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Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest to restore mankind, and redeem his brother’s name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation . . . Can Death really become mankind’s savior?
Darksiders 2 follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels Death through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.
Play Death – Become the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, able to destroy entire worlds and battle forces beyond Heaven and Hell.
Epic Universe – Unlike anything the player has seen before, delivered in the unique style of Joe Mad.
Player Choice & Customization – Customize your experience with varied armor sets, weapons, and Skill Trees allowing players to create their own Death.
Replay-ability – Explore a vast open world, complete dozens of side quests and customize your Death with a full leveling system, Skill Trees and endless equipment combinations.
Traversal – Death is a nimble and agile character capable of incredible acrobatic feats allowing the player to explore the world like never before.
Expanding the Darksiders storylok0812 | May 17, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
Death's story takes place at the same time as War back in the first one. While War doing his thing on Earth, Death on the other hand is looking for answers in other realms. Gameplay is similar to the first one, hack and slash combo with different weapons variation. The world this time is much bigger compared to the first one. One major thing that was added was loot random loot system and loot quality that can be found throughout the game that is similar to random prefix/suffix in the game like DIablo series. Definitely a must get if you enjoyed the first one and desired to know more backstory of the game.
Good, but not a patch on the first gamemaddocks2379 | May 5, 2013 | See all maddocks2379's reviews »
Having picked up the THQ pack, i started the darksiders series, i really enjoyed the first game so i went straight into the 2nd. I boy i was disappointed to start with... The graphics are good, seemed to run OK (i did have a few jerky moments, but my frame rate stayed the same) the sound is average and the voice acting isn't great compared to the 1st one.
But my biggest issues are the camera which im sure is designed to kill you, it will never be in a position to help you or come close during combat so you can't see anything behind you, if you use the lock on it never locks to the one you want to and sometimes locks on the monster the furthest away from you.
The next gripe i had was the combat, the dodge move is a pain... sometimes it doesn't dodge the way you push and if your surrounded its useless.. plus during combat you will lose yourself pretty often.
The lack of assistance did annoy me too, the amount of times i had to figure out something for the 1st time that i could have been taught or hinted at... ie throwing bombs at switches.
The quest system is a bit predictable, i would like 3 of these, next quest please find 2 of these and so on... seemed like padding out the story for me
BUT all that been said, after the really boring and dull start to the game (i had to fight to keep interested) the 2nd half of the game is great, back to fighting demons and using the finishing moves picks up the game massively.
Darksiders 2 is a good game but has too many issues to be considered a top game in my opinion, if you liked the 1st game you should play this, just it isn't as good as the first
Eh.eareboucas | May 2, 2013 | See all eareboucas's reviews »
Darksiders II is a somewhat barebone sequel to a great game. Even though there's a lot more to explore, much of the traversing is boring and stretched out for the sake of making the game seem way longer than it should. Most of the dungeons are fun but the ones that aren't eally bog down the pace. This plays much like the original and the addition of the loot drops does very little to keep you playing besides making Death look cool. Unfortunately, the PC version of Darksiders II is extemely buggy and locks up frequently, to the point of making some of the DLC completely unplayable. I wouldn't recommend this version of the game, unless you can get it on a good sale.
Some Great funDuxost | April 28, 2013 | See all Duxost's reviews »
Very Underrated game. Much like the community says its like a dark version of Zelda but also got alot of other things in it. Like for example its much more aimed at the rpg thing which Zelda does not have. The combat is pretty good and there is alot of intresting abilities you can buy to deepen the combats enjoyment and effectivness.
Better Than the First With Missed OpportunitiesROKET | April 27, 2013 | See all ROKET's reviews »
I preordered this game from GMG. I was excited and ready to continue the story of the 4 Horsemen. Darksiders 2 boasted better graphics, refined systems, the same great combat, and LOOT. Everything seemed very promising - until I started to play.
The story isnt as involved as before. Your quest to clear War takes you through multiple settings, has you interact with multiple different characters, and takes you on an action packed ride that is satisfying to play. The only problem is that you dont care for...anything. None of the characters grow and none of them really interest you as you discover them. You do as you like in the end (as Death) and never really do anything for anyone.
Its no secret that this game borrows a ton of gameplay for a few different games. I wont name them but you will see when you play. It isnt a bad thing - as its hard to be original in this industry - but there are a lot of things that could have been done differently. The first and most annoying thing is BACKTRACKING - I really hated having to go through some places more than once. The pace of the game is also variable and you arent always told whats going on. Puzzles are sometimes really irritating and time consuming.
The action combat is great, however, and really does the series justice. You also get a bunch of gadgets - however useless some may be - and also get a plentiful loot system that produces nice upgrades over time. Possessed weapons are also awesome and really make you feel powerful.
Do yourself a favor and use SweetFX. Turn of SSAO and AA in game first and apply SweetFX. Its awesome. The textures and overall look of the game are lower resolution BUT with SweetFX the game looks freaking great.
The story and dialogue are presented in a lackluster way to be honest but the voice acting isnt bad. The first two zones are great but the first one really takes the cake in its beauty and scale. I really loved the first zone and the enemies within.
The game IS better than the first game with less clunk and tons of action along with better gameplay but the game drags on and on with very little increase in pace and with a story that gets lost alongside dozens of kill quests. The scale of this game is far greater than the first but to its own detriment. It really should have consolidated a bit or worked harder to keep the world alive.