DARKSIDERS |OT| More like Zelda than God of War

ZealousD said:
Thanks guys for all the kind words on the OP! Even though I intentionally didn't go BruceLeeRoy crazy, I spent more time on this than I probably should have. :lol
it's great official topic. it's a good intro to many of those who haven't heard about this game
 
Final retail copies came in today (PS3 and 360) and they're so... shiny! The cover's actually got some funky foil stamping stuff, so there are lines coming off the "reflection" of War's sword. It looks neat.

Also, at the rest of whoring out my site, if anyone needs more of a push toward picking this thing up, here's our preview. It's basically a couple thousand words of me spazzing out over how much I love the game, but hopefully there are a couple of interesting details buried in there too.

Also also, the PS3 is sexy as hell.
 
Wow. I'd pretty much written this one off. Unless these initial reviews/impressions are flukes, I'll wait to see which version is better before I pre-order/buy.
 
SamBishop said:
Final retail copies came in today (PS3 and 360) and they're so... shiny! The cover's actually got some funky foil stamping stuff, so there are lines coming off the "reflection" of War's sword. It looks neat.

Also, at the rest of whoring out my site, if anyone needs more of a push toward picking this thing up, here's our preview. It's basically a couple thousand words of me spazzing out over how much I love the game, but hopefully there are a couple of interesting details buried in there too.

Also also, the PS3 is sexy as hell.
Thanks a lot Sam!
 

Matrix

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Yea Ive decided to pick this game up after reading through this thread and previews.

I just can't decide which console to get it for :\
 
Decado said:
"First big game of 2010"? Isn't Bayonetta coming out on the same day?
Everybody knows the 360 version of that is where it's at, heh. It's a PlayStation site, so I guess if you look at it that wa-yeah, I apparently forgot Bayonetta was hitting on the same day, whoops. One of the first big games of 2010!

Matrix said:
Yea Ive decided to pick this game up after reading through this thread and previews.

I just can't decide which console to get it for :\
Whichever you play on most, I suppose? It's a purely single-player game, so unless you're going to be playing alongside other people with voice chat on or something, it kinda comes down to whether you want more Trophies or Achievements. The game's pretty much the same on both consoles.
 
Decado said:
It will be pretty expensive start of the year for fans of the genre if Darksiders, Bayonetta, Dante's Inferno and God of War 3 all turn out well.
That's exactly why I want all of these to succeed. I love the action/action adventure genre, and this gen hasn't had nearly as many as it should have. We already know Bayonetta will be amazing, and I'm hoping the remaining 3 will be as well.
 

forrest

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Hesemonni said:
Digital Foundry's Darksiders feature can't come soon enough.
I'll have to check that out. I usually go to LensofTruth as I personally know the guys, feel they do a great job and trust that they approach each comparison unbiased. The way they summarize the comparison for a quick glance is nice too.
 

Snuggles

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I just now got around to watching some Darksiders gameplay videos....it actual looks really good, I'm interested now. It's unfortunate that it's sandwiched between Bayonetta and Mass Effect 2, though, but I'll pick it up eventually if it turns out as good as it looks.
 
Good stuff on the OP, Im looking forward to this games and the positive reviews help. For some reason I get a Brutal Legend vibe from the videos and its tough to shake. Definitely checking this out.
 
Jube3 said:
Good stuff on the OP, Im looking forward to this games and the positive reviews help. For some reason I get a Brutal Legend vibe from the videos and its tough to shake. Definitely checking this out.
Don't worry, there aren't any RTS segments. Straight action adventure.
 
Rated-Rsuperstar said:
I really love all the use of color. Developers take note, even if your game is set in the apocalypse it doesn't just need to be brown and black.
Seriously, Im loving the art style too. Anyhow no one getting this from Amazon and not using their Home code? Please dont get mad if I keep asking. I know there are some ppls out there not really caring about the artbook/figure, just a good deal. Like I said, cant buy this game till mid-late feb and will miss the code :(
 
kazuma_pt said:
what i'm finding really weird are the impressions that the 360 version is the one with more technical problems...
we'll just have to wait and see
It's a 1% difference in score though. Which means that the difference between the two versions is very minor. Not really a big deal at all.
 
SolidSnakex said:
It's a 1% difference in score though. Which means that the difference between the two versions is very minor. Not really a big deal at all.
oh these scores mean nothing to me. i already decided i want to play the game based on the footage i've seen this year.
i only have a ps3/wii setup so i have no intention of buying the 360 version either.
i'm just curious because this gen it's 90% the other way around (the technical problems i mean).
and i'm actually glad if it's true because that means most developers are coming to grips with the ps3 and with 2, perhaps 3 more years of life of the ps3, that's good news.
 

ZealousD

Makes world leading predictions like "The sun will rise tomorrow"
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The universal code for unlocking The Harvester is included in the OP.
 

ZealousD

Makes world leading predictions like "The sun will rise tomorrow"
glaurung said:
Can you also unlock the Harvester scythe by simply playing the game?

I mean, does the code simply unlock it from the beginning?
The Harvester is basically just a reskin of the normal Scythe with a soul collection bonus. You obtain the normal scythe near the beginning of the game, I'm assuming that The Harvester just replaces the normal scythe.
 
What's all included in that artbook? Is it just a couple pages of art and a full issue's worth of a comic by Joe?

I might reserve at GS if the book is meaty enough.
 

ZealousD

Makes world leading predictions like "The sun will rise tomorrow"
mjc said:
What's all included in that artbook? Is it just a couple pages of art and a full issue's worth of a comic by Joe?

I might reserve at GS if the book is meaty enough.
The comic is actually only 22 pages long. There's about 68 pages of concept art. You also get a fold-out poster, which is basically identical to the cover.
 
The apparent quality of the game is a suprise to me. As if the next months doesn't have enough high quality games. Well, I have no money anyway, so I probably skip that one and get it much later.
 
Zeitgeister said:
Am I evil for preordering Mass Effect 2 but not Darksiders even if have been following Darksiders since its announcement?

It troubles me greatly.
You probably have reason to be cautious, what with Darksiders being a new IP versus ME2 as an established installment that will most likely be fantastic.

I still think Darksiders will be a good game. Nothing earth shattering but I'm expecting mid-to-high 8.whatevers from reviewers.
 

ZealousD

Makes world leading predictions like "The sun will rise tomorrow"
mjc said:
Nothing earth shattering but I'm expecting mid-to-high 8.whatevers from reviewers.
Pretty much all the early print magazine reviews are giving it 9's, though.
 
wtf why haven't i heard of this game before?

truthfully i did see the boxart on amazon a month or so back and thought it was some type of chess game or magic the gathering card game.

anyhow, i watched the preview on gametrailers and i think i'll get it on release date. the game looks to be pretty sweet, plus mark hamil is in it. but his voice in the game sounds a lot like the joker in batman and he said he wouldn't do it anymore! you money whore!.... actually he probably did his lines around the same time as his batman: AA lines

good thread friends, will purchase because of this thread leading me to more info
 
Good to see the game getting good reviews. There needs to be competition in the action genre from all fronts, not just the Eastern front (ie. Bayonetta). I also like that this game is more adventure-like.
 
i tried out the bayonetta demo and didn't like it very much. i think i've had my fill of fast paced arcade style (DMC) action/shooter games cause i just wasn't enjoying it (although the graphics were cool).

do you guys remember that 4 horseman of the apocalypse game that Acclaim was doing before they went bankrupt? is darksiders at all related?
 
FrenchMovieTheme said:
i tried out the bayonetta demo and didn't like it very much. i think i've had my fill of fast paced arcade style (DMC) action/shooter games cause i just wasn't enjoying it (although the graphics were cool).

do you guys remember that 4 horseman of the apocalypse game that Acclaim was doing before they went bankrupt? is darksiders at all related?
Darksiders is more of Zelda meets DMC plus some God of War fatalities basically.

You'll see in some videos some platforming and puzzle solving using War's tools - which he'll gain a la Zelda/Metroidvania style. Go to dungeons, get a tool, solve puzzles, a bit of platforming, beat some bosses.