Retro Gaming 10’s- Darksiders II: (2010)

When it comes down to memorable action role-playing games of the 10’s decade one of the few games that instantly comes to mind is Darksiders II. For those who do not know Darksiders II was a title that was developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ and was initially released back in 2012. The original version of Darksiders II appeared on last generation consoles such as the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii-U while also appearing in Microsoft Windows. Darksiders II was the direct sequel to the first game which was released back 2010 the year the series first began. Similar to the first Darksiders game players got to control one of the Four Horseman Of The Apocalypse . However, in Darksiders II people got play as Death with the story revolving around trying to maintain War’s innocence with the crimes that he has been convicted of while trying to resurrect mankind. The interesting thing about War’s role in Darksiders II is the fact that he was the main character for the 2010 prequel and his alignment was neutral as he was meant to create balance between Heaven & Hell. The story for Darksiders II takes a couple of interesting twists as players learn details regarding Corruption’s role in cause turmoil in various roles while blocking off The Tree Of Life to restore mankind.

Darksiders II was considered to be one of the most popular action role playing/ hack n slash games of 2012 and eventually received high definition ports to PlayStation 4, Xbox One Microsoft Windows back in 2015. The gameplay for Darksiders II was a very solid and gave players the option of participating in various side quests and optional boss battles alongside main story. The inclusion of a Skill Tree along with various melee weapon that players had to master were also impressive to see in addition to the resource meters provided during gameplay. As far as the Darksiders trilogy is concerned many would argue that II was a better game than Darksiders III which came out in November 2018. However, its difficult for some people to determine if Darksiders II was better game than its predecessor. Although, it can be argued that the main storyline Darksiders II was more compelling than the original game from 2010.

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