Darksiders was a great introduction for a young developer like Vigil Games. From the outset it was an ambitious title. Pairing a former comic book artist with an experienced rag-tag team of developers was something of a dream catch. Turned down by many a publisher, it took THQ taking a chance on them, and working with Vigil to get Darksiders to a place where it’s potential could shine. Fast forward nearly two years since the first title’s release, and Vigil Games/THQ are ready to release the sequel to Darksiders early next year.
To give you a bit of insight into what Darksiders is about here’s some history. Darksiders is the tale of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. They were to walk the earth ushering in Armageddon. except something/some being has triggered it early. War the first of the horseman is said to be the culprit for delivering an early end. Setting things in motion for an epic undertaking War had to find out why, and what exactly is going on. Battling both demon’s and angels. Darksiders really had a great play style. A mix of Zelda with God of War, and dash of Bayonetta (that one came out around the same time though). Making for an interesting playing game. There were some holes, and Vigil intends to make Darksiders 2 a better title.
Game Informer had the first exclusive on Darksiders 2. Death is now the star of the show, and he’s upset that his brother War is being framed. He doesn’t believe the circumstances are right, and his quest takes place relatively the same time that War’s is going on. The same depth of ability, and weaponry variation will be on deck. The adventure complexion along with mechanics in both gameplay, and approach will be something updated. What needs work from my observation and play of the first title is the purpose in combat, and adventure. The game had its moments, but for the most part it didn’t make sense for the structure it was aiming for. The game would get linear, and repetitive many times. The game walked a fine line. Hopefully Darksiders 2 really pushes the franchise a bit more. As of now there is very little info on the game, but as soon as there is more we’ll keep you updated.
Darksiders trailer Courtesy of Gameblog