Top critical review
good for one playthrough
on 29 May 2013
1>this game is extremly fun AT TIMES... (more on that in cons)
2>the bosses are inventive and great to fight
3>story can be pretty interesting most of the time.
4>weapons that can obsorve other weapons, say what you want about THQ but they where very inventive when they wanted to be, these weapons leveled and you could pick the skill from a list of 3 or 4 to make the one you wanted. definatly fun to feed lesser weapons to the upgradable ones.
5>huge range of varied boss weapons and bonus boss weapons(well save one but again ill put that in cons
6>lots of bonus content to do and secrets to find on the disc itself
1>having said that, most of the time you will be bored out of your skull. thanks to point 2.
2>moving in this game is really,really slow. even the horse doesn't feel like its moving very fast and this gets irritating if your at a distance from where you need to be.
3>pointless online sharing system.trade equipment and weapons with your freinds. woopee(sarcasticly). in my day we could join other games do we remember that THQ(again,sarcastic)?
seriously theres no reason this needed to be there other than for the now unobtaiable site weapons.
4>only earth has guns in, and even one of the guns was totally useless.
5>pointless and even fraudulant DLC. the first full map dlc the final boss(spoilers)is an ice dragon. the most bug filled fight ive ever fought. between the 2 of us getting stuck and him doing nothing occasionally its a wonder i ever beat his spamming. and what do i get for my hard effort? a weaker pair of ice daggers that have a stronger,non dlc counterpart in the game itself whats more insulting is theres nothing really that special about the weapon you obtain from the dragon, whereas the in game ice special weapon(granted its the hardest fight in the game)i used all the time. ALL of the dlc is really short as well, you will easy finish within an hour at most. also why,despite being on the map, did they lock the collasium off? it doesn't add anything to the game its just there for fun. i fail to understand why they locked that off at all. you can't even bug level off it as the enemys within are very hard to defeat.
to put that short,don't be bought by the extra content its rubbish.
6>this game feels very...generic.seriously other than the weapon system nothing seems to stand out, the enemies and enviroments(most of the time) even look generic and all square, seriously there seems to be a lack of round for the most part.
7>the puzzles are pathetically easy to solve.
8>the shops are useless, never having anything interesting in. about the only things i bought where potions.(excluding special shops)
9>open ended. well its darksiders what did you expect? but it leaves with a picture of something that never could be now. namely a picture of all 4 riders and whats more saddening, one of the riders was female!since thats not in the lore, it would have been interesting.
10>THE BIGGEST CON OF ALL. i can ignore dlc and play generic, but this is the shortest game i have ever played. this game is so short it could be an IOS game for gaming sakes! i went slowly collecting everything and doing everything and i was still done in mediumish(a couple of months at most) time. not bothering with side missions or collectables and you will done with this game IN ONE SITTING, two at most.
my opinion? meh. good for a single playthrough. if you can find it cheap enough. theres literally no replay value in the game. (well there is but you wouldn't want to play through a second time).theres also no multiplayer possibly, given THQ is no longer around to maintain servers. the DLC disc locked areas are also annoying since it just feels like your buying half a game. there are moments of really cool fights, but for the most part it feels..dull. like push A to win.
i think DS2 would only be of interest to other darksiders fans and not to the general public. or anyone whos played a decent RPG for that matter. didn't put down music as a pro or con because for the most part it just backgrounds or doesn't exist.