There was a time when Joe Madureira WAS comic books. The famed pencil-man, most famous for his work on titles like Uncanny X-men and Battle Chasers, ole' Joe Mad seemed to be one of the leading young forces set to revolutionize comics.
Then he put all that on hold and created a video game company. While Darksiders isn't part of his now defunct Tri-Lunar Games studio – Madureira does serve as creative director for the title – and it shows; everything from the game's looks to style are vintage Joe Mad. What's more – it's a fun, fast paced hack and slash with its fair share of gore and just a bit of heart. Sure it doesn't do anything revolutionary – but admit it – you didn't expect this game to be this good anyways.