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This review was submitted by Richard Casey. If you’ve played Darksiders, or just want to ask Richard more about it, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Darksiders is a third-person action/puzzle game. You play War who is one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. War gets blamed for starting the apocalypse early and wiping out mankind, so he is stripped of his powers and given the chance to go out into the wasteland that is now Earth and seek vengeance on whoever set him up. Reviewers everywhere will assure you that this is not a God of War clone. Well I’m here to tell you that it is a God of War clone. There I’ve said it... now we can all just move on, because being a clone is not always a bad thing.
Clonehood: It is a God of War CLONE! This is a good thing, lots of action and puzzles and upgrades and special powers and violence and kickarseness.
Puzzles: The puzzles are moderately challenging and can take some grey cell power to figure out.
Action: There is a good variation of weapons and the action never gets tedious.
Story: The story is very vague. For example, if I get a new major weapon I want some sort of story as to why I now have that weapon, I don’t want to just find it lying around without any explanation.
War: War as a character is your typical brooding anti-hero. In other words he was boring. The only shining light character-wise is a giant Ogre-type blacksmith called Ulthane and I found myself more than once wishing I could be playing as Ulthane instead of War.
This is a God of War clone but it’s the best damn God of War clone this side of Mount Olympus. You will play it, enjoy it and when it’s all over you will think of Kratos and start the countdown to March.
Reviewed by: Richard Casey
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