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Anyone acquired a copy of this yet? Played it?

I'm a few hours in, getting quite a Fable crossed with Prince of Persia feel to it. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Over all i think i'm like it and am enjoying the Hack and Slash mentality of its combat system. The world is awesome though a little linear despite the 'open field' design.

Only two real problems with it:

The Puzzles are too simple, Tomb Raider in scope yet Legend of Zelda in design.

Difficulty: Even on Hard i have yet to take a significant amount of damage from any enemy except boss characters. And even then thats only if i make a mistake. The doging system makes it too easy to get away from attacks, if you time it right, and to then close the distance for an attack of your own.

Perish looks awesome and i've taken to calling him Binky (Rep to anyone who gets that)


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Deaths mount in discworld? Havent played yet but love the first one.

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I rather enjoyed Darksiders 1, it was like playing a psychotic Link hopped up on steroids. There were some major throwbacks to the Legend of Zelda series which made me smile. (It even had a hookshot and a boomerang). Actually it owed rather a lot to Orcarina of Time's mechanics. Still it felt like homage rather than a rip-off.

Disappointing to hear that the puzzles haven't gotten any harder. Still the combat system was fun and it was an enjoyable game. In what way does it remind you of Fable, stylistically or in mechanics?

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Alright, so its not ALL so easy... The Guardian took me three attempts. I kept getting squished by his building sized Hammer.

But he's massive, like Imperator Titan massive, so thats to be expected.


@Rems: A bit of both really. I have a Weapon (Scythes), a secondary Weapon (Hammer/Mace/Claws) and a Ranged Weapon (Pistol). The World and Character Art/Design also remind me of Fable and the combat system too.

As for the links to the Zelda series; I haven't played the Darksiders 1 but this one kind of feels like it has taken bits from both Tomb Raider and Zelda but the wrong way round.

Either way i'm certainly enjoying it. Currently in the Land of the Dead, going to wake up the Lord Of Bones' friends to help him with his day to day problems.

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I just made it to the land of the dead myself, but have since returned to the forge lands in order to take care of some things.

Overall I'm liking the game, but it doesn't feel like much of a sequel (or having all that much to do with the first one.) Yeah Death is trying to bring back man and clear War's name, but it honestly feels like he hasn't given this any thought.


As for Darksiders 1, I rather liked it but I know of a few reviewers who pointed out that it [blatantly] rips off other games. You know, what with the hook shot, semi prince of Persia stuff, and the portal gun.

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i love the game myself but I seem to be running into it getting sketchy during run time. Overall I like it and it does have a fable like feel to it



So I am growing my enemy.....so what I gotta kill something.

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Your having problems running the game?

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no while i am playing it goes from smooth play to skipping like when your camera is getting stuck on a bad angle. know what I mean?



So I am growing my enemy.....so what I gotta kill something.

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I just started this game and have loved it so far, I like how they changed up the ffighting style, in making Death unique and not a clone of War as in how they fight. Unfortunately havent had time to really play it much.

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no while i am playing it goes from smooth play to skipping like when your camera is getting stuck on a bad angle. know what I mean?
Then the answer should have been 'yes'

Never mind

What are you playing it on? PC? Xbox? PS3?

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