Darksiders II on the PC has effectively no graphics options. Resolution, V-Sync, and gamma: that’s about it. Experience suggests the coming days will reveal manual file edits or console commands we can use to force specific features on or off, but pending a hypothetical patch there are very few ways to customize your performance in game.
Luckily, my system runs Darksiders II quite well. That lead-in image gives you a sense of the fidelity. It’s every bit as smooth and responsive as a veteran of the original game would expect, but since Death’s melee style seems more inspired by Ryu Hayabusa than by Kratos, there’s a refined sense of speed and fluidity to the slashery that makes a wonderful first impression.
The twenty-seven screenshots found below are candid shots snapped as I played the tutorial level, covering about twenty minutes at the very start of the game. I can’t imagine anything that early would qualify as a spoiler, but as always, proceed at your own discretion.