Darksiders II receives a high score and lots of praise in its first review.
I have no doubts this game will be great
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.
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.
@Spenok "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.
just watch gameplay vids. its not hard to see that this game is going to be great.
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.
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
I can't wait to play this game! This will be my next platinum.
@CmonBeReal Will, your son must be a goddamn genius. I spent around 20 minutes on that "remotely difficult" puzzle near the end.
I really can't wait to play this game, i hope it sells well so we can see a third sequel
if anyone has any doubts just watch the giantbomb quick look and all your doubts will disappear http://www.giantbomb.com/qu... 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
thats the PC version!
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.
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.
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.
I have big doubts. The first one was ..so-so
I didn't like the first one.
I really enjoyed the first game so I'll be getting this game easily.
I have to say that I played the shit out of the first one, loved it
Whatever score the game gets, I'm playing this game. End of story.
I'm BUYING this game. THQ needs the business.
It looks great, i'm definitely gonna try to pick it up this month with Sleeping Dogs.
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
This guy bases his purchases on IGN...lol. I'd love to see your game collection.
Really? MarioKart7 3Dland FIFA 12 3DS 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
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!
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 :)
i liked the first, the second looks like it has a really nice style
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!
well...hope the ps3 version could perform a smoother framerate this time.....most annoying issue from the first title.
I didnt ignored the first one, this is surely a must buy since it was announced.
Looking forward to pre ordering soon :D
I should probably start on replaying the first one now, huh?
Does anyone know when the review embargo lifts?
The 14th at 9am pst.
Oh I thought maybe it was a really early embargo. Can't wait for the 14th! Thanks!
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.
Brilliant. Looks like it's improved greatly then :D
I saw the new gameplay video yesterday, was not impressed at all. I dont understad the hype about this mediocre game.
You wrote the exact same comment yesterday. Check dude's comment history.
eh yes I did i did so what? And I will write it again if I feel like it u noob stop whining.
Says the guy crying about a game he has no interest in. Calling people noobs, what are you twelve?
I saw the new gameplay video yesterday, was not impressed at all. I dont understad the hype about this n00b mediocre game. ^* noob
Repeating the word "noob" over and over isn't helping your cause. Especially not with zeroes instead of o's.
@badvlad 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.
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
@Captain 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
Its funny as with our review copy, THQ said there was an embargo on all reviews until next week.
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.
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.
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.
Is this game open world kind of like skyrim?
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.
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.
I loved the first one, looking forward to next one.
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