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I figure this game should have a discussion thread, although I'm guessing most of the discussion already happens on Miiverse. Every time I boot this game up and lose a couple of hours messing around in the dungeons, fighting off some colourful variants of skeletons and ghouls in the land of the dead, I feel compelled to post a new drawing to Miiverse and see what others are saying.
Current discussion seems to be around what should be made of the people who worked on this game. Should they be hired by Nintendo to, er, "enhance" the Zelda series with their experience? Should they be
As for the game itself, it's almost as good as Zelda, but I find that it a lot more evident in the Darksiders formula that for the most part you'll find Death finding something for one guy, so that you can get the second of three things that lets you continue the fetch-quest for another guy. At least the combat is fun, and the levelling up feels rewarding in all the things you can do to upgrade your skills and equipment.
@Mop it up Yeah, THQ went belly up, so now Nordic Games owns the Darskiders IP, and for some reason they have recently issued a reprint of Darksiders II for the Wii U, with boxes saying 'Nordic Games'. Maybe they'll consider getting patches out if this print sells well, but I kind of doubt that.
I assumed that to be the case too, but Dawn of War got patched out recently. They got hit with the same Gamespy multiplayer problem that Nintendo did, and the patch added Steam-based multiplayer. I think Sega was behind that effort as the new publisher. It was nice to see though, especially for a game thats 10 years old. It makes me wonder if THQ would have bothered if they were still around and still been in charge of the franchise
I'm just hoping for a Darksiders 3. It's a solid series, with a lot of potential in the right hands. Especially if they ditch the Diablo-style loot system of the second game and go back to the pure Zelda-esque progression of the first.