Reviews by ODDragon

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A game that worth its price

ODDragon | June 23, 2014 | Review of Darksiders

With the story playing out on a war thorn earth between the legions of heaven and hell, the player takes control of one of the four horsemen of apocalypse, War. Through War's journey will you get answers to the root of this unfolding conflict, as well as to who's pulling the strings behind the scenes and chosen War to be the catalyst of it.

Being a hack and slash game the player will have a lot of opportunities to experience the game's fluid, combo based combat system. There are plenty of weapons in your arsenal to make quick work of your foes, each adding its own unique fighting style to the mass. This system gets even more varied with the addition of parrying, which leaves your enemies open for counter-attacks, and of course with some old fashioned finishing moves to spice up your dismemberment-spree. The more fight you dive into, the more souls you will gather, a precious resource that can be used to purchase new combos and items, as well as to raise the destructive power of your weaponry.

On the graphic side the game is on a solid standing ground. While it does not hold up to today's standards it is still pleasant to look at, more than enough to help you delve into the gloomy world full of enemies to send back to heaven or hell respectively. The maps your journey takes you through are quite varied in visuals, each area being quite distinctive in its own way. The same can be said concerning voices, showing a good amount of character that adds into the atmosphere, rather than take away from it.

I'd recommend trying it because even though its re-playability value might not be too high(Collectibles and achievements are there to somewhat help on this) it does what it was designed to do regardless: To entertain. A worthy investment if you are a fan of the genre, and like to slice your enemies up to pieces with style.