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« on: November 09, 2010, 12:57:55 AM »

new character and it will take place concurrently with Darksiders 1, since there is 'only one apocalypse'.    Perhaps we'll get to play one of the bad guys....
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 01:06:55 AM »

I saw this and was bummed, War was such a cool character and I thought the ending of the first game lead perfectly into a sequel.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 01:39:34 AM »

I was pretty intrigued by the idea of a game staring Pestilence or Famine because I think there would be a lot of room to cook up some unorthodox game play mechanics around those characters.  Then I discovered that, in the Darksiders mythology, the Horsemen are War, Death, Strife, and Fury. icon_neutral

Don't get me wrong: the first game was so expertly assembled that I think a sequel has great potential...but those four characters sound like palette swaps of each other.  It just smacks of taking the easy way out.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 01:49:26 AM »

I am also disappointed about this, was expecting War to continue with his story and the possibility of playing co-op with the other horseman

However I loved the first game a will most likely play/buy part 2
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 01:50:03 AM »

while i have faith in that team to pull off another great game, put me in the group that's disappointed we're not getting a sequel that picks up where the last game ended.  the ending of Darksiders was the perfect setup for a follow-up featuring another of the Horsemen.  i understand their point that you can only bring about the end of the world once, but i have a hard time imagining how they'll come up with a separate story that supposedly takes place at the same time as (and interacts with) the original plot without feeling at least a little contrived.  i don't doubt that Vigil will come up with fun gameplay considering how much i enjoyed the first game, but today's news worries me a bit when it comes to story...
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 02:10:50 AM »

Yeah, that's a little weird. Seems like they'll be retconning some stuff since War had a very specific role in the first game.

What, are they going to have 4 games and then the fifth will take place at the end of the first game?
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 07:45:52 AM »

As long as the dungeons don't suck as much the next time around, I'm game. Really I'm just talking about the final dungeon which was horribly designed.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 06:48:48 AM »

According to THQ, Darksiders 2 news is coming very soon - presumably at E3.
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2011, 01:59:45 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on May 29, 2011, 06:48:48 AM

According to THQ, Darksiders 2 news is coming very soon - presumably at E3.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2011, 03:16:27 PM »

the debut trailer.
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 08:56:57 AM »

There's a summary of the Game Informer information here.  It sounds like they're making it into almost an action-RPG.

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Vigil plans to have 4 hub citys that have NPC's that you can interact and trade with.

Collecting loot is important, Death has 12 different slots for equipping things

Armor can make you more effective in combat or might protect you against certain elements other loot can add bonus to skills or attributes

New leveling system with skill trees

Can acquire sidequest from NPCs but they don't want them all to be fetch or kill quest for example some sidequests can open up new dungeons that have there own theme

Sounds awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2011, 09:19:59 AM »

Yeah, definitely sounds more action/rpg, as opposed to a straight Zelda/Metroidvania system. There's no doubt they still have that Zelda style progression, but making the combat more interesting with gear is a good sign.

The Darksiders combat system, in my opinion, was a hair's breadth away from being great, instead it made mistakes that made it a mediocre fighting engine that took a bit too much from Zelda.

I'm still wondering if this takes place before, during, or after War's return to Earth for vengeance.
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2011, 10:47:40 AM »

Quote from: Turtle on June 09, 2011, 09:19:59 AM

I'm still wondering if this takes place before, during, or after War's return to Earth for vengeance.

According to the Game Informer article, it takes place during the same time period as the first game.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2011, 04:46:50 PM »

Well, I finally got around to playing and finishing the first Darksiders.  There were some puzzle sections that lingered too long, but otherwise it was a great game.  I probably would have enjoyed it with a little more combat.  Perhaps Death will provide that.  I'm looking forward to it.

I must admit that I'd really like to play (presumably) the last game where the four horsemen ride together.  Online coop would be great. 
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2011, 07:00:50 PM »

Cool new teaser trailer

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/12/darksiders-2s-latest-tease-gets-up-close-and-personal-with-deat/

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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2012, 10:34:50 AM »

Here's a new video showing off combat and some locations.
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012, 05:30:59 PM »

Goosebumps. It seems like a less overwrought Devil May Cry, and that is a fantastic thing.

ALL IN. I hope this helps THQ in their goal to becoming a AAA publisher, and put behind them these rumors.

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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2012, 05:42:58 PM »

Looking forward to this, I loved the first game.
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 05:30:40 AM »

New trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CExRGMDAvTY
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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2012, 11:01:58 PM »

they're talking a June release for this.  I hope they aren't pushing it out the door unfinished to try and solve some of their cash problems.
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2012, 07:08:14 PM »

The review embargo expired either yesterday or today so they are flooding in, Metacritic has the game in the low 80s which I think is good considering how easy this could have been to mess up. It wasn't so much the gameplay in the first game that everyone loved but the story and atmosphere, which it appears the sequel has maintained.
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2012, 07:17:15 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on February 07, 2012, 07:08:14 PM

The review embargo expired either yesterday or today so they are flooding in, Metacritic has the game in the low 80s which I think is good considering how easy this could have been to mess up. It wasn't so much the gameplay in the first game that everyone loved but the story and atmosphere, which it appears the sequel has maintained.

I think you meant this for the Darkness 2 thread?
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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2012, 07:28:47 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on February 07, 2012, 07:17:15 PM

Quote from: Ridah on February 07, 2012, 07:08:14 PM

The review embargo expired either yesterday or today so they are flooding in, Metacritic has the game in the low 80s which I think is good considering how easy this could have been to mess up. It wasn't so much the gameplay in the first game that everyone loved but the story and atmosphere, which it appears the sequel has maintained.

I think you meant this for the Darkness 2 thread?

Oops, yeah I did  retard That's what you get when you post while on the phone with tech support slywink
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2012, 11:02:58 PM »

The release date has been announced - June 26.
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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2012, 11:33:12 PM »

Guess ill stick with amazon. Curse them for the different preorder perks.
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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2012, 01:31:52 PM »

Quote from: Nonnahob on February 14, 2012, 11:33:12 PM

Guess ill stick with amazon. Curse them for the different preorder perks.

Details from link:

Gamestop gets you “Death Rides” quest pack :
  • multiple exclusive sidequests in the Maker’s Realm and Dead Plains areas
  • you’ll aid an ancient Construct
  • battle The Bloodless
  • retrieve Karn’s lost treasure
Best Buy gets “Angel of Death” pack - it gives you:
  • special enhanced armour with angel-inspired design
  • a pair of matching scythes
  • a special purple trail for your crow
Amazon gets the “Deadly Despair” pack :
  • speed boost for Death’s horse, Despair, which allows you to travel faster

I think I'd rather have the Gamestop one. I want MORE game time, not less. biggrin
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2012, 02:35:25 PM »

looks like I will have to get back to the 1st one and complete it. That should knock at least 1 title off my backlog.
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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2012, 09:44:46 AM »

Apparently, from comments on podcasts, they keep the great atmosphere, story, and general zelda-like gameplay, but the combat is much, much improved.

They describe it as the best Zelda clone ever, with some nice violence and some ways surpasses Zelda in areas like combat.
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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2012, 03:40:38 PM »

If by gametime you mean travelling to an area, ill stick with faster travel. I can't imagine the extra gamestop quests are going to be lengthy... But if they are ill buy the codes over eBay.
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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2012, 08:17:12 AM »

Some new (I think) videos - Death's World and a GT.TV video showing off some gameplay.
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« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2012, 09:00:59 PM »

THQ has said the game will not ship until it's done:

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MF: There’s a reaction from the investing community about a critically acclaimed game, though. So, the question is, will Darksiders II still ship on June 26?

THQ PR REP: Honestly, I can’t confirm that right now. The team is actually on the road. I can get back to you.

DB: Darksiders II is looking really, really good. It’s a huge game. It looks like… I don’t want to give the exact amount of hours of gameplay… but it’s a very, very lengthy and involved campaign. We’re going to give that team everything they need to make it as good as it can be.

MF: So there is a chance for a delay?

DB: We haven’t announced anything… but the team is working really, really hard. We’re not going to ship it before it’s done.

hopefully they stick to that and delay it if it needs to be polished more.
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« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2012, 02:32:09 AM »

In my experience, when the shit hits the fan and some suit needs to defend that stance I have yet to see it happen.  Your lofty morals mean nothing if they don't survive when tested.
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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2012, 08:59:42 PM »

delayed until August.
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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2012, 09:44:03 PM »

The delay is disappointing, but at least it gives me more time to finish the first game.
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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2012, 06:51:57 AM »

They've posted the final Behind the Mask video.  One more month  drool
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« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2012, 05:00:19 PM »

I'm rather excited for this to be released.
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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2012, 05:27:35 PM »

Yes.  I, too, am experiencing a degree of anticipation.

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« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2012, 03:26:09 AM »

KD any info on which version to get?  Xbox or PS3?  If there's any difference at all.
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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2012, 10:10:34 PM »

The game can be preloaded now on Steam.  I preordered from Greenman Gaming and just got my key  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2012, 07:23:35 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on August 08, 2012, 03:26:09 AM

KD any info on which version to get?  Xbox or PS3?  If there's any difference at all.

Played em both - they are both the same from what I saw.  I finished the game on 360.   This is a big  thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup from me!
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