Submitted by Valay 1164d ago | news

Darksiders II gets first review

Darksiders II receives a high score and lots of praise in its first review. (Darksiders 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Ryo-Hazuki  +   1164d ago
I have no doubts this game will be great
joab777  +   1164d ago
From what I have seen, this could be a phenomenal game that has depth and replayability. I'm gonna get anyway but I don't trust one score.
Spenok  +   1164d ago
Trust yourself imo. If you enjoyed the first, then get the second. If you didn't play the first look it up and ask people you know who did play it, and then look into the second if you enjoyed it. Its pretty much as simple as that. Its hard to look at reviews and see if the game is actually worth it, as everyone has their own opinions of games.

One persons favorite game will be someone else's most hated and vice versa.
camel_toad  +   1164d ago

"One persons favorite game will be someone else's most hated and vice versa."

I couldn't have said it better myself. My llongtime best friend generally agrees on most games but sometimes our opinions are at polar opposites.

I really liked Darksiders but for him it had too many puzzles.
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Oh_Yeah  +   1164d ago
just watch gameplay vids. its not hard to see that this game is going to be great.
joab777  +   1164d ago
Well, I liked the first but I think that this one is gonna be alot different. 1St, it's much, much bigger, not short like the last one. Second, it has heavy RPG elements with lots of loot. It has a ng+ with different loot for replayability. Also, the combat is gonna b different with Dodge as the main component instead of block. So, while playing the first may be a decent indicator, I think this game will be appealing to a much larger audience this x. It's depth and repayable nature will draw different hardcore gamers that love rpgs. And in the year of the RPG, atleast for this Gen, it could be huge for darksiders 2. I am thinking this game is gonna do very well.
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Irishguy95  +   1164d ago
Yeah i'm the same with a friend camel toad, we generally agree on gaming, but just one game we have completely different opinions of, Skyrim
victorGma21  +   1164d ago
I can't wait to play this game! This will be my next platinum.
Kin23g  +   1163d ago
Will, your son must be a goddamn genius.

I spent around 20 minutes on that "remotely difficult" puzzle near the end.
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Awesome_Gamer  +   1163d ago
loved the original..
I really can't wait to play this game, i hope it sells well so we can see a third sequel
showtimefolks  +   1164d ago
if anyone has any doubts just watch the giantbomb quick look and all your doubts will disappear


i was lucky to get on to darksiders 2 limited edition and that's coming from someone who really didn't like the 1st one. This one is like how ND made a huge difference from UC1 to UC2 that's how much potential i think this sequel has
deadfrag  +   1164d ago
thats the PC version!
Sieg  +   1164d ago
It certainty sold me. I only play on PC and seeing the PC version of D2 looks this good is a big thumb up in my book. Not to mention support for eyefinity. Maybe.
gaffyh  +   1163d ago
Graphically, it doesn't look that much better than the console versions, so I don't know why people focus on that. What matters more is the actual gameplay elements, which look awesome, although I loved the first game so I'm biased.
SlapHappyJesus  +   1164d ago
Let's hope so, and let's hope that that is reflective in its sales.

While I am not too big on the series, THQ is one of my most respected publishers. I definitely want to see their next few games succeed and help them return to solid ground.
hano  +   1164d ago
I have big doubts.

The first one was ..so-so
Bobby Kotex  +   1163d ago
I didn't like the first one.
TBM  +   1163d ago
I really enjoyed the first game so I'll be getting this game easily.
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FlyWestbrook  +   1164d ago
I have to say that I played the shit out of the first one, loved it
Frances-the-Mute  +   1164d ago
Whatever score the game gets, I'm playing this game. End of story.
TooTall19  +   1164d ago
I'm BUYING this game. THQ needs the business.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1164d ago
It looks great, i'm definitely gonna try to pick it up this month with Sleeping Dogs.
yabhero  +   1164d ago
I hear it's like Zelda and God of War which is great. I have to see IGN's review... I will us that to inform my decision after looking at some gameplay... If its good I will be picking up with my WiiU
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Feralkitsune  +   1164d ago
This guy bases his purchases on IGN...lol. I'd love to see your game collection.
shammgod  +   1164d ago
yabhero  +   1164d ago
Metal Gear Solid
Skyward Sword
Epic Yarn
Uncharted 2
Uncharted 3
Arkham asylum
Ass. Creed 2
Mass effect 2
Super Mario Galaxy
Kid Icarus
Ocarina 3D
Apparently there is a lot of IGN hate. I didn't mean they were the only place I check but seriously. I check GameInformer, 1UP, GameSpot...
IGN and GameInformer are just my favorite
Hellsvacancy  +   1164d ago
But you said "I have to see IGN's review... I will us that to inform my decision"

Dont try backtracking now, your logic is really flawed

I never bother with reviews, of any kind (especially music), my brain knows what it likes and what it doesnt, so should yours!
MorbidPorpoise  +   1163d ago
Can always just pick up the demo for the first one, not sure if its still on the PSN, but its on XBL.

Its the whole Twilight Cathedral section from the beginning of the game.

Loved the first, definitely going to get the 2nd, I don't care about reviews, I'll judge it on my own experience with the game :)
kevnb  +   1164d ago
i liked the first, the second looks like it has a really nice style
deadfrag  +   1164d ago
Just dont forget that VIDEO from GIANTBOMB is the PC version running at average 60fps!Dont expect anything similiar in graphics and smooth play for the console versions!And if you see the videofrom GiantBomb well even on PC THE game is suttering!
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jobboy  +   1164d ago
well...hope the ps3 version could perform a smoother framerate this time.....most annoying issue from the first title.
moodgamer  +   1164d ago
I didnt ignored the first one, this is surely a must buy since it was announced.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1164d ago
Looking forward to pre ordering soon :D
Trenta27  +   1164d ago
I should probably start on replaying the first one now, huh?
MattyG  +   1164d ago
Does anyone know when the review embargo lifts?
Brash_Attack  +   1163d ago
The 14th at 9am pst.
MattyG  +   1163d ago
Oh I thought maybe it was a really early embargo. Can't wait for the 14th! Thanks!
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WitWolfy  +   1164d ago
I havent even started the first one yet O.O still too busy beating Batman AC for the second time. Will start Darksiders after that.
Kran  +   1164d ago
Brilliant. Looks like it's improved greatly then :D
badvlad  +   1164d ago
I saw the new gameplay video yesterday, was not impressed at all. I dont understad the hype about this mediocre game.
-MD-  +   1164d ago
You wrote the exact same comment yesterday. Check dude's comment history.
badvlad  +   1164d ago
eh yes I did i did so what? And I will write it again if I feel like it u noob stop whining.
Corrected  +   1164d ago
Says the guy crying about a game he has no interest in.

Calling people noobs, what are you twelve?
badvlad  +   1164d ago
I saw the new gameplay video yesterday, was not impressed at all. I dont understad the hype about this n00b mediocre game. ^* noob
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MattyG  +   1163d ago
Repeating the word "noob" over and over isn't helping your cause. Especially not with zeroes instead of o's.
HiddenMission  +   1163d ago

Here is a breakdown regarding the hype that you are not familiar with.

1. Combat on par with God of War...not saying much but in an open world it puts it above all others.

2. It has Zelda like hub world with dungeons connected by open world. No big deal right been done before...except it has a more mature dark tone.

3. Has a robust RPG leveling system so that way character progression makes each players character unique and experience unique. That's also been done before.

4. Has a robust loot system like Diablo...which has been done before.

5. Has a quick stat feature identifying item stats prior to picking them up...not done before.

6. Has a true new game plus meaning beating the game doesn't mean your maxed out. You also do not even unlock all content until you play through it a second time.

7. Weapon leveling system that allows you to feed your unwanted weapons to weapons you like to level them up. The weapon you are leveling up can also gain the attributes of the items you feed it.

8. There is an arena mode after you complete the game with full leader board system so you can compete against your friends.

9. You have the Tome system which allows you to send your friends items they want that you don't use and the other way around.

All of these things make Darksiders 2 a much larger and complete package. Now even with all the above said each person has their own respective tastes but the above explains the hype behind the title.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1163d ago
hmmm you also forgot to mention the story in the first was awesome and this parallels that so it will likely be awesome.

for that matter you forgot to mention that its the sequel to one of the most underrated gems of this gen.. DS was amazing, slow to start but amazing overall.

and you forgot to mention that you get to play as death, which is just awesome.

this is my most anticipated game of the last couple years actually. i loved ds and would have given it a 9.5 knocking points off only for the slow start and dragging the end puzzle out a little long. other than that it was near perfect. also i couldnt care less about what it takes from other games, be it a carbon copy or slight change, as long as its done as good or better then it doesnt matter. it isnt like its the first game to borrow heavily from its inspirations nor will it be the last. 90% of games are unoriginal and ripped off some other game at one point or another, execution is all that matters
HiddenMission  +   1163d ago

I agree on all points you made. I figured the features alone were enough. The crazy sick story and plaing as Death are just the icing on the cake.

DS2 looks to be my game of this gen
Garethvk  +   1164d ago
Its funny as with our review copy, THQ said there was an embargo on all reviews until next week.
Brash_Attack  +   1163d ago
Yup. In nice bold red letters "All reviews are embargoed until 9am PST on August 14th, 2012". Looks like someone doesn't want any future games from THQ.

Then again this is from a German magazine. The site doesn't have the review, just a few highlights. The magazine probably isn't set to hit stands until late next week, after the embargo.
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unicronic  +   1164d ago
Darksiders 1 was a very derivative game. It borrowed alot of ideas for previous games BUT it worked and it worked very well making for a highly enjoyable game that was far greater than the sum of its parts.

If Darksiders 2 can be more of the same but better alot of people will be very very happy.
Rhezin  +   1163d ago
I feel like I need to play the first one to get into this one. I don't want to just jump into a storyline. Everything about this sequel looks even better though.
GhostHero333  +   1163d ago
Is this game open world kind of like skyrim?
lastdual  +   1163d ago
It's not a seamless open world like Skyrim. There are nonlinear world spaces, but they are gated by loading zones and connected via town hubs, similar to Zelda.
-Gespenst-  +   1163d ago
I played the first one at a friends house for like an hour recently and I don't really see what the fuss is. Maybe it gets better but it was a bit of a yawnfest to be honest. Oh and I didn't like the look of it either. Hate that chunky WoW-like, hyper colourful graphical style. The story seemed pretty lame / naff too.
xJumpManx  +   1163d ago
I loved the first one, looking forward to next one.

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