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Darksiders II (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the graphics and usability. The gameplay and action are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the value for money and story.

action, gameplay, usability, graphics

story, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Darksiders II (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Darksiders II Review

 

Vigil Games has extreme confidence in Darksiders II. If the marketing push hasn't hinted enough, the studio is rather proud of this sequel. Death's adventure has been gestating for over three years, and after a lengthy delay, Mr G Reaper arrives in...

The entire adventure is epically backed up by a glorious soundtrack and ambitious scale.

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Darksiders II Review

 

Usually, when you attempt to be a jack of all trades, you become a master of none and end up floundering in mediocrity. And while it may be true to say that Darksiders II isn't the very best at any of its many gameplay facets (role-playing, action,...

The Ugly: “Monster in the wall…game doesn’t know I killed it…door might not open now…uh-oh…”

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Darksiders II Review

 

The latest adventure from developer Vigil Games proves that bigger isn't always better.

Despite its problems, I was compelled onward in my quest with Death because Darksiders II is simply a fun game. The RPG elements and to-the-point action all make for some solid gaming, glitches and all. It’s a shame so many glaring issues hold such an...

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Darksiders II Review: Ashes to Ashes, Loot to Loot

 

A safe, but thoroughly satisfying home-cooked meal.

It's strange, really -- by all accounts, I should not want to spendtime in the world of DarksidersII. While the visuals aren't badby any means, the heavy-metal character designs and stereotypical levelmotifs don't scream inspiration. And the wet...

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Darksiders II Review

 

Darksiders II merges action, exploration, and loot-driven progression into an excellent and sizable adventure.

Fluid, colorful action that evolves over time ; Clever, progressively more challenging environmental puzzles ; Allure of new, cool loot pushes you onward ; Expansive adventure, with lots of dungeons to explore ; Great audiovisual presentation sets the...

Performance issues and execution foibles ; Disappointing bosses, especially the final boss

As expected, each dungeon requires that you puzzle out how to get from one point to the next. At first, this involves scaling walls, throwing the naturally occurring bombs you stumble upon, and pulling a few levers. Then, you get a phantom grapple hook...

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Darksiders II Review

 

War, what is it good for?

Feverish combat; Intuitive, unintrusive puzzles; Sprawling, varied temples; Death, himself; Enemies, bosses, and blood; Can't... put... it.... down

A muddy story; Weak finale

All of Death's weapons come with unique stats and abilities. My favorite scythes were a pair of frost-inducing blades that slowed enemies and provided more opportunities for executions than other weapons. I complemented them with arm blades of shock...

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Darksiders II Review

 

War, what is it good for?

Feverish combat; Intuitive, unintrusive puzzles; Sprawling, varied temples; Death, himself; Enemies, bosses, and blood; Can't... put... it.... down

A muddy story; Weak finale

All of Death's weapons come with unique stats and abilities. My favorite scythes were a pair of frost-inducing blades that slowed enemies and provided more opportunities for executions than other weapons. I complemented them with arm blades of shock...

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Darksiders II

 

Darksiders managed to surprise me, and a good portion of the gaming community, when it released in 2010 and ended up being pretty fantastic. It's unique art style paired with a fusion of The Legend of Zelda and God of War, and a more mature you versus...

Like many open-world games of this scale, you're bound to run into a few glitches. Unfortunately, a majority of the ones that plagued my time with the game were pretty serious. I fell out of the game world twice and a cut-scene didn't initiate when it...

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Darksiders II Review

 

Death comes for us all. We review Darksiders II and find out if Vigil Games can once again impress.

Huge world/fast travel ; Great combat ; Save anywhere ; Loot ; Epic boss fights

Weird glitches ; Repetitive quest structure ; Runs a little too long ; Some camera issues

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Darksiders II (Xbox 360 / PS3) Review

 

The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are back for another battle against the demoniacal corruption. In a savage battle against evil, and the original formula, we will see if Death can redeem what War could not.

improved graphics with more diversity ; smooth gameplay - plays like butter ; combat retains is simple, fun and rewarding ; if you're into it, lots of loot, loot, loot ; hybrid style gameplay has something for everyone

a muscle bound version of death, pfft, say what ; the story, characters and world isn't overly interesting ; navigating is often dull and tedious ; still a painted up, copy-of-a-copy ; lacks a decisive direction

With scythe in hand, Darksiders II slices apart the soul of the original by adding a little more of everything. Good or bad, Darksiders II has become some sort of hybrid action game with borrowed concepts from a variety of popular games. This makes the...

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