Hopefully two and a half years is enough time for some of you to have played Darksiders. If not and you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, it’s available to download on there for the low price of zero.
You really should download it – I’d recommend signing up to PS Plus just for this game alone, nevermind the other stand-out titles available for free. This is all starting to sound a bit like an advert, but I just love Darksiders and that’s probably the easiest and cheapest way to get it.
Not everyone loves it though; Darksiders is certainly a game that will split opinions. Whilst I found it exciting, fun and engaging overall, I’ve heard bad things from others who got bored after mere hours of playing it or simply didn’t enjoy the gameplay at all.
Gamoc found it very easy to recommend in our great 8/10 review, though, summing it all up with:
Darksiders is a stunning fusion of RPG and Hack ‘n’ Slash that pays off brilliantly. A large chunk of the game may have been borrowed from elsewhere, but it all comes together in a distinctly unique package that is well worth your money.
It is definitely different enough from the other hack ‘n’ slash games to be worth the outlay, and from the virtue of its RPG-type features it’s well worth buying in its own right. If you don’t want a game that plays exactly like God of War (such as Dante’s Inferno) and isn’t completely out of its tree in everything it does (Bayonetta), Darksiders is the game for you.
With a storyline that can only be described as awesome and gameplay that is brilliant fun and plenty varied throughout, it’s hard to recommend Darksiders much more.
But it’s not about how much Gamoc and I enjoyed it, it’s about whether you liked it or not. Did you see it as a wonderful mix of Zelda and God of War, or a poor attempt to better both? Were you satisfied with the apocalyptic story, or did you get bored with it after some time?
If you have just started playing Darksiders from your PlayStation Plus download, then you might be qualified to comment on the game. Not that you need any real qualifications to leave a comment below; you just need to be signed up, have played the game and be willing to have your opinion posted in next week’s Verdict article.
If you’re up for that, then select a rating for the game from the Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It or Avoid It scale. Simply pick which of those labels best represents your opinion of the game and add it to your concise comment below, but make sure you’ve done that before Sunday afternoon or we’ll probably miss it!