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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Darksiders

Released January 5, 2010
Metacritic Score: 83/100
            I have been trying for a few weeks now to complete Darksiders.  The story is interesting, the over the top violence is amazing, and the characters and scenery are beautiful.  Unfortunately, Darksiders is a game, not a movie.
The controls are infuriatingly slow.  Clipping through the floor is common in some places (at least for me).  The world map is almost helpful, but not quite.  The combat, with the exception of fun and unique boss fights, is repetitive.  One or another of these problems had me throwing my controller down in frustration after about an hour of playtime. 
I want to like Darksiders, but sadly there are too many problems in the way.