Mark Hamill is in it, just play it
Mark Hamill voicing the Watcher that has the power to kill you at any point in the game might not be enough for you to play a game, but it is for me! Ok, not everyone is a big Mark Hamill fan. The game is developed by THQ Nordic, one of the best not very well-known studios but nearly all games they make are amazing. Darksiders takes a lot of inspiration from the Bible but it mainly takes the 4-Horseman concept from the Bible and makes it into a fully player semi-open world game.
The beginning of war
The plot follows War, one of the four horses of the apocalypse. At the beginning there were only two kingdoms Heaven and Hell, a third kingdom was created, the human realm. After this was made, the Council rose to keep order within the three kingdoms, so they put a treaty in place between Heaven and Hell to stop the war. So, the human kingdom can evolve but war is inevitable. The seven seals were put in place for when humans were ready to have a fighting chance in the war it would break when they were prepared for it. The horseman, War was summoning early and with him bring the End War, but it was too early as humans were still not ready (stupid humans). War was being blamed for disturbing the balance. War argues with the council and gets a chance to prove his innocence and that’s where the story begins. Through Darksiders you don’t actually get to meet any other horseman, but you come across a lot of lore explaining what has happened as you slowly find out what has happened to the world to become unbalanced and who summon him to the world. The plot to this game is very interesting as it's quite in-depth and goes into a lot of detail of each character. It’s an enjoyable story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Earth vs. Heaven vs. hell = No winners...
Graphically, Darksiders isn’t anything special but it does kind of have a comic/graphic novel feel to it. It doesn’t have any comic aspects to it, but the design of the horseman and other characters and areas have a very comic/graphic novel feel to it. It has the same feel as Devil May Cry (2013) developed by Ninja Theory. It has very similar graphics to that. That’s not a bad thing by any means, it’s one the things that make this game stand out from the rest.
And rode a pale horse
The Gameplay of Darksiders is a kind of simple hack and slash but later adds more mechanics like a gliding ability for traversing the different areas. It also adds a wide range of different weapons and abilities to keep the game fresh and enjoyable.
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The developers take a small passage from the Bible and make it into a whole game. It has a great story and gameplay even though the simple graphics are nothing that stands out. It is still a very enjoyable game. I think if you liked games like DMC or Bayonetta, this the game for you. If that’s your kind of game but if hack and slash aren’t, I would definitely give this a go purely for the story.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP