactly.

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Edited By MariachiMacabre • 

Loved the first game and I'm really excited for this game to finally come out.

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Edited By MasterLeePhD • 

Awesome Quicklook! Can’t wait to get my hands on this. This and Hitman are my most anticipated games of the year.

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Edited By Marz • 

I sort of don't think they needed damage numbers popping up all over the interface but the game looks really solid and can't wait for it to come out.

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@Humanity said:

I never thought the first game looked that interesting but this looks fun despite being the exact same game.

Your comment makes it pretty obvious that you either never played the first Darksiders or didn't watch this Quick Look.

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Edited By John-Luke • 

Loot is meant to be shown off. Saints Row 4 connectivity?

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Edited By Kevino13 • 

Wow, I'm really glad I preordered this game now. I knew it was gonna be good, but damn this looks great.

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Edited By TheHT • 

oh hey, middle of the night quick look.

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Edited By McDunkin • 

8/14 cannot come soon enough

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Edited By fantasyfreak07 • 

Wow, the game looks gorgeous! Now that I have a capable PC I am definitely picking up that version. Also, the combat looks amazing and I am loving how fast paced it is.

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Edited By Magickeys • 

@sirdesmond said:

@Humanity said:

I never thought the first game looked that interesting but this looks fun despite being the exact same game.

Your comment makes it pretty obvious that you either never played the first Darksiders or didn't watch this Quick Look.

Exactly.

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@artsandrules said:

I did enjoy the first game, but I find myself unable to watched any "EX"s. The conversations are just too awkward for me. I can almost hear exactly where the knife's edge in the banter is.

They sounded like they were having fun on this one.

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Edited By piderman • 

The Prince of Persia is strong with this one :D

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Edited By Slaker117 • 

I already liked the first one, and the combat looks like it flows even better in this. Definitely need to check it out.

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Quicklooking a multiplatform game on a PC? I believe that's a first.

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Edited By TheHT • 

Holy hell in a handbasket, this game is SNAPPY! Looks like a blast! The combat in Darksiders 1 felt a lot more measured, but this looks frantic and fever inducing. Throw in loot and character progression?

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Edited By Beck • 

Wow. This was by far one of the best EX Quick Looks yet, but then again I'm super pumped for the game so I may be biased. Also Judge Reinhold needs his own video game.

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@McDunkin said:

8/14 cannot come soon enough

Also it's 21-8 in Europe because fuck you.

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Edited By gavingt • 

Stupid PR guy. That should've gone for like an hour.

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@SoothsayerGB said:

Bought the first game, played an hours worth. Uninstalled. Doesn't look very good. Gameplay might be ok, but the art design doesn't appeal to me. Feels like I need to be a 16 year old boy who likes Image comics and Pantera.

Supposedly it's like Zelda. But without all the heart. Whats the point?

Well, let me tell you that I'm not a 16 year old boy, I don't give a fuck about comics and I could never get into Zelda but I thought Darksiders was pretty good.

This one looks even better, especially the combat (the repetitiveness was one of the larger problems for me in the first one). Then there is loot, skill trees and numbers flying everywhere. Sign me the fuck up.

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When he said "Kickin Ass" I facepalmed..

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Edited By joshthebear • 

I'm so stoked for this to come out.

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Edited By thebunnyhunter • 

QL got me excited......i guess ill play thought the first one in preperation

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Edited By LiquidPrince • 

The most interesting games always get the shortest quick looks. Only thing I didn't like from what I saw was the numbers popping off dudes. I hope you can turn that off.

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Edited By LiquidSwords • 

1:22 am and need to get up early. Yes, I will watch this QL! Loved the first one, so hyped!

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Edited By phrosnite • 

Played Darksiders 1 for 102 hours and rarely used the focus aim on one enemy. Why make the screen even wider?

Anyways awesome game. I'll be playing the shit out it.

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Oh man. Now I want to be a doorman.

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Edited By impartialgecko • 

@LiquidPrince: Popping numbers is awesome, more games need to do it.

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Edited By JoeyRavn • 

I already pre-ordered this game on the THQ Store. If you plan to pre-order it, do it there. But, man, this Quick Look... it has numbers. Flying numbers when you hit enemies.

I think I'll pre-order this game again. And probably a third time.

Edit: The more I see about this game, the more I dislike Kingdoms of Amalur, which I'm playing at the moment. The combat here shit all over Amalur's.

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Edited By emem • 
Loved the first one, can't wait either.
 
@Redbullet685 said:

Also, didn't really care for Darksiders 1, but this looks pretty damn cool.

It looks exactly like Darksiders 1, to be honest. :)
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Edited By Osaladin • 

Man I need to play Darksiders, it's just sitting in ma steam.

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Edited By maskedarcstrike • 

I like the changes that are being done towards combat and the inventory system. But man I'm getting sick of the same formulaic platforming that's been ripped off from PoP and AC for the billionth time.

Darksiders slightly dipped it's toes in the water with this where the sequel so far looks like "hey let's rip off the platform mechanics from Prince of Persia and Assassins Creed, except we won't do anything interesting with them"

Don't get me wrong I love Joe Madueira's artwork which is what I go to Darksiders for but sliding along nooks and crannys in walls as filler gameplay is getting old.

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Fuck you

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I'd like to see these guys on the E3 podcast next year, they seem like fun dudes.

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Edited By Humanity • 

@Magickeys said:

@sirdesmond said:

@Humanity said:

I never thought the first game looked that interesting but this looks fun despite being the exact same game.

Your comment makes it pretty obvious that you either never played the first Darksiders or didn't watch this Quick Look.

Exactly.

I never played the first Darksiders thats correct. It looks like the same setup with new weapons - I didn't mean it as a detriment I just meant the formula is largely the same of enter area do some puzzles and then do some fighting. Find the large key or the upgrade so you can open an earlier found locked door etc.

Something about the original just didn't mesh with me - but I'm finding the art style and faster combat to look really enticing in this second iteration. So I'm looking forward to playing it.