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Darksiders Thread!! MOTHER F#$*ING ZELDA HD!

Elitimus
01-04-2010, 07:22 PM
I've had this game on my radar for awhile now. Looks like it should be a really good action adventure game. From the review it seems to be very Zelda'ish. Anyone else plan on picking this one up?

Here is the IGN UK review http://ps3.ign.com/articles/105/1057724p1.html

KEEBS1984
01-04-2010, 08:50 PM
Coming tomorrow from GameFly! I'm psyched as I've been reading reviews all day. :D

Mase
01-04-2010, 10:00 PM
Amazon should be delivering mine tomorrow if not Wednesday.. I am also pysched for this game.

pearl-drum-man
01-05-2010, 05:25 AM
Looking forward to it, have a few others to play through first though.

MikeRox
01-05-2010, 08:05 AM
Going to pick it up in Town on Friday (UK release date) as long as the snow doesn't continue to get worse. Looks fantastic!

railven
01-05-2010, 08:15 AM
I haven't heard a thing about this game.

Should I look it up?

MikeRox
01-05-2010, 08:44 AM
Scoring 9/10 or so across the board, I'd definitely give it a look!

railven
01-05-2010, 09:52 AM
Scoring 9/10 or so across the board, I'd definitely give it a look!

What systems? Ill take a look when I get home. Any demos?

KEEBS1984
01-05-2010, 11:31 AM
What systems? Ill take a look when I get home. Any demos?

PS3/360... I don't think there are any demos. But, just to give you a point of reference, the game plays like Zelda mixed with God of War. :D

railven
01-05-2010, 12:16 PM
PS3/360... I don't think there are any demos. But, just to give you a point of reference, the game plays like Zelda mixed with God of War. :D

So QTE with a targeting system?

Ok, read the Best Buy info tab - I'm sold.

Now the question, which system runs it better, PS3 or 360? 360 right? If it's hack and slash, the 360 controller (IMO) sucks for that. So unless the PS3 version runs at -10 FPS, I guess I'll be renting this on that console.

I need to renew my Gamefly account.

KEEBS1984
01-05-2010, 03:46 PM
So QTE with a targeting system?

Ok, read the Best Buy info tab - I'm sold.

Now the question, which system runs it better, PS3 or 360? 360 right? If it's hack and slash, the 360 controller (IMO) sucks for that. So unless the PS3 version runs at -10 FPS, I guess I'll be renting this on that console.

I need to renew my Gamefly account.

As far as reviews go I'd say both games are practically on par with eachother. Which makes sense, THQ has never favored one console over the other (except for with Frontlines and that was technical problems with Kaos not gaming politics).

Go for whatever your more comfortable with...

P.S. GameFly is amazing... they sent me Darksiders yesterday (got it today) and today I just checked and found out they shipped me MW2. :D

Elitimus
01-05-2010, 05:36 PM
Ok..I'm about 2 hours in and this game is a blast. Basically if God of War, Devil May Cry, and Zelda made a baby...this would be it. It leans more to DMC than GOW. So far the only QTE as far as combat goes is for a finishing move...which isnt required. You just get more souls that way. The weapon upgrades and purchasing of new moves is very much like DMC. The areas feel much more open so far though. If the rest of the game holds up this well this should end up being another surprise hit like Borderlands.

KEEBS1984
01-05-2010, 07:04 PM
Also about an hour and a half into the game and I pretty much agree with everything that Elitimus said.

There are no QTEs as far as I've seen thus far (thank god!) aside from a simple click of the B button (360 version) to enable a finishing move on the larger enemies which I don't really consider to be a QTE.

Overall I'm thoroughly enjoying the game. While it's not as exploration heavy as Zelda, it certainly has it's fair share of "Oooh I wonder what's down there" moments.

So far the puzzles have been fairly light, but from what I've read they get bigger and tougher as the game progresses.

Btw... there are some badass demons/monsters/angels in this game.

Mase
01-05-2010, 07:11 PM
Damn it, I cant wait for my copy to arive tomorrow!!!!!!

MikeRox
01-06-2010, 05:12 AM
Why do games have to be released the Friday after the US release here!? :( I WANT NOW DAMMIT! Had a chuffin Snow Day yesterday too so could very easily have just sat playing this all afternoon (though as it happened I sat with Arkham Assylum)

pearl-drum-man
01-06-2010, 05:20 AM
Why do games have to be released the Friday after the US release here!? :( I WANT NOW DAMMIT! Had a chuffin Snow Day yesterday too so could very easily have just sat playing this all afternoon (though as it happened I sat with Arkham Assylum)


How far along are you in Batman? I'm playing it right now as well and loving it. I'm at around 58% complete, and about to do another boss fight.:gamer

Back to Darksiders, I am so glad they didn't feel the need to copy the timed button sequences like GOW.

MikeRox
01-06-2010, 05:24 AM
I'm about a third of the way through it I think, I've just been following some hand prints have just sorted out the last boss.

kamspy
01-16-2010, 11:34 AM
I love this game.

Mase
01-16-2010, 12:08 PM
I love this game.

You and me both, however the screen tearing and frame rate drops are nauseating at times. I want to push through but I cant play for large chunks at a time, or else it starts getting to me. Good game though

KEEBS1984
01-16-2010, 03:38 PM
I'm having a blast as well... only on the third boss right now (temple?) but it's a blast to play. I really hope this game is selling well enough to give THQ justification for a new one.

While I won't go so far as to say Darksiders is better than Zelda currently, a true sequel that adds onto the gameplay and fixes the minor issues will have Nintendo's head spinning.

Sort of like what they did with Saints Row > Saint's Row 2... imo SR2 completely blew GTAIV out of the water.

P.S. Love the title change kam. :p

Mase
01-16-2010, 04:16 PM
I was reading a developer blog about this and supposedly this game was supposed to have 4 player co-op but they couldnt make it work with the story. However after hearing about this ones ending, it seems that a sequel is all but inevitible (barring bad sales) and that it will definitely be able to incorporate co-op.. I am glad they did not force co-op in this game as the story just would not work with it, but hey 4 horsemen - 4 player co-op... I am ok with that!

Pinoy
01-16-2010, 04:36 PM
I'm having a blast as well... only on the third boss right now (temple?) but it's a blast to play. I really hope this game is selling well enough to give THQ justification for a new one.

While I won't go so far as to say Darksiders is better than Zelda currently, a true sequel that adds onto the gameplay and fixes the minor issues will have Nintendo's head spinning.

Sort of like what they did with Saints Row > Saint's Row 2... imo SR2 completely blew GTAIV out of the water.

P.S. Love the title change kam. :p

I completely agree on SR2, GTA4 was a big let down personally.

All the great reviews by gamers on Darksiders is making me itch to pick it up, sounds fantastic.

kamspy
01-16-2010, 06:15 PM
Darksiders is great. I'm not saying it's better than any main Zelda, but I'm shocked no ones jocked the formula before.

The tearing on 360 is really bad, there's supposed to be a patch to fix it which I'm assuming will just vsync it a 30fps like the PS3 version. Sucks because a good amount of the game ran at 60, but yeah, that amount of tearing is unforgivable. Wish I'd bought it on PS3.

I finally made myself stop playing until the patch comes. I've got Bayonetta to beat and ME2 will be here in a matter of days. I just don't want to beat the game and have the vsync patch come out the next day.

Still happy I bought it. I'd love to see more games like this get made. Sales are good from what we've heard from THQ. Something like 300k across both platforms already. I'm sure they didn't have huge expectations or budget, so it's probably already a business success.

kamspy
01-16-2010, 06:18 PM
Oh yeah, Saints Row 2 better than GTA4.

ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, no.

MikeRox
01-17-2010, 08:34 AM
I'm with KEEBS on this one, Saints Row 2 is just a far better GTA game than GTA4 was.

Darksiders is often 60fps on 360 but with mega tearing? That is gutting.

kamspy
01-17-2010, 10:52 AM
I'm with KEEBS on this one, Saints Row 2 is just a far better GTA game than GTA4 was.

Darksiders is often 60fps on 360 but with mega tearing? That is gutting.

Thinking of it, yeah, Saints Row 2 is loads better than GTA4 on consoles, but I think if you guys booted up GTA4 on a PC and saw how R* envisioned it, you'd be stunned.

Either way, for 90% of the people who played GTA4, it was a technical mess. But, for people who want hope, there are boat loads in the PC version.


Darksiders does have the most tearing I can remember in a 360 game. At times it effects almost every frame.

But, for a graphics whore like me, it should speak volumes that I still play it under these conditions. Game is that good. Most refreshing thing since Batman in the adventure genre.

Kinda more refreshing because it really really really apes Zelda right down to the button mapping, widescreen black bars when you lock on an enemy, hell, there's even a hook shot.

MikeRox
01-17-2010, 11:39 AM
Sounds great. I want to get another game done and dusted (either Siren or Mini Ninjas) before buying it, but Darksiders is definitely my next proper (i.e not 2.99) game purchase.

kamspy
01-17-2010, 11:40 AM
Good choice Mike.

Vigil deserves every sale they can get from this.

There's something so gamey about this game.

Between it and Bayonetta rounding out my console rotation atm, it's like I just unwrapped my Genny for the first time.

Elitimus
01-17-2010, 07:11 PM
Love the new thread title :thumbsup: I haven't played any since I beat the first boss because I've been waiting for the patch to fix the screen tearing. While not game breaking by any means, if I can enjoy most of the game without it I'd rather wait. I've got MW2 and Bayonetta to occupy me until then. Come to think of it, I still need to finish Batman. Too many good games!!

MikeRox
01-18-2010, 09:51 AM
Get cracking with Batman! I was blown away by that.

II SAL II
01-18-2010, 11:50 AM
is there a Demo for this game?

kamspy
01-18-2010, 03:26 PM
Play Ocarina of Time, imagine adding a jump button and God of War style combat.

kamspy
01-24-2010, 01:02 PM
Just got the horse....

wow.

This game is incredible. All you guys are missing out big time.

KEEBS1984
01-24-2010, 05:18 PM
At least the game seems to be selling fairly well... according to VGChartz the game has sold over 600,000 in the first 2 weeks. I'd definitely count that as a win. Especially for a game that wasn't heavily marketed, was a brand new IP, and released the first week of the year. :)

MikeRox
01-25-2010, 02:32 AM
just got the horse....

Epona!!!!! :D

railven
01-25-2010, 03:51 AM
Close friends said the game while fun is a renter not buyer.

I guess it has some short falls even the GT review mentioned it.

Debating on what new game to buy with some of my Gift Cards.

I have a stack of games I haven't played/opened. The girlfriend isn't too happy with that.

Mase
01-25-2010, 03:58 AM
I coulndnt finish it, I really enjoyed it but its technical issues are absolutely atrocious and until it gets patched I am holding off on buying it. I almost hit the keep it now button 3 different times but I sent it back to gamefly till they fix the problems.

venomxr8
01-25-2010, 08:22 PM
i caved and got this game, only about an hour or so into it yet so I cant pass final judgement, so far its ok, nothing spectacular, the combat is pretty shallow (but thats proberly because I havnt unlocked many weapons/moves) and the graphics are also pretty run of the mill, but i'll soldier on and continue to play through. Also for those who are far into the game, does it get much harder? I started my first playthrough on the hardest difficulty (apocalyptic i think it was called) and so far its been a cake walk.

kamspy
01-25-2010, 09:38 PM
Wait until you complete the Twilight Cathedral. That dungeon will really open some eyes.

Though after that, it seems they've put the filler dungeons about second and third. But after that it's back to bliss.

Oh and after you get the horse and the hookshot, it's on.

Mase
01-27-2010, 04:30 PM
Well the patch for the screen tearing is out as of today, looks like after ME2 I can go back to Darksiders..

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3177719