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Darksiders II Review - Bitcreature.com

The official review of Darksiders II from new independent game site BitCreature.com. The author writes: "Death’s world is vast and varied. Whereas War only got to visit the twisted, crumbling landscapes of Earth, his scythe-wielding brother must travel to lands both ancient and unimaginable, all in the name of redemption. From lush forests overflowing with color and light to the bowels of hell, sick with darkness and fire, Darksiders II offers a wide variety of killing fields wrapped in an adventure that is equal parts massive and wonderful."

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Proeliator1508d ago

I love when people break embargo!

PockyKing1508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

It shows a lack of professionalism and respect to the PR who gave them the review copy. Breaking embargo is a one way ticket to getting blacklisted.

Captain Qwark 91508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

while i do agree with you, to be fair a review embargo in the first place shows a lack of confidence in your final product.

that said, not sure why this game needs one. it looks crazy good, the first was crazy good and it seems for the most part it is scoring high.

i do suppose if i were in thqs position though i wouldnt want to take any sort of risk that could effect 1st day sales, be it good or bad. play it safe when your company is on the line

PockyKing1508d ago

They do embargoes because they have a marketing plan, not because they have a lack in confidence.

gaffyh1508d ago

@Captain - Pocky is right. They haev a certain marketing plan, which is why the embargo was set in the first place.

Lvl_up_gamer1508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

@ Captain Qwark 9

It's not that they have a lack of confidence in their product per-say.

Marketing is just ensuring that no potential buyers will be put off buying the game in the event the game gets low review scores before the game is released.

The development team will assume that their hardwork will show and thus think it's a great game. The Marketing team has to consider the consumers / reviewers mentality. This is very difficult since everyone has an opinion and everyone's tastes in games can vary. Marketing is just playing it safe to ensure the game has the greatest chance of selling day 1.

So it's not necessary a lack of confidence but more so maximizing first day/week launch sales.

Another point that can be made is that Marketing is assisting smaller sites. Generally the larger sites get first access to review copies ie. IGN, Gametrailers etc while smaller sites have to wait for the game to be released, then have to play it and weeks later when the game is considered "old news" release their reviews to the public which don't generate any hits. By having an embargo, it helps the smaller sites get hits as well if a review copy is obtained late but still before release date.

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neutralgamer191508d ago

Damn i will have to get this today. Smh i didnt want to spend money on more games but wth i might as well.

showtimefolks1508d ago

gamestop has shipped my limited edition should be getting it later today

can't wait and if you have the 1st game play it to get bonus content in darksiders 2

Zynga1508d ago

"can't wait and if you have the 1st game play it to get bonus content in darksiders 2 "

What kind of bonus content we talking about?

TreMillz1508d ago

special armor set and an additional lvl.1 weapon

Captain Qwark 91508d ago

this was a solid review and an 8 is a damn good score but i cant help but feel it read as a 9.

this........ "Now I get to use them in a massive new adventure so full of character and energy that it has no trouble standing alongside the greatest titles in the genre, including those it cribs so heavily from."

had it read "DS2 is so good it sits just slightly under its inspirations" then an 8 would be appropriate....however alongside means it should sit with the rest at 9's and 10's.

no matter though, review was well written. 8 is great and as soon as my stupid shift ends, i will be lost in this game from start to finish just as i was with the first

bubblebeam1508d ago

I know right. I'm ok with a score a reviewer gives, but their job is to word it in THEIR opinion, so if they can't spell out the cons of said game, they shouldn't score it.

If it reads like a 9, and they give it a 7 (not in this particular instance), then their is a certain communication breakdown, or just lack of understanding of the written langauge and its broader understanding. In which case, they shouldn't have picked a job where getting your point across is SOLEY what you are supposed to be doing.

Not taking anything away from this reviewer, I just mean in general.

Anyways, have to wait another 30 odd hours for it, as I am not in one of those privileged countries (at least as far as gaming is conccerned)

showtimefolks1508d ago

true but i think this game will be between 8.5-9 for most of the reviewers. You now they are gonna find cons and some gaming sites pick apart the game for every little thing.

From what i have seen when giantbomb did their quick look i was sold. RPG elements, deep weapon system to upgrade and my favorite in any game LOOT.

can not wait currently playing darksiders

Captain Qwark 91508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

i agree that it will be between 8-10s and like i said this guys review was solid but what bubblebeam and i are saying is, if the review reads like a 9, then your score should read a 9. if not then somewhere in the review there is a lack of communication. example these are the positives and negatives that i spotted from that review.....

pros

-Death’s world is vast and varied

-Darksiders II offers a wide variety of killing fields wrapped in an adventure that is equal parts massive and wonderful.

-I realized that this world truly gave me a sense of belonging.

- I can’t help but feel like the smartest man alive when the final piece of the puzzle slides home, giving me access to a section of the dungeon I could not reach before. Darksiders II is ripe with these moments, providing a constant stream of reward following a never-ending series of challenges.

-Darksiders II is also a world of familiarity. The first in the series was frequently knocked for how much it borrowed from other games. That’s a trait I actually welcomed, and do so again in this follow-up. I’ve held these weapons before. I know how these tools work. Now I get to use them in a massive new adventure so full of character and energy that it has no trouble standing alongside the greatest titles in the genre, including those it cribs so heavily from.

-epic experience that positively soars. Death may be grim, but his quest is grand. Every turn provided me with something new to enjoy, a surprise to relish, or a mountain of enemies to tear asunder. I got lost in its world

cons....

-not a single one mentioned

so how/where did we lose two points becuase the review is purely positive and with nothing wrong with it, tech thats considered "perfect" or a "10"......but we got an 8. so unless his scoring system is 8/8 something is off with what he is trying to tell us about the game becuase we lost 2 points.....where did they go?

neutralgamer191508d ago

I needed another action role playing fix after Dark Souls and alas i have found it. Sleeper indeed i didn't know anything about the game until recently.

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