Everybody loves them some action, just last night we were watching The Expendables 2 and I loved the crap out of every badly written line of it. The same thing applies to action games, we don’t care about the story, we just care about the ass kicking! However, we are fortunate to have gotten some great action games this year, most of which had an amazing story and/or art direction. The best out of all of them just happened to be…
Whether or not Darksiders 2 is going to be THQ’s redemption or not is still to be seen but the good news is that the game is done and is ready to be released next week.. but what’s it actually all about?
THQ has been going through some seriously tough times this year with their stock price dropping to an incredibly low $4.94 at the time of writing giving them a market cap of $33 million, so when we say Darksiders II is a possible life saver for them we really mean it.
Darksiders, from THQ and Vigil, focuses on the Apocalypse and the Four horsemen who usher it in. Imagine playing it as four player, co-operative game . That’s actually what was originally planned.
THQ and Vigil’s sequel to the successful Darksiders is coming next month. It offer you a beautiful visual style - great combat and deep customisation options within an open world. Best of all, you get to play as the skull-faced Death. The first game drew more than its share of comparisons to Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda games - something the developers aren’t exactly thrilled about - bust mostly because the word “derivative” is generally bandied about.
This month, it’s been slim pickings for the dedicated gamer(at least as far as retail goes), something I believe is actually a good thing. It gives us a chance to recharge our gamer batteries - and perhaps tackle ever-increasing pile of shame; the list of unplayed or unfinished games that leer at us every time we boot our PC’s or start up our consoles. That changes next month - and once again we’ll be deluged by great games. Here are five great games vying for your attention next month.
Late last week THQ released the bad news that its premier title, Darksiders 2, had been delayed from its expected June release date until later in the year, possibly in August.
THQ has now announced a solid new release date for Darksiders 2 and if THQ manages to hold off the doomsayers and makes it through June and July we can expect to pick up our copy of Darksiders 2 on the 21st of August.
In life, there are only two certainties, Death and Taxes. And while I’m hoping that we’ll see a Darksiders 3 that includes the Horseman of Tax, complete with an auditing death-grip and Income tax sword, we’ll just have to settle for Death himself when Darksiders 2 rolls around.
It’s another trailer showing the grim horseman in all his historic glory, detailing his influence on the world around him.
Darksiders 2 is shaping up to be an exciting sequel so far, with new elements being added in that will fully flesh out the experience. Weâ€™ve already heard that weâ€™ll be playing as a different Horseman this time, Death, while weâ€™re also going to be treated to some dungeon crawling features such as loot and more upgradeable items. The one thing that Vigil Games is not doing however, is including a multiplayer option.
Darksiders was the first game to come out of famous(ly lazy) comic artist Joe Madureira's game company, Vigil Studios and while it more than borrowed some major elements from many different games out there, we actually really liked it.
Darksiders 2 leaves behind the story of our horseman War, and follows the story of his rather dangerous looking brother, Death. Hit the jump for the full trailer now.