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  • Summary: From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However,From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim. Darksiders: Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Mar 3, 2020
    90
    Despite the fundamental changes to the series' viewpoint, Darksiders Genesis feels like a true Darksiders game, and banishes any memory of the lacklustre third entry.
  2. Dec 4, 2019
    87
    Though it lacks polish, Darksiders Genesis is a rare spinoff that equals and sometimes surpasses its mainline brethren.
  3. Dec 4, 2019
    82
    Thanks to relatable heroes and streamlined gameplay, this isometric Hack & Slay is a blessing for the slightly worn Darksiders series.
  4. Dec 4, 2019
    80
    Darksiders Genesis have a change of style but the pace and the coremechanics are still great and enjoyable. The game looks and sounds amazing. Frenetic combat for single and co-op.
  5. Dec 5, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Jan 4, 2020
    75
    A competent hack'n slash with beautiful art and great soundtrack, a focused and professionally delivered game which only lacks more variety and deepness to convince to the dedicated fans of the genre.
  7. Dec 4, 2019
    50
    Darksiders Genesis is a completely mediocre, somewhat boring game. There is good entertainment for a few hours, but then the variation ends and it becomes very much the same enemies, the same level, the same mission and you do more or less the same thing for the rest of the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 66
  2. Negative: 3 out of 66
  1. Dec 18, 2019
    10
    Whatever you read about the game, if you know the Darksiders universe, just play it. The story is really cool, the combat is fun and the gameWhatever you read about the game, if you know the Darksiders universe, just play it. The story is really cool, the combat is fun and the game overall is really challenging. Expand
  2. Dec 27, 2020
    10
    Great game! Definitely recommended! Why do I have to write so much?! Oh my god what the hell?
  3. Dec 5, 2019
    10
    Для спин-оффа серии лучшего и пожелать нельзя, как впрочем нельзя было ожидать ничего другого от талантливой команды разработчиков, жду DLC кДля спин-оффа серии лучшего и пожелать нельзя, как впрочем нельзя было ожидать ничего другого от талантливой команды разработчиков, жду DLC к генезису и четвертую номерную часть. Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2019
    9
    This is a very good game. I'm almost done with the main campaign, and I know for a fact I will replay it.

    PROS: + Simple, fun, and
    This is a very good game. I'm almost done with the main campaign, and I know for a fact I will replay it.

    PROS:
    + Simple, fun, and addictive gameplay loop --- run around and shoot stuff with style, do the occasional environment puzzle, fight boss, go back to home base, upgrade, do it all over again

    + Excellent music - somehow the music in this game is really good. Very distinctive and can be listened to for extended periods without being intrusive or annoying.

    +Excellent core combat mechanics - The top-down view really helps you take into account all enemies surrounding you, and shooting from top-down view pairs up well with a gamepad (because playing a shooter on a gamepad is an exercise in frustration). The combat is a MONUMENTAL step up from Darksiders 3.

    + Very good art style - Darksiders has always had a good art style. No changes here.

    + Fun to upgrade - the upgrades consist of lateral movements as well as vertical movements. Vertical movements are fun - they make you more powerful and that's that. It's rewarding (Health upgrade, Potion upgrade, Damage upgrade, etc.). The lateral movements are also fun, because you're forced to choose which upgrades best suit your play-style (Creature Core Mechanic).

    + Raw potential of the game - As it stands, the game is very, very good. But if they add DLC? Option to play Fury, option to play Death, additional arenas, additional enemies? This game would easily be a 10/10 because there would be an overwhelming amount of content. This is the kind of game I wouldn't mind paying DLC for - it has earned the right to ask for more money because it is a good game in the first place. I hope the devs make lots of money from this game, because I am excited for DLC or better, DS:G 2.

    CONS:

    - Trash-tier story - Darksiders has always had atrociously bad stories. A five year old could tell a better action-fantasy story using action figures. Our protagonists are as one-note as ever. The plot is either kill this guy or fetch this MacGuffin (and my god is the Darksiders saga FULL OF MACGUFFINS. Strife is the first character to show even an iota of emotion other than anger, and even then, as a character he is as deep as a puddle. Additionally, for some reason the story seems committed to going BACKWARD in time. Chronologically it goes DS:G, DS:3/DS:2, and finally DS:1. And the thing is we're not really learning anything interesting in this quest to tell a backwards story. To be honest, the last time the Darksiders story got me excited was when in DS1, at the end, War says "No. Not alone.", and we see the 3 other horsemen coming to his aid. That was epic and exciting. That's a story that people could get excited about. Anyway, yeah. You will play Genesis for the extremely fun gameplay - not to know the story.

    - Bugs - Sometimes enemies get stuck in stuff. Sometimes you get stuck in stuff.

    - Camera issues - it seems deliberate that enemies obstructed from view are not highlighted like you are. Very very questionable decision. It hurts gameplay. I hope they address this.

    - Top-down view slightly hurts immersion and gives a bad first impression - When I first saw Genesis was top-down, I IMMEDIATELY wrote it off and thought I wasn't gonna play it, especially since Darksiders 3 left a bad taste in my mouth. I'm glad I was wrong, and I'm glad this game is great. But yeah. Don't dismiss it cause of the top-down view - what the game loses in immersion it makes up for in clean gameplay.

    In an age where game companies are extremely duplicitous and are just out to nickel-and-dime everyone whenever and wherever possible, Darksiders Genesis is a refreshing light in the dark, showing us that there are still honest and good game dev companies out there. Play this game - you won't regret it.
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  5. Jun 20, 2020
    8
    Darksiders Genesis ha fin da subito dato l’impressione di essere un titolo solido, che sancisce il ritorno a casa del suo creatore e soddisfaDarksiders Genesis ha fin da subito dato l’impressione di essere un titolo solido, che sancisce il ritorno a casa del suo creatore e soddisfa sotto certi aspetti gli appassionati della serie. Il proporre una visuale diversa, ossia quella isometrica, fornisce una sensazione di freschezza al videogioco senza snaturare gli elementi più tradizionali della vecchia formula ludica. Attenzione: non è assolutamente un titolo perfetto e, se devo enunciare qualche altro difetto, non posso tacere sulla presenza di sporadici bug. Non mi riferisco a nulla di davvero invalidante, ma comunque fastidioso, tanto che quelli riscontrati nella mia partita si risolvevano tornando al menù iniziale e ricaricando il salvataggio dal checkpoint. In sostanza, al netto delle sue debolezze, Darksiders Genesis rappresenta un punto di ripartenza per la serie piuttosto che un vero punto di arrivo. Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2020
    8
    Zanimljiva, kraj mi se ne dopada ali gotivna igrica z ajednom preci.................
  7. Feb 20, 2020
    0
    hat viel potenzial aber die ganzen bugs und fehler machen es unerträglich hab es bis kapitel 7 mitm kumpel gespiel und sicher 50 spielhat viel potenzial aber die ganzen bugs und fehler machen es unerträglich hab es bis kapitel 7 mitm kumpel gespiel und sicher 50 spiel neustarten müssen echt schadeee :/ Expand

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