Posts Tagged ‘Darksiders’

Darksiders Genesis is the prequel to the Darksiders series. The Fourth released game and it’s very very different from the previous Three. So excited and curious …this is what I thought of it!…

To start with this game has some massive changes to it compared to it’s previous sets in the series yet somehow still plays like it belongs in the series. No longer a over the shoulder third person point of view hack and slash game this is the first in the series to take a top down prospective of the world you are going to explore. This is also the first two player game in the series which is interesting considering the series revolves around the four horsemen (Not exactly the biblical type as previous stories have told).

In this part of the series you play as War (From Darksiders 1) and New (to be playable) Strife. Oddly enough War plays exactly as he did in Darksiders 1. He’s heavy and relies mostly on his sword strikes and Strength power moves that you acquire as you progress thru the game. While Strife relies mostly on a run and gun and slightly faster movements type of play. While I attempted to play this game with my girlfriend on coop we found it was just easier for me to play it in single player in which I could just switch between the characters at any time using a button combination that was given. Holding L1 and taping X switched between characters and made it easy and pretty fluid at times. Also the game allows you to play as both characters based on a health bar which when depleted would also switch between characters However had a time limit so as to not make it impossible to kill both characters.

As with previous games you are also given characters to help you thru the story which while shorter than the previous games also comes with a new tree experience core system that can be used to upgrade things like Armor, Health, and Attack. Both Strife and War are also equipped with different abilities between the two but are also given a meter (as in previous games) that builds up for a Chaos form that grants invincibility for a short time and extra increased attack.

Honestly the game is pretty awesome and while I didn’t finish it as quickly as I did the previous three this felt like it belonged to the series. It’s beautiful by design and the sound is exactly what you would expect from a Darksiders games “FUN AND AMAZINGLY EPIC”. The story is interesting mixing both lore and a bit of humor between War and Strife. It adds just a bit of extra this and that to the story you already know if you played the previous games. Over all it’s worth the price if you’re looking for a hack and slash adventure that isn’t too difficult to play.

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Darksiders 3 is a game I have been looking forward to the most THIS YEAR. I have raved and ranted in the past about how much I love this series. So much so that I have TWO other post about Darksiders 1 and 2.

Darksiders 1

Darksider 2

So clearly I have some heart into this series. I love this series so much that in the past year I saved up enough money to buy the RIDICULOUSLY Large version of this game which if you ask me IS WORTH the money for a fan like me. Just one of the most insane purchases I have made in my life! HOWEVER… this isn’t about that.. this is about the actual game..which….here we go…

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Darksiders 3 stars FURY.. This is the Third Horseman of the Apocalypse to be introduced into the series. I think it goes without saying that this is the only Horseman who is a LADY and naturally the game mechanics are very different from war and death before.

Furys focus of game play involves gathering 4 different secondary weapons with 1 primary weapon and a very large legion of upgrades and enhancements. Unlike Darksiders 2 you will NOT be required to upgrade armor or pick up Items from bad guys to progress. This game settles more so into the method of Leveling your character by collecting souls from dead enemies and choosing between 3 categories Health, Strength and Arcane to upgrade.

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Vulgrim plays the part of Merchant “again” and is the vendor for how you upgrade, fast travel and purchase useful items “similar to Darksiders 1”. Sad to say it but this is also the shortest of the 3 games however it does expand in a very fun way the story and character.

While remaining open world and unlike many adventure games it allows you different paths to take to get to each of the 7 bosses and mini bosses you may or may not fight. With no definitive path you can play the game in a free roaming way. Some areas do require abilities you need to find a path but once you do the doors are open to explore and it’s a fun world to do so.

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The biggest flaw that I have with the game is the ACTUAL game itself. Suffering from serious Frame Rate issues which are unavoidable, some sound glitches, and at time SLOW to STILL animations. This game is great BUT REALLY REALLY NEEDS TO BE PATCHED BADLY!.. I would say buy it now but I think waiting could only help as IT IS being patched and the bugs in the game are being worked OUT.

So only time will tell if those problems will be fixed. If you want a great story and a continued myths for the story BUY IT NOW! If you are looking for a DECENT..action adventure game.. I will say wait for a little till it’s patched.. it’s design needs work šŸ˜¦

I LOVE THE GAME..GLAD I HAVE IT.. REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO DARKSIDERS 4.. But.. yea.. hoping for some patches!

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Darksiders 2

Posted: September 11, 2012 in Video Games Alexander
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So after weeks of having to work “KEEPING ME AWAY FROM THIS!” Today I finally finished Darksiders 2 and can honestly at this point say that this is by far my favorite seriesĀ in a long line of video games. The game combines lots of different elements from other games..but I am going to focus this post on said title “DARKSIDERS 2”

So to start with the gameplay to this game is VASTLY different from play Darksiders 1. To start with you play as Death this time..not War.. and Death has several atributes to him that war does not. To begin with this time around you play a character that isn’t as massive and as heavy to play with. You can really feel how light and FAST the character is compared to the War. His fighting is super Fast and unlike war who had several weapons to choose from you as death get to use 2 different Types..but they vary on what you can pick up so the number of weapons are actually MORE SO this time then the first game.

Your also given a bigger menu and customisable armor this time.. you take a much bigger role on building the character then just finding items and using them.

lots of what you pick up are health potions, wraith potions, and of course different parts of your armor. The armor much like any typical action adventure game today is given a point value that goes up based on your levels.. you level the character up and you learn to changer your armor and weapons. its all pretty basic in terms of how you play the game.. your also given two tree branchs which allow you other abilities that you gain as you go from place to place.

Over all progression in the game is actually a BIG CHALLENGE.. the first few things you do in the game is a pretty big set up in terms of warming you up to the character..HOWEVER..I believe it was after the first few missions.. Dear god the game becomes RELENTLESS on you!.. If you aren’t good at action adventure games.. You aren’t going to have an easy time with it..EVEN ON NORMAL SETTINGS..however this I took as a good thing.. it brought me back to such games as Contra, Ninja Gaiden and a few other NES games..that would teach you how to play..and then dramaticly get more difficult to test your wits and abilities of what you learned.

The story to the game WHILE I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT..I will not ruin it!! However I will say the game starts slightly before Darksiders 2 and ends…. haha…NOT GOING TO RUIN IT!!

But the story is AMAZING! Sound amazing… Graphics have been slightly upped from Darksiders 1..and it all looks and plays GREAT!

Personally I went the route also of buying the Collectors Edition

Honestly for the price I paid..it came with a TON of content, a really nice artbook, and a cool mask.. some of the dlc isn’t even out yet..but hey ..its cool.. will be out later this month.. I am sure I will be coming back to write some more about the game…BUT for now…this is a good start!

Darksiders

Posted: January 5, 2012 in Video Games Alexander
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In 2010 a game was released which was best described as “an adult Legend Of Zelda”. It played out in many aspects of game play and style like a legend of Zelda game only with way more violence, blood and in some aspects the themes. The game was titled Darksiders and in my own personal opinion one of my favorite games to be released in the last 5 years. AT LEAST top 5 on my list of games I have played in my life.

The story revolves around the character of WAR, who is one of the four horseman of the Apocalypse . Building the character from a point that you can assume he has been known in this universe and well aware of his place as a horseman for awhile. He is put into a position he shouldn’t be in and as it appears a “FRAME” situation. Stripped of his powers he is then sent back to earth YEARS after the event of the start of the game and sent to figure out what went wrong and why he is being “framed”.

Like most adventure games he is given help from point A to point B.Ā  Weapons, abilities, and armor expansions likeĀ  most games help to make the game more complex from start to finish of the game. Each stage is built with its own style of art and concept going from streets, to ice, fire and desert. The design and art are probably the best I have seen in a game in that it isn’t to dark but it isn’t overwhelming with color. The design you can tell every nook and crany was detailed to be a peace of art in itself. From the mini souls you collect to the GIANT sword you carry with you it all goes down to detail and basic concept of What’s what..and why would we put this in this area.

FUN..exciting and a very deep story that makes you go from start to finish wanting more. The sounds help to drive you as well as the visuals it plays with. It is a very well paced game and probably one of the last games I played that I couldn’t put down from day one. There is a demo avaliable to give you an idea of how it plays..but really its just a small part of the over all big picture.