In the game Darksiders, players got to see what it was like to play one of the four horsemen, namely War in an action adventure that features the usual third person character control of War, as you the player guide War through the different levels of the game.
At the end of Darksiders, War has been framed for trying to begin the Apocalypse on Earth early, and although at the end of the game he is redeemed, the apocalypse on earth has begins at it’s appointed time in history.
And at the end of this game, War is asked if he will continue his personal war on his own, to which he replies no, not on his own as we witness three meteors making their way to Earth… heralding the arrival of the other three horsemen.
In Darksiders 2, we pick up almost where the original game ended, with the arrival of the other three horsemen on earth. In this newest edition to the franchise, we play the character Death.
In Darksiders 2 we play as the character Death, who is convinced that his brother War was framed for the act of trying to bring on the apocalypse prematurely. Knowing full well that his brother War is the most trustworthy of the four horsemen and wouldn’t have done anything to start the apocalypse early, Death is on a mission to prove his brother is innocent.
The game play in Darksiders 2 is similar to the original, but that doesn’t mean that it follows the original formula to a tee. Darksiders 2 delivers a bigger punch in its overall design right from the start, giving players a much deeper experience in regard to the locales that you get to explore.
Also, there are definite differences in the way that War met out punishment to his foes vs. the way that Death handles those pesky chores. Where war was more of a deliberate, lumbering berserker, Death takes a decidedly faster, hit and run approach to battle.
Of course there are many different weapons at your disposal throughout the game, but there is something that I want to mention that speaks volumes about this sequel…
The Official Game site
I can’t say enough about publisher THQ’s website for Darksiders 2, which features many of the latest videos for this impressive follow-up in the franchise, including the latest behind the scenes video for The Last Sermon, along with the video for the Official Opening of the limited edition Xbox version of the game.
There are also links to the Facebook fan site and a Google Plus page and other social media relevant pages. To say that I’m excited about this sequel would be an understatement…and I know I’m not alone.