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When the Horseman of War is punished for triggering the End of Days and bringing about the destruction of Mankind, the eldest of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Death, sets out to prove his brother's innocence. Tasked with restoring humanity and undoing the ruin brought upon by War's errors, he must travel to the ends of Creation in search of the answers -- and the Well of Souls.

Death doesn't fight alone in Darksiders II. On his journey, he is accompanied by his horse, Despair, and a raven guide by the name of Dust. A more agile fighter than his brother War was in Darksiders, Death also comes armed with two scythes as his primary weapons, though he can also equip a variety of secondary weapons as well. Players can create any combination of weapons to fit their preferences, effecting numerous factors in combat like range and attack speed. As Death gains more experience and levels, his stats will increase, along with his overall effectiveness in battle.

Darksiders II also features more traversal options, most notably the ability to wall run. The smoother and more varied navigation further reflects Death's agility, while allowing for more vertical environments and a wider range of puzzles. Over time, Death will acquire his "Death Grip" grappling hook, the "Voidwalker" teleport, and "Soul Splitter" and "Interdiction" for controlling multiple characters.

The plot of Darksiders II runs parallel to that of Darksiders, as War is still on Earth trying to discover the truth of the Apocalypse. Death, in the meantime, must find a way to restore the human race. Along the way, he will discovery a wide-reaching conspiracy that grips both Heaven and Hell. The other two Horsemen, Strife and Fury, do not make an appearance.


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Dark Arcanine
Jan 10, 14 4:25pm
Just defeated the Archon. This has proved to be an excellent title. Excited for the eventual conclusion, but don't want to stop playing! Darksiders2 Wii U
Dark Arcanine
Dec 17, 13 7:02pm
So far, an awesome game! Feels well-suited to play on a console and am intrigued to discover more of the plot. Darksiders2 Wii U
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May 31, 13 5:32pm
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The next Darksiders 2 downloadable content will be arriving tomorrow, and introduces us to the Demon Lord Belial.... posted Dec 03, 12 5:16pm

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Oct 09, 12 6:22am

Round 61 has Stalagmite step out of her comfort zone. As opposed to reviewing an old Nintendo or Sega game, she opts to review a modern game and it seems to have paid off for her as she walked away - surprised - the winner. She describes it as a game that has more to offer than it can keep up with, stating that Darksiders 2 suffers from a bit of an identity crisis while at least being fun to play more often than not.

Darksiders 2 Score: 7/10
Genre: Action/Adventure

While it has a fantastic soundtrack, exciting combat and creative puzzles, they aren't a good enough laxative for this game.

quote Stalagmite
Released in 2012 by Vigil Games, Darksiders 2 is what happens when you try to reinvent your product when all it really needed were a few kinks readjusted and one section worked on... and make things a bit worse. The first Darksiders game was what happened if the Zelda series had more combat, more blood and voiced dialogue (something I dare say Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword sorely needed but that's just my opinion). It was, if nothing else, a rather interesting take on the Zelda series that was a lot better than Twilight Princess. Darksiders 2, on the other hand, ditches the Zelda style and adopts the Fable style, or at least an abridged style of it. That is to say, it revolves around exploring an open world to find and go through dungeons in order to complete quests and find some goodies while you're there. At least it doesn't suck hard like Fable does, but when all is said and done, Darksiders 2 could've been a lot better.

It's not as if Darksiders 1 was a work of Shakespeare, but at least it had a sense of progression with a couple of interesting moments every now and again, and having The Watcher (voiced by Mark Hamill) made things better. Darksiders 2 doesn't even do any of that. The idea is that Death is supposed to clear War's name as he either knows or is just damn sure that it wasn't him who prematurely started the apocalypse. Unfortunately, the means of getting there revolves around him being every NPC's errand boy, fetching ingredients and dead kings in exchange for nuggets of information. Said nuggets are more like McNuggets as they tend to have no value whatsoever, save for arbitrarily getting you closer to your goal. I say arbitrarily because the story never actually develops, nor do the characters besides Death matter one bit because you're never given much time with them and while you can make the argument that everything said and done is doomed by the events of the first game, eh, it doesn't mean you can't weave a little interesting sidestory or two!!
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Lukas
Oct 07, 12 12:58am
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