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Vigil's brutal action game slams into Windows.
Darksiders isn’t the type of title that often appears on PC, and for that reason alone it's worth a look. Vigil’s culled popular gameplay mechanics and puzzle elements from a variety of different titles and effectively combined them to create something with entertaining combat, rewarding exploration, and a satisfying progression as you uncover new items and abilities. A little bit more in terms of the video customization options would have been appreciated, and the blurry cut-scenes can be annoying considering how often they appear, but that shouldn’t deter you from checking this out if you missed it on consoles.
Decent story and high production values. Very limited graphics customization options.
A strong, consistent art style, great use of color, and top notch animations. Cut-scene image quality isn't as good.
Voice acting is professional, though much of it is forgettable. Solid sound design throughout, from weapon and battle effects to the overworld music.
Neither the puzzle nor combat systems are especially deep, but the fluidity and accessibility keeps them entertaining, along with the gear items and upgrades that add variety.
Lasting Appeal (7.5/10)
This is not a short game at around 15 hours, though the superficial appeal of each section means backtracking isn't as interesting as it could have been.
Ruskigt välgjorda röster, story, musik och dialog
Storslaget äventyr i en ovanlig genre
Lite väl långa pussel på samma tema ibland
Mer utmaning och utveckling behövs, enkla bossar
Darksiders - PS3
- Builds concepts and mechanics and keeps you interested. Harks back to a golden era of gaming
- Borrows heavily from other titles
- Overly-extended boss battles
Conclusion Darksiders doesn't do anything new - indeed it deliberately harks back to a bygone era of gaming - but that doesn't make it any the less enthralling. This isn't a short, blink and you'll miss it action game, but a real epic that you'll lose yourself in hours at a stretch. Call it "God of Zelda" if you must, but Darksiders doesn't just accept such comparisons, it glories in them.