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Darksiders II

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:04 am
by Aubade
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Lets do this. Anyone else pick it up?

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:07 pm
by Gracerath
Not yet but I've been watching a little bit of it on youtubes. I love the voice acting for Death. I think his face looks dumb though.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:48 pm
by Aubade
Did you play the first one?

I'm extremely impressed with the upgrades they've made from the 1st game to the 2nd game. They've kept the dungeon feel and playstyle of the game and added a severe RPG element to it in the form of inventory > Stat's > Skill trees > More abilitys. And a lot more sidequests!! wooo

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:51 am
by Torquemada

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:38 am
by fuzzygeek
Would you recommend playing DS1 before picking up DS2, or does it stand on its own well enough?

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:09 am
by Aubade
Gameplay wise DS2 stands on it's own. They made a lot of changes for the btter with #2. Story wise, you HAVE to play DS1 to understand why Death is trying to clear War's name.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:09 am
by Aubade
Oh, that being said, DS1 is pretty short. DS2 is not haha

DS1 can be beat in a day, God of War style. Very heavy on story, but more play-less "SLAM X AS HARD AS POSSIBLE". With zelda-like Dungeons.

The story is what compelled me to finish the first one mainly. It's loosely based on the apocalypse as described in the bible, and in case you didn't know. War (First game's main character) and Death (2nd game's main character) Are 2 of the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse. I personally LOVE the art style and Story of the game, as well as being a huge zelda fan so the style of puzzles really hits home with me. The environments are very dark and evil feeling.

The sidequests in the first game though (Collecting the apocalyptic armor set, other collectibles) are NOT worth your time, they don't offer much, and they're hard to do without a guide telling you exactly where they are.

I suggest powering through the first one in a couple days just to pick up all the story, then going all out in DarkSiders 2.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:29 pm
by fuzzygeek
Veddy interesting. A friend described the original Darksiders as being "Zelda for Adults."

I had picked up Disgaea 4 the other day because I remember plowing hundreds of hours into Disgaea 1 and 2, but after fifteen minutes I'm already bored senseless.

I'll have to take a gander. After the disappointment of Skyward Sword I could use a good Zelda game ...

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:14 pm
by Aubade
fuzzygeek wrote:Veddy interesting. A friend described the original Darksiders as being "Zelda for Adults."

I had picked up Disgaea 4 the other day because I remember plowing hundreds of hours into Disgaea 1 and 2, but after fifteen minutes I'm already bored senseless.

I'll have to take a gander. After the disappointment of Skyward Sword I could use a good Zelda game ...


Yeah the first one is definitely that way. the dungeons feel the same, You get a horse eventually, you get items in a similar fashion. Little interaction with story characters outside of main storyline. and the sidequests are not at all explained, they're just "Ooh I found this thing, I wonder if there's more."

It's almost exactly the same, with god-of-war combat.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:38 am
by culhag
Aubade wrote:Oh, that being said, DS1 is pretty short. DS2 is not haha

DS1 can be beat in a day, God of War style. Very heavy on story, but more play-less "SLAM X AS HARD AS POSSIBLE". With zelda-like Dungeons.

I guess if you know the game perfectly and rush like mad you could do it in a day.
It took me 22 hours to finish it (according to Steam), I wouldn't call that short.

Great game though, and can probably be picked up for cheap.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:14 am
by Skye1013
culhag wrote:
Aubade wrote:Oh, that being said, DS1 is pretty short. DS2 is not haha

DS1 can be beat in a day, God of War style. Very heavy on story, but more play-less "SLAM X AS HARD AS POSSIBLE". With zelda-like Dungeons.

I guess if you know the game perfectly and rush like mad you could do it in a day.
It took me 22 hours to finish it (according to Steam), I wouldn't call that short.

Great game though, and can probably be picked up for cheap.

22 hours < 1 day ;)

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:53 am
by Aubade
Skye1013 wrote:
culhag wrote:
Aubade wrote:Oh, that being said, DS1 is pretty short. DS2 is not haha

DS1 can be beat in a day, God of War style. Very heavy on story, but more play-less "SLAM X AS HARD AS POSSIBLE". With zelda-like Dungeons.

I guess if you know the game perfectly and rush like mad you could do it in a day.
It took me 22 hours to finish it (according to Steam), I wouldn't call that short.

Great game though, and can probably be picked up for cheap.

22 hours < 1 day ;)


O.o Maybe i'm just really amazing or something. it took me 16 hours, 1 death haha

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:33 pm
by Aubade
Just got to Lost-light (3rd major zone). This game is awesome..

The only gripe I have about it is the item stats. They're a lot like Diablo III (It takes about 15 items to find one that has stats you'll actually want.

So far pacing/story/difficulty is pretty good, although things are getting somewhat easy for me now, due to my habit of finding Possessed weapons and immediately spending all my money on upgrading them to do ridiculous damage. I have been stacking STR like nuts, and can kill the "Hard mini-boss brutes" In about......2 possessed Str casts. with no healing since I have 50% crit, and a decent amount of Health on crit.

I really should be playing this on apocalyptic instead of normal haha.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:08 pm
by Torquemada
Played Darksiders 1 on the advice from this thread. Really came off as Zelda mixed with God of War with heavy WoW art (Death Knight riding a Warlock mount). All of which adds up to sheer awesome. Looking foward to them fixing the PC version for steam.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:04 pm
by Aubade
Yeah that's Darksiders lol. Glad you liked it!

Just finished the 3rd major zone in DS2. working on the final one now =] Gonna have 100% completion too haha, I've been following a guide for all of the collectables. like 45 hours in or something like that, so they definitely added a LOT more content.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:25 am
by fuzzygeek
Every time War talks I keep expecting him to say, "YOU ARE NOT PREPARED."

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:33 am
by Aubade
Haha he does kinda have that quality. I liked War but I like Death so much better thus far. Maybe it's just the whole Scythe thing, but he seems to have more of a "I'm the grim fuckin reaper, the pale rider of death. I don't give a FUCK if you don't wanna help me, I will MAKE you help me." And that's clearly evident from the start. I love it

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:41 pm
by Torquemada
It's not just that he has the quality. It's the same voice actor. At least, the same as the one from BC. For WC3 it was someone else.

I'm pretty convinced I'm going to get this, but I intend to wait and grab it right before I head out for Afghanistan, so I'm not tempted to play it now when I still have other things I need to take care of.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:38 am
by Torquemada
So, picked up II. It's pretty damned good. Playing it off and on here at Camp Atterbury as I wait to fly downrange. While the first one came off as God of War meets Zelda with Warcraft aesthetics, this one comes off as Prince of Persia meets Zelda while playing as Skeletor. PoP particularly as far as the wall running/climbing. I like it a lot.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:50 am
by Torquemada
Really didn't care for the level where you assemble the rod. 3rd person shooter is not something this game excels at. At least the music would let me know when the next wave was headed at me. I just feel that being swarmed every 3 steps is a bit much.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:14 pm
by Aubade
Torquemada wrote:Really didn't care for the level where you assemble the rod. 3rd person shooter is not something this game excels at. At least the music would let me know when the next wave was headed at me. I just feel that being swarmed every 3 steps is a bit much.


Outside of those bosses. I'd just drop the guns and fight like I did the rest of the game!

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:08 am
by Torquemada
The final battle was extremely anti-climactic. Especially after the three before it. Though, the one in the White City was straight up Portal/GlaDOS.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:14 am
by Aubade
Yeah I wasn't a huge fan of the ending. Luckily I loved the rest of the game! Haha

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:17 am
by Torquemada
It was a better boss fight than Marauder Shields. I'll leave it at that.

Re: Darksiders II

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:51 am
by Aubade
Haha I think of him every time I see a Marauder with a shield in B2.